To make a call, it will cost $.35 cents.
Insert a dime and a quarter.
Wait for the dial tone and dial your number.
Note: "lmkluque" Linda Luque brought to may attention that around the Trolley Stops the cost is $.50 cents. That would take two Quarters. When I tried to make a phone call in Frankfurt Germany - Let's just say it wasn't fun. Plus I like the picture and wanted to share it.
Tips For San Diego
1.) Here's a good listing of events in San Diego. Check out this website:
It lists events such as the evening beach farmer's market, twilight park concerts, etc. Search by specific day/month to find out events for preferred dates.
2.) There are great ethnic restaurants all over SD. Though, the most famous and most visited area for this is the Gaslamp Quarter. I love the variety of restaurants there that serve dishes from all over the world, and I especially love the Royal Thai Cuisine. Check out this website for a list of restaurants in the Gaslamp Quarter:
http://www.gaslamp.org/directory/dining.html (for main "dining" page)
3.) There are some seedy areas in downtown, but I doubt you'll even get to these questionable places during your SD trip. My advice is to take the necessary precautions that one would in any travel situation (e.g., avoid dubious areas, do not walk alone at nights, do not accept free drinks from a stranger at a bar, etc.).
4.) I think that Hotel Del (Coronado) is quite spooky. It is an upscale place with luxury screaming all over it, but it gives me a strange feeling whenever I'm in that area. It must be haunted by some ghost. :(
5.) Visit the wonderful SD area of Balboa Park, the main hub for its cultural life, home to many museums/gardens/the performing arts, etc. It's also where the zoo is located. There are various evening performances, some are free & others are not, that you can attend there. Here's the main weblink:
Here's the Balboa Park events weblink:
There are lots of events in the summer (e.g., summer "twilight in the park concert series," "screen on the green," (similar to other SOTGs around the country), summer Shakespeare festival, etc.
6.) Visit other less visited areas of SD (e.g., Scripps Ranch area, etc.)
7.) Visit the colorful Old Town historical area (it used to have the famous "Casa de Bandini" restaurant--my favorite Mexican restaurant in town--that no longer exists now)
8.) Visit Sea World
9.) Visit San Diego Wild Animal Park
10.) Visit La Jolla Shores/Cove
11.) Enjoy SD's beaches (i.e. Mission, Ocean, Pacific)
12.) Take in the magnificent sunrises & sunsets!
13.) Do a quick run at the border
14.) ...There are many more things to do & see in SD!
Enjoy Sunny San Diego! Lots of happy memories during my SD outings!
Go to Torrey Pines State...
Go to Torrey Pines State Beach. Hike to the top of Torrey Pines State Park to build your calf muscles. The view from the top is amazing, especially on a clear day. At the top you will find hiking trails that wind through the reserve among the Torrey Pine, (one of the rarest varieties of pine in the United States), wild flowers and other plants and animals. Bring your bathing suit and a surfboard and hit the waves!
Torrey Pines State Beach is located at North Torrey Pines Road. Take the Carmel Valley Road exit off of I-5 heading north from San Diego. Park for free along 101 to the north and then walk south onto the beach. Or pay a small fee and park high above the beach on the cliffs to enjoy the hike down to the sparkling Pacific Ocean
If you're gay........
THE place to go for shopping, dining, and nightlife is the Hillcrest area of SD. Specifically University Avenue. If you like a gay male meat market, then Hamburger Mary's on University is not to be missed. Even if you are staight, this neighborhood is so diverse and fun!!
San Diego is a wonderfully relaxed place. People are really into fitness, but not in a phony way like in Los Angeles (sorry, LA). There's just a cultural emphasis on good health. You'll notice it when you go to the beach and when you look at a menu.
Like everywhere in SoCal, no smoking in public buildings.