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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.
Located adjacent to San Diego's vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, the modern Kimpton Solamar Hotel features a rooftop outdoor swimming pool and lounge. Guests can enjoy free daily wine tasting along with free coffee and tea in the morning.
Select suites offer spa baths, separate living areas or city views at Kimpton Solamar Hotel. Each room provides a 55-inch flat-screen TV, a multi-outlet charging station, a minibar and an en suite bathroom. Bathrobes and honour bars with gourmet treats are also provided.
Fresh and locally sourced seafood is featured in dishes at Jsix Restaurant onsite. Overlooking views of the Gaslamp Quarter, LOUNGEsix features poolside dining at Kimpton Solamar Hotel.
In-room spa services, yoga and room service are offered at this hotel. Guests can work out in the on-site fitness centre.
Home of the San Diego Padres professional baseball team, PETCO Park is 10 minutes' walk from the hotel. The San Diego Convention Center is just 7 minutes' walk away from Kimpton Solamar Hotel.
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