Historical parts of San Diego such as the Gaslamp Quarter, the first commercial district, and Little Italy, formerly a thriving commercial fishing port, have become a leading destination for artistic and cultural discovery. This city is home to many cultural organizations, writers' guilds and artist cooperatives. Artists have a remarkable tradition: once a year you can visit their studios and galleries in the central districts to see how they are working. Another part of San Diego's cultural heritage is music. The city is famous for its historic Gaslamp Quarter festivals.
Nowadays San Diego is turning its resources and energy towards tourism. Its reputation as a leading North American travel destination owes to its location, idyllic climate and a variety of cultural events. The city offers a wide range of things to see and do, appealing to people of all ages and nationalities. The main tourist destinations include Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park and Legoland.
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