Everyone knows southern California is a great place to be, but when you ask a person why they would recommend San Diego over the other southern regions, you’ll get a long list. That is because San Diego is a booming metropolis with so much to offer.
The Weather Is Always Consistent
San Diego has pretty consistent weather. When the sun is shining bright you can expect a 70 degree average on the coast — including in the winter. The inland areas often go from 80 to 100 degrees year-round. Even at its coldest, you’ll never have to worry about a heavy-duty winter coat.
Rental Rates Are Affordable
Unlike the Bay area or Los Angeles, rental rates in San Diego are remarkably affordable. You’ll get a big city experience — complete with the attractions and things to do — but you won’t have to worry about paying over $2,000 per month for your apartment.
The Beaches Are Great
The beaches are full in San Diego on the weekends, but for good reason. The sand is cleaner, the water is warmer and you can enjoy the waves without worrying about a vicious tide. Because the city empties to the beaches on the weekends, you can also enjoy a fairly vacant downtown area — catch up on shopping or head to a restaurant and you’re likely to avoid any lines.
Family Friendly Activities Are Plentiful
You won’t find yourself bored on the weekends with the kids. There are plenty of family friendly activities in San Diego for the whole family. The world renowned San Diego zoo will let you see all of the elephants, exotic animals and even catch special presentations.
If you want to skip Sea World and all of the crowds, you can go on a whale watching cruise in San Diego instead. You’ll see some blue whales on their way from Alaska into Mexico, get close and personal with dolphins and get to spend a day on the water.
Between all of the museums, parks, attractions and beaches, you’ll be hard pressed to find something not to do with your whole family.
You Don’t Have to Dress Up
San Diego is all about keeping the wardrobe casual. You’ll find people in flip flops, skirts, big sunglasses and jeans. No one likes to dress up around here, especially with the weather.
Amazing Cuisine on Every Corner
San Diego is the home to some of the best burger joints in the state. You can visit the Ocean Beach institution, Hodad’s, and enjoy one of the best burgers in Southern California. East Village offers gourmet restaurants and burger joints too. If you want something a little more upscale, the down town area features some of the best restaurants in the country.