The Real World: San Diego is the 26th season of MTV's reality television series The Real World, which focuses on a group of diverse strangers living together for several months in a different city each season, as cameras document their lives and interpersonal relationships. San Diego was first reported as the location for the 26th season on June 7, 2011. This season, which is housed in the San Diego suburb of La Jolla, is the second season of the program to be located in the San Diego area, after the 14th, which aired in 2004; it is the fifth season to be located in California, after the second, third, 14th, and 20th seasons. This season also marks the fifth city to be re-used as a season's location, following New York City in the tenth and 21st seasons, Los Angeles in the 20th, New Orleans in the 24th and Las Vegas in the 25th. Production began in June 2011, and the season premiered on September 28, 2011.