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11 Facts About San Diego That Will Ruin You For Life

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1. San Diego has nine different arts districts.

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A lot more if you include craft beer as an art.

2. San Diego will ruin your dog for life too.

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There are dog beaches and even surf competitions just for your furry friends!


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They're here. They're amazing. Some have fish in them. All have deliciousness in them.

4. You can enjoy San Diego's 18 beautiful state parks on any sunny day... so, pretty much any day.

From the natural beauty of Torrey Pines State Reserve, to the historic urban oasis of Balboa Park, San Diego has a park to fit your every need.

5. The royal baby has nothing on a baby panda.

San Diego is also the birthplace of Hua Mei, the first giant panda that survived to adulthood in the United States.

6. San Diegans have been rated as some of the best-looking people. So... there's that.

Look at them, being all beautiful and San Diegan...

7. Squirrels just don't seem as exciting after seeing dolphins and whales in the wild.

Fun fact: You can watch whale migrations almost year-round off the coast of San Diego.

8. There are over 100 bars and restaurants in the 16 blocks of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter.

That's more than 6.3125 venues per block... but who's counting?

9. So. Many. Ocean. Views.

From La Jolla Cove to Sunset Cliffs, San Diego has beautiful views for everyone. You can even witness a breathtaking sunset from the top of a roller coaster.

10. Balboa Park's koi fish are bigger than your park's raccoons.

And it has more museums than your park has squirrels.

11. You know that favorite summer outfit you have? It's perfect for February in San Diego.

The average temperature for San Diego in February is 65 degrees. Just let that sink in for a minute...

No matter what you're in the mood for, San Diego can deliver! Get more info and plan your next dream vacation at

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