It's no secret San Diego has the best weather. Each month we ask one of our favorite San Diegans:

What else makes this city great?

Phil Beaumont

Director,  Museum School of San Diego,
Live: Sherman Heights
Work: Bankers Hill
How Long: Since the Sun Cafe was still the Sun Cafe

If you’re not from here, when did you move here and why?

After doing four years in high school in Orange County, I came to look at universities in San Diego. When I drove down the 163 through Balboa Park, I figured, if the freeways look this nice, it must be nice all over. Quick first impression that didn’t steer far from the truth.

Why do you continue to call San Diego home (Besides the Weather)?

It is far enough away from L.A., yet close enough to Tijuana; lodged between a desert and an ocean; a whole string of friends who immerse themselves in a variety worlds…music, art, food, architecture, education, hoops, humor and life; the tourists who travel thousands of miles to visit our wee town that reckons it is a city, including the one I married; and the the Museum School, to which I seem attached at the hip.