One of the most breathtaking aspects of San Diego, California (population almost 1.3 million) is to see the enormous harbor that exists in the heart of the city. Boats of every description capture the eye. And with mild winters, there is no need to pull your boat out the water, you can enjoy it year round. From the harbor you can cruise the California coast or visit some of the offshore islands. San Diego's scenery, climate, and lifestyle are second to none. Its bustling downtown area has a busy convention area and city parks set alongside hundreds of anchored pleasure boats. San Diego is California's second largest city. There are many communities within San Diego, including exclusive La Jolla. The climate is close to perfect - the sun shines almost every day, it is rarely too hot, and almost never too cool. The University of California, San Diego is a vital force in the community, along with the famed San Diego Zoo. The U.S. has a major base on the city's waterfront.