Ever had fried Twinkies? Or maybe you want to try a Krispy Creme Chicken Sandwich? MMM got to love fair food!
The San Diego County Fair (formerly called the Del Mar Fair) is a county fair held every summer at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, California. The fair is a major draw for San Diego County residents; in recent years, attendance figures have risen above a million annually, reaching a record attendance of 1,412,113 in 2011. San Diego county fair only opens in the early summer. Again in 2012, under the theme “Out of this world,” The San Diego County fair broke another record attendance with 1,517,508 guests.
The fair began in 1880 as an agricultural fair. The location moved from place to place for several years, finally settling on the Del Mar Fairgrounds when it opened in 1936.
In 1954, the fair’s name was changed to the Southern California Exposition and San Diego County Fair. In 1970, this was shortened to the Southern California Exposition. The fair was again renamed in 1984 to the Del Mar Fair, which lasted until 2002 when the name San Diego County Fair was reinstated. It is sometimes still referred to as the “Del Mar Fair” by locals.
Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban cultural park in San Diego, California, United States. In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens, and walking paths, it contains museums, several theaters, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. There are also many recreational facilities and several gift shops and restaurants within the boundaries of the park. Placed in reserve in 1835, the park’s site is one of the oldest in the United States dedicated to public recreational use. Balboa Park is managed and maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of San Diego.
Beginning in 1909, San Diego Chamber of Commerce president G. Aubrey Davidson suggested that the park hold an expo to coincide with the 1915 opening of the Panama Canal. Davidson believed an expo would help improve commerce (it would advertise that San Diego was the first U.S. port of call vessels encountered after passing through the canal and sailing north), build the city’s population, and expand the infrastructure of the park. He later explained the significance of holding the expo in San Diego: “I felt something must be done to get our city on the map and advertise it to the rest of the world. I knew we had something here that no other city had, and that all that was necessary was for the people to know about it.”San Diego would be the smallest city to ever hold a World’s Fair
PETCO Park is spectacular in every way, combining the best sight lines in baseball with breathtaking views of San Diego. Architecturally magnificent, it celebrates the sea, the sky, the natural beauty, cultural diversity and unique spirit of our region. Innovative design features evoke the timeless traditions of baseball in an intimate setting, with state-of-the-art fan amenities to suit every taste and budget.
Sailing in San Diego bay on a beautiful afternoon. San Diego Bay is the “birthplace of San Diego.” On his search for a northwestern Pacific-to-Atlantic passage, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo set anchor in San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542, naming the Bay “San Miguel” after the saint whose day it was. Sixty years later, explorer Sebastián Viscaíno arrived in San Miguel and renamed it “San Diego de Alcalá”, after the patron saint of his flagship.