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San Diego City Overview
San Diego is a large city on the Pacific coast by the Mexican border. It’s the 8th largest city in the country and home to 1.5 million people. As the first area settled by Europeans, the city is known as the birthplace of California.
Known mainly for the navy and military, there’s a lot more to San Diego than meets the eye.
History of San Diego
The area that is now San Diego was originally claimed by the Spanish in 1542 but not settled until the 18th century.
Originally discovered by the Portuguese Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, sailing under the Spanish Flag, it was later mapped by Sebastián Vizcaíno in his flagship “San Diego”. He stopped in Mission Bay and renamed the area ‘Saint, St. Didacus’, or San Diego.
The Presidio and Mission San Diego de Alcalá was founded in 1769 and settled properly in 1821.
Later, the area became part of the Mexican Empire and then the First Mexican Republic before being ceded to the United States after the Mexican-American war. California formally became a state in 1850.
Since then, San Diego has grown thanks manufacturing and trade and more recently, defense. It has a strong tourism and educational market too.
Transport in San Diego
San Diego has plenty of transport links thanks to its position. Arrive by air and you’ll likely use San Diego International Airport (SAN). It’s a short trip from the airport to Downtown which you can use road or rail, car or shuttle. You may arrive at Los Angeles (LAX), from which you can get a bus or the train south to San Diego. The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner runs along the Pacific coast and stops in Downtown San Diego. Local rail is run by Coaster or the Blue Line Trolley.
San Diego doesn’t have a bus terminal but service do cover the city. They include Greyhound, Hoang Express, InterCalifornia, LuxBus, Mexicoach and some private lines. You can also arrive at San Diego by ship at the Cruise Ship Terminal Downtown. Road links include I-8, I-15 and local routes throughout California.
Major employers in San Diego
San Diego has a large and diverse economy but it is dominated by the navy and defense.
Major employers include United States Navy, 32nd St Naval Station, University of California, San Diego, General Dynamics NASSCO, Scripps, Illumina Inc, Kaiser Permanente Vandever Med, Kaiser Permanente Zion Med Ctr, Qualcomm, Merchants Building Maintenance, Page One Seo, Palomar Pomerado Health Rehab, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego Community College, San Diego County Sheriff, Scripps Mercy Hosp Sn Diego, Scripps Research Institute, Seaworld San Diego, Sharp Grossmont Rehab Ctr, Sharp Mary Birch Hosp, Sharp Memorial Hospital, Sony Electronics, UC San Diego Health
Areas and neighborhoods of San Diego
San Diego is made up of lots of neighborhoods.
They include Downtown San Diego, Metro San Diego, North County, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Carmel Valley, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Mission Hills, Bankers Hill, Hillcrest, Little Italy, Gaslamp Quarter, East Village, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, Coronado, Normal Heights, North Park and South Park.
Popular attractions in San Diego
There are a lot of attractions in and around San Diego to enjoy, too.
They include San Diego Air & Space Museum, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, Little Italy, Belmont Park, SeaWorld San Diego, Pacific Beach, Seaport Village, Maritime Museum of San Diego, La Jolla Cove, Birch Aquarium, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, Mission Beach, Petco Park, Torrey Pines Gliderport, Children’s Pool Beach, Old Town San Diego, Cabrillo National Monument, La Jolla Shores, Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, USS Midway Museum, Coronado Island and San Diego Zoo.