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San Diego characterises a typical Southern Californian beach city: with year-round sunshine and surf, a superb coastline with miles of sandy-white beaches, easygoing inhabitants, and a wide variety of world-class family attractions tourists, long-time vacationers and would-be residents can't help but be drawn to 'America's finest city'.
Although California's third biggest city with an ever-increasing population of more than a million, San Diego prides itself on its conservative small-town ambience, with very little of the pollution, highway congestion and raciness of Los Angeles. In 1769 a Spanish missionary by the name of Father Junipero Serra established a Catholic mission and fortified settlement in what was later to become San Diego; it was the first permanent European settlement on the West Coast of the United States. It remained a village backwater until, with the bombing of Pearl Harbour during World War II, the US Naval Fleet Headquarters was relocated to San Diego Bay and the booming of wartime activity transformed it into a thriving city.
The city is a vibrant collection of colourful neighbourhoods and communities. It has award-winning restaurants, trendy shopping districts, attractions such as the world-renowned San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld, and a dynamic downtown district that includes the city's historic Gaslamp Quarter. There are numerous indications of its Mexican and Spanish heritage in the traditional architecture, typical Mexican cuisine, and strong links with the town of Tijuana just across the Mexican border.
San Diego is also rich in art and culture, and the city boasts the largest urban cultural park in the US, with beautiful gardens and Spanish architecture featuring 15 museums, art galleries and theatres to be found in Balboa Park. More than 70 miles (113km) of beaches around the city offer superb surfing and beach activities and provide the perfect introduction to this accessible and laid-back city.
Boasting a rooftop pool and bar, this luxury design hotel features a 36-inch flat-screen TV in each luxurious guest room. Dining and nightlife in the Gaslamp District is just 7 minutes’ walk away.
An iPod docking station and free newspaper are standard for each room at Hotel Palomar – San Diego. Each en suite bathroom includes a bathrobe and rainforest showerhead.
Saltbox Restaurant is located on site and serves local, contemporary cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy a signature cocktail or beer from the bar. Summersalt Lounge features poolside dining on the 4th floor rooftop.
‘Nature’s Spa by Jurlique’ is a full-service spa that offers in-room services. Guests are invited to a complimentary evening wine hour and to make use of the 24-hour fitness centre.
The San Diego Zoo is 3.2 km from this hotel. The San Diego International Airport can be reached in 12 minutes’ drive.
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