The second largest city in California, and the birthplace of the state, San Diego was the first site visited by Europeans on what is now the West Coast of the United States, when Juan Cabrillo landed on San Diego Bay in 1542. The city directly borders Mexico, and sits on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. With its long history, beautiful natural landscape, and diverse cultural and ethnic environment, as well as its year-round moderate climate (it was ranked one of the top two summer climates in the country by the Weather Channel), San Diego has much to offer any tourist, and is a perfect venue for Senior Summer School.
Its glorious natural landscape includes mountains, beaches, mesas, canyons and even the San Diego River that flows through the city. Its dramatic night skyline consists of a long string of illuminated buildings and bridges that reflect off the water. San Diego’s Spanish and Mexican heritage is reflected in a number of historical sites across the city, and the community is dedicated to supporting its vibrant, varied artistic and cultural enterprises. Of course, San Diego’s world-famous zoo and the vast, wondrous collection of museums, gardens, and other attractions in Balboa Park are not to be missed.
Accommodations at The University of San Diego’s recently constructed San Buenaventura Apartments, nestled in at Mission Crossroads, offers a comfortable, convenient home base for Senior Summer School, complete with a stunning view. The University of San Diego is considered one of the most beautiful campuses in America, and the back of this lovely building overlooks Mission Bay.