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Kicked-back, humble, and down for anything, San Diego is a city that most people find themselves instantly enamored with—and with some of the best weather anywhere, it’s not too hard to imagine how San Diego has kept its reputation of nonchalance. From the sandy shores to the mountains, San Diego is both beautiful and full of adventure. So if you’re looking for a trip plan full of rest and relaxation, some quality time in the sun, or an action packed escapade, San Diego certainly won’t disappoint. And if you’re traveling with kids, there aren’t too many other places better than San Diego for a family trip with fun attractions like the San Diego Zoo or SeaWorld–but no matter your age, you’ll be able to cut loose and have fun like nowhere else in the world.
It’s an international city, boasting the world’s busiest border crossing–and of course, the subsequent inundation of Mexican culture is a source of pride as well. From taco Tuesdays (a citywide culinary tradition) at places like South Beach Bar & Grill to fine dining restaurants like Island Prime, the cuisine scene in San Diego is as immense as it is delectable. And if you’re looking for ways to burn off all of the amazing food you’re bound to consume while you’re here, don’t worry: San Diego’s amazing weather means that you’ll be hard-pressed to not get out and about. Whether you stroll through the acclaimed San Diego Zoo (or one of the other amazing places in Balboa Park) or you take a bit more of an extreme route and vouch for kayaking, surfing, rock climbing, or hiking, San Diego is packed with places to get your adventure on.
San Diego is also a city with a monumental military history that continues into the present. With Camp Pendleton just to the north and the Naval Base at San Diego within city limits, there’s a military presence that can’t be denied—and it certainly comes with its share of perks. From the USS Midway to the fleet of tall ships (and even a submarine!) that adorn the harbor, there’s a bounty of nautical exploration to be had. And if you’re more into the idea of sailing the seven seas than exploring their history, you can always go whale watching or take a three hour sailing tour.
So whether you’re looking to get your inner beach bum on or take an action-packed family vacation, San Diego is brimming with things to do. It’s a city as bustling as it is mellow, as active as it is relaxed, and as posh as it is unassuming. From its perfect weather to its stunning array of museums and galleries , San Diego has just what you need if you’re looking for a bit of culture, a bit of R&R, and a whole lot of fun.