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    What to do in San Diego?

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    My friends and I just booked a 5-day trip to San Diego for this spring. We'll be staying at a hotel downtown and will not be renting a car.

    What kind of stuff should we look into do? Restaurants to go to? Tell me everythaaaang.
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    The zoo

    sea world


    seaport village


    the gaslamp


    Get some mexican food


    Coronado island


    Balboa Park
    -Ruben H Fleet science center (my favorite )

    catch a padres game, they suck enough that tickets are cheep, the park has good beer, and the wether is normally nice

    idk


    I grew up in sd, so To me there is always plenty to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WiggleWiggle~ View Post
    The zoo

    sea world


    seaport village


    the gaslamp


    Get some mexican food


    Coronado island


    Balboa Park
    -Ruben H Fleet science center (my favorite )

    catch a padres game, they suck enough that tickets are cheep, the park has good beer, and the wether is normally nice

    idk


    I grew up in sd, so To me there is always plenty to do.
    Nail on the head!
    We did the Safari Park. It's about 45 minutes north of SD and is part of the Zoo. It was pretty awesome.
    Zoo
    Balboa Park (although I didn't realize that all of the museums cost money)
    Old Town- Best Mexican food I've ever had was at Café Coyote. It was fricking awesome.
    Coronado- you drive over the bridge or you can cross via ferry
    Harbor tours
    Point Loma- great views of the city
    Sea World <3
    USS Midway
    Gaslamp
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    Quote Originally Posted by WiggleWiggle~ View Post
    The zoo

    sea world


    seaport village


    the gaslamp


    Get some mexican food


    Coronado island


    Balboa Park
    -Ruben H Fleet science center (my favorite )

    catch a padres game, they suck enough that tickets are cheep, the park has good beer, and the wether is normally nice

    idk


    I grew up in sd, so To me there is always plenty to do.
    Quote Originally Posted by PirateAndrea View Post
    Nail on the head!
    We did the Safari Park. It's about 45 minutes north of SD and is part of the Zoo. It was pretty awesome.
    Zoo
    Balboa Park (although I didn't realize that all of the museums cost money)
    Old Town- Best Mexican food I've ever had was at Café Coyote. It was fricking awesome.
    Coronado- you drive over the bridge or you can cross via ferry
    Harbor tours
    Point Loma- great views of the city
    Sea World <3
    USS Midway
    Gaslamp



    We're actually staying in Gaslamp - so that works out well since you both recommended it
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    Cabrillo National Monument - Cabrillo National Monument

    This place is pretty awesome. Beautiful views. We watch the ships deploy from here. There is a little museum as well, and you can drive down to the tide pools.
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    Also check out http://www.sandiego.org/events.aspx
    There's usually a lot of good stuff on there to do and I'm pretty sure there will be a few fairs going on at that time.
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    Beach and SeaWorld!!
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    The public transportation is good, so you can go pretty much anywhere!

    Downtown I recommend going to Barley Mash if you like clubbing and the Lime Tequila Bar for delicious margs. There are a toooon of places to eat downtown, but a lot are pricey!
    Definitely have to hit up Old Town, there's nothing else like it. Casa De Reyes is a great place to eat there; good prices, good food, yummy margaritas. The reviews were only mediocre so I was skeptical at first, but I was impressed! And then there is a place around the corner that has BOGO root beer floats that are so good!
    San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park in general are also musts. Plan for 4-5 hours at the zoo though, unless you don't want to see everything or can walk crazy fast. Just walking around Balboa Park is an experience - there's an art section, by that time the Japanese Friendship Garden should be done, little houses from different countries that are open 12-4 Sunday but they're cool to see anytime, a bunch of museums, etc etc.
    And definitely take the ferry over to Coronado! It's beautiful!!

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