Downtown San Diego or Centre City is the 8th largest city in the U.S. and is comprised of 8 smaller neighborhoods like Little Italy and Gaslamp. The city sprawls quite a bit, reaching up toward Escondido and south to Tijuana, but the main downtown section is the area along the bay. This area is becoming popular once more as improvements have been made to existing buildings and new ones have been built.
Being the transportation hub of greater San Diego, the downtown area features the city's major airport, train depot, and trolley station. Like any major metropolitan area, a list of things to see and do is limited only by your imagination. World-class museums, theaters, art centers, libraries, hotels, science centers, restaurants, and stores are available throughout the city. The San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and Horton Plaza are the most popular attractions. Add to these the San Diego Padres' home ball field (Petco Park) and the 22-acre Embarcadero Marine Park, and there is truly something for everyone.
San Diego’s climate is known as one of the best in the country and the world. Steady temperatures, low precipitation, and plenty of warm California sunshine make outdoor living possible year-round. San Diego’s proximity to the Mexican border makes a quick vacation simple and affordable. The quality of life and the conveniences draw people from all over the world to enjoy the Southern California lifestyle.