California's cultural heart

San Diego offers laidback beaches, cultural treasures, and the best beer and weather in the US, writes Susan Morrell.

4th August, 2012
The upmarket suburb of La Jolla. Photo: Thinkstock

San Diego may be widely known for being home to Will Ferrell's moustachioed anchorman, but this sun-kissed border city has so much more, by way of culture, scenery and arguably the best weather on the planet.

Located on the US-Mexico border, San Diego is southern California's best-kept secret. Los Angeles may draw bigger crowds two hours' north, but San Diego is the cool, laid-back little cousin of that smog-bound metropolis. And the beaches in 'America's...

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