The first time I visited San Diego was on my 21st birthday. Travelling the west coast of the USA with two friends, driving a big Chevy, they were good times. I can’t wait to create new memories!
San Diego (Spanish for “Saint Didacus”) was claimed for Spain in 1542 by explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo – and is now recognized as the birthplace of California. In 1769 Father Junipero Serra established the Mission San Diego de Alcala, a primary link in his chain of 21 missions that later extended to Northern California. In 1821, San Diego became part of the newly independent Mexico, which reformed as the first Mexican Republic two years later. In 1850, California became part of the United States following the Mexican-American War and the admission of California to the union.
In addition to over 70 miles of beaches, San Diego is now home to the historical site of Old Town State Park, the world-renowned San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Sea World, the Old Globe Theatre, and centrally located Balboa Park, with its 13 museums, Japanese Garden, outdoor organ pavilion, and many other attractions.
San Diego is also a rich and diverse cultural mecca with a heavy emphasis on the performing arts.
Sounds like a great place to further the worldwide N2N cultural network! 🙂
There’s much to see, and much to do. For tours and attractions information check out https://www.sandiegovisit.org