A multi-faceted San Diego
Considered as the fifth wealthiest city in the U.S.A., San Diego has many fine attractions for the tourists. The city is vibrant with manufacturing, industrial and financial activities. It is also reputed as a cultural center with plenty of diversions in music, drama, painting and fine arts. It attracts huge local and tourist population for the delights of surfing. There are ship-building, repairing and a number of seafaring activities. The city is also noted for its military-related industries. Its educational standards, too, attract huge following from many parts of U.S.
There are more than a dozen beach spots on the seashore. Torrey Pines leads the back with great charm. Black’s Beach, Marine Street Beach, Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach are some other spots offering excellent view of the sea tempting people to surf about and have generally a nice time. There are some small cliffs adjoining some beaches and landscape oozes with great grace and beauty. A total relaxation for the mind and body is assured in these spots.
There are more than forty grand parks to delight the tourists. There are cultural and historical and theme parks which completely bowl over the visitors. Amici, Balboa, Chicona and Presido are among the famous parks. This does not mean that the remaining 35 odd parks are insignificant. They are equally well designed, satisfies the curiosity of nature lovers and laymen alike. They offer great repose to the mind and heart by sheer quietude and variety. A couple of zoos within some of the parks verily whet the appetite of animal lovers and tree-lovers!
Some of the dozens of military establishments are astonishing. Getting permission to visit some of the industrial complexes dealing with military wares would help the tourists understand the complex nature of modern military establishment besides giving a glimpse on the role of technology in many aspects of production.
As a city bordering Mexico, one is impressed with the blend of American and Spanish culture in this place. There are a number of places with specific Spanish influence which give additional charm to the variety and designs of the place. The composite nature of the urbanity of the place is clearly visible in this seamless integration of two great cultures.
There are dozens of fine museums in the city which will stimulate the intellectual curiosity of mankind to know its own diversities and areas of unity. Some Art Museums are of particular interest to art lovers. Paintings, sculptures and the variety of collections are a treasure-house and the visitor will cherish the memory of visit to these museums for a long time to come. One would be surprised to learn that there half-a-dozen floating museums on ships! They are particularly attractive for children who will have the chance to move about in a ship and also learn a lot about many cultural facets of human growth!
The significance of night life in this affluent city can hardly be exaggerated. The sheer variety and diversity in the food offered is amazing. There are specific Spanish and American cuisine most sought after by the lovers of food. Plenty of restaurants with fine servings and hospitality and modest rates would delight any tourist to indulge in the pleasures of the palate. South Asian, Californian and Sea food of different varieties will make the visitors to long for different types of affordable items.
The music and dancing halls in large number add to the charm of night life. There is leisure, elegance and satisfaction in these places and there is nothing but the finest sense of participation in many events. There are a number of music and dance festivals to add to the experience of the visitors.
Neither accommodation nor transport is a problem in this city. From five-star comfort to the budget requirements, every type of accommodation can be obtained. A visit to San Diego will freshen up the tourists after months of routine and tiresome work.