- Population: 1,000,000 (Metro 2,500,000)
The southermost city in California has a Mexican flavour because of
its proximity to Mexico's border city of Tijuana. Spreading from the coast
to the desert, the scenery includes cliffs, hills, mesas, canyons and valleys.The
city hovers around one of California's greatest natural harbours.This ideal
location has been a dominant factor in determining the city's history,
economy and development.
|Today, San Diego is home of the largest naval air station on the West
Coast. Its bay, headquarters for many Pacific fleet operations of the US
Navy, also harbours the nation's largest tuna fleet. San Diego is also
a recreational paradise. Leisure activities include miles of sandy beaches
and inviting bays for basking in the sun, swimming, surfing, sailing, waterskiing,
tennis, hiking, cycling - the list is endless!