San Diego Journals

Highlights of San Diego

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A May 2007 trip to San Diego by ak1

Crown Room at the Hotel del Coronado Photo, San Diego, California More Photos
Quote: On this trip I got to explore San Diego for a few days before moving onto Los Angeles for the rest of our trip.

Highlights of San Diego

Overview

Building at Balboa Park Photo, San Diego, California
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San Diego is an incredibly beautiful city that offers Ocean Beaches, large city parks, historic downtown areas and an abundance of tourist attractions. The city has a mild Mediterranean climate with average annual temperatures of 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Because of their mild climate San Diego is able to grow more varieties of plants than anywhere else in the United States. San Diego is the eighth largest city in the United States . The city shares its border with Tijuana, Mexico . Their economy is greatly influence by their port; they are home to the largest naval fleet in the world and the cruise ship industry also plays a major role in their economy. The city is also known for their 16 milita...Read More
Comfort Inn Gaslamp Photo, San Diego, California
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We chose this hotel because we wanted to stay in the Gaslamp district. For this trip our biggest requirement choosing our hotel was that it to be clean and that it had to be in a good location. In the past we’ve been fairly impressed by the Comfort Inn chain so this made our choice fairly easy when we saw were it was located.The Hotel isn’t anything special but it is in a great location. It is one block from a movie theater, Buca de Beppo (Italian Restaurant) and near all of the other Gaslamp shops. Our room was very small but had been recently remodeled. The room was clean and some of the extras that they included were nice; water, microwave popcorn and extra shampoo. The rest of the ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 21, 2007

Comfort Inn Gaslamp
660 G Street
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 238-4100

Harbor House

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Restaurant

Seaport Village Photo, San Diego, California
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Harbor House is a Seafood and Steak restaurant located in Seaport Village . The restaurant has seating on two levels, the upper level is where the bar is located and it has dramatic views of the Bay. The lower level is nice but it doesn’t quite compare with the views on the upper floor.My boyfriend and I ate here on our first night of vacation for dinner. We were privileged enough to receive one of the best tables in the restaurant. The sun was shining and we were seated right next to a window overlooking the Bay and the Marina Park. We had the luxury of people watching right from our table at the restaurant since it overlooked the park.For dinner I ordered a chopped seafood salad and ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 28, 2007

Harbor House
831 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 232-1141

Crown Room

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Restaurant | "Crown Room (The)"

Crown Room at the Hotel del Coronado Photo, San Diego, California
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We were fortunate enough to visit the Hotel Del Coronado on a Sunday morning and were able to enjoy their spectacular brunch in the Crown Room. The Crown Room is a massive room with crown chandeliers designed by Frank Baum, the author of the Wizard of Oz. Walking into this room was an experience in itself. The ceiling is 30 feet high, the room itself is 7,900 S/F, the ceiling is made out of sugar pine wood, the walls are also wood with gorgeous fabrics to accent the upper wall and all of the architectural details are amazing. After sitting in awe of this room our waitress came over to explain how all of the food was laid out on the buffet, which was extremely helpful since this was one...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 9, 2007

Crown Room
Hotel Del Coronado
Coronado, California 92118
(619) 522-8490

Seaport Village

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Attraction

Seaport Village Photo, San Diego, California
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We were looking for a place to eat in one of the San Diego visitor magazines and stumbled across an ad for a restaurant at Seaport Village. It sounded like a nice place next to the water so we decided to go. Of course when we arrived to a parking lot full of cars, we realized that we weren’t the only people here. Seaport Village is a busy shopping center surrounded by the San Diego Bay with lush trees and beautiful scenery. The Village has over 50 unique shops and several restaurants to choose from. Along the bay there is a boardwalk that stretches a quarter of a mile. Seaport Village first opened in 1980. The interesting history behind it is that it is built over a landfill that ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 22, 2007

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

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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The best part about the San Diego Zoo is knowing that you will get to see some animals during your visit. It is one of the largest zoos in the world and it contains more than 800 different animal species. The Zoo is located in Balboa Park and it is situated on over 100 acres of land. The map that you receive at the front entrance is definitely needed in order to find your way around the maize of animals living here. The San Diego Zoo was the favorite part of my whole trip. That may seem strange but I love animals. I bought my tickets online because it was supposedly cheaper to get the admission, bus and skyfari rides all together, which it was but the only problem is that the bus and...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 25, 2007

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