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Sunny San Deigo & Ocean Beach

A July 1997 trip to San Diego by kimca

Ocean Beach, San Deigo Photo, San Diego, California More Photos
Quote: We were doing a road trip from Vancouver to Baja, Mexico and on our way ended up spending a while in beautiful San Deigo and the community of Ocean Beach.

Sunny San Deigo & Ocean Beach

Overview

Ocean Beach, San Deigo Photo, San Diego, California
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San Deigo Zoo Balboa Park Sea World Whale Watching Trips to Baja, Mexico Shopping in San Deigo The beaches! Quick Tips: If you are visiting San Deigo, make sure to visit the beach community a few miles north west of San Deigo. Best Way To Get Around: San Deigo has an excellent transit system. Don't worry if you don't have rental vehicle, you will be able to take the bus or a trolley to any major attraction or sights that you wish to see. The ticket prices for the trolleys and buses range from -.25, depending on the distance you will be traveling. If you think you will be do...Read More

Ocean Beach Hostel International

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Hotel | "Ocean Beach Backpackers Hostel"

Ocean Beach Hostel International Photo, San Diego, California
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Two friends and I stayed at the Ocean Beach Backpackers, on our way down to Baja, Mexico and for a few weeks on our return. It is a lively, funloving place where you will meet countless people. Located on blocks from the ocean, it''s great to lay at the beach all day then have drinks in the backyard patio area at night. There is a large kitchen to prepare your own meals and lots of small shops and a supermarket to buy groceries at. On a regular basis, a produce market sets up camp outside the hostel where you can buy fresh goods. There is a cable TV to watch if you get bored (which is unlikely!) and they have a huge selection of free video...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 26, 2001

Ocean Beach Hostel International
4961 Newport Ave
San Diego, California 92107
(619) 223-7873

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

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Attraction | "San Diego Zoo"

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park Photo, San Diego, California
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After one too many days at the beach, a friend I met at the hostel and I summed up our motivation, dragged ourself from the sand and headed to the world famous San Deigo Zoo. We hopped on the bus and soon we were amid 4,000 animals and a plant collection equally as big. The zoo is home to 2 giant pandas (on loan from China)-Hua Mei and her daughter, Bai Yun. When we saw them they were housed together but I have heard now that they are seperating them to give them a better shot at reproducing. I like to check up on them by watching the Zoo's Panda Cam on their webpage. Most of them time you get a g...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 26, 2001

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

Balboa Park

Attraction

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Balboa Park is a 1200 acre park that house numerous museums and a park zoo. It is northeast of downtown San Deigo and is open daily from 9-6pm. The park is charming, with it's bright flowers and about 350 species of different trees. The parks most well known tree is over 60 feet tall! We enjoyed just strolling the pathways though the mainicured grounds. The gardens vary from a sunken garden, known as the Zoro Garden, the Japanese Friendship Garden to the Palm Canyon with its 70 different species of palms. You will find many resturants and cafes scattered around the park. They range from sit down dinner type resturants to a quick coffee cafes...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 26, 2001

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

The Children's Pool Beach

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Attraction | "Childrens Pool Beach (Seal Beach)"

The Children's Pool Beach Photo, San Diego, California
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The Childrens Pool Beach is a man made cove that was donated to the city of La Jolla in 1923 so that the children of the area would have some place safe to swim. The beach is now home to another breed of children, as for the last ten years the beach has been taken over by sea lions and harbor seals. They come to the beach to rest as the cove and beach are protected from the strong waves. This isn't really a beach to go swimming at due to the contamination from the seals and sea lions. You might see people scuba diving etc. but personally I wouldn't be all the eager. If you do go, make sure you stay at least 20 feet back from the sea lions. They tend to b...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 26, 2001

The Children's Pool Beach
850 Coast Boulevard
San Diego, California