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Life is a Beach in sunny San Diego Pacific, Mission & Ocean Beaches & Mission Bay

A March 2001 trip to San Diego by debzillla

Pacific Beach Photo, San Diego, California More Photos
Quote: The weather is almost always perfect! The beaches are beautiful! People are super happy & friendly. SO relaxing! Lots to do on the Beaches ~ I visit frequently for a week at a time & I only left the beaches once to ride the Trolley to Tijuana for a little shopping… Bring your Roller-skates, in-line skates or bike (you can rent at lots of places check my "Mission Bay Park" entry for info) to get around the (about) 3 miles of paved pedestrian, skate, bike path along the coastline which connects Pacific, Mission, Ocean beaches. Here is a great article! check it out! http://www.sandiego-online.com/issues/april99/pb.stm

Life is a Beach in sunny San Diego Pacific, Mission & Ocean Beaches & Mission Bay

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Pacific Beach Photo, San Diego, California
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Surfing, rollerbalding, bonfires on the beachs at night.

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Taylor's Restaurant & Brewery

Restaurant | "Taylor's Restaurant and Brewery"

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We were lured in by all-you-can-eat crab legs and a sign posted outside that read: "Bring Beer to the Beach 1 Gallon only $10!" God, I love SD, CA. Part of that cost is the packaging, so hang on to the container for discounted refills later on. I believe the place brews seven different beers. I tried two--both very good. We got the Hefeweizen to go--it was a fruity, perhaps a bit flowery, sweet, malty, pale-gold brew, with a nice creamy white head. It was perfect for sipping all day long, as you relax on the beach waiting for the sun to set . . . Actually, this gallon lasted 3 days, and to my surprise it only got better as time went on. With our dinner, we had the Pale Ale--it...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 31, 2003

Taylor's Restaurant & Brewery
721 Grand Avenue
San Diego, California 92109
+1 858 270 3596

The Children's Pool Beach

Attraction | "Children's Pool beach "Seal Beach""

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La Jolla ~ Friend of the Seals The beach was originally built as a children’s pool (in the 20s I think) with a breakwater to protect the children for the ocean waves. About 10 years ago seals took over the beach (they liked the protection from the waves too). Now it is a protected area and visitors can walk along the break wall to see the seals mostly just basking in the sun, but February through April is when pups/babies are born, and we saw there were few (I saw three). One was sleeping with mom and the others were out playing in the water, with mom at their sides - cute. We had a really nice time, and we'll be back every spring! From t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 21, 2003

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

Belmont Park on Mission Beach

Attraction | "Belmont Park, on Mission Beach"

Belmont Park on Mission Beach Photo, San Diego, California
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Belmont Park beachfront amusement park is a very charming old park you won't want to miss if you're planning a trip to Mission Beach/Bay. The oldest and, obviously, most popular attraction is the mammoth wooden coaster called the Giant Dipper. Adults as well as kids will enjoy the fun animals as well as the historic scenes painted along the carousel, and one of the newer additions (the bumper cars) is great--like none I’ve seen before. If you have a group, or are staying a week and want to ride the coaster every day, you can buy 28 tickets for $25. The park also has a few nice, higher-end surf shops and a great little coffee shop (I forget the name, but there is only one in the park...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 12, 2003

Belmont Park on Mission Beach
3190 Mission Boulevard
San Diego, California 92109