You stay classy, San Diego

San Diego is a city on the Pacific coast of California known for its beaches, parks and warm climate. A deep harbor is home to a large active naval fleet, with the USS Midway, an aircraft-carrier-turned-museum, open to the public. The following are some of the points of interest that can be seen from the over San Diego Bay.

Coronado Bridge

The bridge opened to traffic on August 3, 1969, during the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of San Diego. The two-mile long bridge ascends from Coronado at a 4.67 percent grade, reaching a height of 200-feet above the water, before curving 80 degrees toward San Diego. It is supported by 27 concrete girders, the longest ever made at the time of construction.

Chicano Park

Chicano Park is a 7.9 acre park located beneath the San Diego-Coronado Bridge in Barrio Logan, a predominantly Chicano or Mexican American and Mexican-migrant community. The park is home to the country’s largest collection of outdoor murals.

Hotel Del

The Hotel Del Coronado (known locally as the Hotel Del) is a historic beachfront hotel in the city of Coronado. It is one of the few surviving examples of an American architectural genre: the wooden Victorian beach resort. It is the second largest wooden structure in the United States.

Old Point Loma Lighthouse

The best known landmark in Point Loma, this small lighthouse was first lit in 1855. At 422 feet above sea level at the entrance of the bay, the seemingly good location for a lighthouse soon proved to be a poor choice, as fog and cloud within the marine layer often obscured the beam for ocean-going vessels and it ceased operation in 1891.

Naval Base Coronado (NBC)

Naval Base Coronado (NBC) is a consolidated Navy installation encompassing eight military facilities. Employing over 36,000 military and civilian personnel, NBC accounts for over 30% of the Region’s total workforce, and has the largest workforce in San Diego County.

Mission Bay

Developed in the 1940’s, the bay is part of the recreational Mission Bay Park, the largest man-made aquatic park in the country, consisting of 4,235 acres.

San Diego International Airport (SAN)

San Diego International is the busiest single runway airport in the United States and third-busiest single runway in the world, behind Mumbai Airport and London Gatwick.

Balboa Park

Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre historic urban cultural park. In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens, and walking paths, it contains museums, several theaters, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

USS Midway Museum

The USS Midway Museum is a historical naval aircraft carrier museum located in downtown San Diego, California at Navy Pier. The museum consists of the aircraft carrier Midway. The ship houses an extensive collection of aircraft.

Kansas City Barbeque

Great Balls of Fire! This unassuming BBQ joint is known for being the filming location for the bar scenes used in the 1986 film Top Gun.

San Diego Convention Center

Completed in 2001, this 2.6M sq ft convention center is home to many events throughout the year. The most notable of which may be San Diego Comic-Con, the largest annual comic and pop culture festival in the world.

Naval Base San Diego

Naval Base San Diego is home port to approximately 54 ships. Ashore, the base has approximately 120 separate tenant commands and other Navy support facilities, each having specific and specialized fleet support missions.