San Diego

San Diego, California's second largest city, is renowned for its idyllic, mild Mediterranean climate. Fresh breezes from the sea softly blow year-round in this palm-lined town. This truly remarkable city, surrounded by ocean and rich nature, provides an environment not only for sightseeing but also for conducting research in various fields. Popular attractions include the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and Balboa Park with its many museums. This beautiful town is home to many artists and has often been used by the movie companies. San Diego lies two hours (by driving) south of Los Angeles and lies just 30 minutes north of the Mexican border.


La Jolla is famous for some of the most prestigious and upscale neighborhoods in California. There are numerous fine art galleries, boutiques, and elegant restaurants. La Jolla has also served as the setting of many movies. The beach, which spawned many professional surfers, supports year-round outdoor recreation. Visitors and residents can enjoy many marine sports, including hang gliding or paragliding from sheer rocks at the coast. La Jolla also features the prestigious Torrey Pines Golf Course, which has been the site of the official PGA Tour's San Diego tournament; many golfers from around the world enjoy playing golf at this dramatic ocean-view course.