San Diego's inhabitants are known for their relaxed friendly attitude and it helps that the city is situated on a magnificent part of California's Pacific coastline. The city itself has some brilliant major attractions such as the popular Balboa Park. The park is a 1200-acre outdoor space with amazing architecture and flora, its own tramline and over 15 museums and cultural institutions. San Diego is a surfer city so also be sure to check out the fantastic Surfer Museum on Oceanside to brush up on your surf knowledge.
You don't have to go outside of the city district to visit incredible beaches, especially to the north in Pacific Beach and La Jolla. Be sure to check out the children's pool here but don't let the name fool you, what was initially designed as a family beach area has been reclaimed by seals, people now flock to the beach for the wildlife not the sunbathing. For fantastic bathing beaches be sure to check out Mission Beach on the Golden Strand and the mile long Ocean Beach. Find out more about what to do in San Diego at the local tourism website.