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San Diego by the Numbers

This post was most recently updated on July 23rd, 2020

First Impressions

San Diego by the numbers? What is it about San Diego that makes it such a wonderful place to visit? When I moved here 27 years ago, I came with some assumptions. I thought of “sunny weather, traffic and smog, the 8th largest city in the US, surfers, Mexico, world-famous zoo, desert, and military”.

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San Diego is spectacular!

Well, guess what? San Diego turned out to be quite a gem. First of all, there isn’t any smog. And traffic? Only during rush hour, and even then, it just slows down a little. It IS technically a desert but you’d never know it, because it is so beautifully landscaped. And I nailed the “sunny weather” part. It’s rarely ever too cold or too hot. Like Goldilocks’ baby bear said, “It’s just right!” I love the military influence here, too: respect, honor, and sacrifice are great attributes in a neighbor. While the zoo IS incredible, so is Sea World and the Safari Park…and all the beaches, parks, lakes, and museums. If you haven’t had a chance to visit San Diego yet, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed when you come. San Diego Vacation Rentals put together this fun infographic for me to share with you. It does a great job of summing up San Diego by the numbers! Hope you stop by for a visit soon…

San Diego by the Numbers:


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San Diego by the numbers

This is not an affiliate post, but my own honest love affair with “America’s Finest City”. Please feel free to share it with others! If you’ve already been, what was your favorite thing to do or see?

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13 thoughts on “San Diego by the Numbers

  1. Heather Young

    I always LOVE coming to San Diego, and the numbers sure prove why I love it so much! 🙂 Can’t wait to come visit again REAL soon.

  2. alam

    I was privileged to read your post. and I left a comment. so great to meet you. I’m “following” you. I hope you have a great weekend.

  3. Chris

    Such a great introduction to San Diego!

    My only experience was passing through to get to Mexico (at 5am, I didn’t see much).

    Legoland alone could lure me back 😉

  4. Sreeram

    This is an amazing post, I am doing Latin America and would stop by San Diego on my way back. This is really handy for any traveler visiting San Diego.

  5. Sanket D.

    I have a friend who lives in New York and she keeps telling me she wants to move to San Diego. Apparently it is one of (if not THE) best city to live in, in the States. I can see why 🙂

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