Sunday, my husband and son bought last minute tickets to an NHL game in Anaheim (Ducks vs Red Wings), and it was only about an hour drive up there. Traffic was bad leaving the game, but that's true for any event of that type. Us girls walked around town, which was mostly closed up by 5pm, so we'll need to go back sometime when the shops are open. There weren't as many touristy types of shops as I expected.
Monday we went to the beach during the day and we participated in their pizza and bingo night. For $5 each you get pizza, soda, and snacks, and they play five games of bingo. There was plenty of food to go around and the games were fun. We borrowed some board games from the activity center and after playing a quick game of pool (50 cents), we went up to our room for a couple games before heading to bed.
Tuesday we split up and three went on a deep sea fishing trip in Oceanside. It was early, but an easy ride. There were fliers for fishing in San Diego, but the concierge suggested this place in Oceanside. With the weekday traffic this was a great suggestion. It took just a few minutes to get there and was easy to find. There were additional charges that we were not aware of, so be sure to ask questions about what is included. Tuesday was my daughter's birthday and we two landlubbers decided to go to the mall in Carlsbad. There are outlets here too, but we're saving those for another day when everyone can go.
We got five adult passes to the San Diego Zoo for going on a timeshare tour. It was overcast the day we went to the zoo, and quiet since it was January. We did enjoy the zoo but it was a lot of walking. I'm not sure if they are always this way, but we could have brought in our own snacks. They have souvenir cups and you can get cheap refills, but it is still amusement park-type pricing. Three dollars for a churro, $3.50 for a bag of snack food, etc. We were there pretty much the whole day, but we didn’t eat there, so I can't say how much the restaurants charged for food. They did advertise a kids meal that came in a bucket that could be used for a beach toy or something.