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2 Days in San Diego

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A July 2011 trip to San Diego by Linda Hoernke

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Quote: My husband & I planned a short road trip which included spending 2 days in San Diego for the 4th of July.

Old Town Inn

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Old Town Inn Photo, San Diego, California
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The Old Town Inn was built in 1945, when the Pacific Highway was the only road between Los Angeles and Orange County. It is located close to many of San Diego's main attractions and within walking distance of Historic Old Town and the trolley station which will take you to other areas of San Diego. Historic Old Town, California's most popular State Park, features restaurants, shops, museums, and art galleries. The restaurants range from fine dining to outdoor sandwich and taco shops. There is entertainment and music and the atmosphere delights young and old. We visited on the 4th of July and was introduced to an 'Old Time Picnic" including a pie eating contest and square dancing. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 30, 2011

Old Town Inn
4444 Pacific Highway
San Diego, California 92110
619-260-8024

Living Room Cafe & Bistro

Restaurant | "The Living Room Cafe & Bistro"

Living Room Cafe & Bistro Photo, San Diego, California
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Located in the center of Old Town, "The Living Room" is a quaint restaurant with outdoor patio dining. They are open for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is a great place to enjoy your meal and people watch while sipping one of their specialty coffee drinks or chose from their top wine and beer list. We went there for dinner and I tried the fish tacos.Their selection of food covers sandwiches, salads, burgers, quiche and pizza made to your personalized order. Excellant food and service and most menu items range between $6-$10. My husband ordered the grilled Salmon and our friends had a Mexican dish. Pleanty to eat...you will not walk away hungry.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 4, 2011

Living Room Cafe & Bistro
2541 San Diego Ave
San Diego, California 92110
619-325-4445

Mission San Juan Capistrano

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Attraction | "San Juan Capistrano"

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There are 21 missions that are located on or near Hwy. 101, a place in history which traces the El Camino Real (The Royal Road) of the Spanish monarchy that financed expeditions into California in search of a large empire. San Juan Capistrano was the 7th mission to be built and the most famous. Named after a 14th century theologian by the name of St. John of Capistrano, it was designed in the shape of a cross. At one time the mission had seven domes and a bell tower that could be seen from 10 miles away. Much of the mission had been damaged in an earthquake in 1912 but there was and still is ongoing work for preservation. The Mission was originally started in 1775 by Father Fermin Lasuen ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 2, 2011

Mission San Juan Capistrano
26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, California 92675
(949) 234-1300

Cabrillo National Monument & Point Loma Lighthouse Photo, San Diego, California
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Cabrillo sits on the end of a peninsula and offers some of the best views of the San Diego skyline. The monument covers 160 acres and includes the Point Loma Lighthouse. The peninsula is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the east by San Diego Bay. The Monument was first discovered by Juan Rodirguez Cabrillo when he sailed into the San Diego Bay in 1542. Cabrillo National Monument has a long history including being a radio station center during WWII. There were about 3000 Native Americans that lived in the area at the time of Cabrillos landing. Start at the visitor center before exploring the park and take the short walk to the Point Loma Lighthouse. The lighthous...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 31, 2011

Cabrillo National Monument & Point Loma Lighthouse
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, California 92106
(619) 557-5450

4th of July in San Diego

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Old Town Photo, San Diego, California
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My husband & I planned a short road trip which included spending 2 days in San Diego for the 4th of July. We found a hotel on the Internet called the Old Town Inn which was inexpensive but clean, comfortable and within walking distance of Old Town and the trolleys to take you to other parts of the city. The day we arrived we walked to Old Town where they were having a Old Time Picnic with square dancing, a cake walk and pie eating contest. We had to give it a try at the square dancing and ended up going left when we were supposed to go right. We visited all the shops in Old Town and bought a ceramic statue at one of them and a bag of tea at another. The buildings were interesting with...Read More