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Gems of San Diego

Home of fun and out-of-the way places in San Diego

Historical San Diego

San Diego was the first west coast site visited by Europeans. The first being Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo in 1542. The Presidio and Mission of San Diego, were founded in 1769, and are credited as the first European settlement in what is now California which became part of the union in 1850.

With history that dates back that far, there are historical and mostly unbelievable urban legends that have made up the character of the county.

Along with these urban legends are many out-of-the-way spots are both interesting and fun. They just don't quite fit in any of the categories we try and sort our trips into so we have created the Miscellaneous section! If it doesn't fit anywhere else, you might find it here. If you know of a desination or unknown location you don't see covered on our website, send us a note and tell us about it!

Borrego Sandman

The Borrego Sandman

Head for Borrego State Park and find man-made prehistoric creatures or hunt for the famous Borrego Sandman! Many say he is still up there. It's the largest State Park in the country and has a ton of things to do! Plan your trip right and have a blast! Hiking, climbing, camping, or even…

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Fastpitch Softball

Fastpitch Softball

The Triple Crown World Series of softball for 16U & 18U (U is for under), and the ASA Class A 14U National tournaments were all held in San Diego in July. A very unusual coincidence! Teams from five states visited and played to win on fields all over the county. Those lucky enough to see a game saw some great competition! The San Diego teams…

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Coming Soon

In the days and weeks ahead, as time permits, we will be adding to this category. Here are some of the places we will be adding:

Lost Treasure of San Felipe

Munchkin Houses

Little League

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