Another bonus is how close San Diego is to Palm Springs. A two hour drive in the morning and you can spend a Saturday in Palm Springs and be back the same day.
San Diego has a lot going for it and I would much prefer living there over Los Angeles.
Twin Peaks above Poway, California.
Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve
Metaconglomerates at Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, San Diego County, California.
Looking south west across Escondido