San Diego City Guide
When most people think of San Diego, California, they probably think of the San Diego Zoo, Comic Con, and the Festival of Beer. Or at least two out of the three. With a population of 1.38 million, over half the city made up of beaches, and the distinction of being on the Farmers’ Almanac’s Top 10 Best Climates, you’d have to be a glutton for punishment not to move here.
Compared to California’s two other large cities, Los Angeles and San Francisco, San Diego is quite affordable, which means that you can spend your hard-earned cash on Hookah bars in the Gas Lamp district, indie coffee shops and art galleries in the hipster-hood of North Park, and cheap leather bracelets in Tijuana, which is just 20 miles away. In addition, Hollywood is a mere 120-mile drive away—though it might take you three days to get there what with the well-used freeways and all.
And when you return from your numerous road-trip adventures, you’re going to need a place to store all your treasures. A safe and secure self-storage unit is the perfect way to keep your Far East tobacco pipe, velvet paintings, and jugs of mescal out of your roommate’s hands.
If you’re thinking about joining the Army but aren’t sure you’re up for its ferocious boot camp, you can always wander down to Naval Base San Diego, one of the largest bases of the U.S. Navy, and ask for a tour. Speaking of the ocean, if you’re into whales (or even if you’re not), be sure to go whale watching: each year about 25,000 whales migrate to SoCal from Alaska.
And if a stray fluking gray whale happens to follow you home, don’t worry—a 10’ x 30’ unit in a self storage facility ought to make a nice habitat for your new friend.