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San Diego: 4 nights/5 days


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San Diego: 4 nights/5 days

starlightjulian | | Aug 3, 2007 04:29 AM

Hello everyone! I hope summer is treating you well! 'Tis the monsoon season here in Phoenix, AZ and so it is hot and humid, but I never complain about the weather... I do not mind one or two months of three-digit degree days since the rest of the year is just perfect!

My friend from NJ and I are getting together for the first time in four years (!) in San Diego (first time visit for us) in less than two weeks and need some help with our itinerary. Would like to hear your suggestions for must see/do sights and activities, as well as culinary adventures!! Below I've listed activities I've read online and eateries (definitely seafood!) suggested to me by ex-pats to try. Would love some input to maximize and efficiently spend our short time in the city. Which should we drop? Which should we definitely do? We ARE NOT renting a car; we'll either travel by foot or use trolley and then utilize taxis and tricycle "cabs" (?). Thank you for your help!


Palomar observatory/state park for hikes
Horton Plaza
Wildlife Animal Park
La Jolla
Balboa Park (Tuesdays for free museum passes; eat at The Prado)
Gaslamp (5th Avenue; House of Blues show?)
Old Town (State Historic Park; Old Town Mexican Cafe)
Seaport Village (stroll from hotel)
San Diego Zoo
Sea World (early morning to see active pandas)

Culinary ventures:

Cafe on Park
George's on the Cove
Wine-tasting (I'm there for the food!)
Parkhouse Eatery
Adams Avenue Grill
Oceanaire ***
Bay Park Fish Co
Blue Water Grill
Izakaya Sakura***
Tsuruhashi Japanese BBQ
Blue Point
Kemo Sabe ("Pacific rim meets Southwest cuisine")
Marketplace Grille (Middle-eastern)
Cafe Chloe (French)
Ba Ren (Chinese, Sichuan)
Cafe Pacifica

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