Discover with Timothy Tye
San Diego, California

Start here
San Diego, CaliforniaSan Diego, California
photo sourcehttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sandiego_1_bg_071302.jpg
authorshipJon Sullivan

photo licensing

San Diego is a city in southern California, USA. With a population of 1.3 million people, it is the second largest city in California after Los Angeles and the fifth wealthiest city in the United States.

The area where San Diego is located was discovered by explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo in 1542. He named the site San Miguel. Later in 1602, another explorer Sebastián Vizcaíno arrived there and renamed it San Diego. On 12 November of that year, the first Christian religious service was conducted there in conjunction with the Feast of San Diego.

Today San Diego is a highly industrialized city with its economy based on agriculture, biotechnology, biosciences, computer sciences, electronics, telecommunications, financial services, and more. It is the site of the University of California San Diego (UCSD).

Being located by the coast, San Diego experiences relatively uniform temperature throughout the year. The warmest months are July to September with average daily highs of around 77°F. Colest months are January and February woth average nighly lows reaching 50°F.

Casa de Balboa, Balboa Park, San DiegoCasa de Balboa, Balboa Park, San Diego
photo sourcehttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BalboaPark_Museum.jpg
authorshipStephane D'Alu

photo licensing

Travel to San Diego

By Plane
San Diego International Airport (SAN) is just 10 minutes from downtown San Diego. The airport receives mostly domestic flights, with the only international flights coming from Mexico and Canada. Ground transport from the airport includes the airport shuttle which costs $15 for a trip downtown. Alternatively you can take the Metro Bus No. 992 for just $2.25 to downtown San Diego.

In addition to San Diego International Airport, you can also use McClellan-Palomar Airport (CLD) and Tijuana International Airport (TIJ).

By Train
You can reach San Diego from Los Angeles on Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner train. It goes to the Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego.

Travel within San Diego

Public transport in San Diego comprises the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) buses and the San Diego Trolley light rail transit.

The bus fare is between $2.25 to $2.50 while the trolley fare is from $1.25 to $3 depending on distance. You can also buy day passes that can be used on both the buses and the trolley for $5.00 a day.

San Diego Zoo entranceSan Diego Zoo entrance
photo sourcehttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:San_Diego_Zoo_entrance_-10July2007.jpg
authorshipJim Moore

photo licensing

Places of Interest in San Diego

  1. Balboa Park
    Big park in downtown San Diego with many individual attractions.

  2. San Diego Zoo
    One of the biggest and most prestigious zoos in the world.

  3. Air & Space Museum
    Museum devoted to aviation history, with its star exhibit being the A-12 Blackbird.

  4. San Diego Museum of Art
    Museum exhibiting art from America and Europe.

  5. San Diego Automotive Museum
    Museum exhibiting vintage as well as luxury automobiles from America and Europe.

  6. Plaza de Panama
    Venue of the 1915 Exposition.

  7. San Diego Museum of Man
    Anthropological museum chronicling the history of mankind.

  8. SeaWorld
    One of the three SeaWorld marine parks in the US.

  9. Mission San Diego de Alcala
    Oldest of the missions in California.

Nearby Sights

  1. Tijuana, Mexico
    The border city of Tijuana is a popular excursion if you happen to be in San Diego. You can cross the border at San Ysidro.

Add your business/shop to my site

How would you like to have your business or shop added to this website, so that would-be customers can easily find you? This website provides place information of the whole world, with special emphasis on Malaysia and Singapore.

If you has a shop or business anywhere in Malaysia or Singapore, with a physical location, you may have your shop listed on one of the pages of this site. For example, a shop in Cheras will be placed on the Cheras page, another in Kota Bharu is listed in the Kota Bharu page, and so on. You only need to pay a one-time fee, and your shop will be listed for you for as long as this site is still running. There are different placement plans available. To find out more, CONTACT ME

Going somewhere?

If you're travelling somewhere, look for accommodation using the Search Hotel engine below. It helps you find the online booking site that offers the best rates for the room you want.

Book your hotel room here

If you're traveling somewhere soon, book your hotel room online with Agoda. Agoda offers the best prices on 2,000,000+ properties worldwide. Click here to find the room you want.

Looking for a book? Get it from Book Depository with free delivery worldwide!

I have just discovered Book Depository, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, and I love it. This is where you can buy books and have them sent to you. But unlike Amazon, when you purchase using Book Depository, you enjoy free delivery worldwide. Give it a try today!

 Latest pages in Discover with Timothy Tye

 Vital Links

Hire a car | Our Recipes | Facebook Posts | Just Curious | Not In The Dictionary | Our Flowering Garden

My YouTube Videos

Timothy Tye YouTube Channel

Check out my YouTube Channel and don't forget to subscribe!

The United States of America, so much to explore!

Let me show you the United States - pick a state and start exploring!

About Timothy Tye

Welcome to my website, Discover with Timothy Tye. I started it in 2003 to freely share information about places. Today it has close to thirty thousand pages. I have been writing this website full time since 1 November 2007, and continue to do so as a means to satisfy my curiosity about the world around me. I am happy if the information I have assembled is useful to you. Please follow me on Facebook!

As a Christian, I hope that through this website, I am able to deliver God's Good News to those who need it all over the world. If you wish to contact me, please submit the contact form. Thanks again, don't forget to follow me on Facebook!

 Malaysia Travel Tips!

My Malaysia Travel Tips has useful information on every state in Malaysia (Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, Terengganu) and every major city and destination (Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Ipoh, Langkawi, Cameron Highlands, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Alor Setar, Seremban, Petaling Jaya, Putrajaya, Kota Bharu, Kuala Terengganu, Taiping) and hundreds of smaller towns.

 Singapore Travel Tips!

In addition to covering Malaysia, I have created the travel tips for Singapore. Please visit my Singapore Travel Tips for browse through the pages there.


Hosting

This website is hosted on Bluehost, one of the biggest web hosting companies in the world.

Copyright © 2003-2018 Timothy Tye. All Rights Reserved.