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One Day In San Diego  
User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1543 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 4 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

Next week, my dad and I will be in Los Angeles. We were considering driving to San Diego on Wednesday the 27th (just for the day). I was wondering what would be the most effective use of our time. Should we go to SeaWorld, the Zoo, or someplace else? I was at SeaWorld once when I was three, and obviously I can recall nothing from that experience.

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User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1543 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

anyone?

User currently offlineTurboTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

Hi there! I went with my parents and sister to San Diego in 1997, and I went to both the zoo and Sea World. I really don't know what to tell you. The zoo is incredible for its wide array of animals and neat moving sidewalks throughout the zoo. Yet, Sea World is an experience also. Being the person I am, I think you should go to Sea World. But just use me as an advisor and do what you want. Have a blast!

TurboTristar


User currently offlineSn330 From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 16 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

Go to the Zoo. They just got a new pair of Pandas, and it has won numerous awards for its endangered species breeding programs. It is probably the best zoo in the United States.

User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4334 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 1536 times:

The zoo is a marvelous place in San Diego. It's actually the best zoo in the United States with various different kinds of rare animals. I went to the zoo in the summer of 1998. Sea World is a great place to go also. I also like Balboa Park (where the zoo is located) and another great place in San Diego is Coronado. I went there to a beach in 1999 and toured the "Red Roof" hotel, which is very old.

Why dont you walk around Seaport Village and maybe catch that British Airways plane landing.  
Have a great time! I sure did when I was there.

K.Cook/Arlington,VA/DCA


User currently offlineIflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 1534 times:

Go to the Zoo and if you have time the wild animal park!
Both are great went there this last summer!
 


User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1754 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 1532 times:

i'd go to the airport...  just my $0.02 though...

jderden777



"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

Pure Platinum
4000 Kearny Mesa Rd.
San Diego, CA 92111-3730
and
2431 Pacific Hwy.
San Diego, CA 92101-1748
(near Airport  )


User currently offlineFLYWITHKEN From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

one of my favorite places to go in Sandiego is Pacific Beach...although i am usually there in the summer. It may be a little cold in right now.

Old town is a nice part of the city to see too.

KEN


User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1543 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 5 hours ago) and read 1521 times:

I think the Zoo and possibly the Wild Animal Park, time permitting. Thanks for all the help.

Gocaps---I would really love to see the Del Coronado, but I don't think there's going to be enough time. The Del was built in 1887 and I recall that it was the first hotel in America to have both an elevator and electricity. (more of my useless information   )


User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4334 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

Hey there,

In my last day in San Diego back in August 1999, my family took us to see the Del Coronado. We were there for about 2 hours then after that, we had some beach time around there. The beach there was absolutely beautiful with white sand. Other places like La Jolla and Mission Bay is nice, but the sand is kinda messed up.
But, if you go to the zoo and/or Sea World, you wouldn't have the time. Sea World was nice, but I would stay there for over 4 hours dueing the summer.  

K. Cook/dCA


User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

CstarU: Ha Ha. Maybe I should also suggest Cocktails and Lace, or has that closed down??  

EIPremier: I live in San Diego, and I really think if you have only a day you should go to the Zoo and Balboa Park. It is a really nice place with museums and parks etc. Plus it is right next to downtown and the airport!

I wouldn't recommend going to Sea World. I wouldn't prefer it over the zoo if you only had one day. If you had more time maybe.

The Hotel Del Coronado is nice, the beach there is very good too but it is probably going to be too cold to go to the beach anywhere.

So if you only have a day here, Don't listen to any of these other 'foreigners,' and go to the zoo/Balboa Park.   Have fun!!

Aaron G.


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5476 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1504 times:

I have stayed at the Del Coronado and it was nice! I may recommend that to you, but of course, as trvlr said, I am a foreigner!
rgds,
blink182



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineGreeneyes53787 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

Take a harbor excursion first (wear a sweater). Then Hit the Pt Loma Light house. You can watch Navy and Lindburgh Field flight departures while standing in one place (bring field glasses).

Check out Balboa Park. There you'll see the zoo, Reubin Fleet Space Center and Planetarium, Aerospace Museum, Auto Museum and others.

Then travel north 25-miles to the Wild Animal Park in Escondido.

Or chuck the animal park for going south 20 miles to Mexico. The Trolly will take you right there from Mission Valley or down town.

Greeneyes

Ps-Sea World is where Whales do silly unnatural things. But on a Harbor Excursion whale watching is possible. Whales are just being whales there (my choice).


User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

I would also suggest doing what Greeneyes suggested if it is very clear out. Otherwise don't bother because as the day wears on it could get cloudy or foggy. Ditto for the lighthouse, aka Cabrillo National Monument.

Mexico may be interesting for you, but considering the amount of time you have, all you would able to get to in Tijuana is Revolucion Ave. which just has cheesy tourist stuff.

The Wild Animal Park is an all-day thing, so I don't think you should try to fit it in.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineHairyass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

Go across the border to Mexico!

User currently offlineGreeneyes53787 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

Hit Casa de Pico in Old Town. Eat outdoors in leisure or inside if you're in a hurry. The price is generally about $7 for a full Mexican spread (Chimichanga or an enchilada meal, etc).

From there you are minutes from most of the sights mentioned earlier (even the Point Loma one). I have a house near there. When I visit SAN I often eat at Casa de Pico.

Greeneyes

Ps-if eating inside go to the inside area for quick entry. Don't wait in the outside line (but I prefer to eat outside).


User currently offlineTurboTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

I can't believe it! I ate at Casa de Pico when I was with my family in SAN- 97. Great place!! I love the atmosphere of the restaurant. When I was there, they had Mexican musicians playing right before us as we ate our dinner! To this day, I still have a spare napkin I obtained at Casa de Pico. I would recommend that place anyday!

Cheers
TurboTristar


User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

Star of the Sea
1360 N. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

Mister Sushi
1535 Garnet Ave.
San Diego, CA 92109 (Pacific Beach)

El Pollo Loco  



User currently offlineLoserkid182 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

Yummy..Sushi and El Pollo Loco..LOL!!! 

User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1543 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

I'm afraid some of these responses were too late. I left on the 26th, and last went online on the 25th. I did go to the Zoo...I was there from 9:30-4:30, if you can believe it!! Basically that was a full day, as we still had to drive back to Century City. So, that was pretty much it for the day. I hope to go back to San Diego sometime and visit the Wild Animal Park and see some more of the sites at Balboa Park.

BTW, I never knew the San Diego freeway went right by SNA. Also, we got good views of SAN.



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