Doses of sun and breezes and humidity are measured so perfectly, it’s as if sweating is banned by city ordinance.
But while being here seems pleasure enough, playing here is popular, too.
It is a place in constant motion.
Runners and walkers share beachfront trails with riders of Segways, bicycles, longboards and rollerblades. Paddleboarders, sailors and kayakers dot the bay.
But all that exercise creates an appetite.
When the stomach starts to growl, try the crab cakes at Mitch’s Seafood, which features a nice view of a marina and catches exclusively from the waters off San Diego and Northern Baja.
Hit Point Loma at dusk and gaze down upon the city lights. Hypnotic rows of white gravestones align the hillsides at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, which has the remains of 112,000 people from military conflicts dating back to the 1800s, including at least 23 winners of the Medal of Honor.
Across a spiraling bridge is Coronado, where a stop at the Burger Lounge for onion rings and grass-fed beef is a must. Down the same road is Hotel del Coronado, whose rust-shingled spires overlook a massive beach.
Eleven presidents have stayed at the hotel, which has served as a backdrop for a slew of movies, including Some Like It Hot.
Save time, too, for a trek up to LaJolla, the Beverly Hills of San Diego. Go-to dining and breathtaking sunsets can be found at George’s at the Cove.
George’s makes a fuss over the food and its customers, whose used napkins are re-folded upon their return from the restroom.