San Diego's climate, beaches, and attractions are just a few reasons why people from around the country and the World make San Diego their home. To learn more about San Diego, visit www.sandiego.gov
UC San Diego
UCSD's academic environment fosters excellence and forward thinking. This can be seen in its faculty and academic training programs. UCSD is also home to several Nobel Laureates, Fields Medalist, Balzan Prize Recipient, National Medal of Science, National Humanities Medal, Pulitzer Prize, Kyoto Medal, and Tony and Academy Award winners. The 2009 US News and Report ranked UCSD as the 7th best public university in the nation and its Medical Center ranks among the best in the nation in six specialites.
San Diego is home to two famous attractions its World Famous Zoo and Sea World San Diego. The San Diego Zoo is where families can get up close to rare and exotic wildlife and see giant pandas. A visit to the San Diego Wild Animal Park is like taking the family on an African safari. Sea World San Diego is another great place to take the family. The park offers many amenities from their education programs, animal exhibits and shows, and rides. It is easy to spend the day and you come away with memories of a lifetime.
Beaches & Parks
With 10 beaches to choose from, San Diego is a perfect outdoor activity location. You can swim, surf, kayak, wind surf, or bike the boardwalk. Balboa Park is the largest urban cultural park and located in downtown San Diego. It is home to 15 museums, various performing arts venues including our Old Globe Theater, which resembles Shakespeare's 15th century theater in London. Balboa Park has 1,200 acres of lush landscaping and gardens, as well as being located adjacent to our Famous Zoo.
San Diego is a golfer's dream. San Diego has golf courses scattered throughout the County, including its most famous Torrey Pines Golf Course a stop on the PGA tour.
Bike & Hiking
Trails Mission Trails Regional Park is 5,800 acres of open space preserve. It is the sixth largest municipally-owned park in the United States and the largest in California. Outdoor enthusiasts can hike, mountain bike, rock climb, camp, and use their equestrain trails.
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