Tanya's Daily Scoop
CURRENTLY TRAVELING IN: SAN DIEGO
Happy St. Nicholas Day!
SCROLL DOWN TO CHECK OUT THE TOP 15 FACTS ABOUT SAN DIEGO
I was so glad, because too many times when I look forward to something (particularly meals), I tend to have somewhat high expectations and get disappointed. This was so NOT THE CASE here.
The food was so good and tasty...I even indulged in a Milkshake (vegan of course) and let me tell you -
it was the BEST MILKSHAKE west of the Mississippi and that's no lie!
1. As if San Diego wasn’t a vacation enough, over 200 cruise ships berth in the San Diego harbor every year.
2. The City's 1.38 million residents make it the eighth largest city in the country and the second largest in California.
3. The city of San Diego lies in the southwest corner of California, 120 miles (193 km) south of the city of Los Angeles and 20 miles (32 km) north of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Elevation ranges from sea level to 1,591 feet.
4. San Diego was earlier named San Miguel by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo; the first Portuguese explorer to land here. But it was renamed San Diego by Sebastian Vizcaino.
5. San Diego produces more avocados than any other place in the country.
6. San Diego has over 7,000 farms, the most in one city in the United States.
7. The first driver across the Coronado Bridge when it first opened was Ronald Reagan in 1969.
8. San Diego is home to the USA’s largest wooden structure; the Hotel Del Coronado is in San Diego on Coronado island.
9. Water is a hot commodity in San Diego. The city imports an estimated 80 to 90 percent of its water, totaling 168 million gallons a day.
10. Charles Lindbergh made history when he flew from San Diego to New York and then non-stop to Paris on the Spirit of St. Louis in 1927.
11. San Diego International Airport is the busiest one-runway airport in the country and the second busiest in the world, falling just behind London Gatwick.
12. The Old Globe and the La Jolla Playhouse have successfully sent more shows to the bright lights of Broadway in New York City than any other city in the country.
13. The world’s oldest, still working ship, the “Star of India” built in 1863 has her home port in San Diego. She has completed 21 circumnavigations.
14. Old Town, just west of the presidio, was the city's first civilian settlement and still contains restored early Spanish, Mexican, and American period homes. Part of Old Town is now a state park.
15. Point Loma was the site of LaPlaya, the beach where, during the early 19th century, traders cured cattle hides for export to New England. Toward the southern end of this peninsula are Fort Rosecrans and a military cemetery, and at the southern tip, on a bluff, is Cabrillo National Monument, with an 1855 lighthouse.
Time for me to go have fun,