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User currently offlinerjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

I'm going to be in LA and am planning to take a day trip to San Diego. I haven't been in long time, so I was wondering if people have suggestions for things to do during the day. I want to try to see a few different areas. I remember La Jolla being gorgeous so I'll probably stop there for lunch.

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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24857 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1529 times:

Assume you are driving?

Sure La Jolla Cove area is nice and a place you can grab lunch. For places to go, you obviously have the amusement parks like Sea World, Legoland (in Carlsbad), Wild Animal Park. You also have areas like the historic Gaslamp quarter with various stores and eateries also. For a view of planes landing in SAN go to Balboa Park which has several museums including Air & Space Museum. You can check out Mission Bay Park and Mission Beach boardwalk which is a long stretch along the ocean.
You can also do a quick detour to Mexico (where I would personally have lunch). Park on US side and walk back and forth. Cheap shopping also.

Oh and on the way if you've never been maybe stop also in Orange County like Newport Beach and check out place like Lido Isle with the million dollar homes (where you can spot SNA departures).



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User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8021 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1528 times:

IF you have an extra hour, I highly recommend stopping into Mission San Diego itself. It's one of the smaller California Franciscan missions, as its one of the first, but is quite charming and has its own distinct character some of the larger ones lack. It's a few minutes off I-15 and is on the way into downtown from La Jolla.

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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3829 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

Go to Legoland and F Street bookstore.


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User currently offlineoldman55 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1524 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 1):
Oh and on the way if you've never been maybe stop also in Orange County like Newport Beach and check out place like Lido Isle with the million dollar homes (where you can spot SNA departures).

Isn't a million dollars the "normal" price of a house in OC?? LOL. If you like surfing; check out The Wedge in West Jetty Park in Balboa Beach. Sometimes there are 15+ waves breaking right next to the beach. Actually its more of a body-boarding than surfing area.



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User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1440 times:

Try Old Town. It's kind of touristy but overall its not a bad place to visit.

User currently offlineN200WN From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 784 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

After stopping in La Jolla, I'd go have lunch at Filippi's Pizza in Little Italy between downtown and the airport. Then stroll through Balboa Park. Next, stop out at the end of Point Loma at Cabrillo National Monument to watch the sunset while traffic dies down on I-5 before heading back to L.A. A day trip only I'd keep it simple and take in the scenery, not the shopping areas such as Seaport Village.

User currently offlinesan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4941 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

Definitely hit the Gaslamp Quarter- fantastic restaurants and bars! And if the Padres are in town, Petco Park is right down the street 


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User currently offlineJCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

Gaslamp is always a good bet for some drinks and fun. If you're looking a more upmarket experience, La Jolla is where it's at, great restaurants and expensive prices to match.


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User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4770 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1386 times:
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It doesn't appear you are from Arizona so I will welcome your visit and offer some suggestions.     

Gaslamp is waaaay overrated. La Jolla is nice. Balboa Park and the zoo are nice as well. Old Town is cool too. If you're the beach bum type, check out Ocean Beach, Mission Beach and Pacific Beach. Mission Beach has Belmont Park, a small boardwalk with some rides including an old wooden rollercoaster.



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User currently offlinekevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 48
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

Definately go to the USS Midway museum. Do not miss this one!


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User currently offlineflybaurLAX From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

Quoting N200WN (Reply 6):
Next, stop out at the end of Point Loma at Cabrillo National Monument to watch the sunset while traffic dies down on I-5 before heading back to L.A. A day trip only I'd keep it simple and take in the scenery, not the shopping areas such as Seaport Village.


        

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