Average rent: $1,445
Lifestyle perk: Perfect weather year-round
Total days of sunshine: 263
Average yearly temperature: 69°

On one hand, you have New York City: painfully hot and humid in the summer, and painfully cold in the winter. On the other, there's San Diego: clear, sunny, never humid, and 70 degrees year-round. Go ahead, take your pick.

The weather is just one reason to leave behind the eat-or-be eaten mentality of NYC and hit up SD for some seriously laid back living. Enjoy scores of the finer things in life, including sailing, surfing, and dining. Hit the historic Gaslamp District for the city's finest restaurants, clubs, theatres, concert venues, and art galleries. Spend one night in the quarter and you'll forget all about the West Village.

If clean-cut fun is what you're after, there's SeaWorld, and the famed San Diego Zoo (regarded as one of the best in the world). With plenty of beaches and gorgeous people, it's also a great place for singles to do their thing. Take the short drive to nearby La Jolla for pristine beaches and some of the most stunning views of the Pacific coastline you'll ever come across. Stay classy in San Diego, and you'll being saying sayonora to NYC in no time.