San Diego florists call this city home.
Originally named San Miguel, the city of San Diego was discovered for Spain by Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542 and renamed San Diego de Alcala by Spaniard Sebastian Vizcaino sixty years later while on a mission to map out the California coastline.
A popular tourist spot for obvious reasons, most notably the incredible weather and beautiful beaches, San Diego is also a golfer's paradise as it boasts close to 100 courses that are open for your golfing enjoyment all year long.
San Diego has been recognized for many things throughout its history. Formerly known as the tuna capital of the world for a forty year span ending in the seventies, this industry once employed more than 40,000 people in the area. San Diego is perhaps best known to school children and animal lovers alike as the birth place of Hua Mei. The San Diego Zoo played host to the birth of the first giant panda born in the United States. In fact, the baby panda was the first born in the Western Hemisphere. One of the more off-the-wall events the city has become known for in recent years is the "Lowes Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition". Just as the event's name indicates, this is a surfing competition for canines. The contest attracts over 50 competitors, thousands of spectators and the proceeds help to fund several animal related charities.
Local agriculture in the area is largely based in the growth of citrus, avocados, and of course, San Diego flowers. In fact, the county has one of the largest concentrations of flower growers in the world keeping the florists in San Diego stocked with some of the most beautiful flowers in the country. With 54 out of 58 counties actively growing, the flower business is a multi-billion dollar industry for the state of California. San Diego flowers are responsible for close to $800 million of that. Instead of selling through wholesalers, many growers sell directly to local San Diego florists, or are linked to their own flower shops also in the San Diego area. Between growers, wholesalers, and flower shops, San Diego alone is responsible for more 7,000 jobs in the industry.
In addition to the perfect weather and beautiful beaches, San Diego is also home to more than 30 museums and a flourishing theatrical district giving the city a name as a leading center for arts and culture. With all of this to offer, it is no wonder that San Diego is one of the nation's top tourist destinations. So whether you're simply looking for nice weather and a beach to lie on, or a city rich in culture and nightlife, there is something to be found in San Diego for everyone.
San Diego "Must See" Attractions
Check out the following attractions in San Diego:
- Balboa Park, overlooking both downtown San Diego and the Pacific Ocean
- The San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum
- The world famous San Diego Zoo
- Old Town San Diego
- The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
- The Gaslamp Quarter Historic District
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A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
- Walt Whitman
He who is born with a silver spoon in his mouth is generally considered a fortunate person,
but his good fortune is small compared to that of the happy mortal who enters this world with a passion for flowers in his soul.
- Celia Thaxter