SAN DIEGO - You know the saying “There is no place like home”. When you or someone you know calls San Diego home, you feel a sense of pride. It shows in our face and smile when people ask “Where are you from?” San Diego rocks plain and simple! Is it our weather, the waves, the people, jobs, our universities? Boasting an average temperature of 70 degrees people from all over the world flock to San Diego to enjoy our beaches, parks, restaurants and more!
San Diego also has the nation’s largest urban cultural park, “Balboa Park”. Home to fifteen major museums, renowned performing arts venues and luscious gardens including the “World Famous San Diego Zoo”. The Park offers an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts, classes and live art. San Diego wouldn’t be San Diego without our Pads & Bolts. San Diego has been home to the San Diego Padres for 43 years or 76 if you include the Pacific Coast League in which Ted Williams helped win a pennant in 1937. The San Diego Chargers have been here for over 51 years and we hope for 51 more. With no World Series or Super Bowl Championships in 94 combined years of the Padres and Chargers, you get the feeling that locals in San Diego love their teams no matter the case. You can’t lose when you call “DAGO” home?
San Diego pride runs deep. From our slogan “America’s Finest City” to our motto “Stay Classy San Diego” We pride ourselves being the laid back beach town with tons to do! Whether you are out shopping or dining downtown in our “Gas Lamp District” or surfing at one of beautiful beaches with over 70 miles of coastline. San Diego has much to offer everyone. The beaches, deserts, mountains are all located within a few hours of each other. It’s no wonder that Yahoo voted San Diego 9th on June 5th, 2012 for “10 Cities that Spoil Kids The Most”.
San Diegan’s know how to have fun in the sun! The city is amongst the top destination hot spots in the United States with a Mediterranean climate which makes out for a great game of golf, tennis, or just a stroll on the beach. Besides the great shops and restaurants there are little hidden gems and good photo op’s at unique places such as Charles Lindberg’s apartment on 6th & Maple (538 Maple) or Ted Williams house in North Park on 4121 Utah Street. San Diego has some of the most beautiful quaint neighborhoods in the United States. Lucious landscaping and beautiful gardens are just an appetizer to what lies inside the heart of the city.
We all love San Diego and we all want a clean safe environment for us, our children and pets. With so much to do and see, it’s no wonder San Diegans take pride in their neighborhoods, communities, and beaches. With beach clean ups scheduled throughout San Diego County beaches we all can do our part and pitch in to keep trash off the streets and out of the ocean. It’s the little things like the communities and people working together that make San Diego so special to everyone.
San Diego is a tight knit community. True San Diegan’s or native San Diegan’s do not support the Dodgers, Raiders and Angels. We love our Padres and Chargers, surfing, motocross, snowboarding and skateboarding. We do like and invite tourism, friendly smiles, courtesy to locals in the water, and we don’t mind you going to our games to watch your team play our Pads or Bolts. It’s good for all parties and everyone gets to watch the game instead of increasing blackouts on our San Diego Chargers games. It wouldn’t be a game without an opposite team fan to talk smack to anyhow. So if you ever wondered what it is that gets San Diegan’s all fired up… well there you have it.