Why San Diego

Its superb coastline and near-perfect climate make it the quintessential Southern California beach city. Most J1ers heading for the beaches end up living in the beach towns north of the city of San Diego in places like Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, and Pacific Beach all of which are blessed-by-nature.

For obvious reasons San Diego has a huge influx of both domestic and international students for the summer months, which makes for an extremely competitive job and housing market so if you’re going to San Diego, we suggest doing your research before you travel.


The San Diego area can be an incredible place to visit almost any time of the year. With coastal temperatures around 75 degrees (24°C) most of the time, the weather is ideal. The climate of Southern California is rather complex, however, and temperatures change rapidly as one travels from the coast inward, with increases as much as one degree Fahrenheit for each mile inland.


Things to See

San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Balboa Park, Comic Con, Mission District

By Air

Flights to San Diego land at the San Diego International Airport (SAN).

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