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San Diego

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Overview

San Diego is the second largest city in the US State of California, and is the eight largest city in the entire United States. Located just north of the Mexican border, San Diego has miles of beaches and a mild Mediterranean-like climate. Late summer and early autumn are typically the hottest times of the year in San Diego.

As a result of its close proximity to Mexico, there is a noticeable Latin American influence throughout the city. From street names to restaurants and Spanish missions, the influence of its neighboring country is obvious. However, this is not nearly the only culture seen in San Diego. Due to a large ethnic mix, San Diego is filled with a wide range of cultural influences, particularly in cuisine.

San Diego is also a major center for the United States' military, with 16 military facilities located within its borders.



Destinations
The following destinations can be visited on a cruise leaving from San Diego, California:
Hawaii
Mexican Riviera
Pacific Coastal
Panama Canal
South America



Cruise Lines Departing Here

Carnival Cruise Lines
Celebrity Cruises
Holland America Line
Princess Cruises
Royal Caribbean



Currency
The official currency of the United States is the dollar.


Language
The official language is English.


Tourist Attractions
San Diego is a beautiful city, offering fabulous year-round weather. As such, it's a very popular vacation spot for many people and is a great choice for a cruise departure port.

Art and music lovers have lots to do and see in San Diego, as this amazing city has many museums and a few galleries. Many of the museums are located in Balboa Park. For example, these include the San Diego Museum of Art, the San Diego Natural History Museum and the San Diego Museum of Man. The San Diego Opera has been ranked by Opera America as one of the top ten opera companies in the US.

There's a ton of places to go and things to do with your family in San Diego. For instance, popular theme parks in San Diego include SeaWorld San Diego, the San Diego Zoo (in Balboa Park), Legoland and Belmont amusement park.

Because of its ethnic and cultural diversity, San Diego is a great place to find a wide range of different types of cuisine. Many of the most popular restaurants in San Diego can be found in Little Italy, La Jolla, Hillcrest, the Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town.

Surfing and skating are popular sports commonly seen taking place in San Diego. In fact, many professional skateboarders and surfers make their home in San Diego due to its popularity with their respective sports. San Diego is also the home city of a few professional sports teams, including the San Diego Padres (MLB) and the San Diego Chargers (NFL).

Not surprisingly, because of the miles and miles of beautiful beaches in San Diego, sunbathing and swimming are other popular activities.


Port Location & Parking Fees
San Diego International Airport is located about only 3 miles from the Port of San Diego, with about a 15 minute travel time between them (depending on traffic).

Taxis are available at the airport to take you to the pier. Another option is to purchase ground transfers through the cruise line, from the airports that they're available from.

Address:
Port of San Diego
"B" Street Cruise Ship Terminal
1140 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92112

Parking Fees (subject to change):
Parking at the port is not available for cruisers. However, long-term parking is available at nearby facilities:

Alright Parking Lot
(located across the street from the pier)
900 West Broadway
$7.00 per day (cash and major credit cards)

Ace Parking Lot
(located 1 1/2 blocks from the pier)
1200 Pacific Highway
$8.00 per day (check or money order only)
 
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