San Diego is a large city located in the state of California in the United States. It is the second-largest city in California, following Los Angeles, and the eighth-largest city in America. The city is located on the Pacific Ocean coast, in the region of Southern California. San Diego shares a border with Mexico. The city has a natural deep-water harbor, several popular and extensive beaches, and a mild year-round climate. There are over 200 deep canyons and hills in the city, which are separated by many mesas. Most of the homes and buildings are built on the mesas, which creates a great deal of natural open space at the bottom of the canyons.
Much of San Diego’s economy is based on its association with the U.S. Navy. Besides Naval facilities in the city, industries include healthcare, tourism, manufacturing, international trade, and biotechnology. San Diego is home to the University of California - San Diego (UCSD) and the affiliated UCSD Medical Center. Military bases in San Diego include US Navy facilities, Marine Corps bases, and Coast Guard stations. Naval institutions in the city include Naval Base Point Loma, Naval Base San Diego, Naval Medical Center San Diego, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center San Diego, and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). There are several wireless technology companies with headquartered office space or other facilities in San Diego, including Qualcomm (founded and headquartered), Nokia, LG Electronics, Kyocera International, Cricket Communications, and Novatel Wireless.
Entertainment And Dining Out
San Diego offers a spectacular climate, great beaches, and numerous tourist attractions that include Balboa Park, Belmont amusement park, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and SeaWorld San Diego. It is also home to historic Mission San Diego de Alcala and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Dining options in San Diego include Blue Point Coastal Cuisine, Caffe Bella Italia, Sushi Ota, Phil’s BBQ, and Lou & Mickey’s. Muzita Abyssinian Bistro serves delicious traditional Ethiopian food and honey wine is also on the menu.
The nearest major airport is San Diego International Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights situated 3 miles from the city center. San Diego is served by the trolley, bus, Sprinter, Coaster, and Amtrak. The trolley primarily serves downtown and surrounding urban communities, Mission Valley, the eastern region of the county, and the coastal south bay areas.