Welcome to San Diego!

Welcome to San Diego!

View of Downtown San Diego from Point Loma


Known as “America’s Finest City,” San Diego has 70 miles of breathtaking beaches, friendly locals, and a laid-back atmosphere that’s warm and inviting, and it is consistently rated one of the top vacation destinations in North America. San Diego offers a wide range of options that appeal to all ages, interests, and budgets. We’ve got cosmopolitan cultural centers, legendary surf towns, university hubs, charming countryside, desert getaways, alpine villages, beach and bay communities, and a bustling downtown.

With great weather nearly all year long, outdoor activities draw many visitors, including sailing, surfing, snorkeling, golf, hiking nature trails, tennis, whale watching, and even hot-air ballooning. Our vibrant neighborhoods—such as uptown’s North Park, Little Italy with its “Top Chef Row,” downtown’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, and La Jolla and Del Mar with their ocean views—feature top-notch dining and lively music and nightlife scenes. California’s fascinating history is brought to life in Old Town San Diego’s shops, restaurants, and historic sites, and at Cabrillo National Monument, where Europeans landed in California in 1542.

San Diego boasts a collection of world-class attractions, including the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, SeaWorld, Legoland California Resort, the USS Midway Museum, Torrey Pines State Park, and Birch Aquarium at Scripps, to name a few. Balboa Park, the nation’s largest urban cultural park, is home to San Diego’s famous Old Globe Theater, as well as 17 museums featuring everything from art and photography to history and science. Mission Bay Aquatic Park, with 27 miles of sandy shoreline, beckons watersport enthusiasts for everything from kayaking to jet skiing to windsurfing. You can also take a drive to San Diego’s East County to enjoy casino gaming and beautiful mountain and desert landscapes, or North County for wineries, craft beer tours, and picturesque stretches of beach coastline.

Whether you are looking for a place to relax, energize, be entertained, or reconnect with family and friends, San Diego offers the perfect setting.

What to Expect


San Diego tends to have nice weather year-round, and October is typically mild and sunny.

Average Temperatures in October

High: 74 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius)

Low: 61 degrees Fahrenheit (16.2 degrees Celsius)

San Diego by the Numbers

70 miles of coastline
33 beaches
150+ craft breweries
260+ days of sunshine
93 public and private golf courses
18 state parks
100 diverse neighborhoods


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