San Diego, California, USA

San Diego is one of California's most important cities and San Diego is known for its fantastic beaches, natural harbor areas and historic buildings. Full of outdoor activities and tourist attractions, including San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and Balboa Park. San Diego's diverse neighborhoods include plenty of shopping, dining, tourism and entertainment opportunities.

The city of San Diego has thrived since the opening of the Santa Fe Railroad in the late 19th century and much of the city is centered around San Diego's compact downtown district, the Gaslamp Quarter and the charming Old Town area.

San Diego features many superb tourist attractions, including Belmont Park - a major amusement park dating back to 1925, Birch Aquarium, San Diego Zoo founded in 1916 and home to more than 4,000 animals, including many endangered species; SeaWorld and Knott's Soak City USA a popular water park.

Things to see and do

* San Diego Zoo
* Mission Beach
* Cabrillo National Monument
* Balboa Park
* Sea World

Cruise Season – May - Sept
Currency – US Dollar (US$)
Language – English
Land Area - 839 square kilometers
Population – 1,300,000
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1

Port Location – The port of San Diego is located approximately half a mile from downtown San Diego and three miles from the airport.

Transport Links – San Diego's local airport offers regular connecting flights with Los Angeles as well as numerous direct flights to and from destinations across the country. Train and bus travel are also popular methods of transport in San Diego.