How well do you think you know San Diego? Check out this list below on San Diego facts!
San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States, with a unique atmosphere of high commerce and ever-growing city and beautiful weather along a coastline. Perfect for those who want to grind and not travel to relax and enjoy life.
Originally the land belonged to the Kumeyaay, who occupied the space between the coast and the mountains between San Diego and Mexico. Europeans didn’t settle until 1769, who devastated the indigenous landscape with disease and foreign plants and animals.
The U.S. and Mexican border was the original line drawn in the sand to mark Alto and Baja California. The distinction was made between the Jesuits and Franciscan Catholics establishing missions along the coast.
While the rest of the country went through the Great Depression, San Diego actually thrived, establishing itself as a military base, which grew exponentially under World War 2. Today we still have military barracks, and public spaces that are homage to the military tradition. What used to be the red light district is now Gaslamp Quarter, and what used to be a military base is now Liberty Square Public Market.