San Diego CA Educator Adventure Guides

A City Guide to San Diego for California Teachers and School Support Professionals

If you’ve been hoping to find the perfect California special education job, imagine yourself in beautiful San Diego. Whether you’re an occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, special education teacher, school psychologist, school counselor, or school nurse, San Diego, California, has a world of opportunity waiting for you.

San Diego is big, bright, beautiful, and beachy! The city covers 392 square miles, is home to 1.4 million people, has an average daily temperature of 70 degrees, and boasts 70 miles of coastline. Nicknamed the Birthplace of California for its rich history, San Diego is now referred to as Silicon Beach since it hosts a bustling biotech industry. Whether you’re a sun-worshipper, kayaker, hiker, food-lover, golfer, sports fan, or shopper, this vibrant city has just what you’ve been seeking. Picture yourself living in sunny San Diego, and join us as we explore a few fun ways to enjoy the arts, eats, and adventures the city offers.

Popular Neighborhoods

San Diego is right on the coast, so this town allows you to enjoy the luxuries of sun, sand and city! Starting off with a laid back beach town, La Jolla has positive vibes and plenty of trendy restaurants to choose from. Mission Valley is an option worth considering, especially if you have to commute to different parts of the city. The area is pretty centrally located and has a lot of options for shopping. North Park is a total foodie scene and is known for its many brunch spots. Tierrasanta is a suburb that is ideal for raising a family. Plus it also has great hiking trails. Poway is a northern San Diego suburb that has everything you need, including parks. National City is a southern San Diego suburb and is known for its walkability. If you are looking to live in the “best climate on earth,” then Lemon Grove may be ideal for you.

Fabulous Food and Drink

San Diego is fantastic fun for foodies – from San Diego Restaurant Week, with prix-fixe menu options from more than 180 participating restaurants, to Taste of Gaslamp, San Diego’s original culinary tour. The city’s top restaurants include Juniper and Ivy, elevated, modern dining with “dumbfoundingly delicious plates,” Cowboy Star, neighborhood fine dining featuring the “Best. Darn. Steak. Ever.,” and Café Gratitude, a plant-based menu sourced from local farmers and artisan producers. If you love foods from around the world, Balboa International Market won’t disappoint, with prepared foods and groceries from Europe, the Middle East, Russia, India, Turkey, and more.

As for drink, if you enjoy both beer and whiskey, why not try “craft beer inspired whiskey” at the San Diego Distillery. You can also tour San Diego’s wine country and visit a 70-year old Zinfandel vineyard on a mountainside, sip a Syrah as you take in panoramic beach views, or enjoy a Chenin Blanc in a chic, urban wine cellar. If tea is more your style, try the Blooming Tea, Matcha, Wizard Tisane, or Butterfly Pea Flower at Paru Tea Bar. And if coffee’s your thing, stop in for a locally roasted brew at Heartwork Coffee Bar in the Mission Hills neighborhood.

Outstanding Arts and Music

If you appreciate fine art, check out the masterworks by European, American, and Russian artists at the admission-free Timken Museum in Balboa Park. To see vibrant and colorful street art, visit the murals of Chicano Park. There’s also the San Diego Festival of the Arts in summer. And to broaden your horizons, take an art class, join the San Diego Potter’s Guild, or sign up for an enamel workshop at the Art Academy of San Diego.

To fulfill your craving for live music, check out the Casbah, an intimate venue, which has hosted the likes of Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Lemonheads, The White Stripes, and Death Cab for Cutie. The San Diego Opera, San Diego Symphony, and many music fests are other excellent options.

Awesome Adventures

Are you an adventurer? Get your nature fix at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve where you’ll find the beautiful cliffs of La Jolla, the rare Torrey pine, miles of pristine beaches, and a lagoon brimming with sea life and migratory birds. Visit the Japanese Friendship Garden, where you can practice yoga, attend a tea ceremony, or learn bonsai. Or get in touch with your inner child at LEGOLAND, where you can build a block car and test it, take a factory tour, or ride the Technic coaster.

Choose San Diego

This is just a peek at all there is to do in this spectacular city. Imagine how much you would enjoy living and working there! Explore our exciting California teaching jobs and school support positions today and start your journey toward a life in beautiful San Diego.