Tucked away in the nation’s most southwesterly corner on a perfectly sheltered harbor, mild mannered San Diego is continuously caressed by gentle sea winds that both cool it in the summer and warm it in the winter. The harbor provides the perfect setting for San Diego’s famous naval base and the subsequent surfeit of sailors doesn’t hurt the sightseeing either.
Sailing may be popular here but surfing is a way of life, and Pacific Beach is the home of the country’s only gay surfers’ club. Also available for your enjoyment are the flourishing gay & lesbian communities of Hillcrest, North Park and Normal Heights. Spend an afternoon watching hang-gliders off the cliffs of La Jolla while enjoying the sun and surf at the popular, nude Black’s Beach; or drive to Coronado to visit The Hotel Del Coronado where you can dine and sip cocktails against the breathtaking backdrop of a national historic landmark. It was here that a cross-dressing Tony Curtis lost his heart to a wonderfully dizzy Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot.
A red trolley or taxi will take you from the skyscrapers of downtown to the Mexican border where the bargain hunter’s mecca of Tijuana awaits. San Diego offers museums, concerts, cafes, an aquarium, and the country’s most exquisite zoo. Visit the “Old Town” for a flavor of San Diego’s origins. Or, just experience the fragrance of eucalyptus as sea mist sweeps over San Diego’s cliffs and through the ancient Torre pines.