San Diego is a big city with a comfortable ‘small-town’ feel. With a year-round perfect climate, you can surf at Mission Beach, tee off at one of 90 golf courses or rollerblade through the beautiful Balboa Park, home to the world famous San Diego Zoo. Pack a laid-back attitude and prepare for a warm welcome, boutique shopping and creative dining in California's grown-up beach town.
Enjoy swimming or snorkelling along the sweeping Pacific Ocean, kayaking into La Jolla caves at low tide and cycling or rollerblading along Mission Beach's boardwalk. Keep the kids entertained with traditional craft demos at the Old Town State Historic Park, the amazing killer whales and dolphins at SeaWorld and giant panda encounters in San Diego Zoo.
The Gaslamp Quarter is crammed with specialty shops like the Wine Bank, where you can taste local cabernet sauvignons or buy rare clarets. Pick up the hottest designer fashions in boutiques in La Jolla, Del Mar and Hillcrest.
Why not start your evenings enjoying cocktails and drinks watching the legendary Pacific sunsets at La Jolla Bay, before heading downtown to the Gaslamp Quarter for an upbeat mix of nightlife. For quality cuisine, its hard to beat Little Italy where Prospect Street is the heart of La Jolla's restaurant row, offering swanky dining, locally grown, organic dishes and ocean panoramas.