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Tourism of san diego

Apr 9th 2012 at 3:28 AM

Tourism is a major industry owing to the city's climate, its beaches, numerous tourist attractions such as Balboa Park, Belmont amusement park, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and SeaWorld San Diego. San Diego County hosted more than 30 million visitors in 2009, of whom approximately half stayed overnight and half were day visitors.

The San Diego Convention[council / assembly[ Center hosted 68 out-of-town conventions and trade shows in 2009, attracting more than 600,000 visitors.

San Diego's cruise ship industry used to be the second largest in California.


Beaches of san diego :

San Diego County arguably boasts some of the most charming and breathtaking beaches in the world.

Most beaches in San Diego County provide more amount of activities like beach volleyball, hang gliding, paragliding, jet skiing, swimming, surfing, snorkeling, body boarding and scuba diving.

Most beaches have lifeguard stations and restrooms. Pacific Beach , Mission Beach and Ocean Beach also have facilities for disabled accessibility.

Torrey Pines State Beach is a coastal beach located in the San Diego, California community of Torrey Pines, and is located south of Del Mar and north of La Jolla.

The beach is at the bottom of 300 foot sandstone cliffs of white and golden stone, with a greenish layer sometimes visible at the very bottom.

Waves ranging from the low 3-footers to the high 6-8 footers can be found on the north side of Torrey Pines State Beach.

There is a red/yellow flag on the north part of the beach showing the boundary between the surfing side and body boarding side.

The beach is usually not very crowded in the early hours of the day where mostly only surfers and body boarders are present.

Black's Beach is a hide section of beach beneath the bluffs of Torrey Pines on the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States.

The northern portion of Black's Beach is owned and managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, while the southern section of the beach, officially popular as Torrey Pines City Beach, is jointly owned by the city of San Diego and the state park, but is maintained by the city of San Diego.

Black's Beach was named for the Black family who had a horse farm overlooking the beach. They sold the land, and then it was subdivided into La Jolla Farms lots. The Farm's residents retained the Black family’s private road to the beach.

Black’s Beach is situated about three miles north of the popular La Jolla Shores beach in La Jolla, San Diego, California, below the bluffs of Torrey Pines, which extend up to 300-foot (91 m) above the sandy beach.

The beach is near the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of California, San Diego.

Black's Beach in San Diego is perhaps the biggest covering beach in the United States and is known with Southern Californian nudists and naturists.

The waves gain their power due to the focusing effects of Scripps Canyon, an underwater canyon just offshore in the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park.


La Jolla Shores is a beach and known vacation/residential community of the same name in La Jolla, San Diego, California.

The beach is approximately one mile long and stretches from the sea cliffs just north of La Jolla Cove to Black's Beach south of Torrey Pines State Park. The beach is a popular launch point for kayakers as it is one of the only beach boat launches in the La Jolla area.

Described by the Orange County Register as "the best beach in the area",


La Jolla Cove is a cove and a beach in La Jolla, San Diego, California. It is a very small beach within walking distance from the Children's Pool Beach.

La Jolla Cove is popular for swimming, scuba diving and snorkelling.

The La Jolla Cove is home to the annual La Jolla Cove Rough Water swim. This is one of the oldest ocean swims in the world.

Children's Pool Beach, also known as Casa Beach, is a small sandy beach situated at 850 Coast Boulevard, at the end of Jenner Street, in La Jolla, California.

A sea wall built in 1931 protects the beach from crashing waves, making it a favorite spot for miscellaneous and swimmers.

The sea wall was built on top of several rocks, across the channel. It is topped by a sealed walkway protected by railings.

Seal Rock, 100 yards (91m) north of the beach, has always been home to a seal population.

Lifeguards and seal advocates monitor the beach area. Swimming is permitted but not recommended because of the high Coliform Index.

However, the city lifeguard service warns that "Like all wild animals, seals and sea lions are unassumed and can become highly quickly. They have sharp teeth and may bite, particularly if cornered or harassed."


Mission Beach is a community built on a sandbar between the Pacific Ocean and Mission Bay. It is part of the city of San Diego, California.

Mission Beach spans nearly two miles of ocean front.

A boardwalk runs along the beaches on both the ocean and bay sides of the community.

Because of problems to work out with developing on sand, Mission Beach developed later than the neighboring communities of Ocean Beach to the south and Pacific Beach to the north.

Mission Beach is the most densely developed residential community in San Diego with a land use designation across the majority of its land area of 36 dwelling units per acre.

Mission Beach provides chances to participate in sunbathing, horseshoes, surfing, bicycling, skateboarding, Frisbee tossing, and other outdoor activities.

It is a well known, popular location for engaging in sports, including beach volleyball and basketball, with courts available for both.

Mission Beach includes Mariner's Point, the original site of the Over-the-linesoftball-on-the-beach tournament.

Mission Beach has many well-known bars. Most bars in the neighborhood are relaxed, beach-style gathering places.

Pacific Beach is a neighborhood of San Diego, bounded by La Jolla to the north, Mission Beach and Mission Bay to the south, Interstate 5 to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

While largely populated by young people, surfers, and college students, the population is becoming older, more professional, and more affluent because of increasing property and rental costs. "P.B.," as it is known as by local residents, is home to one of San Diego's larger nightlife scenes, with dozens of bars, eateries, and clothing stores.

The boardwalk, officially called Ocean Front Walk/Ocean Boulevard, is an ordinary walkway that runs approximately 3.2 miles along the beach from the end of Law St. in the north down into Mission Beach, ending at the mouth of Mission Bay in the south.

The streets in Pacific Beach were renamed several times before receiving their current designations in 1900.

Pacific Beach was developed during the boom years of 1886-1888 by D. C. Reed, A. G. Gassen, Charles W. Pauley, R. A. Thomas, and O. S. Hubbell.

A railway is a link between Pacific Beach with downtown San Diego, and was later extended to La Jolla. At present time, Pacific Beach is home to a younger crowd, including college students, single professionals, and families.

Pacific Beach is one of the main centers of nightlife in San Diego. The nightlife in Pacific Beach caters towards a younger crowd than the nightlife in downtown San Diego.

Sunset Cliffs is a neighborhood in the Point Loma community of San Diego, California.

The area is named for the sheer cliffs which border the ocean.

There are surfing spots below the cliffs. The cliffside trails are knownr for strolling and for watching the sunset, but are undeveloped and can be dangerous.


NOTE : This article is originally posted by San Diego Real Estate Group.



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