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The San Diego region features such an endless supply of attractions and experiences that sometimes it is difficult to decide what to do. Whatever you choose, amazing memories will be made while vacationing in the area. Ranked among the best climates in the world, the San Diego region is one of 5 locations in the world classified as a Mediterranean climate; characterized by warm dry summers, mild winters and a low annual rainfall with an average temperature of 70 degrees. San Diego’s 70 miles of gorgeous beaches, amazing attractions, and sunny weather are the perfect ingredients for great family vacations. Kids will love the variety of attractions including Sea World, Belmont Park, San Diego Zoo & Safari Park, Birch Aquarium, Legoland, beaches, along with many other exciting activities. Parents will enjoy San Diego’s thriving downtown, sport venues, great shopping, and the many golf courses throughout the region.
The Resort Communities of North County, often referred to as the North Coast, are home to some of the most spectacular beaches, spas and golf courses in the world. Your vacation to the resort communities of North County will allow you to experience the best of both worlds in the San Diego region. You can enjoy all the benefits of the glorious weather of the San Diego region and the quaint settings of these historic beach communities while only being minutes away from all the amenities and attractions that the city of San Diego has to offer. You can enjoy golfing, swimming, fishing, boating, snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, biking, hiking, hang gliding, spa treatments, Legoland, The Birch Aquarium, The Safari Park and whale watching when in season. Everything from luxurious art galleries to charming boutiques can be found in many of our resort communities and villages along the Coast Highway. Every community; La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside boasts great dining and shopping that is either on the beach or only a short walking distance from the beach. You can also explore the Carlsbad Factory Outlet Mall while admiring the beautiful flower fields planted on the hillside above the mall, when in season. Golfers will love the array of choices that they have available to them in the area. Torrey Pines, LaCosta, Aviara, Encinitas Ranch and The Crossings are all world class public golf course venues that provide spectacular golf mixed with extraordinary views of the ocean and the North Coast landscape
City of San Diego Attractions
Begin the experience with a trolley tour at the Old Town Market and then explore the busy Harbor where you will find museums, harbor cruises and whale watching excursions. Seaport Village offers a stroll along the cobblestone pathways that will lead you to one-of-a-kind shops, an antique carousel, street performers, face-painters, musicians and other entertainers. Moving a little further south you will find the Gas Lamp Quarter where you can refresh yourself at 70 restaurants along with shopping at Horton Plaza. Ferries depart several times a day to Coronado Island where Historic Hotel Del awaits to be explored along with shopping at exquisite boutiques. Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in the U.S., is home to 15 museums, numerous art galleries, beautiful gardens and the Tony Award-winning Old Globe Theatre along with the World Famous San Diego Zoo. Take a day to explore Little Italy’s Antique shops, authentic Italian food and a Saturday Mercato Farmers Market. Mission Beach along with San Diego’s only beachfront amusement park (Belmont Park) offers a great day of sand, surf and fun. San Diego also offers annual special events and unique holiday offerings, multicultural festivals and celebrations, colorful neighborhoods and communities, a rich military history and much more.