Facts about San Diego

Many people have heard about San Diego, California, which is about 120 miles south of Los Angeles, but here are some interesting facts about San Diego you probably did not know!

San Diego produces more avocados than any other place in the united states.  San Diego, actually has 7,000 farms. The most for any “city” that is located in the United States.

San Diego has over 200 cruise ships which berth in the San Diego Harbor every year.

Hypnotism is banned in San Diego public schools.

The Coronado Bridge, which connects San Diego to the island of Coronado has a President of the United States as it’s first driver.  The Great Communicator…Ronald Reagan was the first driver across the bridge.

La Jolla, a suburb/city of California, used to have a lot of tiny homes.  Why?  Because a lot of actors from the movie “The Wizard of Oz” used to live there.

The San Diego Zoo is one of the best and most famous zoos in the world.  In fact, it was the first zoo that was born in the Western Hemisphere since 1990.  The zoo named a panda after the name.

Keep in mind, visiting the zoo is not cheap at all, and some of these other tourist attractions require lots of money.  If you need money in San Diego check out TNL.  They can help you out.

Did you know that San Diego imports about 80-90% of its water?  That totals about 168 million gallons a day.  AND, get this…if the water was put into bottles that is imported…it would circle the earth once and another quarter of a time.  Pretty amazing, isn’t that?  Hopefully, desalinization will become cheaper for climates and cities that rely on the importation of water.

Blink 182, the popular band of the late 90’s, early 2000’s actually comes from San Diego.  There is actually a restaurant in San Diego that prides itself on having bad service.  It is called the Dick’s Last Resort bar and restaurant.

There are many songs written about San Diego.  Some of these songs include Bruce Springsteen’s song Balboa Park, then the famous (but deceased) artist Bing Crosby wrote “Where the turf meets the surf.”  Finally, Eric Clapton wrote “The Road to Escondido.”  Escondido is a city that is close to San Diego.

Charles Lindbergh flew from San Diego to New York, then from New York to Paris non-stop in 1927.  He was the first person to do a single engine solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

Speaking of accomplishments, San Diego has (unfortunately) never won a World Series, a Superbowl, or a NBA Championship.  The San Diego Chargers are leaving, so, the chances go down since they have no NBA team.  Perhaps, their baseball team, the San Diego padres can win a World Series.  In the meantime, residents of San Diego will just have to be happy with quite possibly the nicest climate on earth.

San Diego rarely, if ever, gets below freezing.  It also has a mild climate with low humidity.  Temps generally range around 70 degrees in the summer and in the winter.

A few other interesting facts about San Diego:

  • Cameron Diaz is from San Diego
  • San Diego International Airport is the busiest single lane airport in the United States, and only trails London Gatwick for being the second busiest in the world.
  • It’s actually against the law to swim in any of the man-made lakes around San Diego
  • The Hotel Coronado is the countries largest structure made of wood.  It had the world’s first electric Christmas tree in 1904.

We hope you have enjoyed these interesting tidbits and facts about San Diego.