Downtown San Diego, San Diego
Take the elevator to the 40th floor to get to the Top of the Hyatt lounge (the tallest spot in downtown San Diego) and survey the terrain. You can stand at the hall windows without spending a penny—but hey, there’s a bar right there with high-backed club chairs. Why not stop for a drink and plot your next stroll?
The building in the back ground is the Convention Center. My wife went to a conference there and said it was huge. The top of it looks a bit like the sails of a sailboat. It looks good in this picture with a real sailboat.
Seaport Village seen from the Ferry. I liked the way that Old Town, Sea Port Village, Gaslamp Quarter, and Little Italy each seemed to have their own style. All these places in the same city but each one is very unique.
Horton Plaza is not exactly a shopping mall but that is closest thing I can compare it to. It is part indoor and part out door with lots of walkways and bridges. It is an easy place to get lost in... I did. Horton Plaza is down town near the GasLamp Quarter.
The Star of India, located on the waterfront near downtown, does not have the natural appeal of a zoo or Sea World. It is, however, an interesting and educational historic ship which reveals the hardships that travelers faced at the turn of the last century, and in the days of the clipper ships. While we were visiting, the ship had a pirate exhibition that did capture the imagination of my young boys.
Walking around residential districts you can see a lot of blooming plants: flowers, blushes and trees.
Don't they look beautiful?
Best way to see San Diego Bay is from the deck of your own ship. We did not have our own ship so I took this picture on the Star Of India.