San Diego is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Laguna Mountains to the east, and Mexico to the south. The diverse neighborhoods of San Diego are spread out over 4,200 square miles, offering endless opportunities for exploration and activities. You could enjoy the many beach communities, hiking in the east, and gorgeous weather year-round so you can live an active lifestyle.
San Diego’s downtown rests in the Gaslamp Quarter, comprised of 16 ½ square blocks in the city’s central core. With a diverse amount of restaurants, nightclubs, art galleries and boutiques, you can find plenty of things to do on foot. During the day, the Gaslamp Quarter is a great place for families. Visit the New Children’s Museum or explore the historic Victorian architecture preserved throughout the district. Shop at Horton Plaza or catch the Trolley to Balboa Park and the world-famous San Diego Zoo or Old Town. During the night, Gaslamp Quarter becomes a sophisticated nightclub scene with award-winning restaurants, happening dance clubs, jazz and rooftop bars.