San Diego by the Numbers

San Diego by the Numbers Infographic

With a nickname “America’s Finest City,” San Diego lives up to its reputation with pretty coastlines, year-round pleasant weather, and an abundance of sunny days. Here are some fun statistics to help you get orientated on your next Southern California vacation

The Weather is Always Nice in San Diego

  • 2958: annual hours of sunshine
  • 8 degrees F: annual high temperature
  • 5 degrees F: annual low temperature
  • 43: days per year of precipitation
  • 4 inches: average amount of rainfall per year

Who is visiting San Diego?

  • Overnight visitors – 1,720,200 a year
  • Day Trippers – 1,705,500 a year
  • International Visitors – 1,033,000 a year

Natural Wonders

  • 70 miles of coastline
  • 15 coastal nature preserves: Tijuana River Valley Regional Park, San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, Scripps Coastal Reserve, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve, Agua Hedionda Lagoon Ecological Reserve, Buena Vista Lagoon Ecological Reserve, Trestles Wetlands Natural Preserve. ( Possibly Outlined on a Map?)
  • 4,206.63—Land area in square miles

Tourism is booming in San Diego

  • 30 Million Visitors Expected this Year (2016)
  • 3rd Largest Industry: Tourism–152,000 employees
  • 4 people–Average Group of Visitors
  • 8 nights: Average Nights Stay
  • 46 Vacation Rentals by SDVR
  • Where are they coming from?
  1. 31% California
  2. 16% Arizona
  3. 10% Northern California


  • San Diego Zoo – 3.2 mil. annual visitors – 100 Acres – Home to more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals – 700,000 exotic plants
  • SeaWorld – 4.4 million annual visitors – 27,000 Animals – 10 Killer Whales – 190 Acres
  • LegoLand – Opened 1999 – 3rd Lgoland Park to open – 50 amusements – No less than 30 mil LEGO bricks


  • 4–Number of Missions: Mission San Diego de Alcala, Mission San Luis Rey, Mission San Antonio de Pala and Mission Santa Ysabel. San Diego has the largest amount of missions in California.
  • 9/28/1542—The day that Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, a Portuguese navigator sailing for Spain, landed in San Diego.


  • Coronado Bridge – 1969—The year that the San Diego-Coronado Bridge opened, connecting downtown San Diego with Coronado. The first person to drive across it was Ronald Reagan.
  • Balboa Park – Built 1868 – Nations Largest Urban Cultural Park – 1,200 acres– 15 Major Museums – 16 Gardens
  • Cabrillo National Monument – Located at the southern tip of Point Loma – Constructed in 1542 – 14 feet tall

As one of the top 5 leisure destinations in the U.S., San Diego is a premiere vacation spot in Southern California. With many waterfront vacation rentals in Mission Bay, La Jolla, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, and Ocean Beach, let the real estate experts at San Diego Vacation Rentals help you find the vacation home of your dreams.


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