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san diego trip -- advice needed

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 2underpar, May 12, 2011.

  1. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    looks like this year's summer excursion via marriott points is san diego.
    other than playing torrey pines and seaworld, what are some things me and the wife need to do?
    also, I know torrey pines is a great course, but are there any hidden gems out there?
    should we stay downtown?
    any great bars/restaurants that we need to hit that aren't overly touristy?
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Move there permanently. Great place. If I could live one place in the world it would be San Diego.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Best Zoo in the country in my opinion.

    Suggest going to La Jolla and walking around. There is a place called Alphonso's that has great margarita's

    I usually stay in Coronado to be right on the beach.
  4. joe

    joe Active Member

    Hike the Torrey Pines trail down to the ocean and back. Some great vistas and picture opportunities along the way.

    Go to Coronado Island if the aircraft carriers are in. Photos don't do those massive ships justice.

    Eat at El Indio. Best Mexican for the least amount of money ever. I stayed 50 miles north of it over Christmas, and I ate there twice.

    3695 India Street
    San Diego, CA 92103
    619-299-0333 phone
  5. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I'll second this. We're hoping to get back there this summer, we didn't spend anywhere near enough time in town last time we were in Cali.

    We had a great burger at this place in Ocean Beach:


    I will also second the San Diego Zoo. My cousin, who lives out that way, took us to the Cabrillo Monument and that was pretty cool. Great views.

  6. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Once you're there, don't go back.
  7. Pencil Dick

    Pencil Dick Member

    Zoo is much more interesting than Seaworld, IMHO.

    Try Balboa Park Municipal Golf Course - Zoo also located in Balboa Park. San Diego City Amateur held there annually.

    Don't go to Mexico. You're too valuable as a scramble partner.

    Definitely hit the cliffs in La Jolla. Incredibly scenic.
  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Stay at the Marriott Gaslamp; just stayed there about 2 weeks ago and it's perfectly located. Plus, the bar on the roof has a great happy hour -- and it's great for people watching before and during a Pads game (you can even see much of the field from the bar).

    Also suggest you tour the seaport museum. Good stuff there.
  9. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    There's a little cafe where they play guitars all night and day.
    You can hear them in the back room strummin'.
  10. spurtswriter

    spurtswriter Member

    Down from Torrey Pines is Black Beach. Nude. Lovely scenery.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    La Jolla is just gorgeous. I could just walk around that place all day.
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Make sure you know how to pronounce - La hoya
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