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San Diego

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San Diego is a very popular and well-known in Southern California, and it is a popular travel & tourism destination. San Diego is one of the biggest cities in California. It is south of L.A. area and right near the border line with Mexico. San Diego is the eighth biggest city in the U.S. and the second biggest in California, and it is one of the most rapidly growing cities in the United States. San Diego is actually the place where California was born, and it has a reputation for its climate, natural harbor, beaches, its long history and relationship with the Navy, and its new emergence as a major biotechnology and healthcare hub. The population was roughly 1.3 million in 2012. 

San Diego was the historic home of the Kumeyaay people, and it was the first place visited by European settlers and explorers on the West Coast of the U.S. When Spanish conquistadors landed in San Diego Bay in 1542, the leader of the expedition claimed the whole area for Spain, which was the basis of a major settlement (Alta California) a couple of hundred years later. San Diego was the site of the Mission and Presidio of San Diego, which was created in 1769, and it was the first settlement that Europeans settled. San Diego became a part of Mexico, and it became a U.S. state after the Mexican-American War. 

San Diego is the seat of San Diego County, and it is a big economic hub. The primary economic growth areas in San Diego include the military & defense-related industries, tourism, trade, and manufacturing.

San Diego Tourism

San Diego is a big center for tourism, because of the climate, beaches, and different tourist attractions in the city. There is the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Comic-Con, San Diego is also known as the capital of craft beer.

San Diego had over 30 million visitors in 2012, and about half of them stayed in the city for the night and half were just there for a single day. Collectively, these two groups of tourists spent about $8 billion in the city, with an economic impact in the region of over $18 billion. The San Diego Convention Center is also a major center for trade shows and conventions. The San Diego Convention Center attracts more than 500,000 visitors annually.

There are also local cruises offered in Mission Bay and San Diego Bay, that are available through companies like H&M and Hornblower. These include “party” cruises and “sunset” cruises. There are even whale-watching cruises.

If you’ve never been to San Diego, consider going to it before you visit the other major cities in California. Then, when you’re finished with San Diego, head up north to check out Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose.

Country United States
International title San Diego
Population 1,307,402 people
Timezone America/Los_Angeles
State California
Geographic coordinates Latitude: 32.71533 x Longitude: -117.15726

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