Diego is the second largest California city with 70 miles of beaches
and a gentle Mediterranean climite gegs for a day of everything and
nothing. Bordered by Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, the Anza-Borrego Desert
and the Laguna Mountains, San Diego county's 4,200 sq mi offer immense
options for gay business and pleasure. With the Mexican city of Tijuana
just minutes from downtown, San Diego is an international experience
with all the comforts of a great city. For a real taste of Mexico, hop
on the San Diego Trolley and cross the international border. Enter a
country so rich in culture you can taste it before your lips hit the
ring of salt. The dance and deals are alive and well on the streets of
Tijuana. Head a little farther south for a few nights' stay at one of
the amazing resorts nestled between rock and cove on a white sand beach.
With San Diego International Airport (SAN) only 3 miles norhtwest of downtown San Diego and the Gaslamp Quarter, the gay and lesbian visitor can move from jet lagged to jet setting in one quick taxi trip. From suave steakhouses and eclectic ethnic fare, dinner clubs to sultry jazz bars, the over 100 restaurants intermingled with dance and drink are all situated within walking distance of each other.
Spend a day at the lush 1,200 acre Balboa Park, one of the nation's largest cultural complexes and home to the largest concentration of museums west of the Mississippi. And, of course, the Old Globe Theatre with world-class opera and Tony Award-winning theatre. See gay theatre by attending a live performance of the Diversionary Theatre (See San Diego Organizations for more information).
San Diego is home to world famous attractions such as Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Old Town San Diego Historical Park, SeaWorld, and the San Diego Harbor to name just a few. "America's Finest City" is home to Vegas-style gaming. San Diego's eight casinos have everything from poker to Pai Gow, to blackjack and nearly as many slot machines as the destination has grains of sand. Information obtained, in part, courtesy of San Diego Convention & Visitor's Bureau.