Admiral at La Mirage

6554 Ambrosia Dr, San Diego, California, 92124, United States
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Best beach and a beach resort to go with it?

by lengleng

Hi all,
we are thinkking about a long weekend for the weekend of may 25th.
1.Is the weather good for beach and walk about at that time?
2.What is the best beach to target
3.Which hotel by that best beach in San Diego woulod you recommend?
We don't mind paying more for a fine hotel.
Thank you in advance.
lengleng

Re: Best beach and a beach resort to go with it?

by lmkluque

1. By the end of May, the weather should be nice enough for walking along the beach, but the ocean water will still be cold.

2. Choosing which is the best beach would depend upon your own criteria. Do you want pristine sand, craggy cliffs, boardwalks, water sports or shopping near?

3. The BEST resort hotel by one of the best(voted in the top ten, world wide) beaches in San Diego is the Hotel del Coronado.

Re: Best beach and a beach resort to go with it?

by madamx

The beach in front of the Hotel Del Coronado is lovely. We recently stayed at the Del and personally, I don't think it's worth the money unless you are a big fan of old buildings.

The original hotel was built in the late 1800's and therefore you will have to put up with the quirks of an old, historic building, such as creaky and uneven floors, doors to the room not square (and therefore are noisy as they let in noise from the hallways), plus tiny bathrooms. You pay a premium to stay there and I found service so-so. The new beach residences are beautiful with their own pool, but it's very pricey.

You may be able to get good deals if you check out their website.

Re: Best beach and a beach resort to go with it?

by Rezasd

Lajolla is nice but northen San Diego beaches are amazing. Great hotel right on the beach in Del mar too.

Re: Best beach and a beach resort to go with it?

by lengleng

thank you for your suggestion but now we are going to wait till the swine flu to die down :-(

Re: Best beach and a beach resort to go with it?

by lengleng

for my future reference i have a 3 year old so prestine sand,light waves and clear blue water woulod be nice?Does the del coronado hotel have a nice beaqch?the picture on thier website looks beautiful?How far is it from sea world and other attractions?

Re: Best beach and a beach resort to go with it?

by lmkluque

Coronado is about four miles from downtown San Diego, if you cross over by ferry or take the Coronado Bridge across the Bay. Here you'll find Balboa Park. The San Diego Zoo also. Seaworld is about eight miles north. Legoland is a great place for little kids and it is about 35 miles from downtown SD.

The beach is just beyond the Hotel Del property and can be reached from the steps of the Sun Deck. Though it is not a "private" beach, it is usually never crowded as most people here use the section of beach just north of the Hotel.

They offer for rent, surrey type bikes and as the Island is rather small, it is easy to ride from one end to the other. At the north end of the Island, the Ferrylanding Market place has a small beach area that is on the bay side and it is a bit clamer than you'll find on the ocean side. I have more info about these spots on my Coronado page if you're interested.

Re: Best beach and a beach resort to go with it?

by lengleng

thank you very much for your info,will look at your website for more info :-)

Travel Tips for San Diego

Get an idea of all the great...

by Richmond

Get an idea of all the great things to do in 'America's Finest City' by first going to the The Visitor Center which is located at Horton Plaza, near Nordstrom, on the street level on First Avenue and F Street. The information experts at the Visitor Center are available by phone Monday through Saturday from 8:30am to 5pm. They are even open on Sunday's during summer! The International Visitor Information Center phone number is (619) 236-1212. When you are in San Diego, stop by the Visitor Center where their multi-lingual staff will be happy to help you with information about San Diego.

International Visitor Information Center
11 Horton Plaza
(First Avenue & 'F' Street)
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 236-1212
Fax: (619) 230-7084
E-mail: sdinfo@sandiego.org

Old Town State Park

by ycnan

Old Town is the historical site of the beginnings of San Diego. Father Junipero Serra established the first California Mission in 1769 at Presidio Hill. San Diego was the first west coast Spanish settlement. The original Mexican village is still evident near Presidio Hill, with reconstructed adobe houses, stone wells and stables. Old Town is a state historical park and has ranger-led docent tours at the visitors' center. You will find an old blacksmith shop, and tourist shops selling Mexican pottery and Chinese boxes as well as salt water taffy, candles, and soap. A replica of a Wells Fargo stage coach station has an ATM matchine that looks like it's been there since the 1800s. There is mariachi and Peruvian music and Mexican folk dancing on weekends. You can take a hop-on-hop-off Trolley Tour that goes around the city from here. The restaurants are all very good; you can even get Italian, Japanese, and Chinese food. You can buy the usual souvenir T-shirts, hats, cowboy boots, etc., along with other not so usual items liike orignal Native American crafts, imports from around the world, and hundreds of hot sauces with names like "Jump Up & Kiss Me" Mexican food, music, and margaritas

Go to visit Mexico

by matcrazy1

Drive or walk to Mexico (border city Tijuana) to see quite another world and culture :-). The world biggest border crossing point waits for you! Well, Tijuana is not real Mexico but if you are so close... it's good option to take at least half a day trip across the border.


My top reasons to visit Tijuana:
1. I could say: I was in Mexico :-)
2. Mexican food and drinks :-)
3. inexpensive shopping (souvenirs)
4. it's quite different culture easily to find out of the main tourist district.


Details on my Tijuana, Mexico page here.

Old town Visitors Center

by Pawtuxet

The Old Town San Diego State HIstoric Park is run by the California State Parks system. The Visitors Center is a reproduction building..along with the rest in this row...made to look like the originals which were lost to fire many years ago. Here you can get the lay of the land...see what the original territory looked like...how it was all laid out as a town.
Noone was there when we visited...perhaps the impression would have been different if there were a guide.

Dress code and baseball caps :-)

by matcrazy1

I think that there is no dress code in San Diego neither for citizines nor for visitors. Just casual dress, even for people working with customers (in restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, public transportation, museums, some offices).

The most popular are just jeans + T-shirt or light shirt, not only among tourists.

I noticed that some tourists (not only kids, adults as well) love baseball hats :-))). Are they all baseball fans?

From my friend Chris (balfor):
Most Americans are baseball fans. but that doesn't stop the rest of the people from wearing baseball caps either. If there was one kind of hat that Americans wear, it would be a baseball cap. It is used by the military as informal hats, it is used by people out and about who just want to keep the sun out of their eyes, they are given away by MANY companies as a way to advertise by having people wear their logo (and who is going to turn down a free ball cap? ) there are even stores in the malls who only sell ball caps. So yes, we love our baseball caps here!

Thank you Chris!

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