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San Diego OVERVIEW
Sun, surf and exquisite scenery are San Diego travel's main calling cards, but it's far more than just a pretty place. Each neighborhood claims so many desirable features it's hard to decide where to start or stay. Downtown's Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy and East Village are packed with exciting restaurants, clubs and shops. Balboa Park, the city's cultural heart, sits on a slight hill just above Downtown and showcases more than a dozen museums, the stellar San Diego Zoo and The Old Globe in a garden-filled center city park. You can easily spend several days amid San Diego's urbane attractions and there are plenty of outstanding hotels worth sampling while on your vacation to San Diego. Of course, you can't ignore the sea and must wiggle your toes in the sand at least onceā€”San Diego travel isn't complete without a visit to the beach. Classic beach towns are sprinkled along the coastline like Monopoly properties. There's something different in each town, from Ocean Beach's funky surf scene ...See More to the historic roller coaster at Mission Beach's Belmont Park. Classy La Jolla showcases a more refined SoCal style with great shopping at its sophisticated boutiques and galleries, and fine dining at gourmet restaurants. Whatever you are looking for while on your San Diego vacation, this city has it. Yet, for all its outdoor attractions, San Diego also has a rich cultural and intellectual soul. Writers, artists, musicians and scientists conjure ideas while surfing the La Jolla Shores or jogging in Mission Bay Park. The Old Globe and La Jolla Playhouse, both Tony winners, frequently send plays to Broadway. There's a reason Dr. Seuss and Jonas Salk both chose San Diego for their creative inspiration. See Less
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