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Hello-San-Diego A 4.5 Minute Aerial Video About San Diego by Tyler Fairbank



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  • Snow in San Diego: The last day it snowed in downtown San Diego City was December 18, 1967.
  • San Diego, founded in 1769, is the eighth largest city in the U.S.A. and the second largest city in California. San Diego has a population exceeding 1.3 million. Another 1.6 million people live outside the city limits (in San Diego County).
  • San Diego Data Reports for the: City and County.
  • San Diego was identified as the fifth best large city in the U.S. by Money Magazine in 2006, and in 2011 Sunset Magazine identified San Diego as the 8th best place to live in the West.
  • San Diego identifies its Best in 2009, and here is how San Diego was ranked in 2011 by its residents and visitors.
  • San Diego motto: Semper Vigilans, and here is brief glimpse of our more popular areas.
  • The City Club of San Diego and San Diego Fact Check.


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Even prior to the 1900s, Pacific Fleet ships routinely anchored in the harbor at the foot of Broadway. Then several significant events took place:


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  • Avian Behavior International "ABI’s twenty-acre training ranch is tucked away near Lake Wohlford, between Escondido and Valley Center, California. Our facility is open by appointment."
  • Blue Sky Ecological Reserve is a 700 acre oak-lined canyon free to the public.
  • California Wolf Center is a "one-of-a-kind education, conservation, and research center located 50 miles east of San Diego, near the town of Julian," open to the public by appointment.
  • Del Dios Preserve is a 774 acre "open space habitat for hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian use. Half way up the trail...visitors can enjoy an inspiring view of Lake Hodges to the southeast."
  • Lions, Tigers & Bears is host to 17 species "providing a safe haven for unwanted and abused exotic animals and to educating the public about the abuses of the exotic-animal trade."
  • Living Coast Discovery Center is a living museum with interactive exhibits that "interpret the history, geology, ecology, and natural history of the Sweetwater Marsh."
  • Mission Trails Regional Park contains more than 5,000 "acres of both natural and developed recreational areas. Its rugged hills, valleys and open areas represent a San Diego prior to the landing of Cabrillo in San Diego Bay in 1542."
  • National Wildlife Refuge Wildlife observation and photography, hiking and guided walks are some of the activities visitors can enjoy at this refuge.
  • Oasis Camel Dairy Open for private tours and open farm tours. Ride a camel or purchase rare products.
  • San Diego Botanic Garden a lush garden that features a variety of plant life and two children's areas, including the Hamilton Children's Garden, the largest interactive children's garden on the West Coast.
  • Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary is a 757-acre wildlife preserve, located near Lakeside, owned and maintained by San Diego Audubon, open to the public on Sundays.
  • Sky Falconry experience flying a trained bird of prey to your glove and learn about one of the world's oldest hunting traditions.
  • Torrey Pines State Reserve is 2,000 acres of land as it was before San Diego was developed, including 8 miles of trails, a visitor center, and guided nature walks on weekends.
  • Water Conservation Garden promotes water conservation with classes and event.
  • Wild Wonders offers interactive education programs both on and off-site and unique animal-encounters from around the world.


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  • San Diego Chargers [Football] The Chargers left San Diego to play in Los Angeles for the 2017 season..
  • San Diego Golf Public and Military San Diego has more golf courses per capita than any other place on Earth.
  • San Diego Padres [Baseball] In the 2016 season, the Padres won 68 and lost 94 games, much worse than last year. "They spent a good majority of the season going back-and-forth in the bottom of the NL West standings with the Arizona Diamondbacks."
  • Other Sports in San Diego here which notes, "San Diego has the largest championship drought in the nation among cities with at least two major-league sports franchises, dating back to 1963, as well as being the largest United States city to have not won a Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup, NBA Finals or any other Major League sports championship."



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  • Largest: Our largest visitors are the Gray Whales which begin their migration in the frigid Alaskan waters and swim southward at a rate of about 70 miles a day to their breeding waters in Baha California.
  • Most Frequent: Our most frequent visitors are humans, and 33.8 million people visited San Diego and spent $9.2 billion in 2015.
  • Smallest: Our smallest visible visitors are the Cliff Swallows which spend their winter in the South African forests. San Diego County Bird Atlas.


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  • Here is a clickable pictorial map featuring all of San Diego County.
  • Here is a JPL 285 Kb radar image of San Diego and surrounding areas. The image shows the Pacific Ocean (top left corner) to slightly east of the El Capitan Reservoir, the dark feature in the bottom right. On the left side, San Diego and its suburbs are recognizable by the large network of freeways that crisscross the area. Cowles Mountain County Park is the dark area in the center of the image. San Diego Bay (bottom left), is separated from Mission Bay by the Point Loma Peninsula. North Island, home of the U.S. Naval Air Station and Silver Strand are on the left (west) side of San Diego Bay. This image was taken (October, 1994) by the Spaceborne Imaging Radar, onboard the space shuttle Endeavour. The image is 52 kilometers by 35 kilometers (33 miles by 22 miles).
  • The influence of topography on the growth of the city of San Diego is seen clearly in this computer-generated perspective viewed from the south and provided by NASA.
  • Use the Google map of San Diego County and beyond. or here is a clickable, pictorial map featuring all of San Diego County.

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These commercial or related links may be useful and pay nothing for their link: Discover SD, Frommers, Ken Kramer's About San Diego, The Reader's 75 Reasons to Love San Diego, Trip Advisor, and Wikipedia

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