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11 Reasons San Diego Dominates The List Of Happiest U.S. Cities

The only thing to be unhappy about is that there are too many things to be happy about. Start planning your next vacation today at www.sandiego.org.

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1. San Diego is an animal lover's dream come true.

"The further you get from nature, the less happy you are." - George Matthew Adams
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"The further you get from nature, the less happy you are." - George Matthew Adams

2. You can wear shorts and flip-flops any day of the year.

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"A day without sunshine is like, you know, night." - Steve Martin

3. San Diego County has over 70 miles of pristine coastline. 70 MILES!

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"For me, a T-shirt, a pair of shorts, barefoot on a beach and I'm happy." - Yanni

4. With all its coastline and beautiful weather 365 days a year, San Diego is a year-round beach community.

"The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." - Jacques Cousteau
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"The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." - Jacques Cousteau

5. San Diego residents work out more than any other city in the country.

"Exercising will make you look better, feel stronger, and fill you with boundless energy. Staying fit will even make you happier." - Robin S. Sharma
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"Exercising will make you look better, feel stronger, and fill you with boundless energy. Staying fit will even make you happier." - Robin S. Sharma

6. San Diego is home to the BEST. FISH. TACOS. EVER...

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food." - George Bernard Shaw
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"There is no sincerer love than the love of food." - George Bernard Shaw

7. ...and San Diego is also a beer Mecca, so you can wash your tacos down with a drink from one of over 100 local craft breweries.

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"He was a wise man who invented beer." - Plato

8. With over 90 museums, San Diego boasts an impressive arts scene catering to nearly any interest. (Model-railroad enthusiasts rejoice!)

"Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness." - George Santayana
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"Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness." - George Santayana

9. There's an entire beach just for dogs, which also hosts dog surfing competitions.

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"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent." - Milan Kundera

10. With sunsets like this, why would you ever want to be anywhere else?

"There's never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same." - Carlos Santana
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"There's never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same." - Carlos Santana

11. You can do all of this in San Diego...in a single weekend.

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"Always strive to excel...but only on weekends." - Richard Rorty

What are you waiting for? Discover more jaw-dropping wonders at www.sandiego.org, and start planning your vacation today!

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