San Diego just might be heaven on earth. Here are 21 reasons why we love this city and you should too!
1. Perfect weather.
Let’s get real, nothing beats the weather here! It feels like summer almost year-round with highs of 76°F in July and lows around 66°F in the winter months.
2. Beautiful beaches!
San Diego offers some of the best beaches in the world. There’s plenty of variety here–visit the iconic Mission Beach and boardwalk, great for the whole family. Pacific Beach is perfect for younger crowds looking for party areas, bars and shops. Coronado Beach was voted one of the best beaches in the country, while Ocean beach maintains the old school “SoCal” vibe, straight out of the old California surf movies.
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3. It’s a surfers paradise!
Chasing waves up and down the county is a way of life here and San Diego holds nothing back when it comes to surf-friendly beaches and culture.
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4. Kayaking & canoeing.
San Diego offers a variety of kayak & canoe adventures which immerses you in its unforgettable scenery. Explore the La Jolla sea caves or head out and watch the magnificent whales as they migrate between Alaska and Baja, Mexico.
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5. Hikes & parks for everyone!
There’s a trail for everyone in San Diego, from the picturesque walking paths of Torrey Pines State Reserve to the famous beachfront amusement center–Belmont Park. Potato Chip Rock Hiking Trail has become popular recently with its unforgettable views and scenery, and don’t forget about Mission Trails Regional Park–a large urban park covering over 5800 acres!
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6. La Jolla Caves.
The seven elongated fissures in the cliff walls offer adventurers a unique scenic experience that can be accessed by land, snorkel, canoe or kayak.
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7. Mount Soledad.
A simple reminder of how heavenly San Diego really is. Mount Soledad is at the top of small hill, which gives you a spectacular view of the beautiful ocean and city!
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8. The Famous Sunbathing Seals.
Bring a camera and enjoy the view of hundreds of sunbathing seals at La Jolla bay near San Diego's most desirable spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling.
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9. Mexican cuisine.
Known for some of the best Mexican food on the planet (aside from Mexico itself of course) with more taco shops than you can count. Get your foodie fix without having to cross the border and partake in this important staple of the San Diego food scene.
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10. Balboa Park.
One of the most popular urban parks in the United States, this bucolic paradise is packed with an array of attractions, including museums, gardens, festivals and the world-famous San Diego Zoo!
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11. San Diego Zoo
Founded in 1916, the Zoo has been an icon in San Diego for nearly 100 years! an absolute must-see. Spend the day monkeying around as you visit beautiful habitats that are home to gorillas, eagles, tigers, sun bears, asian leopards, pandas and more! The San Diego Zoo is at the heart of the San Diego experience.
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12. Dolphin & whale watching.
Partake in tours that explore the open ocean, watch hundreds of dolphins swimming together in pods playing around. Majestic whales are not uncommon to see in the area as well.
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13. Yoga, surf and skate culture.
Yoga, surf and skate board culture can be found all over the scenic beaches of San Diego. The west-coast culture and vibe will move you!
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14. Hot Air Balloon rides.
Experience the romance, thrills and tranquility of a hot air balloon ride floating over rolling hills and impeccably planted rows of lush vineyards. Don’t forget to inspect the angular lines of red tile roofs of country estates and ranches in magnificent settings across the area.
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15. Sea World!
A one-of-a-kind journey to the wonders that exist beyond the ocean's door. A place where up-close encounters connect you to the energy, excitement and mystery of the sea and sea life. A world of fascinating days, captivating nights and exhilarating adventure in San Diego.
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16. Gaslamp Quarter.
A 16-block national historic district that offers visitors a variety of restaurants and shops, as well as an eyeful of Victorian architecture which captures the essence of this fine city. Gaslamp Quarter picks up steam at night with a huge nightlife area. You’ll also find some of the biggest events at the convention center which hosts the famous ComicCon!
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17. Old Town.
Old Town is a historic site downtown San Diego that recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872. Experience lots of little shops and historical buildings with excellent food!
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18. Little Italy.
San Diego's oldest continuous neighborhood business district. A vibrant ethnic business and residential community since the 1920s. There’s a lot to enjoy here including restaurants, coffee and the Little Italy’s Farmer’s Market–probably one of the best farmer’s markets in San Diego.
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19. Picturesque sunsets.
San Diego is home to some of the most stunning and beautiful Southern Californian Beaches. Guaranteed to relax and inspire you, Sunset Cliffs and Kate Sessions Park are a few of the best stops to watch the sunset from.
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20. World-class shopping.
If you feel like shopping, there’s a little something for everyone here. Explore the Las Americas Premium Outlets, Fashion Valley Shopping Center and Seaport Village to experience cool little shops.
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21. Happy People
Whether it’s all the sunshine or something in the Mexican cuisine, there’s no denying that San Diego is full of healthy, alive and happy people!
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Perfect weather, gorgeous beaches and a great community make San Diego one of the most sought after places to live in the world. If you live here you know what we’re talking about, and if you’re considering moving here, you may just find heaven on earth.
If you have any real estate questions or want to learn more about what to see and do in San Diego, please feel free to contact us at Steele San Diego Homes.
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ps. Did we miss something? We’d love to hear what makes San Diego heavenly to you! Leave a comment below.