San Diego

What is so great about San Diego? You've heard about the amazing weather in San Diego, but so what? Sure, sunny and 70 year round sounds great, but is it really? Yes! The weather in San Diego allows for healthy living.

You can be active here 365 days of the year and there are so many incredible things to eat, see, and do! You can surf on the beach in the morning, have a nice lunch, and drive to ski in the mid afternoon all in one day.

Photo by Vanessa Lauzon, MD


Hillcrest - Walk along Hillcrest's tree-lined streets to shops, boutiques, bookstores, antique shops, galleries. and more.

Elegant restaurants and sidewalk cafes are on every street. Find ethnic specialties, coffee and late-night snacks. Hillcrest after dark comes alive with entertainment: art films, nightclubs, live music, concerts and dining.
Ocean Beach- Home to Ocean Beach and experience San Diego's eclectic, authentic beach town. A destination for fine antique and vintage shopping, casual beach-style or upscale dining, and unique local shops. Stay the day in our open and relaxing atmosphere, encounter a distinctive downtown district just steps from the ocean, enjoy San Diego's finest and largest Farmers Market, experience the original Dog Beach, or stroll on the longest concrete pier on the west coast.
Torrey Pines- One of the most beautiful hikes in San Diego. Enjoy year round hiking on the cliffs of Torrey Pines which offer luxorious views of the Pacific Ocean and its dolphins and whales. The vista shown below is a favorite of native San Diegans. By April Arias
Photo by April Arias, MD

Mission Valley- Mission Valley is a wide river valley trending east-west in San Diego,California, through which the San Diego River flows to the Pacific Ocean. For planning purposes it is divided into two neighborhoods: Mission Valley East and Mission Valley West. Mission Valley was the site of the first Spanish settlement in California, established in 1769. Mission Valley nowadays serves as an important shopping and entertainment center for San Diego. Some condominiums and apartments can be found in the area as well.

Pacific Beach- Pacific Beach, with its endless boardwalk (three miles from here to the Mission Bay Harbor Channel) and funky beach bars, is a favorite haunt of college students and young adults living the California Dream. The heavily trafficked boardwalk is a fascinating exhibition of contemporary style and beach culture. Tattooed skateboarders rub elbows with study-weary grad students as beach goers skate by.

La Jolla- 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.

Coronado Island - Coronado Island is connected to San Diego by a pictuersque bridge which leads to flat, sandy beaches, world-class resorts, an 18-hole golf course, spas, art galleries, and yacht marinas bordering the bay. It houses the Hotel del Coronado, a world-reknown treasure. There is also a scenic 6 mile loop around the island for you to enjoy!

Balboa Park- Easily one of the most attractive parts of San Diego. Balboa Park is home not only to the Old Globe Theater, The Musuem of Man, Natural History Museum, Air and Space Museum, The Botanical Garden, but also the world famous San Diego Zoo among many other attractions. The Park is a gorgeous place to go for a run, take a stroll, play frisbee, or even volleyball. It is truly one of the gems of San Diego.

Gaslamp- The Gaslamp Quarter is the historic heart of San Diego, California. It is a 16½ block historical neighborhood in Downtown San Diego and is the center of downtown night life. The Quarter is home to many events and festivals, including Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp, Street Scene Music Festival, Taste of Gaslamp and ShamROCK, a St. Patrick's Day event. PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres is located one block away in downtown San Diego's East Village. The area is listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places as Gaslamp Quarter Historic District. Its main period of development began in 1867, when Alonzo Horton bought the land in hopes of creating a new city center closer to the bay, and chose 5th Avenue as its main street. After a period of urban decay, the neighborhood underwenturban renewal in the 1980s and 1990s, and is today an energetic business and entertainment district. The Gaslamp Quarter extends from Broadway to Harbor Drive, and from 4th to 6th Avenue, covering 16½ blocks. It includes 94 historic buildings, most of which were constructed in the Victorian Era, and are still in use with active tenants including restaurants, shops and nightclubs.

Petco Park- PETCO Park is spectacular in every way, combining the best sight lines in baseball with breathtaking views of San Diego. Architecturally magnificent, it celebrates the sea, the sky, the natural beauty, cultural diversity and unique spirit of our region. Innovative design features evoke the timeless traditions of baseball in an intimate setting, with state-of-the-art fan amenities to suit every taste and budget.

Qualcomm Stadium- With a seating capacity of 70,561 Qualcomm Stadium is located in the heart of Mission Valley, minutes from downtown San Diego. The Stadium is host to San Diego Charger and SDSU Aztec football, the Holiday Bowl, the Poinsettia Bowl, Street Scene and more.