San Diego Brody Mahon

History

Europeans were the first people to settle in San Diego. San Diego's nickname is "the birthplace of California". Kumeyaay people have been living in the area for 12,000 years. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovered San Diego Bay in 1542, but it was 200 years before people settled in San Diego.

San Diego Bay

History

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

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.

USS Midway Museum

One attraction that I suggest would be the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. If you go to the museum you can board the Navy aircraft carrier. The Navy aircraft carrier isn't in use. The flight deck can hold up to 3,000 guests! The top deck of the USS Midway is 968 feet. The Boat itself is 45,000 tons! There are also planes that the US used in wars in the ship as if the ship was still in use.

Hotel Del Coronado

Hotel Del Coronado is the second largest wooden structure in the US, and was a national Historic Landmark. The Del opened in 1888, and was the largest resort hotel in the world. It is still open to this day. The Del has hosted many famous people including presidents, royal people, and celebrities.

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.

Dragon Tree

This tree was planted the day they built the Hotel. There is also some history behind this tree. The Dragon tree was a backdrop in the Marilyn Monroe movie Some Like it Hot. This movie was filmed at The Del in 1958.

Climate

The normal temperature in January is about 57 degrees to 72 degrees in August. Mid summer usually reaching 90 degrees. The hottest it has ever been in San Diego is 111 degrees, on September 26, 1963. This was tied once on September 27, 2010. The coldest it has ever been was 25 degrees in January of 1913. San Diego has on average 146 sunny days and 117 cloudy days. The last time it snowed was February 14, 2008. In September through February warm winds come from the desert, they are called Santa Anas. Santa Anas bring winds up to 100 miles per hour. But near the coast it only gets up to 40 miles per hour. The average wind speed gets up to 10 miles per hour here.

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