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A December 2001 trip to San Diego by newzlady

Quote: I stayed at resort about 45 minutes north of San Diego in a little posh town called Solano Beach.

Sand Pebbles

Hotel

Quote:
Best Things Nearby:San Diego Zoo, Disneyland, and the desert.Best Things About the Resort:Clean, a block away from the beach. Not many things for kids to do--just a small room with some old paperbacks, and maybe a video game or two, but it was a nice resort. The furniture was light and airy, and the rooms spacious.Resort Experience:It didn't have a fireplace, Jacuzzi, or daily maid service (without an extra fee), so I was a little disappointed. But the condo was comfortable, and few people were around. The grocery store nearby was pricey, made for starlets and stars, but we got a few things and had some nice meals on a budget. Avocado and taco stands, al...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 23, 2003

Sand Pebbles
535 S. Highway 101
San Diego, California 92075
(858) 509-8799

Beachfront Restaurant

Restaurant | "Beachfront restaurant near Solano Beach"

Quote:
OK, I can't remember the name of the restaurant, but it was one of the first ones as you leave Solano Beach on the coastal highway and head north. It was oceanfront and advertised early bird specials. What a fantastic deal! We saved money by eating in our condo for a lovely dinner right smack dab on the ocean. The waves were probably less than 100 feet from the restaurant's back dining area. The clam chowder was served in a sourdough bread bowl and wasn't that expensive. The salad was enormous, filled with organic, fresh greens and nicely sliced fresh vegetables. It was adorned with a purple edible orchid. The whole experience was memorable, so much so that we went back the very next night to the...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 23, 2003

Beachfront Restaurant
Near Solano Beach
San Diego, California

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

Attraction | "San Diego Zoo"

Quote:
The best zoo I've ever visited. Beats the D.C. Zoo, which has been in the news for animals dying and charges of neglect. Those cages are cramped, and there are no natural settings for animals from hot climates. However, the San Diego Zoo was the exact opposite. It was such a complete surprise. Children who visited both didn't like the first zoo, and didn't want to see the San Diego one at first for the same reason. But once they go there they were enthralled. They fell in love with San Diego and the zoo at that point. Plenty to do nearby with Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm amusement park. December is a great time of year to go. We walked right on the rides. It's not nearly as big as Disney Worl...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 23, 2003

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 231-1515

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newzlady

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Rileyville, Virginia

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