||San Diego County is a county located near the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest
of the U.S. state of California. It is the southwesternmost county in the
contiguous 48 states. The population in 2000 was 2,813,834, but a July 2008
estimate placed the population at 3,001,072 people, making it the third most
populous county in California, just behind its northwestern neighbor Orange
County. The county seat is the City of San Diego. San Diego County is part of the
San Diego – Tijuana metropolitan area, an area with over 5 million people and
the largest bi-national metropolitan area shared between the United States and
||San Diego Zoo Hours of operation
(open every day of the year, including all holidays)Spring/Summer Hours (April
20–June 26):9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Summer Hours/Nighttime Zoo (June 27–September 7): 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
||SAN DIEGO SEAWORLD
Location and Directions
500 Sea World Dr., San Diego, CA 92109
From Interstate 5:
Exit SeaWorld Dr. and head West one mile.
From Interstate 8:
Exit Interstate 5 North to SeaWorld Dr. and turn West towards park entrance.
Click here for more info
||CABRILLO NATIONAL MONUMENT A Voyage of Discovery Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
led the first European expedition to explore what is now the west coast of the
United States. Cabrillo departed from the port of Navidad, Mexico, on June 27,
1542. Three months later he arrived at "a very good enclosed port." That port is
known today as San Diego bay. Historians believe he anchored his flagship, the
San Salvador, on Point Loma's east shore near Cabrillo National Monument
||Step back in time into a colorful world of fun and entertainment in beautiful
Historic Old Town San Diego, the Birthplace of California where the first
Europeans settled. Around every corner there is more history waiting for you. The
finest in professional theatre, artisans, galleries and shops are all within easy
walking distance with free live entertainment, mariachis, dancers, period attire
docents providing tours and more.
Old Town San Diego is nestled in heart of San Diego, with more than 150 shops,
award-winning restaurants, 17 museums, and historical sites.
||A National Historic Landmark
California Historic Landmark #242 City of San Diego Historic Designation #113
First of the 21 missions and known as the Mother of the Missions, Mission San
Diego de Alcala was founded on July 16, 1769 by Blessed Junipero Serra. It was
designated as a Minor Basilica in 1976 by Pope Paul VI. The Mission today is an
active Catholic Parish in the Diocese of San Diego.
||The Gaslamp Quarter National Historic District is located in the heart of
Downtown San Diego, California.The Gaslamp Quarter is home to more than 150
restaurants, coffeehouses, nightclubs, and nearly hundred unique hops and
galleries. So whether you opt for traditional food with a flair or shopping for
something a bit off the beaten path, your visit to the Gaslamp Quarter will be a
truly unique experience
||Petco Park is an open-air ballpark in downtown San Diego, California, USA. It
opened in 2004, replacing Qualcomm Stadium as the home park of Major
League Baseball's San Diego Padres. Before then, the Padres shared Qualcomm
Stadium with the NFL's San Diego Chargers. The stadium is named after the
animal and pet supplies retailer Petco, which is based in San Diego and paid for
the naming rights.
||San Diego Bay is a natural harbor adjacent to San Diego, California. It is 12
mi/19 km long, 1 mi/1.6 km–3 mi/4.8 km wide. The bay is bordered by the
cities of San Diego, National City, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach and Coronado.
American continent, San Diego Bay was among the earliest portions of those
coasts to be settled by Europeans (it was colonized by Spain beginning in 1769)
and later served (as it continues to this day) as the home of the United States
Navy's Pacific Fleet. Click here or image to enlarge map and tour bay points of
||The History of The Hotel del Coronado overlooking the pacific
As a National Historic Landmark, the Hotel del Coronado has a rich and colorful
heritage that sets it apart from neighboring Coronado hotels. From Marilyn
Monroe to Charles Lindbergh, from state dinners to the ghost of Kate Morgan,
The Del is an American treasure with more than 120 years of fascinating stories
to tell. Today, you are invited to create new great memories at this cherished
hotel in Coronado
||Take a Nostalgic 15 minute ride across the bay to Coronado, island. Now
departing from two San Diego locations; Broadway Pier and the Convention
Center. Once across you’ll arrive at the Coronado Ferry Landing, a waterfront
marketplace full of over 25 unique shops and restaurants.
||CORONADO BRIDGE The 11,179-foot-long (3,407 m or 2.1 mi) bridge ascends
from Coronado at a 4.67 percent grade before curving 80 degrees toward San
Diego. The span reaches a maximum height of 200 feet (61m), allowing the U.S.
Navy ships which operate out of the nearby Naval Station San Diego to pass
underneath it. The five-lane bridge features the longest box girder in the
world.The Coronado Bridge Construction started in February 1967, and the bridge
was opened to traffic on August 3, 1969, during the celebration of the 200th
anniversary of the founding of San Diego.
A 14 acre waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment complex recreating a
harbor side setting of a century ago. Includes 54 one of a kind shops, 13 casual
dining eateries, 4 fine dining waterfront restaurants. Opened in 1980
Four bay-view dining restaurants. Thirteen international eateries. Shops
Unique clothing, gifts, hats, mugs, kites, wind chimes, music boxes, jewelry, hot
sauces, art galleries, bookstore/coffeehouse and more
LAS AMERICAS PREMIUM OULETS 20 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO
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Balboa Park - the nation's largest urban cultural park. Home to 15 major
museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the San
Diego Zoo, the Park has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions,
plays, musicals, concerts, and classes—all in the beautiful and timeless setting of
this must-see San Diego attraction
||USS MIDWAY MUSEUM
Experience Life at Sea Without Leaving Port!
Imagine experiencing life at sea aboard one of America’s longest-serving aircraft
carriers. Visitors to the USS Midway Museum enter a floating city at sea and walk
in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country and upheld
the American ideals of strength, freedom and peace.
Open 10AM - 5PM Last Admission at 4PM
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Since the 1880's, La Jolla has been a favorite vacation destination. Boasting
southern California's most beautiful and majestic coastline and the finest
weather in the world, La Jolla offers a varied selection of hotels, shopping,
dining, events and attractions.