An Overview of San Diego
The second largest city in California and one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, the city of San Diego is a dynamic city rich in beaches, culture, diversity, and one of the most enviable climates in the nation -- all elements that support its moniker as "America`s Finest City." Adjacent to the U.S./Mexico border, San Diego lies 120 miles south of Los Angeles along the Pacific Ocean. The city sits at the southern end of Interstate Highway 5, the main thoroughfare running along the west coast, Interstate Highway 15, winding its way inland to northeastern destinations, as well as the western end of Interstate Highway 8, which runs east to Arizona.
The Greater San Diego area is rich in beautiful natural climates and settings, from the windswept beach communities like Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Del Mar, La Jolla, and Pacific Beach along the Pacific Ocean to the mesas and canyon areas of Mission Hills, Hillcrest, and North Park to gorgeous views of the interior valleys and mountains of the inland communities of Alpine, Mount Helix, Jamul, La Mesa, Lakeside, and Santee.