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Ever the laid-back sibling of L.A. and San Francisco, San Diego draws travelers looking to unwind in Southern California. But there’s more to California’s 2nd-largest city than expansive beaches and almost unnaturally pleasant weather. San Diego is a crossroads of culture and history: Spanish-style adobes in Old Town give way to Victorian facades and flickering lights in the Gaslamp Quarter; modern skyscrapers shimmer in Downtown while quaint seaside bungalows beckon in Pacific Beach. Situated on the Pacific Ocean 20 miles north of the Mexican border, the historical link shared by Mexico and the US is evident in San Diego’s architecture, cuisine, and population. Cultures continue to mix here with ease: Navy Seals train on the wide, sandy beaches nearby sunbathing college kids, young families, and tourists from every corner of the globe. Get lost in the fragrant gardens and meandering footpaths of Balboa Park. Pedal up Mount Soledad for a breath-taking view of the Pacific coastline. Shop your way through the chic streets of La Jolla. Sunbathe on famous Coronado Beach. Leave your deadlines, bring your flip flops, and join the mix.
BabiesIn 1999 Hua-Mei, a baby panda born at the San Diego Zoo, was the first baby panda to be born on the Western Hemisphere since 1990.
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