Despite the Zoo, the historic districts, the beaches, and the bumping city center, San Diego Bay is still the main attraction in this city. Not only is the bay exquisitely beautiful 365 days of the year, its 34 miles of waterfront are filled with restaurants, shops, parks, and attractions. First colonized by Spain in the late 18th-century, the bay is today one of the most picturesque and best protected natural harbors on the continent. It is home to the world's oldest seaworthy ship, the tallest waterfront hotel on the west coast, and the remarkable Coronado Bridge (built in 1969 and rising to a height of some 200 feet above the water), not to mention more than 75 vessels of the United States Navy. Several museum ships line the bay, including the massive USS Midway and the Star of India, the oldest iron-hulled merchant ship still on the water. Nature-lovers will find rare and endangered species in the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge and several other surrounding areas; some 215 species of California's native birds can be found along the waterfront, including eight endangered species.-Andrew Robinton

 
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Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
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Address:
3165 Pacific Highway
San Diego, California 92101-1128


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