San Diego, the third largest city in California, offers the best of Southern California without the traffic and crowds of Los Angeles. Situated on the United States/Mexican boarder, it serves as the gateway to Mexico. With year round great weather, San Diego’s beaches, zoo, amusement parks and historical sites are open all year round. One of the best ways to visit the San Diego area is to hire a limousine in San Diego and explore the many different areas of this region.
Pacific Beach is a great place to begin your journey in San Diego. Pacific Beach is San Diego’s largest beach and has over 3.2 miles of boardwalk near the beach. Surfing, swimming, and boogie boards are in constant use here. There are miles of shopping, dining and equipment rental stalls near the beach. For later, the beach has a vibrant night life at several local bars and nightclubs. This is the area that the young people of San Diego frequent. Many of the streets of the area are named after jewels, and Pacific Beach is a jewel of San Diego.
Continuing north from San Diego, next is the seaside resort community of La Jolla. This is an upper scale community nearer San Diego and the home of the University of California at San Diego and the Salk Institute. La Jolla has its own beach, Korean War memorial on Mount Soledad, vibrant nightlife and coffee shops filled with students. In an area filled with beaches, the blue waters of La Jolla’s beaches stand out. The city is known as the jewel of San Diego. The Torrey Pines Golf Course is located here.
Solana Beach is the next town continuing north in your town car from San Diego. Solana Beach, started as a ranch by a single owner, is a small beach town of 12,000 people. Areas of this town were settled by the families of Mexican workers on the ranchos. Solana Beach has a central access and lots of sand and surf. These beaches are used by families, and both smoking and alcohol is banned on the beaches here. The town has a number of great souvenir shops and small cafes, along with quaint houses.
Encinitas is the next city on your trip north. This city’s main industry is ornamental flowers, and flowers can be found all over the city. Encinitas specialty is poinsettias. This city is divided into several sections. There is a new area with modern buildings, houses and shopping malls. Old Encinatas features homes and streets from the rancho area of San Diego. Leucadia features homes built in the 1950s with tree lined streets and large boulevards. Olivehein is the rural part of the city, where many of the flowers are grown. Cardiff-by-the-Sea is the ocean community in the city. Here, homes sit right on the beach.
The last city in the San Diego area is Del Mar. Mentioned in the Beach Boys’ Surfing USA, Del Mar is a small upper class town located on several beaches. Del Mar’s 15th Street Beach receives frequent mention as one of the top beaches in the world. The Del Mar Racetrack is located here, and is famous for its horse racing. Built by Bing Crosby and other Hollywood celebrities, Bing welcomed visitors on opening day. This is the track that was the home to Seabiscuit of movie fame. The Torrey Pine National Reserve, located here, has some great bridges for your limousine from San Diego to drive over. Torrey pine trees are only grown in this region of the world.
Taking a ride in a limousine or town car in San Diego will help you enjoy the great beauty of San Diego and leave behind memories to last a lifetime. There is no more comfortable and personal way to explore the San Diego region of Southern California.
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