San Diego is a pretty impressive city. If you’ve never been, it should be on your bucket list! Few places hold active seasons all year round due to beautiful consistent weather. San Diego also has a unique extensive history, having been occupied by many demographics. Our city also offers several beautiful natural terrains to explore from the beaches, to Torrey Pines, and the Chapparal in the mountains. You probably know this, but here are 10 Facts you didn’t about San Diego:
1.) The first person to drive across the Coronado bridge was Ronald Reagan in 1969 after it’s completion, when he was governor of California.
2.) May 29th in San Diego is Tony Hawk day. The day was declared in name to honor the hundreds of skate parks his foundation created over the nation.
3.) Cameron Diaz was born in San Diego in 1972.
4.) WD-40 was invented in San Diego in 1953. It took about 40 attempts to perfect the recipe and was first used on the Atlas Missle.
5.) San Diego airport is currently the busiest single runway airport in the U.S, and in 2nd place in the World.
6.) Fallbrook in San Diego is the Avocado capital of the world. Last year the Avocado Festival attracted over 70,000 people!
7.) San Diego’s average year-round temperature is 70 degrees. This makes us a perfect surf zone!
8.) The Hotel Del is the countries largest wooden structure and is 128 years old.
9.) San Diego is home to the worlds oldest active sailing ship, The Star Of India. She was built at Ramsey Shipyard in the Isle of Man in 1863, and was originally named Euterpe, after the Greek muse of music and poetry.
10.) In 1867 San Diego land was selling for 27 Cents an Acre. What a deal!