San Diego

From balmy beaches with a laid-back attitude to a gleaming modern image, San Diego offers much for the tourist to enjoy. Situated on the seacoast, San Diego is the second largest city in the state, with 1.3 million residents, and has long attracted travelers for its ideal climate, miles of beaches, and location on the Mexican border right across from .
Photo: Michael Seljos, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Popular Destinations

is the thriving central business district of San Diego. Photo: Rufustelestrat, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is an upscale beach neighborhood of 48,000 people in San Diego that, while part of the city, is often viewed as its own distinct community. Photo: f jean, CC BY 2.0.

San Diego's most beloved green space, Balboa Park is a massive urban park in the heart of the city just north of . Photo: Antoinetav, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Mission Beach and Pacific Beach are the two most popular beach neighborhoods in San Diego. Photo: dirkhansen, CC BY 2.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Zoo
The is a zoo in , San Diego, California, housing over 12,000 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies on 100 acres of Balboa Park leased from the City of San Diego. Photo: Cburnett, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Museum
is an aircraft carrier, formerly of the United States Navy, the lead ship of her class. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Stadium
is a baseball park located in the of San Diego, , United States, that is the second home to the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball. Photo: Mds08011, CC BY 4.0.

Museum
The is a fine arts museum located at 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park in San Diego, California that houses a broad collection with particular strength in Spanish art. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

Destinations

The birthplace of San Diego, Old Town is a popular tourist district of historic buildings and… Photo: Epukas, Public domain.

Sitting at the mouth of San Diego Bay on a peninsula west of the city's airport, Point Loma offers… Photo: Weedwhacker128, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the northern region of San Diego, consisting mostly of hilly terrain and suburbs. Photo: Takinzinnia, CC0.

is the eastern part of the city of San Diego, bordered by I-8 and Mission Valley to the north, to the south, , Balboa Park and Hillcrest to the west, and to the east. Photo: Jlantzy, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a community of San Diego, . Photo: UpstateNYer, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

is a picturesque resort town in in . Photo: Hortont424, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Neighborhood
is a neighborhood located in San Diego, . Photo: Christopher Mann McKay, Public domain.

Neighborhood
is a neighborhood in , , that was originally a predominately Italian and Portuguese fishing neighborhood. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

San Diego

Latitude
32.7139° or 32° 42' 50" north
Longitude
-117.1623° or 117° 9' 44.2" west
Open Location Code
8544PR7Q+H3
Population
1,390,000
IATA airport code
SAN
United Nations Location Codes
US SAN and US SYL
Elevation
66 feet (20 metres)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 1824135555
Geo­Names ID
5391811
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Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: San Diego
  • Albanian: San Diego
  • Amharic: ሳንዲየጎ
  • Arabic: San Diego, California
  • Arabic: سان دييغو
  • Armenian: Սան Դիեգո
  • Asturian; Bable: San Diego, California
  • Asturian; Bable: San Diego
  • Azerbaijani: San-Dieqo
  • Balinese: San Diégo
  • Bambara: San Diego
  • Basque: San Diego
  • Belarusian: Сан-Дыега
  • Bengali: সান ডিয়াগো
  • Bengali: সানদিয়াগো
  • Bengali: স্যান ডিয়েগো
  • Bosnian: San Diego
  • Breton: San Diego
  • Bulgarian: Сан Диего
  • Catalan: San Diego
  • Cebuano: San Diego (kapital sa kondado sa Estados Unidos, California)
  • Cebuano: San Diego
  • Chechen: Сан-Диего
  • Chinese: San Diego
  • Chinese: 圣地亚哥
  • Chinese: 圣迭戈
  • Chinese: 聖地牙哥
  • Chuvash: Сан-Диего
  • Cornish: San Diego, Kaliforni
  • Croatian: San Diego, Kalifornija
  • Czech: San Diego
  • Danish: San Diego
  • Dutch: San Diego
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: سان دييجو
  • Emiliano-Romagnolo: San Diego
  • English: America's Finest City
  • English: SD
  • English: San Diego, California
  • English: Sandi
  • English: the birthplace of California
  • Esperanto: San-Diego
  • Estonian: San Diego
  • Faroese: San Diego
  • Finnish: San Diego
  • French: San Diego
  • Frisian: San Diego
  • Gaelic (Scots): San Diego, Calafòrnia
  • Gaelic (Scots): San Diego
  • Gallegan: San Diego, California
  • Gallegan: San Diego
  • Gan Chinese: 聖地牙哥 (加利福尼亞州)
  • Gan Chinese: 聖地牙哥
  • Georgian: სან-დიეგო
  • German: San Diego
  • German: San Diego CA
  • Greek: Σαν Ντιέγκο
  • Guarani: San Diego (California)
  • Guarani: San Diego
  • Gujarati: સેન ડિયાગો
  • Haitian; Haitian Creole: San Diego, Kalifòni
  • Hebrew: סן דייגו
  • Hindi: सैन डिएगो
  • Hungarian: San Diego
  • Icelandic: San Diego
  • Ido: San Diego
  • Indonesian: San Diego, California
  • Indonesian: San Diego
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): San Diego
  • Irish: San Diego, California
  • Irish: San Diego
  • Italian: San Diego
  • Japanese: サンディエガン
  • Japanese: サンディエゴ
  • Japanese: サン・ディエゴ
  • Kannada: ಸ್ಯಾನ್ ಡಿಯಾಗೋ
  • Kazakh: Сан-Диего, Калифорния
  • Kazakh: Сан-Диего
  • Kazakh: Сан-Диего қаласы
  • Kikuyu: San Diego
  • Korean: 샌디에고
  • Korean: 샌디에이고
  • Kurdish: San Diego
  • Ladino: San Diego
  • Latin: Didacopolis
  • Latvian: Sandjego
  • Letzeburgesch: San Diego
  • Limburgish, Limburger, Limburgan: San Diego
  • Lingala: San Diego
  • Lithuanian: San Diegas
  • Lombard: San Diego, California
  • Macedo Romanian: San Diego
  • Macedonian: Сан Диего
  • Malagasy: San Diego
  • Malay (generic): San Diego
  • Malayalam: സാൻ ഡിയേഗോ
  • Maori: San Diego, Karapōnia
  • Marathi: सॅन डियेगो
  • Min Nan Chinese: San Diego
  • Mingrelian: სან-დიეგო
  • Mongolian: Сан-Диего
  • Nauru: San Diego
  • Navajo: Tóbiníhííyíní
  • Nepali: स्यान डिएगो, क्यालिफोर्निया
  • Newari: स्यान डिएगो (क्यालिफोर्निया)
  • Newari: स्यान डिएगो, क्यालिफोर्निया
  • Newari: स्यान डिएगो
  • Northern Frisian: San Diego (California)
  • Northern Frisian: San Diego
  • Northern Luri: سانی ویل، کالیفرنیا
  • Norwegian: San Diego
  • Norwegian Bokmål: San Diego
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: San Diego
  • Occitan (post 1500); Provençal: San Diego
  • Ossetian; Ossetic: Сан-Диего
  • Pampanga: San Diego, California
  • Panjabi: ਸਾਨ ਦੀਏਗੋ
  • Papiamento: San Diego, California
  • Persian: سان دیگو
  • Persian: سن دیگو
  • Piemontese: San Diego
  • Polish: San Diego
  • Portuguese: San Diego
  • Portuguese: São Diego
  • Quechua: San Diego
  • Romanian: San Diego
  • Russian: Сан-Диего, Калифорния
  • Russian: Сан-Диего, город
  • Russian: Сан-Диего
  • Russian: Сан Диего
  • Sardinian: San Diego
  • Saterfriesisch: San Diego
  • Scots: San Diego
  • Serbian: Сан Дијего
  • Serbo-Croatian: San Diego, California
  • Serbo-Croatian: San Diego
  • Sicilian: San Diegu
  • Sinhalese: සැන් දියාගෝ
  • Slovak: San Diego
  • Slovenian: San Diego
  • Somali: San Diego
  • South Azerbaijani: سان دیقو
  • Spanish: San Diego
  • Swahili (generic): San Diego, California
  • Swedish: San Diego
  • Tagalog: Lungsod ng San Diego
  • Tagalog: San Diego, California
  • Tagalog: San Diego
  • Tajik: Сан Диего
  • Tamil: சான் டியாகோ
  • Tamil: சான் டியேகோ
  • Tamil: ஸேன் டியேகோ
  • Tatar: Сан-Диего
  • Telugu: శాన్ డియాగో
  • Telugu: సాన్ డియాగో
  • Thai: แซนดีเอโก
  • Turkish: San Diego, Kaliforniya
  • Turkish: San Diego
  • Turkmen: San-Diýego
  • Twi: San Diego
  • Uighur: San Diyégo
  • Ukrainian: SD
  • Ukrainian: San Diego, California
  • Ukrainian: Сан-Дієго
  • Ukrainian: Сан-Дієґо
  • Urdu: سان ڈیاگو
  • Urdu: سان ڈیگو
  • Uzbek: San Diego
  • Venetian: San Diego
  • Veps: San Diego
  • Vietnamese: SD
  • Vietnamese: San Diego, California
  • Vietnamese: San Diego
  • Vietnamese: Sandi
  • Volapük: San Diego
  • Waray (Philippines): San Diego, California
  • Welsh: San Diego
  • Western Mari: Сан-Диего
  • Western Panjabi: سان ڈیاگو
  • Wu Chinese: 圣迭戈 (加利福尼亚州)
  • Yakut: Сан Диего
  • Yiddish: סאַן דיעגא
  • Yiddish: סאן דיעגא
  • Yoruba: San Diego
  • Yue Chinese: 聖地牙哥
  • Davis' Folly
  • Graytown
  • New San Diego
  • San Miguel

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