S: San Diego, California
FC: San Diego, California America's Finest City | Wish you were here | Photography by Adam and Sheri Bielma
1: A photographic tour of America's Finest City | to our friends and family who have inspired us to bring San Diego through the camera.. to my dad the late Ricardo Bielma who showed me parts of San Diego in my youth..
2: Scenic Shots
3: of Downtown
4: The Beaches
5: of San Diego
7: Stretching from Imperial Beach to Oceanside, San Diego County is lined with miles and miles of beaches for the locals and tourists to enjoy all year round. Surfers can catch waves in Swamis Beach near La Jolla while kids can get close to the famous seals at the Children's Pool in La Jolla. Cruise down historic Highway 101 which travels along the coast and takes you into La Jolla.
9: Balboa Park is located just north of downtown San Diego. There are museums and gardens that offer great scenery throughout the park. There are a variety of museums from the Railroad Museum to the Natural History Museum and gardens such as the Botanical Gardens. | Park
11: Seaport Village hugs San Diego Bay and has quaint shops and restaurants for all to enjoy. Take a stroll along the boardwalk to the USS Midway Museum. | Village
13: One of the largest aquatic parks in the world, tourists and locals flock to Mission Bay at any time of the year to enjoy water sports such as wave running and jet skiing. Children can swim in the calm of the water near the shore or even play on the many playgrounds that surround the bay. | Bay
15: From Little Italy high above the bay to Chicano Park nestled under the Coronado Bridge, downtown San Diego has lots for everyone to do. The famous Gaslamp District offers fine cuisine and gourmet dining with hundreds of shops up and down Fifth Avenue. | San Diego
17: Nostalgic San Diego, Old Town is the birth place of San Diego and California. Tour historic buildings such as the Whaley House and the Presidio that overlooks Mission Bay. Enjoy fine dining at the Old Town Cafe where fresh tortillas are made daily. | Town
18: The San
19: The World Famous San Diego Zoo is in Balboa Park. The zoo is home to exotic animals and plants from around the world. Along with perfect scenery, visitors can enjoy flamingos, elephants, tigers and the famous giant panda. | Diego Zoo
20: San Diego's
21: San Diego's Safari Park is in North County just east of Escondido in San Pasqual Valley. A sister park to the San Diego Zoo, Safari Park offers tours of sorts that mirror an African Safari. Enjoy exotic birds from colorful parrots to lorikeets to animals such as lions and giraffes. | Safari Park
23: San Diego's aquatic theme park is a part of Mission Bay. Tourists can enjoy marine animals such as dolphins, penguins and turtles. Enjoy animal shows with great acts. The big attraction at the park is the Shamu killer whale show. | World
25: Cabrillo National Monument is high above San Diego Bay's western side. Visitor's can learn about the exploration of Cabrillo in San Diego, take in breath taking views of San Diego and Mexico on the clearest days and explore the historic lighthouse. | Monument
27: Coronado Island is San Diego's island getaway and home of the World Famous Hotel del Coronado. This unique city across the bay offers scenic downtown views of San Diego on the east side while on the west side, locals and tourists flock to the beaches. Coronado is also home of one of the military bases in San Diego. | Island
28: Above San Diego
29: Along the coast in La Jolla, inland above El Cajon in La Mesa and overlooking San Elijo are Mt. Soledad, Mt. Helix and Double Peak respectively. Each place offers very unique panoramic shots of San Diego County. From Double Peak Park, visitors can enjoy breath taking views of Mexico, downtown San Diego, San Clemente and Catalina Islands and the San Bernardino Mountains on the clearest days. | Mt. Soledad, Mt. Helix and Double Peak
31: Home of the San Diego Padres, Petco Park opened its doors in April 2004. This ballpark is in downtown's East Village district. Fans can take a stroll through the "park at the park" while cheering on their Padres. | Park
33: Qualcomm Stadium is home to the San Diego Chargers and San Diego State University Aztecs. Located in Mission Valley, football fans can enjoy their teams during the fall season while tailgating. Qualcomm Stadium hosts the annual NCAA Poinsettia Bowl and Holiday Bowl and high school football's CIF section championships. | Stadium
34: San Diego
35: An annual summer event at the Del Mar racetrack, the San Diego County fair offers great food, games, exhibits, and concerts. From June to July tourists flock to enjoy what the fair has to offer each year. | County Fair
36: The Mountains
37: The mountains of San Diego dominate the backdrop of the county. Palomar Mountain in North County is home to Palomar Observatory and the telescope. Mt. Laguna offers Sunrise Highway high above the desert floor and Lake Cuyamaca. Julian is a quaint town that offers great apple pie, cider, and shops. Tourists can enjoy annual snowfall. | of San Diego
39: Anza Borrego Desert is a playground for those who love adventure. Hikers can explore Palm Canyon, Font's Point, and other places through this vast park. Off road lovers can explore Blair Valley and Ocotillo out east. Enjoy the beautiful wildlife each spring. | State Park
40: Panoramic | Top to bottom: Pointsettia Bowl 2010 at Qualcomm Stadium, Hotel del Coronado, Mt. Soledad in La Jolla, The tide pools at La Jolla
41: Panoramic | Shots | Top to bottom: Coronado Bay Bridge, Belmont Park in Mission Beach, Petco Park Opening Day 2009, La Jolla Indian Reservation after a snow storm 2008.
42: Top to bottom: Escondido from Dixon Lake, Cuyamaca along Sunrise Highway, Tide pools at Cabrillo, Mt. Laguna on Sunrise Highway.
43: Top to bottom: Anza Borrego Desert from Sunrise Highway, Dixon Lake in Escondido, San Diego and Point Loma from Mt. Soledad, a winter sunset from the La Jolla Indian reservation on Highway 76.
44: Sunsets of
45: San Diego
46: Cities and Communities
47: around San Diego
52: One Last View
53: of San Diego...