Marine Street Beach in La Jolla, San Diego.

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The San Diego surfer with tousled hair, a great tan and gentle enthusiasm is not a myth; they look like they're on a perennial vacation, and when they wish you welcome, they mean it.


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Best Neighborhoods

From hikes out the backdoor to surfing out the front and awesome tacos just down the street, live the SoCal lifestyle in these San Diego neighborhoods.

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Day Trips

San Diego is famous for surf and sand, but drive in any direction and you'll see a different side to California. Here are our top day trips from San Diego.

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Free Things to Do

From compelling museums to some of the best beaches in the USA, San Diego teems with great free things to do.

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Traveling with Kids

There are very few places in the world that do family-friendly the way San Diego does. With cultural, adventurous and fun activities everyone will love.

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5 Shops

The sunny Southern California city has more than just beaches – check out these top independent retailers all over town.

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