San Diego is the second largest city in California, home to more than 2.5 million people in the greater metropolitan area, with the University of California as the second largest employer in the area. The economy of the city has a broad base including tourism, the aerospace industry, biomedical technology, and agriculture. San Diego’s mild sunny days make it ideal for a range of healthy activities, including outdoor recreation in its many city, county, state, and national parks. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, Cabrillo National Monument, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, Anza‑Borrego State Park, and Mission Trails Regional Park are but a few areas available for hiking, biking, camping, and enjoying nature. Added to this are miles of beautiful beaches, where water sport activities, such as surfing, sailing, and paddle boarding or just soaking up the sun are encouraged.
For those sports enthusiasts, San Diego is home to both professional and collegiate athletics including basketball, baseball, football and soccer. Aside from these pastimes, there are many other cultural activities available to San Diego residents. Balboa Park, located near UCSD Medical Center, is home to the San Diego Zoo, as well as a large number of museums that explore aerospace, contemporary and fine arts, natural history, photography, sports, and the evolution of man. Balboa Park has many other attractions, including a Shakespeare Festival, the Old Globe Theatre, and Botanical Gardens. San Diego is also home to the San Diego Symphony and Opera. On the UCSD main campus, the La Jolla Playhouse has received national acclaim for the quality and nature of its productions. Also in La Jolla, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps offers instruction about the sea life of California. For a fun and educational outing for the entire family SeaWorld is also an excellent choice!
So no matter what interests you have, with an exceptional climate of an average annual temperature of 75°F, easy access to recreational activities, good educational systems, and a variety of cultural opportunities combine to truly make San Diego, “America's Finest City.”