Unknown Paradise, this is how Americans call San Diego and consider it to be “America’s Finest City”, hoping to spend here at least their old age!
We have lived in San Diego for two years and clearly understand why it is so attractive for tourists from all over the world. Knowing the most interesting places of this city, we can discover this jewel of the Pacific for you!
Coastal area of La Jolla is a real reserve in the heart of civilization; here we can see fur seals, lying right on the beach, and pelicans flying in the sky. Then we will go to the main street in the city – “Avenue” that is called local Rodeo Drive, because of a big number of expensive boutiques, art galleries, luxury hotels and fashionable restaurants there. After that, we will go up to the highest observation deck – Mount Soledad, the best place to watch and admire the city. Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial is also interesting. The walls, enveloping the nine-meters white cross, are covered with commemorative plaques immortalizing the soldiers who participated in military conflicts.
Our next stop is the charming Coronado Island. Famous “Del Coronado” hotel, where the “Some Like It Hot” movie was filmed in 1959. It was built in 1888. This place is famous for its old mansions, yachts, comfortable hotels and luxurious beach with white sand.
The historical center – The Gaslamp Quarter is famous for its theaters, nightclubs, music halls and a huge number of restaurants in restored Victorian buildings. Beautiful waterside, “Unconditional Surrender” that is the sculpture of an American sailor kissing a nurse, the Maritime Museum, where such famous ships as “Star of India”, the Soviet submarine B-39 and USS Midway aircraft carrier will impress you!
This is the heart and soul of the city! Park looks like an old Spanish town, it was built specifically for Panama-California exposition (1915-1916), celebrated the opening of Panama Canal. From then on, the park has become a favorite place of residents and guests of San Diego. We will walk through its shady alleys, enjoy amazing architecture and look into the nooks!