San Diego, a city of more than 1.3 million residents, spreads out irresistibly next to the Pacific Ocean. The weather there is sunny and warm throughout the year, but rarely does it get uncomfortably hot. Those who live in Los Angeles often head to San Diego to visit friends and relatives and to soak in its charms.
The city has an array of attractions that appeal to people of all ages. For starters, there’s Balboa Park, a 1,200-acre wonderland with theaters, museums, walking paths, restaurants, shops, artists’ studios, a carousel, a stadium, an elaborate miniature railroad, and long stretches of inviting green space. Additionally, families adore the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. This zoo extraordinaire shelters more than 2,600 beautiful beasts. The park also recreates entire ecosystems such as an African plain, and it offers guests rides in spiffy vehicles like trams and balloons.