1. San Diego produces the most avocados out of any city in the United States!
  2. The Star of India, the oldest active sailing ship, is docked in San Diego.
  3. The Hotel Del is not only the oldest wooden structure in the US, but, it is also the first place to have an electric-lit outdoor Christmas tree.
  4. Shaun White and Tony Hawk were both born in San Diego. So was Cameron Diaz.
  5. After World War 2, Theodor Geisel, or better known as Dr. Seuss, moved to San Diego with his wife.
  6. California’s first mission, The San Diego Mission De Alcala, is located right here in San Diego.
  7. The first drive-in restaurant in the country was opened in San Diego.
  8. The Old Globe and the La Jolla Playhouse have sent more shows to Broadway in New York City than any other city in the country, more than 50 shows to Broadway over the past 30 years.
  9. La Jolla used to have an area of houses built strictly for small people, sometimes referred to as “the munchkin houses” due to the fact that they were inhabited by some of the actors who played Munchkins in the Wizard of Oz film.
  10. San Diego has more fleas than any other city in the United States.


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