San Diego became part of the US in 1848, and two years later California became a state to the US. San Diego started as a small town then the population grew rapidly in 1880 when multiple military bases were established. It then grew more during and after WWII and when gold was discovered in California (the California Gold Rush). San Diego is now the 8th largest city in the country. San Diego got into financial problems due to overspending on a poorly designed jail. In 1852 San Diego became bankrupted.
La Jolla is a city along the Pacific Ocean. La Jolla offers coastal forests, sandstone canyons and bluffs overlooking the sea. It is located 15 miles north of San Diego.
The Del has 399 rooms. When the Del opened 1,440 San Diegans sailed crossed the bay. On April 7, 1920, Prince Edward Simpson checked into the Del.
Some famous people who have stayed there before include, Thomas Edison, Babe Ruth, Brad Pitt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Barack Obama. There have been 16 presidents who stayed there.