San Diego Journals

San Diego in October for a Conference

An October 2004 trip to San Diego by Kiryo

Crocodile Photo, San Diego, California More Photos
Quote: I'll just give you a couple places I checked out while NOT at the convention center, which were very few, as the poster sessions and seminars were excellent and not to be missed. I'm looking forward to November 2005 in Washington, D.C.

Fisherman's Village


Fisherman's Village Photo, San Diego, California
Many small restaurants line the dock area in between the hotel/convention area and the retired USS Midway...

Ice cream to seafood, burgers, and fries--it's all there. A bit touristy, but okay.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 16, 2005

Fisherman's Village
13755 Fiji Way Marina Del Rey
San Diego, California 92106
(619) 225-1447

Balboa Park


Balboa Park Photo, San Diego, California
Balboa Park has a lot going on. There are museums to check out and the Spanish Village is right next door, where you can buy expensive artisan art. Or you could just stroll around to relax.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 16, 2005

Balboa Park
1549 El Prado
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 239 0512

San Diego Zoo


Crocodile Photo, San Diego, California
We took a half-day at the San Diego Zoo, which is an absolutely fabulous place to check out all kinds of caged wild-life!

I recommend the place as a full-day excursion, but I had to be back at the convention center for an evening presentation.