About San Diego

California's second largest city and the United States' eighth largest, San Diego boasts a citywide population of nearly 1.3 million residents and more than 3 million residents countywide. Within its borders of 4,200 sq. miles, San Diego County encompasses 18 incorporated cities and numerous other charming neighborhoods and communities, including downtown's historic Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Coronado, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Escondido, La Mesa, Hillcrest, Barrio Logan and Chula Vista just to name a few.

San Diego is renowned for its idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches and a dazzling array of world‐class family attractions. Popular attractions include the world‐famous San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California. San Diego offers an expansive variety of things to see and do, appealing to guests of all ages from around the world.

San Diego's arts and culture and culinary arts are booming. The hottest, new culinary arts talents prepare award‐winning meals throughout the region's 6,400 eating establishments. Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in the U.S., is home to 15 museums, numerous art galleries, beautiful gardens, the Tony Award‐winning Old Globe Theatre and the world‐famous San Diego Zoo.

San Diego County also features 92 golf courses and a variety of exciting participatory and spectator sports, beachfront resorts and luxury spas, gaming, a dynamic downtown district, annual special events and unique holiday offerings, multicultural festivals and celebrations, colorful neighborhoods and communities, a rich military history and much more.

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San Diego International Airport

San Diego International Airport is conveniently located, approximately three and one half miles from the heart of the downtown area. San Diego serves as a gateway to many international destinations. With daily direct flights coming in from Europe, Japan, Canada and Mexico, as well as cruise ships that port here, San Diego is one of the most desirable destinations for international travelers.

You can travel to virtually any city in the world from San Diego. Nearly 500 daily flights provide nonstop and connecting services to major domestic destinations and across the globe with more than 60 nonstop markets in the US and abroad.

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Cross Border Xpress

The geography of San Diego allows for two international airports with 22 miles of each other. The Cross Border Xpress is the only international border crossing that connects two countries, Mexico and U.S. to an international airport. Utilizing the Cross Border Xpress and Tijuana Airport, clients will have more access to San Diego. The Tijuana International Airport connects to over 30 destinations in Mexico and has direct flights to Asia.

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