Welcome to San Diego. Whether you’re here temporarily or for the long haul, we know you’re going to love this city. From some of the best craft beer in the world, to miles of beautiful coastline, to a vibrant food and cocktail scene, to a growing startup and innovation community—San Diego has something for everyone.
Moving to a new city can be exhausting, expensive, and time-consuming—but it’s also exciting! This guide is written by a mix of native San Diegans and people who moved here from somewhere else. Those of us who weren’t lucky enough to grow up in San Diego thought back on what we wish people would’ve told us when we first moved here. So here it is: Your guide to living the best life possible in the (arguably) best city in the world.
San Diego Newcomer's Guide:
Where to use student discounts, how to get around, where to study, and more
We might not have a football team anymore, but San Diego is still very much a sports city
San Diego’s most buzzy neighborhoods, from beach communities to urban enclaves
Knowing which direction traffic is going can help you figure out where to live and work
Heading south for the day? Here's how to minimize your border wait on the way back
It’s easier said than done, but here’s some helpful info to get you started
There are miles of perfect San Diego beaches to choose from, so check out our guide to help you narrow down the best beaches to visit in San D…
Need-to-know admin stuff, from when to update your driver’s license to where to register to vote