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Adorned with a vast miles of pristine beaches, graced with great weather and picturesque landscape, San Diego welcomes you to realize your dream vacation. The sublime beauty of the city is magnified by the presence of great hotels and resorts to relax, world famous tourist attractions, dazzling downtown nightlife and shopping centers.  Nothing beats a holiday in this family friendly city, that showcases its world class SeaWorld, Legoland, San Diego Zoo and much more.

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History of San Diego

San Dieguito and La Jolla people were the original inhabitants of the region. Portuguese-born explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo was the first European who explored the region. The area was originally known as San Miguel but in 1602 it was renamed as San Diego by Sebastian Vizcaino. San Diego played a major role during World War II. Due to the presence of numerous military installations and defense manufacturers, the city was the major hub of military and defense activity during the war. Since the beginning of the 20th century, many American tuna canning industry and tuna fishing fleet were set up in San Diego and it became "the tuna capital of the world".

Important Locations in San Diego

San Diego offers an array of opportunities and many unique places for tourists and locals alike to explore. The El Cortez Hotel was the tallest building in San Diego, but today, One America Plaza, at 500 feet is the city's tallest building. There is no place like San Diego, that strikes perfect balance of magnificent weather, friendly locals and beautiful globally renowned attractions.

Balboa Park Gardens

Balboa Park encompasses many gorgeous gardens, that represent different horticultural styles and environments. Some notable ones are Alcazar Garden (Spanish-style garden); Palm Canyon( with over 50 species of palms); Australian Garden; Japanese Friendship Garden and lots more. Do you want to know more?

San Diego Zoo

What's not to love in San Diego zoo, justifiably the biggest attractions in South California. The zoo will never fail to amuse you with its over 3000 animals and exhibitions. There is more fun awaiting at its sister park, San Diego Zoo Safari Park in northern San Diego County. Excited to explore more?

Cucina Urbana

Cucina Urbana, a place with sumptuous settings and modern rustic ambiance. Relish on its delectable short rib pappardelle and sizzling cocktails and local ‘brewskies’.

Torrey Pines Gliderport

You ought to experience an adrenaline kick gliding at Torrey Pines Gliderport, one of America's best gliding schools. You can learn more about it here

Mission & Pacific Beaches

If you are looking for best beaches, look no further than the narrow strip of land between the ocean and Mission Bay. You can jog, skate, cycle, swim, sun bask or indulge in every possible beach activities. Click here to know more.

La Jolla & North County Coast

La Jolla , translated as ‘the jewel’ from Spanish, is indeed a jewel of San Diego. Decked up with white-sand coves, high end boutiques, crystal clear beaches and finest restaurants, La Jolla displays heaven on earth.

Cabrillo National Monument

The monument is beautifully secured at the tip of the peninsula, on top of a steep hill. Drop by here and marvel in the city's finest locale for history, stunning vistas and watch the gray-whale migration from land. You can get more details here.

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People and Culture of San Diego

American and Mexican cultures hugely influence the culture of San Diego. The city has large Hispanic population and shares interesting history with that of Spanish America and Mexico. A special mention is the city's strong affiliation with the U.S. military, that is also vividly reflected to its culture. In this modern world, the culture of the city is swept mainly by a lively theatrical and musical episode, tourist attractions,  a varied cuisine, and the city has gained its fame as one of America's prime hubs of beer brewing. In 2014, Forbes columnist has designated San Diego as the best city in  America to launch a small business or startup company.

Time Zone and Phone Codes of San Diego

San Diego is in the Pacific Time Zone (UTC-8). The Summer Daylight Saving Time (DST) is Pacific Daylight Time (UTC−7).

Standard time zone: UTC/GMT -8 hours
Daylight saving time: 1 hour
Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -7 hour
Time zone abbreviation: PDT

Phone Codes of San Diego

San Diego Area Code: 619, 858
International Country Code: 1

Best Time to be in San Diego

San Diego is lovely all year round but if you want to get the best out of it, visit between March to May and between September to November. This is the perfect time to avoid tourists rush and the hotel rates are lesser comparatively. But honestly, there is not a single off season to visit San Diego, as the weather is wonderfully pleasant all throughout the year.

San Diego Carnival
Fiesta de los Penasquitos
San Diego Earth Fair
Gator by the Bay
Fiesta Cinco de Mayo

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
San Diego Pride
San Diego International Beer Festival

Festival of Sail
Old Town San Diego Art Festival
Fleet Week
San Diego Beer Week
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
Dixieland Jazz Festival


San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
Heritage Day Festival & Parade
Balboa Park December Nights
San Diego ConDor

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