Why do I love San Diego so much? Its diversity.
First, there’s its cultural diversity. People from all over the country and the world have chosen to call San Diego home.
The city is a collection of neighborhoods—with names like Barrio Logan, Little Italy, Banker’s Hill, University Heights, North Park, Hillcrest, Mission Hills, Pacific Beach, and others—and each has a unique flair of its own.
Then there’s the natural, biological, and eco diversity of San Diego County.
Of course, there’s the coast with its beaches and amazing rocky intertidal zones and tide pools. There’s the marshlands and Tijuana River estuary, a haven for shore birds of all types. Head north along the coast to the rare coastal sage scrub plant community at Cabrillo National Monument or to the rare Torrey pines near the famous golf course of the same name. Move inland and you’re in the foothills on your way to the Cuyamaca and Laguna mountains, all part of the Peninsular ranges. Another hour to the east and you’re in the Anza-Borrego Desert. Go a little farther out of the county and spend some time below sea level on the shores of the Salton Sea.
Of course, the near-perfect climate of San Diego makes enjoying this great diversity very easy to do.
You cannot get bored in and around San Diego. Period. If you don’t like where you’re at or what’s available, drive one to three hours at most, and you can be in a completely different world.
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