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Old 07-11-2011, 01:23 PM
 
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Hey all,

Just curious. I just wanted to know if there is a city in Florida that is similar to San Diego (you know, similar in vibe & atmosphere, stuff like that).

I'm only looking for answers from those who have been to both places and know what they are talking about, and it's just a simple question. Not looking for any rude or heated replies.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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Jacksonville. No contest.
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Well, there's certainly no place in Florida with weather as nice as San Diego.
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:48 PM
 
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As a Florida resident and having visited SD it's really hard comparison to make. Other than the fact that there are seaside metropolitan areas here, it really is a world of difference. Weather and geography go to SD but the FL beaches are also very nice, just don't have the dramatic seaside cliffs of the pacific coast. If I had to put a vote, I would say St. Petersburg is most like San Diego.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:11 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies everyone!!

I know that there will be no exact equivalent due to the reasons mentioned. San Diego is a coastal metropolis with a lovely contrast of lush tropical landscape with mountains in the background. Wish you could find that in Florida :-(

@Crane's Rooster, it's funny you picked St. Petersburg because that was actually my top place to choose from when I move to FL.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:44 PM
 
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St. Petersburg is a visually beautiful city, with a gorgeous downtown, very lush tropical landscaping and beautiful beaches. I agree that while no city in Florida can be exactly compared to San Diego it probably overall has the most in common, although a much smaller feel.
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Palm Bay, FL
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I've spent a good amount of time in San Diego and been to most of the cities here. I'll second the Tampa/St. Pete area.
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:16 PM
 
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Tampa/St. Petersburg has been mentioned a lot, so it must be true. I definitely can't wait to pay St. Pete/Tampa/ and San Diego a visit!
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Thanks for the replies everyone!!

I know that there will be no exact equivalent due to the reasons mentioned. San Diego is a coastal metropolis with a lovely contrast of lush tropical landscape with mountains in the background. Wish you could find that in Florida :-(

@Crane's Rooster, it's funny you picked St. Petersburg because that was actually my top place to choose from when I move to FL.
Tropical? San Diego is anything but tropical. You want to see tropical go to Miami or the Keys. As for something like San Deigo it is hard to say. Miami is too much of a city to be like San Deigo IMO but at the same time it would probably be your best bet that or Tampa. But of course no mountains in FL, but we have warmer water I guess thats the trade off. San Deigo is a pretty unique city to hard to really give a good answer.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:18 PM
 
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Tropical? San Diego is anything but tropical. You want to see tropical go to Miami or the Keys. As for something like San Deigo it is hard to say. Miami is too much of a city to be like San Deigo IMO but at the same time it would probably be your best bet that or Tampa. But of course no mountains in FL, but we have warmer water I guess thats the trade off. San Deigo is a pretty unique city to hard to really give a good answer.
Thanx.
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