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Trip to San Diego

A July 2006 trip to San Diego by jgalal

Quote: Fourth of July vacation to San Diego.
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Overall the Sheraton Hotel was a very nice place to stay in San Diego. The Sheraton super sleeper beds that the hotel boasts were extremely comfortable. I can honestly say that this was the most comfortable hotel bed I have every stayed in. The hotel itself was very nice, it has 2 pools and a spa. They offer poolside dining and a bar. Towels provided at the health club. One thing was that the pool was very popular with the guests and therefore it was crowded. We were unable to get a chair to lounge in but the kids loved the pool. We were here over the fourth of July and were able to walk right across the street near the harbor and see 4 sets of fireworks at once. That was great. The staff were exce...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 3, 2007

Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
380 Harbor Island Dr.
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 291-2900

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We had heard wonderful things about Ruth Chris steakhouse so decided to try it while on our vacation in San Diego. We made reservations and were promptly seating upon arrival. This was the most tender delicious steak I have ever eaten. No sauce needed. The waiters served to please. Overall the restaurant was great. However, it is a steakhouse for a reason. The steak is great, but my husband's lobster tail left a lot to be desired. The lobster was very pricey but he decided to "go for it" since we were on vacation. The lobster seemed over done and rubbery. My steak was much more reasonably priced and cooked perfectly. If you want seafood go somewhere else. If you want steak then this is the place to go...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 3, 2007

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
1355 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 233-1422

Dick's Last Resort

Restaurant

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Very casual and very cool. Despite the name it was also family friendly. The atmosphere was very laid back. Seat yourself. The floors were concrete and they gave the kids sidewalk chalk to use while we waited for our food. The prices were very reasonable and there was a full bar. Lots of cool souvenirs and t-shirts too. It appeared to be a locals favorite. We went there on the recommendation of friends and it was worth it.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 3, 2007

Dick's Last Resort
345 Fourth Ave
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 231-9100

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On our trip we did not get as much beach time as we would have liked. But one evening on the way back to our hotel we picked up some fast food and made a quick stop at Pacific Beach. Our timing was perfect. We were able to eat on the beach and watch the sun set. At the time of the evening the beach was not crowded at all. There were several people out there and lifeguards on duty but it was not crowded. It was a nice change of pace. We parked in a lot very close to the beach for about $5 and walked right over in less than 5 minutes. We really wanted to return for more fun in the sun before the end of our vacation but things just did not work out that way.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 3, 2007

Pacific Beach--Seaside Neighborhood
West of Interstate-5; Garnet and Balboa Ave
Pacific Beach, California 92109
+1 858 273 3303

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

Attraction | "San Diego Zoo"

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The zoo was great but it is larger than you think. Make sure you invest in the bus ticket. We did not and we certainly got our exercise. We went in thinking it was a zoo and why need to spend extra money to have a bus tour you around and let you out at different spots? Well for one thing the polar bear plunge is up a huge and steep hill. Fine for healthy young adults but not for small kids or pushing a stroller. There are more animals and exhibits here than you would imagine. The best were the panda bears. There was a small wait to see them but it was really very short. I once waited much longer to see the pandas that were visiting at the San Francisco zoo. We even got to see a baby. This ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 3, 2007

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

Legoland California

Attraction

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My kids thought Legoland was better than Disneyland. Part of that probably has to do with the fact that the lines are much, much shorter for the rides. Everything there caters to kids of all sizes. Our kids were 4 and 6 when we visited and there was nothing they could not go on. Their favorite was the Lego Driving School. They drove go karts. There were two sized tracks, one for kids under 5 and one for kids 6 and up. They even got to get their picture on a Legoland license when they were done. Miniland was a hit too. That is the display they have of things made out of legos. They had replicas of the White House, San Francisco, an Indy Speedway, New Orleans, and others. They were all very detailed....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 3, 2007

Legoland California
1 Legoland Drive
Carlsbad, California 92008
(760) 918-5346

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jgalal

jgalal
Fairfield, California

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