San Diego California Area Guide
Our San Diego California area guide is meant to give you an overview of our beautiful city, and a little insight into everything that San Diego offers. San Diego is the second largest city in California, with over 70 miles of coastline, and an average temperature of 72 degrees year round. No wonder why it is one of the most desirable places in the world to live. San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border, and spans over 4,200 square miles, with desert, mountains, vibrant downtowns and of course, beaches. The options for things to do is endless. Whether you feel like taking a hike, scuba diving a shipwreck, learning to surf, or spending the day at the San Diego Zoo, San Diego has something for everyone.
San Diego is made up of several neighborhoods. Downtown has a very urban vibe, with tons of great restaurants, bars, shops, and sites such as Old Town, the Embarcadero, Gaslamp District, Seaport Village, Petco Park (home of the Padres), Horton Plaza, and Balboa Park, the largest urban park in the US.
Just across the bridge from San Diego is Coronado, where you will find wide white sandy beaches, and a quaint town seeming with history. East of San Diego you can explore the Vegas style casinos, Anza Borrego State Park (the largest state park in California), Palomar Mountain, and the charming town of Julian, known for their apple pies.
To the north – inland and coastal, is known as North County San Diego. This is where beach towns dot the coast, each with a very laid back, surf vibe. In North County, you will find the Del Mar Racetrack, Birch Aquarium, Legoland, breathtaking golf courses, flower fields, world-famous surf spots and more! All of our vacation rentals are located here, in North County San Diego.
North County Coastal Cities
All of these cities sit within a few miles of each other, and are situated in a perfect location for exploring San Diego and the surrounding regions. Downtown is just a 30 minute drive, or you can hop on the Coaster train which runs through all of the coastal cities. If you want to spend the day at Disneyland, you are only 55 minutes south, and Legoland is about a 5-10 minute drive. View our vacation rentals in Oceanside and in Encinitas.