Travel Guide | San Diego

10 Reasons Why San Diego is Great for Every College Tourist

1. Rich History

San Diego is rich in history! Within San Diego is Old Town, the birthplace of all of California. There are tons of historical landmarks in San Diego showing first settlements. All these historical places are also some of the most beautiful areas to spend a day in such as Old Town and Balboa Park.

2. Perfect Weather Year Round

San Diego has gorgeous weather year round! If you’re missing those warm Summer days in the Winter, San Diego is the place to be. During the Summer, average temperatures are around 80 degrees. During the Winter, temperatures are in the 70s. There is sunshine about 300 out of 365 days of the year. So you’re almost 100% guaranteed to never have rain ruin your vacation.

3. Plenty of Beaches

San Diego has 70 miles of coastline making it home to plenty of beaches and tons of coastal access. There are beaches for everyone and any activity! San Diego has dog beaches, family beaches, snorkeling beaches, surf beaches, scenic beaches, and nude beaches.


4. Happiest City

San Diego has been ranked as one of the happiest and friendliest cities in America. San Diego is very actively fit and as we know a fit lifestyle leads to a happier one. San Diegans experience beaches, perfect weather, great food, amazing booze, beautiful art, and breathtaking sunsets. It’s no wonder that they are generally extremely happy and friendly people.

5. Amazing Cuisine

San Diego is a huge melting pot of diverse cultures. There are tons of amazing restaurants featuring all types of different dishes. Your palate will never get bored when you’re in San Diego. Most well known for their variety of brunch spots and delicious Mexican cuisine.

6. Many Free Activities

You can visit San Diego without breaking your wallet. There are many free activities to do in San Diego so you’ll never get bored. You can check out the beaches, La Jolla Cove, Seaport Village, Mission Bay Park, and Balboa Park just to name a few.

7. Craft Beer Capital

San Diego has been named the craft beer capital of The United States. The San Diego Brewers Association has won tons of medals in the Great America Beer Festival. Craft beer became introduced to San Diego in 1989 when the first Karl Strauss was opened. Numerous craft beer breweries followed shortly after providing San Diego with tons of craft beer options.


8. San Diego Zoo

San Diego is home to the World famous San Diego Zoo. The San Diego Zoo has over 3,700 animals. The San Diego Zoo was also the pioneers to the concept of natural animal habitats by introducing open-air cageless exhibits. It is definitely a must for those visiting San Diego.


9. Attractive Individuals

San Diego has been named one of America’s “most attractive cities” noted for our very pleasant looking locals. I guess it makes sense when we have 70 miles of coastline because we have surfers and beach-goers everywhere. We are also home to many military bases and college campuses.

10. Casual Attire Always

With such perfect weather, casual attire is the norm in San Diego. You’ll always catch people in their flip flops, sundresses, shorts, tank tops, and sunglasses. Just pack your most casual attire and head to San Diego, you’ll be sure to fit in.

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Alyssa San Agustin

California State University San Marcos | 5 stories

Alyssa has an eye for adventure and photography. She constantly seeks adventure wherever she goes and longs for travel. Alyssa is a photography enthusiast and uses photography to inspire others to travel and seek adventure on her personal blog. Follow along on her travels and adventures at and on her instagram @baabylyssa

One response to “10 Reasons Why San Diego is Great for Every College Tourist”

  1. Ricardo says:

    San Diego is not only a great option for international students but also a great leisure destination for student’s studying in nearby cities.

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