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  • Brimming with adventure and wonder galore
  • Surf able coastline for families
  • Most sublime weather for outdoor activities

When Dr. Seuss wrote, "Too wet to go out. And too cold to play ball. So we sat in the house. We did nothing at all." he certainly wasn't talking about San Diego. A region brimming with adventure and wonder galore it's only fitting that our nation's beloved Dr. Seuss spent the bulk of his life living in La Jolla with his wife Audrey who, after his death, donated a large ... more
When Dr. Seuss wrote, "Too wet to go out. And too cold to play ball. So we sat in the house. We did nothing at all." he certainly wasn't talking about San Diego. A region brimming with adventure and wonder galore it's only fitting that our nation's beloved Dr. Seuss spent the bulk of his life living in La Jolla with his wife Audrey who, after his death, donated a large collection of his work to UC San Diego.

The upside to the region is that there are attractions, incredible restaurants, museums and memorable hotels sprinkled liberally throughout the many neighborhoods and communities that make the San Diego region, San Diego. And all this is umbrellaed under the most sublime weather (with the exception of May Gray and June Gloom; more on this in a minute). The downside is that choosing how to spend your time in San Diego is no small feat (Coronado beach or Legoland? A Padres game or Sea World? La Costa or Paradise Point?) You see the dilemma.

Sports fans have probably heard the tired lament that San Diegans don't care very much about their sports teams. Several have left the area: NBA, women's soccer, and hockey; but many hotly contest that it's only because there's so much to do in San Diego. You won't find many couch potatoes among the locals, but you will find them biking, hiking, swimming and sunning. The good news for you? Ticket prices for the NFL San Diego Chargers or the San Diego Padres won't set you back. Prices, and the sports' parks themselves, are family friendly.

And there's another sport that's captivated San Diego for over 100 years. It's a little thing called surfing. With over 75 miles of surf able coastline, this sport is huge in San Diego. When it comes to lessons, name your pleasure. But surfing isn't the only water sport. Snorkeling and kayaking are also high on the list. And don't forget extreme sports. From safely rooted on the ground, you might glance up and catch excitement junkies hang gliding and parasailing.

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