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California Trip

An April 2006 trip to San Diego by Kataries

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Quote: This journal will list the places I was lucky enough to visit while I was doing a travel nursing job in California. Half way through my assignment my husband and kids flew in and we went and saw some sights together.

Coronado Beach

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Did not stay in the hotel, just went out to the beach to watch the sunset and to see the infamous haunted Del Coronado. The beach is beautiful and perfect and a great spot to watch the sunset over San Diego. My kids had tons of fun at the beach and swimming in the ocean. It is definitely worth the short trip out to the island from San Diego. Didn't see any ghosts though. Oh well, maybe next time.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 13, 2006

Coronado Beach
Orange Avenue
San Diego, California

The Children's Pool Beach

Attraction | "Children's Pool Beach (Seal Beach)"

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This little area is really neat to see, and it's free. Lots of sea lions have just taken over the beach area and now just lounge around lazily and occasionally go out for a swim. It is really neat to be able to see sea lions outside of a zoo. I don't know, there is just something unique about it. Yeah, they mostly just lay there, but it is just something interesting to see if you are there. And did I mention it is free. That in itself is a rarity. They really are so cute.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 13, 2006

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

La Jolla Cove

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La Jolla Cove Photo, La Jolla, California
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This area is really beautiful and offers some great photo ops. The rugged beauty of the beach area and then the ocean against it creates a pretty area. The rocks are neat formations formed from the pounding surf. It is really cool to see the area if you get the chance.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 13, 2006

La Jolla Cove
1100 Coast Boulevard
la Jolla, California

Torrey Pines State Reserve and Beach

Attraction | "Torrey Pines State Beach"

Torrey Pines State Reserve and Beach Photo, San Diego, California
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This is a very nice, calm stretch of beach and the area has great trails to hike through the Torrey Pines. This is a good beach area to just bring a picnic and hang out on. Very beautiful, perfect for hiking or bike riding.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 13, 2006

Torrey Pines State Reserve and Beach
North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, San Diego 92121
(858) 755-2063

Seaport Village

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This is a wonderful place to spend time with your family. Tons of little, quaint, specialty shops to find those hard-to-find souvenirs. Great little restaurants, ice-cream stands, fountains, and even a carousel to ride. You could easily spend the whole day just enjoying the view of the Bay. This village is right on the water. There are restaurants all the way from burger places to seafood restaurants on the water. The stores have unique items such as a Tile Store with individualized tiles. A safari shop with everything you could ever want from a safari, along with tons of other unique shops. A very relaxing and entertaining way to spend the day in San Diego.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 13, 2006

Seaport Village
849 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 235-4014

Tijuana Shopping

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What was it like, hmmm… interesting. The streets are nasty and every market owner yells at you from their shops to come in and buy something or look at their merchandise. I actually had one guy yell out at me to please give him "one chance to rip me off". It made me actually not want to look in a lot of places. But I did get a pair of Versace sun glasses for $11.00. Oh, and once they finally get you in their store there are no prices on anything. They name a price and you are supposed to haggle them down, I am terrible at that. I went there mostly to get a Hard Rock glass and T-shirt as I collect the Hard Rock stuff. It is definitely cool to go so you can say that you went, but don't eat or drink anyt...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 13, 2006

Tijuana Shopping
Day Trip
San Diego, California

Old Town San Diego and the Whaley House

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Old Town San Diego is a part of town you can park and walk around. It has quite a few museums, little restaurants, and the famous Whaley House. The area has a lot of neat little stores to browse through. It is a great place to spend a relaxing day. There is an old saloon, a jailhouse, and a Wells Fargo Stagecoach, among other things. The Whaley House is a haunted house that has been featured on the Travel Channel several times. It is definitely worth going through, and at only $5 a person it will not break your budget. Once you pay you can go through the house as many times as you would like that day and stay as long as you want. Some of the Whaley family actual artifacts are on display here. I saw no...Read More
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I got a chance to see Hollywood Boulevard and see the stars on the sidewalks. For me, it was great. Getting to see my favorite celebrities immortalized in cement. We also saw the Kodak Theatre, Gruman's Chinese Theatre, and the Hollywood and Highland complex, and the Hollywood sign of course. It was so neat to walk on the same spot as Marilyn Monroe walked so many years ago. It was just cool to walk around and see the sights. It is definitely a must-see.

Le Brea Tar Pits

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Got to see the Le Brea Tar Pits but only at night. It was neat to get to see them. It is amazing that this spot can exist in the middle of such a large city. It truly is something to see.

The USS Midway

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This is an aircraft carrier docked in San Diego. You can take a self guided tour of the ship, which includes a tape player to help explain places and navigate you along your way. My husband and kids REALLY enjoyed this, I did as well. It was neat to see how these soldiers had to live on these ships for such long periods of time. On top they had different planes you could go on and see the insides. It was definitely an interesting experience.