San Diego is the second largest city in California and the economic center of the region. It relies economically on military and defense-related activities, tourism, international trade, and manufacturing. The University of California, San Diego (UCSD), with the affiliated UCSD Medical Center helped the area become a center of research in biotechnology.
Tourism is a major industry in San Diego owing to the city's idyllic climate, pristine beaches, and tourist attractions such as Belmont amusement park, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the SeaWorld San Diego. Visitors often find it most difficult to decide what to do and see among the region's vast and diverse offerings to enjoy a remarkable vacation experience. Toward the east, San Diego offers endless opportunities to hike, camp and, observe wildlife. Moving west, San Diego county features 70 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline which supports year-round surfing, boating, sailing, swimming and fishing
San Diego is home to Major League Baseball's San Diego Padres. It also hosts three NCAA universities: the San Diego State University, the University of California, San Diego and the University of San Diego. San Diego's deep involvement in sports continues to enhance its sports tourism and fitness industry. To learn more about what San Diego has to offer, visit the city's official website at https://www.sandiego.gov/