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Meet the Originals: San Diego's Historic Businesses

As the birthplace of California and the cornerstone of the Golden State, San Diego knows a thing or two about being original. Some of the oldest businesses in the state call San Diego home, meaning plenty of places our grandparents and great-grandparents loved to go are still around, if you know where to look. We’ve put together this list of some of our favorite San Diego OGs, so next time you’re grabbing a bite or a drink, catching a movie, or getting a tattoo, you can connect with SD history (and maybe even spot a relative’s picture on the wall).

La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

Beauty, elegance, and vintage cars intersect for the annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, which happens each spring at La Jolla Cove. There are many spectacular car shows in San Diego, but this one features one-of-a-kind automobile gems from all over the world, and every year avid car enthusiasts head to the coast for a display of classic, unique, and timeless automobiles — a showcase that’s been going strong for over a decade.

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