Welcome to San Diego

San Diego is located in Southern California, on San Diego Bay and near the border with Mexico. It is the second-largest city in California and in 2003 it was ranked as the 18th "Most Fun U.S City". San Diego offers a wide range of attractions and fun activities and events, including sport events, dance performances, fine restaurants, cultural spots and recreational activities.

Some of the city's most visited attractions are:

San Diego Zoo
2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619 234 3153
One of America's most famous zoos, the 100-acre San Diego Zoo is located in Balboa Park and is home to some of the rarest animals in the world, such as giant pandas and koalas. The zoo has over 3.800 animals of 800 different species. There is also a plant collection of over 6.500 species. Guests are able explore animal habitats organized into 10 bioclimatic zones, from arctic tundra to rainforest.

SeaWorld San Diego
500 SeaWorld Drive, SeaWorld of California, San Diego, CA 92109
619 226 3901
SeaWorld offers a great variety of marine exhibits and shows, including Shamu Adventure, Dolphin Discovery, DIP or Dolphin Interaction Program, Manatee Rescue, Wild Arctic, Shamu's Happy Harbor, Penguin Encounter, Marooned with Clyde & Seamore, Wings of the World Show, Southwest Airlines Sky Tower, Forbidden Reef, Amazing Animals and more.

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
San Diego Avenue at Twiggs Street, San Diego, CA
619-220-5422
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872. The park includes shops, restaurants and a museum. A schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, San Diego's first newspaper office, and a stable with a carriage collection can all be seen here.

Gaslamp Quarter
Fourth Avenue between Broadway and Market, San Diego, CA 92101
619-237-1492
The Gaslamp Quarter is a 16-block national historic district that offers tourists a variety of restaurants and shops, as well as an eyeful of Victorian architecture. Every night of the week, there is something happening from special events to dancing, from wine shows to dinner shows and karaoke to coffee houses.

Little Italy
1668 Columbia Street (association address)
From Laurel south to West A Street, San Diego, CA 92101
619 233 3898
Little Italy is Downtown San Diego's oldest continuous neighborhood business district. It is a great place to live, shop, dine and visit. It offers bay views, art and cultural festivities and fine food. India Street is the heart of the neighborhood with outdoor cafes, restaurants, galleries and specialty shops.

Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619-234-9153
The museum is child friendly, full of great exhibits, and has a wonderful collection of old ships and replicas. There are three ships: the Star of India, the Berkeley and the Medea and visitors may board one or all of them. The museum enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels.