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Fun Facts About San Diego

Posted By Mclain

Also known as Califonia’s beach city, San Diego is an impressive city that has a lot to offer for people of all ages. From its great weather all year-round to its rich history, there are a number of fun facts about San Diego City that you may not be aware of. Here are some fun facts that we think might just interest you:

  1. San Diego Airport is considered as having the third busiest single runway in the world. The San Diego Airport comes next to the Gatwick Airport in London and the Mumbai Airport which makes it the busiest single runway in the United States. 
  2. San Diego is widely considered as the Avocado Capital of the World. Located in the north of San Diego County, Fallbrook hosts an annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival every April which attracts over 70,000 people. The festival includes all sorts of fun and games such as the biggest avocado contest, avocado car racing, and even a Little Miss and Mr. Avocado pageant.
  3. The average year-round temperature in San Diego is around 70 degrees which makes it an ideal destination for surfers. If you don’t know how to surf, there are a lot of surf schools as well as places that offer surfing lessons for beginners in the area.
  4. The world’s oldest active sailing ship is housed in San Diego. Known as The Star of India, this sailing ship was built in 1863 at the Ramsey Shipyard and has spent its years sailing from Great Britain to New Zealand and India. It was then restored in 1962 in San Diego and is now considered as both a National Historic Landmark and a California Historical Landmark.
  5. Jack in the Box was founded in San Diego back in February 1951 by Robert O. Peterson. This major fast-food chain now has over 2,200 locations spread across the country but its headquarters still remains in San Diego.
  6. Comic-con International is held in San Diego. The first Comic-con, which dates back to 1970, was only attended by 100 people whereas over 130,000 participants have attended in recent years. Comic-con hosts a wide array of events ranging from programming events to the Comic-con Independent Film Festival.
  7. The country’s most haunted house can be found in San Diego. The Whaley House Museum was named as the most haunted house in the country by The Travel Channel and has now been converted into a museum.
  8. San Diego has the highest number of dog-friendly restaurants per capita in the entire country. There are currently over 500 dog-friendly restaurants in San Diego where you can enjoy outdoor dining with your furry friend.
  9. The first baby panda born in the Western Hemisphere was born in the San Diego Zoo. There is a cafe in the San Diego Zoo named after the baby panda, Hua Mei.
  10. Popular songs such as “Balboa Park” by Bruce Springsteen, “The Road to Escondido” by Eric Clapton, and “Surfin’ USA” by The Beach Boys were all written about San Diego.
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