10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About San Diego

The city of San Diego dates back to 1542 and holds a wealth of history within its county lines. From random facts to world records, take a look at these 10 things you probably didn’t know about the city of San Diego. 

Did You Know?

  1. Talk about perfect weather — San Diego has an average temperature of 70 degrees year-round. That’s why they call it paradise!
  2. The first ever drive-thru restaurant, Oscar’s, opened in San Diego in 1951. The restaurant owner later went on to found Jack in the Box. 
  3. You’ll find the largest oceanographic museum in the USA within the borders of San Diego. It’s the Birch Aquarium at Scripps.
  4. It may not look like typical farmland, but San Diego holds over 7,000 farms, the most in any one city in the United States.
  5. We may be missing something … San Diego has never won a Super Bowl or World Series in the history of the city.
  6. The famous children’s author Dr. Seuss called San Diego his home. The peculiar trees from “The Lorax” were inspired by a specific tree in La Jolla.
  7. The San Diego Zoo, located in Balboa Park, houses over 3,700 animals and more than 650 species. The zoo is one of the few zoos in the world that successfully breeds the giant panda.
  8. San Diego produces more avocados than any other city in California. Holy guacamole!
  9. The Star of India, the world’s oldest active sailing ship, ports in San Diego Bay.
  10. Former President Ronald Regan was the first driver to cross over the Coronado Bridge when it opened in 1969.

How many of these facts did you already know? We love how unique and record-breaking our city is! From the mountains to the scenic coast, there’s always something new to explore here.

If you’re eager to visit the sunny city of San Diego and want to continue to learn about its history, book your comfortable accommodations at Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld.