San Diego Journals

Cruising to San Diego and then Dining.

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A December 2007 trip to San Diego by melissabowman

Extraordinary Desserts Photo, San Diego, California More Photos
Quote: We took a drive from the hustle and bustle of L.A. to enjoy some laid back dining and beaches around San Diego.

Coronado Beach

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Attraction | "Coronado Bridge and Beach"

Coronado Beach Photo, Coronado, California
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Another one of my favorite places in San Diego is the Coronado Bridge and Beach area. The Coronado Bridge is essential for anyone visiting the San Diego area. If you have not driven over it you must. The views from the bridge are truly amazing. You can see for miles when you are on the highest point of the bridge. One side is San Diego and the other side is Coronado Beach. Coronado Beach is a quaint little town with several things to see and do. This area is a little more upscale but still makes you feel welcomed. The Famous Coronado Hotel is right on the beach and a main attraction to many visitors. There are shops and a few restaurants in the hotel. We spent the...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 27, 2009

Coronado Beach
Orange Avenue
San Diego, California

La Jolla Cove

Attraction | "La Jolla and All that Entails"

La Jolla Cove Photo, La Jolla, California
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La Jolla is one of my favorite places in San Diego., It is one of the most beautiful scenic areas around. We started off our visit by parking and walking down to the cove where the seals come out and sun bath for hours. You can walk out on a pier and watch them. Be careful though you might get splashed by the tides coming in.After watching the seals for a while we deiced to walk the cost area. We took a short hike down some rocks and enjoyed the gorgeous views. La Jolla is a great place to rest and relax and take in all that San Diego is about. When you have spent a few days in L.A. this is just the place to go and refresh from the craziness. La Jolla offers several litt...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 27, 2009

La Jolla Cove
1100 Coast Boulevard
la Jolla, California

Belmont Park on Mission Beach

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Attraction | "Mission on Mission Beach"

Belmont Park on Mission Beach Photo, San Diego, California
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Since we visited here in late December the weather was a bit chilly.However that did not seem to slow down my little boy, or my self for that matter. We took a scenic walk around the park. We let out son play on the play ground, which I must say was still a little wet from the previous day drizzle. He sure did not seem to mind he played anyways.Mission beach has several activities and things to do. We started out the day playing at the park which is across the street from Belmont Park. There are plenty of swings, slides and other things for the little ones to enjoy while being close enough to the beach to enjoy. After some time of playing at the park and plenty of wet clo...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 27, 2009

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

Extraordinary Desserts

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Restaurant

Extraordinary Desserts Photo, San Diego, California
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Well the name pretty much says it all. But I guess since the editors would not just take one sentence I will try to put into words the word "extraordinary"First I will begin with, this place was a bit hard to find (at night) the street that it is located at is not lit up at all, and with very few cars in front since everyone walks there was no indication to where it was. Fortunately though we did find it, I must say just writing this review I am already craving the sweets, once we found it I ran inside to grab something to go. Little did I know I would be mesmerized when I walked through the huge metal and glass door that swung open.So now I am in this beautiful resta...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 20, 2008

Extraordinary Desserts
2929 Fifth Ave
San Diego, California 92103
+1 619 294 7001

Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant

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Restaurant

Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant Photo, San Diego, California
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After picking up my dessert at Extraordinary Desserts we drove down to Little Italy, which was only a few blocks down and ate dinner at a place called Mona Lisa’s. This place was very unique. When we passed it the first few times I kept thinking it was a gas station the way it was all lit up. Its location is right on the corner and it is a small restaurant and a small store/ deli. When you walk into the restaurant there is not much room to be waited on. We had to wait about 30 minutes, which seemed good for a Friday night in down town. So while you wait you can try to stroll through the store, which is right next to the restaurant and is open to the restaurant. So we walked over t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 20, 2008

Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant
2061 India St
San Diego, California 92101
+1 619 234 4893

Coyote Cafe

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Restaurant

Coyote Cafe Photo, San Diego, California
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There is a little historic area in San Diego called Old Town. If you have never been there you must go. There are several things to do and see. There are also many places to eat. One of which is called coyote Café. This place is not like your typical restaurants. It was very unique and a very different experience. We made reservations ahead of time since it was a Saturday night, so when we got there we were seated pretty quick, the little time we did wait we walked around the indoor/outdoor shopping strip side of the restaurant.I am going to sidetrack and try to explain that. So the restaurant is set up where it is part inside part out side (right in the middle) then on the other si...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 23, 2008

Coyote Cafe
1450 North Santa Fe
Vista, California 92083
+1 760 758 8724