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September 2, 2014
Sights to See: San Diego, California
San Diego offers the exhilarating opportunity to mix learning about California's historical beginnings with the pleasure of sunning on beautiful beaches and the adventure of visiting the world's largest zoo. It is the home port of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet, and so has a fabulous collection of military ships. You’ll also enjoy getting to know a few of the city’s approximately 90 museums. Good Mexican food is easily found, and many of the restaurants prepare dishes that you don’t often see. Do try them. The state's fastest-growing city is also its second largest, and the eighth largest in the U.S. Renowned for excellent weather, its temperatures average 70 degrees. Though summer is the most popular time to visit, the year-round good weather makes it a pleasant vacation destination any time. Be aware, though, that this generally sunny town does get summer fog, and is famous among the locals for it “June gloom.” However, summer is the time of year when the Jacaranda trees bloom, and the gorgeous lavender blossoms more than make up for a little chilly mist. You will need a car for convenient access to the many nearby recreational areas, which include ocean, mountains, and desert, and you’re going to love the fact that parking is free almost everywhere. Train-lovers and most kids are also going to enjoy the many required stops at clanging crossings enhanced with flashing lights.