Summer Play in San Diego’s South Bay
by Jennifer Merrick
Located less than 10 minutes south of downtown San Diego, South Bay encompasses more than 15 miles of San Diego Bay’s sparkling shoreline. Comprising the cities of Coronado, National City, Chula Vista and Imperial Beach, South Bay entices visitors looking for a summer getaway with its sea swept breezes and plethora of bayfront recreation activities and attractions. The following are some of the most popular visitor experiences in South Bay’s cities:
Chula Vista – The second largest city in San Diego County, Chula Vista shapes South Bay’s welcoming and culturally-diverse character and has been stalwart in protecting and showcasing its natural bayside treasures.
National City – Home to massive shipyards, Naval Base San Diego and National City Marine Terminal – the primary port of entry for one out of every eight cars imported to the United States – National City serves as one of San Diego’s most important commerce centers and a historic hub.
Coronado/Imperial Beach – Linked by a narrow isthmus called the Silver Strand, Imperial Beach and the “Crown City” of Coronado offer visitors unique natural wonders and activities.