San Diego County

San Diego County is home to 3.28 million people, making it the second most populated in California. Offering 70 miles of beautiful coastline, the county is home to 18 cities and is divided into seven regions. 


If you love nature, you’ll want to check out this region. The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, which is the largest park in California, can be found here. The park is well-known for its picturesque views of wildflowers and cacti when they’re in bloom. 

Central San Diego

Home to the airport and Downtown San Diego, this is the region most people think of when it comes to the city. From restaurants and boutiques to the USS Midway Museum and San Diego Convention Center, there are so many things to see and do here. You can experience the nightlife in the Gaslamp Quarter or take in the coastal views in Ocean Beach


This region is every nature lover’s dream. You can go hiking, camping or horseback riding at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, which spans 26,000 acres and is home to Cuyamaca Peak, the second-highest mountain in California. 

The Lions, Tigers & Bears animal sanctuary is also located in this region. 

East County

Located east of Central San Diego, East County is known for its beautiful parks and being a family-friendly area. It’s also conveniently located to Downtown San Diego and some of the city’s biggest attractions. 

One of the most notable cities in this area is El Cajon. The city is known for its beautiful parks, golf courses, and Water Conservation Garden. The Sycuan Casino is another popular attraction. 

North County 

North County is home to Del Mar, which is one of the best places in San Diego to view sunsets, thanks to the cliffs overlooking some of the city’s most beautiful beaches

Julian is also located in this region. This community is famous for its apple pie, which can be found at any number of the many pie shops in town.

Mountain Empire

This region of San Diego County offers breathtaking mountainous views and hiking trails. Mountain Empire consists of the rugged Laguna Mountains and Cleveland National Forest. The region is also home to four Native American reservations. 

South Bay

South Bay spans from the end of the San Diego city center to San Ysidro. In this region, you’ll find Imperial Beach, which offers access to Coronado Island and is known for breweries and a farmer’s market. 

Chula Vista is also located in South Bay. This city is known for its Mexican food, with Tacos El Gordo being one of its most popular restaurants. The city is also known for its park and golf courses.