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Visiting San Diego

Linda Jones
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Joined: Aug 17, 2002
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I am in San Diego next week for a few days, and I was wondering if anyone who lives there/has been there had any suggestions on good things to do.
I have on my list: SeaWorld, the Zoo, and some surfing (and probably some shopping, knowing me :roll: ). Any other suggestions?
Any suggestions on a good surfing beach at this time of year (beginner level and not too far from the city)?
I was looking at the whale watching trips. Has anyone been on those? How likely are you to see whales at this time of year? Does anyone have any suggestions on what company is best?
Thanks for your help.
Chumma Fun
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Joined: May 04, 2001
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Hi Linda,
I guess this will we be the right time for whale watch..
You could also visit coronado island.. which has the no:1 beach in southern california.
have fun!

[ January 29, 2003: Message edited by: Chumma Fun ]
paul wheaton

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I am currently working a contract in San Diego. I've only been here a few weeks, but I think I could recommend a restaurant or two.
I'm not sure about shopping, but I did go to a mall the other day in the gaslamp quarter that was really cool - it was kinda like an escher painting. You could see a store, but you would have to use your head to figure out how to get to it.
If you want a cheap room, I know there is one available in the house where I'm renting a room. It's in pacific beach - close to the surf. High speed internet in all the rooms. I think the owner would be okay with a short term rent.

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Linda Jones
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'm OK for accommodation thanks, Paul.
Coronado looks lovely, I'm looking forward to being somewhere where it isn't snowing!
Mark Spritzler

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My wife and I were there a few weekends ago and had a blast. We even met the wonderful, masterful, and intelligent Paul Wheaton. But if you meet him don't take him to that place in the GasLamp district, where they serve Ribs at 9.99 for all you can eat, because the music is way too loud there.
So go to the GasLamp district, Old Town (Great Mexican food there, and a really good candy shop), I was watching this show on the Food Network called something like "$40 a day" It is about this girl who goes to cities and tries to eat all her food for under $40. In San Diego she went over by $2 because she had Ice Cream at a place in Coronado in their great hotel there.
She also went to this breakfast place called Big Kitchen or something like that that looked like a great place to eat and fun.
I am sure they have a link for this episode on the Food Network's web site.
One other thing, There is one of those Mystery/Comedy Dinner theaters near downtown that we went to that was lots of fun. The food was OK, but that isn't why we went, the cast was very funny and a good time to have.
$40 a Day Link.
The Mystery Cafe.

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Gail Mikels
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Seaport Village is a great place for shopping/eating...

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