Retire in San Diego

Activities and Culture

Learn about San Diego's' popular activities and culture.

Activities

If living right next to one of the best beaches in the world isn't enough for you, San Diego offers top quality activities in just about every category you can imagine. Abundance of outdoor and water activities? Check. Top golf city? Check. Excellent restaurant and cultural scene? Check. You'd be hard pressed to find a more impressive city activities wise, but of course that ideal lifestyle comes at a cost.

At a glance

Bowling Alleys:

6

Movie Theaters:

19

Casinos:

0

Public Libraries:

40

Malls:

23

Shooting Ranges:

5

Sports Teams within 60 Miles:

2

Closest Beach:

Coronado (6 miles away)

Closest Skiing:

Snow Valley (134 miles away)

Golf courses and country clubs:

18

Universities:

18

  • Area
  • National Average

Food

Food Summary

For those who crave outstanding Mexican food, it doesn't get much better than San Diego. Only a few miles from the Mexican border, the city serves up tamales, enchiladas, and fish tacos that are tough to beat. San Diego's fine dining and international offerings are impressive as well, with enough choices to satisfy any palate.

  • Restaurants

    5671
  • Bars

    333
  • Local Specialty

Culture

Culture Summary

Being a large city, the San Diego area has plenty to offer in terms of a cultural scene. The USS Midway Museum and the Maritime Museum of San Diego are both great options for those who have a naval or nautical interest, while the San Diego Museum of Art features both classic and contemporary pieces. For those interested in the performing arts, the Old Globe Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, or National Comedy Theatre are all popular options for those looking to see a show.

  • Total performing arts companies

    320
  • Museums

    90
  • Historical Sites

    65
  • Zoos and Botanical Gardens

    21
  • Vineyards

    25

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