San Diego is nicknamed America’s finest city for a reason—it offers some of the best restaurants, nightlife, shopping, recreation, sightseeing, and climate in the United States. San Diego is physically and geographically placed at the core of endless things to do. With Barona Indian Casino, the world famous San Diego Zoo, Mission Bay, Pacific Beach, Old Town, and downtown, the activities don’t end. In a 10-minute drive west, you’ll be at the beach. A 25-minute drive south takes you to Mexico. A 25-minute drive east is the mountains and snow, and 20 minutes further east is the dessert. San Diego is the only place where you can surf, snow board, and motocross all in one day. It is nearly impossible to go a day being bored in San Diego.
San Diego offers an absorbing atmosphere for anyone, whether they are pursing a degree or a career. Living so close to downtown, college students can make important business connections while they are still attending San Diego State University. Many students wind up getting internships their junior and senior years, and sometimes they turn those internships into entry-level positions. With the endless opportunities that the city affords, you could live in San Diego your whole life and still not experience everything. Though San Diego is a wonderful city, the area immediately surrounding San Diego State can be classified as rather unappealing. Walking away from campus, you’ll notice that the area is not one of San Diego’s finest. Though the neighborhood is not the most aesthetically pleasing, but there is always something going on for students. With plenty of young people, a lot housing, and a fun atmosphere, the area surrounding San Diego State’s campus can be very desirable to a college student.