SD Bay / Harbor, San Diego
the famous san diego harbor is the main attraction of Downtown San Diego as this natural harbor hosts the US Navy and various Museum Ships like the USS Midway Museum or the Star of India Maritime Museum, or have a harbor cruise via Hornblower or Flagship Cruise around the harbor for 2 hours, Stroll, bike, or skate along San Diego Embarcadero to or from Seaport Village. Relax and count the sailboats sailing against the backdrop of the graceful Coronado Bay Bridge and even go on a budget and ride the San Diego-Coronado Ferry or eat among rows and rows of Budget to Plush Restaurants lining the Harbor, from Embarcadero to Coronado and Seaport Village Areas.
Fondest memory: hang around San Diego Harbor Area
Shelter Island, a man-made peninsula, was created to house hotels and restaurants for tourists. It is located outside of the downtown area south-west of the airport and just east of Point Loma. All of the hotels and restaurants --except the Bali Hai--are located on the west side of the peninsula with a view of the marina and the natural peninsula we call Point Loma. On the east side of Shelter Island is a strip of land that serves as a park with great views of the Bay of San Diego, it's skyline and for the more active types, boat ramps, fishing pier, walking/jogging paths and picnic spots.
Taxis are the only type of public transportation that comes onto Shelter Island. However, there is a bus stop just outside the entrance of the Island that connects to the SD Trolley.
The photos shown here are of various sights of Shelter Island to give a feel for the look of the place.
The first photo is of the entrance of the Bay Club Hotel & Marina, 2131 Shelter Island Drive, (619) 224 - 8888, Reservations: (800) 672-0800, one of the many hotels located here.
We went for a walk along North Harbor Drive, where the cruise ship pier as well as the Maritime Museum are located.
We met our friends Shirley and Sonny again this year .
Fondest memory: I guess my favorite memory of any place is meeting old friends again.