Go to Balboa Park!
San Diego is one of most perfect places in the United States. The weather is perfect 300 days a year, and where else can you go to the beach, the mountains, the desert, and a different country all in one day (although I wouldn't recommend trying that)? If visiting this beautiful city of mine, I would recommend seeing these things in this order.
1)The beach (it's free..who could beat that?)Preferably La Jolla Shores
3)The San Diego Zoo (can be done in the same day as Balboa park if you start real early)
5)Gaslamp Quarter (for restaurants and night life)
6)Julian (For a pretty drive into the mountains, cider and apple pie)
7)TJ - While I don't really LIKE TJ, it is interesting for a traveler to visit for the cheap blankets, cheap beer, and a taste of a different country.
Please feel free to leave me a message if you would like any specific info.
CABRILLO NATIONAL MONUMENT
The first time an European expediton set foot on the American West Coast was here at the San Diego Bay by Cabrillo.
At the highest point of the park stands the Old Point Loma Lighthouse since 1854.
Horton Plaza is a large, multi-story shopping center/mall just in the downtown of San Diego, next to Gaslamp Quarter. A place to do shopping, to eat (on the last floor), to watch people and admire the unusual architecture.
If you don't mind crowds, and love music, you should go to the largest music festival in Cali!! It goes on in the gaslamp quarter of downtown for three days, usually in the very end of August, or the beginning of Sept, each year, always on a Fri, Sat, and Sun. You can get tickets for one day, two days, or all three! There are tons of bands each day, with many headliners. Some highlights from last year (2003) were: Bone Thugs n Harmony, Goo Goo Dolls, De la Soul, Allman Bros. Band, Cypress Hill, B-52's, REM, Macy Gray, and so many more!! There is almost every type of music represented. Check it out!!
I rented my Buick Centry in San Diego and I drove over 11,500 miles this car hehe.
I like American car licence plates.
Look at my licence plate on my picture - very simple.
Hmm... where is this car from? From California - no doubts about it, but is it from San Diego?