San Diego is the second-largest city in California and the eighth largest in the USA.
The city almost stretches as far south as the Mexican border.
The city has a mild climate all year round.
Due to its deep natural harbours the city has developed as a commercial and naval port.
San Diego is a university city, with a strong emphasis on biotech research.
The city's economy has developed around the naval and military bases and tourism.
The convention centre attracts thousands to the city annually.
With its beaches, parks, waterways, SeaWorld, Zoo and Midway, there is a lot to entertain families.