San Diego is rather conservative, much more than northern california. Gay thing isn't taken too well, except in Hillcrest.USD grads outside san diego do not do very well. You want to work in nor cal, go to davis,boalt, hastings, stanford, mcgeorge, USF, or the like. UCLA and USC are also viable options. We dont really believe in culture and arts in san diego. anyone who says we do would be lying. however, you will find a little of all that in sd, just not much. You must have a car. Cannot do anything in san diego without a car. plain and simple.