San Diego Metropolitan Area

San Diego welcomes gay and lesbian travelers with a vast array of activities, including six popular annual Pride festivities, and a vibrant gay and lesbian community. Visit once and get hooked on the sunshine and spirit of a city where people from all walks of life come together to meet, shop, dine and enjoy the area’s arts, culture and nightlife.

The beach is more than a boundary dividing land from sea, more than a place to swim or sunbathe. In San Diego, the beach is a way of life. There is plenty to do: surfing and sailing, biking and running, swimming and diving along San Diego’s many coastal beaches and bays.


Hillcrest, home to San Diego’s gay and lesbian community, is an exciting uptown district that celebrates diversity year-round. Strolling along its main thoroughfares, University Avenue and the tree-lined Fifth Avenue, guests are eased by the community’s openness, hospitality and quaint neighborhood charm. Hillcrest celebrates San Diego’s hip and wild side with a mix of exotic bistros, eclectic coffee houses, urban-style boutiques, nightspots and so much more. Hungry? Head downtown to the Gas Lamp District. Serving everything from Afghan to Vietnamese, San Diego’s dining scene is more than just your average fair.

Coronado Island

The City of Coronado, also known as “Crown City”, was incorporated in 1890.  People have been visiting this small island like community for more than 120 years. With the Pacific Ocean on one side and the San Diego Bay on the other side, you get the feeling you are away from it all and yet you are only minutes from all that downtown San Diego has to offer.

Besides the beaches Coronado is home to great restaurants, boutique shops and of course the world renowned Hotel Del Coronado. The Hotel is one world icon and has been delivering its style of elegance for 125 years.

Mission Beach

Mission Beach spans two miles along the Pacific Ocean and San Diego River estuary.  Even though it is part of the City of San Diego it’s still beach community of its own.  Mission Beach has a ton of hotel options, great restaurants, shopping and just about anything you would need to provide you with a complete beach vacation.

La Jolla

Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on three sides, La Jolla is an affluent beach community with almost 7 miles of shore line.  Come here and stay at one of the many resorts, vacation homes and inns.  There’s also world-class shopping & one-of-a-kind dining. All this within minutes of downtown San Diego.


Is the northern most city in the San Diego county, known for its wild beaches and some of the top surfing in Southern California.  Its mild weather lends for leisurely walks on its three miles of beach or possibly in out the longest wooden pier on the Pacific Coast. Oceanside is easy to get to as it’s the major transportation hub between San Diego and Los Angeles.

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