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The Best 25 Vacation Cities for Firefighters

Jill Hare, Kevin Powers | Monster Worldwide

May 13, 2011

#16: San Diego, California


San Diego, CA

People enjoy the city of San Diego so much that they changed the slogan to “Happy Happens.” This city gets rave reviews by all who visit. The weather is phenomenal, the beaches are beautiful and there are tons of attractions. The biggest one is Balboa Park, where the San Diego Zoo is located, as well as the Old Globe Theatre. Downtown, the Gaslamp District has a good nightlife scene—yummy restaurants and cool bars. Seaport Village is also downtown and is fun for kids. There is an area called Old Town, which has a bunch of restaurants, shops and museums.

Cover the three-mile stretch from Mission and Pacific Beaches on the Mission Beach Boardwalk, or grab your picnic basket and head to Torrey Pines State Park where you can watch hang-gliders do cool tricks. Got kids? La Jolla has a children’s beach where you can watch seals. By night, head back to Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. The San Diego Astronomy Association sets up a huge telescope to offer guests a great view of all the stars the first Wednesday of every month. Check out the breathtaking, 360-degree views of San Diego by driving to the top of Mt. Soledad.

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