Crystal blue skies stretch across seventy miles of gorgeous beach, a warm Mediterranean-like breeze at your back. Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, and the Laguna Mountains surround you. You must be in San Diego; welcome to paradise on the west coast. The second largest city in California and buried deep in the gorgeous south corner of the country, this city is the quintessential vacation destination. The beaches are what draws people here. The whole west side of the city faces the Pacific Ocean. Combine that with the fact that the weather is sunny and warm the majority of the year and you have the perfect excuse for a beach day. Remember, bring a few swimsuits when you come here because there are so many fun water related activities for you to choose. San Diego is also home to the Pacific Fleet of the US Navy and is a export hub. Rich in culture from its Spanish and Mexican roots and ethnic flare (being right next to Tijuana), San Diego is calling your name. Book your cheap flight now!
Coastal temperatures in San Diego rarely dip below the mid seventies just in case you are concerned. Surfing, sailing, wake boarding, scuba diving, and hang gliding are just some of the fun in the sun activities you should definitely try. Surf schools are as frequent as ice cream stands along the beaches. You could spend the day learning on the sand in the sun and then take another day to test out your gnarly surfing skills. Every February California’s grey whales migrate south along the coast. This is the best time to go on a whale watching tour. Or, at Point Loma you may get lucky and see the whales swimming closer to shore. The San Diego Chargers and San Diego Padres are fun to watch if you visit during football or baseball season. Although since these two sports take up most of the year with their seasons, you have a pretty good shot of catching a game at home. If you are a college student looking to see a game, plan ahead and book your cheap flights and hotels early. The San Diego Zoo is a very popular day trip and Sea World is here as well. Both are easy to fit in together for one day of animal fun. Old Town has many preserved buildings dating back to when the Spanish were in control of the city. Downtown San Diego, however, is where college students will want to go for all the action; shopping, food, and nightlife.