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San Diego guide
San Diego is located in the U.S. state of California, not far from the border with Mexico , and is a city with about 1.3 million inhabitants (2010).In the entire metropolitan area is home to approx. 3 million.
The city’s port is considered as one of the best and most important in California, and this is also one of the Navy’s fleet bases. San Diego also has some manufacturing, including in aircraft and missile production and electronics.
Its history began one day in 1602, when a Spanish explorer landed and named the place San Diego after Saint Didakus. The official founding did not occur until 1769 – also under the direction of the Spaniards. San Diego lost, however, its status in 1852, after many years of Mexican domination – but the city was then rebuilt by the Americans 5 km further south – and entered a period of strong growth.
San Diego offers a variety of beautiful tourist attractions – including two of the most famous zoos, “San Diego Zoo” and “San Diego Wild Animal Park.” Moreover, there is a section of the theme park chain “Sea World” in town.
In addition, San Diego known for its numerous beaches, including Coronado Beach, Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla and Del Mar Beach.
Balboa Park is also a popular destination. It is the largest public green area in San Diego, and covers an area of 4.9 km ². Included in the park are also a number of cultural institutions and museums. Balboa Park was established in 1868 and is located near San Diego Zoo. Also, the Mission Bay Park mentioned – the largest man-made water park in the USA . It can offer a wide range of activities associated with water and great hiking trails and play areas for children.Around 15 million visitors attending Mission Park annually.
The nearest airport is San Diego International Airport, located approx. 5 km northwest of the city.