SAN DIEGO FANATIC
What not to miss...
There are lot's of things not to miss.. I'll just touch on a few..
THE USS MIDWAY...ON THE LEFT IN THE PICTURE...The USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, downtown.Take the tour, it's great for the whole family. San Diego has a rich Naval history and it's fun and educational to see the ship that so many Americans served on.Hornblower Dinner Cruise
I usually take visitors/family, if time permits on a Dinner Cruise.
It's just awesome. You can Buy a ticket right there at the Embarcadero.
The Wild Animal ParkI actually like it better than the zoo. It's huge, you can see the animals in a Safari setting.Cabrillo National MonumentIt's just really gorgeous out there. Take the 8 West, follow the signs.The Point Loma Lighthouse has been guiding ships into the harbor since 1855.OLD TOWN, it's the first settlement in California. There is some real history there.Lot's of Restaurants, Bars ect.. It's really a colorful place to visit. Great food, drinks and history.La Jolla Cove and Cave. The La Jolla Cave is one of those places, you won't know about unless a local tells you about it. (me) Visit the cove, walk up the hill and take in the Cave.There is also a cool trail that goes up the hill outside of the cave. Just gorgeous.Though, it can be quite smelly due to bird droppings right there at the cliff.Seaport Village is a little shopping plaza downtown. It's a good little place to enjoy food and drink with a family atmosphere. Right on the water downtown on San Diego Bay, Kettner and West Harbor Drive.LITTLE ITALYAt one time over 6000 Italian families lived in the area. With the decline of the Tuna Industry and build up of the freeways in this part of Southern California, the little fishing village that was, is now gone. In the 1990's Little Italy was born. Little Italy is a favorite, (though I'm not Italian) it celebrates Italian food. Go visit!
Take in some Mexican food at a nice Mexican Restaurant. I actually like the Mexican food here in San Diego better than the food in Mexico. For a fast treat, try Santanas Mexican Restaurant,I believe they are now calling themselves Fresh MXN now. All the burrito's are really good.There are locations all over San Diego. (Mission Beach at the roller-coaster) is a favorite.Head over to the Glider Port at Torry Pines and hike the cliff. (STAY ON THE PATH) Walk down to the beach, or just enjoy watching the hang gliders at the top of the hill. (careful, on the beach it is well known to be a naked beach, sometimes there are none, sometimes a lot, and they forgot to spend a year at the gym to prepare to take off their clothes, not such a pretty sight) But the beach is beautiful.
You know there is a Mountain in the middle of town. It's called Mount Soledad.Open from 7am-10pm. 6905 La Jolla Scenic Drive South. It has a Veterans Memorial within' the park area. Fantastic views on a clear day. If you have some extra time, it's worth the drive up.(Pacific Beach Area)