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San Diego was the first location visited by Europeans on the west coast of the United States. It was established in 1542 by Spanish explorers, but the land had been inhabited by Native Americans long before that.
Today, San Diego is known for its deep harbor, waterfront living, fast growing population, and as a site of the U.S. Navy and biomedical research.
People Born in San Diego
San Diego in People's Lives
Jude Law: I travled here in 1996 to film scenes of the movie Gattaca. We filmed in the La Jolla neighborhood.
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 2011 to film scenes of the movie Battleship.
Lois Lowry: Right after getting married, I moved here with my husband in 1956. We drove cross-country on a long and exhausting roadtrip to this city. I brought only books and my Smith Corona typewriter.
Natalie Portman: I traveled here in 2010 to film scenes of the movie Thor.