DDSan Diego is the birthplace of California. Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo landed in what is now San Diego Bay and claimed the area for Spain on September 28, 1542, naming the port San Miguel, in honor of St. Michael the Archangel. On November 10th, 1602, Sebastian Vizcaino sailed into the bay and renamed it San Diego after Saint Didacus of Alcala, Spain, giving birth to California's second largest city. Cabrillo National Monument commemorates the arrival of the Portuguese explorer and provides stunning views of San Diego's harbor and coastline. Known for it's idyllic mild marine climate, with an average daily temperature of 70.5 degrees, San Diego includes numerous charming neighborhoods and communities, including downtown's historic Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Coronado, Hillcrest, North Park, South Park, Old Town, the site of the original Spanish settlement, Pacific Beach, Mission Bay, a man-made aquatic park, and La Jolla.

DDSan Diego County also features beachfront resorts, luxury spas, over eighty golf courses, four casinos, and a dynamic downtown district. Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in the U.S., features fifteen museums, numerous art galleries, and many beautiful gardens. The city also offers world-class family attractions, including the San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, and SeaWorld.

DDWith elevation ranging from sea level to 6,500 feet in the county, San Diego's terrain flows from gentle foothills to mile-high mountains peaking in the historic mining town, Julian. A prominent feature of the climate is the wide variation in temperature within short distances due to the topography of the land. You can enjoy coastal, mountain and desert environments all in the space of one day. Along the Pacific coastline year-round outdoor activities, such as surfing and sailing are a way of life where blue skies keep watch on Seventy miles of Golden beaches. The Cleveland National Forest is a half-hour drive from downtown San Diego and the 600,000-acre Anza Borrego Desert State Park is also nearby. Numerous farms are found in the valleys northeast of the city and San Diego itself has deep canyons separating its mesas, creating small pockets of natural parkland scattered throughout the city. In North County, which includes the Laguna Mountains, the land produces wildflowers, as well as quality grapes that become stellar wines, which are served at some of the most elegant restaurants and resorts in the region. Being the seventh largest city in the country, there is much to discover. I have gathered a collection of websites that I feel will be helpful, it is up to you to explore…

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