Photos: San Diego 2013

“Anchorman 2” might not be released until December, but San Diego’s popularity remains as strong as ever.

From its beautiful beaches to military bases to infamous zoo, this southern California city offers a bit of everything to tourists from all over the world.

Below are my favorite images that embody what San Diego is all about.

A view of Mount St. Helens from between the clouds on my flight from Portland to San Diego. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

A view of Mount St. Helens from between the clouds on my flight from Portland to San Diego. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

San Diego's Yonder Alonso, Jedd Gyorko, an athletic trainer, Will Venable, Chase Headley and Chris Denorfia stand during the National Anthem before the July 31 game between the Padres and Reds at PETCO Park. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

San Diego’s Yonder Alonso, Jedd Gyorko, an athletic trainer, Will Venable, Chase Headley and Chris Denorfia stand during the National Anthem before the July 31 game between the Padres and Reds at PETCO Park. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

 

Cabrillo National Monument marks the first piece of land inhabited in California. It overlooks Downtown San Diego and the Pacific Ocean. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

Cabrillo National Monument marks the first piece of land inhabited in California. It overlooks Downtown San Diego and the Pacific Ocean. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

Fort Rosecrans, which overlooks San Diego, became a National Cemetery on Oct. 5, 1934. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

Fort Rosecrans, which overlooks San Diego, became a National Cemetery on Oct. 5, 1934. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

 

The infamous photograph of a soldier kissing a nurse in Times Square is recreated as the Unconditional Surrender statue along the Embarcadero. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

The infamous photograph of a soldier kissing a nurse in Times Square is recreated as the Unconditional Surrender statue along the Embarcadero. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

A view along La Jolla Cove, known as the "jewel" of San Diego. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

A view along La Jolla Cove, known as the “jewel” of San Diego. It is very popular for swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

 

A man windsurfs on Mission Bay, part of the largest man-made aquatic park in the country. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

A man windsurfs on Mission Bay, part of the largest man-made aquatic park in the country. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

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