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San Diego (Spanish for 'Saint Didacus') is the oldest city in San Diego
County and is situated on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern
California, US. It is situated about 120 miles away from Los Angeles and is
located close to the US-Mexico border. It was founded in 1769 and is
characterized by immense natural beauty and a year-round near consistent
sunny but pleasant climate. There are about 68 miles of beaches in and
around the city for sunning and surfing. San Diego is home to the very best
of Spanish Colonial-style architecture in the region and is seconded by
many world-class museums and parks. Some popular names include San Diego
Zoo, the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum.
Things to do in San Diego
San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo is one of the largest and most famous zoos in the United
States. Located in Balboa Park, the zoo features many exotic animals, none
more famous than in-house bred Pandas. The zoo is built along a wide canyon
and is flanked by hills. The zoo is famous for providing natural habitats
to all its inmates.
Gaslamp Quarter National Historic District
Located in downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter National Historic
District features a cluster of several restored late-19th- and early
20th-century Victorian buildings. It doubles up as a prominent shopping
hotspot with its posh shops, elite restaurants, and top-notch art
San Diego Museum of Art
The San Diego Museum of Art closely imitates a 400-year-old masterpiece,
the 17th-century University of Salamanca that was considered a classic
example of Platero style of architecture. This museum is hallmarked by many
ornately designed and finely cut terracotta and silverworks. You would find
busts of many noted Spanish painters here, just like their artworks do
justice to the museum's collection of 7000-year-old ago artworks.
Best Time to Visit San Diego
Summer season (the months of June & August) are the best to book your
flights from Washington DC to San Diego. It is the season when you can have
a great time at beach, indulging in water sports. Book your flights from
WAS to SAN during summers to enjoy famous cultural events like Comic-Con
and San Diego County Fair. It is advised to book San Diego flights in
advance to avoid paying more during peak season.