The Afar Guide to
San Diego

San Diego is the birthplace of the state of California and sits at the border with Mexico. Mild weather, sunshine, and 70 miles of coastline contribute to the allure of "America's Finest City." Here, the traveler will find culturally diverse neighborhoods, the largest water park in the United States, a seemingly unlimited number of outdoor activities, and abundant open space. San Diego is built atop undeveloped canyons, which spreads the city out and gives it a small-town feel.

Essential San Diego Facts to

know before you go

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Rajam RooseSan Diego Local Expert

Rajam Roose runs a small massage practice in San Diego and organizes conferences for manual therapists. She enjoys good food and hiking throughout the state of California, particularly the Central Coast. In her youth, she gave away her belongings to embark on a 4-year hitchhiking adventure around the U.S., Mexico, the Bahamas, and Venezuela. You can learn more at