Getting to Know the Area
Welcome to San Diego, California’s second-largest city, where blue skies keep watch over 70 miles of beaches and a gentle Mediterranean climate means paradise every day. Bordered by Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Laguna Mountains, San Diego County’s 4,200 square miles offer immense options for business and pleasure. It can take years to discover all this diverse area has to offer; the following are just some of the highlights. Remember to check for MWR discount tickets to attractions and theme parks. Current pricing is available at www.navylifesw.com/tickets
Located in the heart of the city, the Gaslamp Quarter has become the hub of cultural activities and bustling nightlife. Encompassing 16 blocks, the Gaslamp Quarter has a predominantly Victorian feel among the skyscrapers surrounding the district. With more than 200 restaurants, shops, galleries and clubs, and music ranging from jazz to country and western, this locality promises quality time in a quality setting. Visit www.gaslamp.org
for more information. San Diego Botanic Garden is a place of year-round beauty. Located 30 minutes north of San Diego in Encinitas, San Diego Botanic Garden features numerous exhibits, including rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest, California native plants, Mediterranean climate landscapes, succulent gardens, an herb garden, and the largest interactive children’s garden on the West Coast. Visit www.sdbgarden.org
for more information.