The best views of San Diego, “America’s Finest City”

November 19th 2013

By Sarean Khliang, Leasing Specialist

The stunning view from Coronado Island shows off America's Finest City.
Head to Coronado Island for the best view of America's Finest City. Photo courtesy SD Dirk.

With a nickname like "America's Finest City," San Diego has a lot to live up to. Lest you have any doubts, check out these amazing locations that make San Diego worthy of its nickname:

Best place to view downtown: Coronado Island.
To get there, drive across San Diego's iconic 2-mile Coronado Bridge or hop on a ferry from downtown. The island showcases San Diego's downtown skyline in all its glory.

Best spot to watch the sunset: Sunset Cliffs.
Watch as the horizon changes colors as the waves crash along the side of the cliffs. You may even spot a couple of surfers.

Best hike to view the city: Cowles Mountain.
Take in a panoramic view of the city on this three-mile hike. You can even bring your four-legged friend.

Best location to view wildlife: La Jolla Cove.
Get up close and personal with San Diego's marine wildlife. Catch a glimpse of the seals that make La Jolla Cove home year-round, or view the many birds bob in the water.

Best historical view point: Cabrillo National Monument.
Discover the history at your feet as you step onto one of the first places that explorers discovered on the great West Coast.  Cabrillo National Monument offers scenic views of San Diego's bay and a monument commemorating Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo's voyage.

No matter where your view is, it's not hard to see why San Diego is nicknamed "America's Finest City." In the words of anchorman Ron Burgundy, "You stay classy, San Diego."