San Diego Off The Beaten Path

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  • 1. Downtown San Diego

    Named after John D. Spreckels a sugar magnate, construction was finished in August of 1912 to service patrons with 1,915 seats. Designed to be earthquake and fire proof and built with the state of the...

  • 2. Point Loma/Ocean Beach

    San Diego has lots of bakeries, but one that is just a slight bit different, is one that only sells cupcakes. Oh, and they are square, not round, so that you get more topping. Yummy. This business is...

  • 3. North County

    While visiting San Diego a day trip to the Escondido/Rancho Bernardo area might be fun. The main attractions are The San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Fromally known as the Wild Animal Park,) Bernardo Winery...

  • 4. Nature Walks / Hikes / Bikes / Drives

    Blue Sky reserve is a great place to hike. Get there in the morning and enjoy San Diego "wilderness" near the city. The live Oaks follow the creek beds and then you can Climb to the high reservoir or...

  • 5. Balboa Park

    The San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park are listed on most travel guides as if they are two seperate destinations. Actually, the SD Zoo is IN Balboa Park at the northeast area from the Prado section. This...

  • 6. Coronado Island

    For the afternoon or even as a great day trip, Coronado is just across the bay of San Diego and can be reached by ferry for $4.50 one way. At the ferry landing, you'll find shops, restaurants and...

  • 7. Mexico/Tijuana

    I just booked a bus tour going to Ensanada from San Diego on Saturday (Holy Week 2011) for me and my wife. Ensanada is about 70 miles south of the border - and there have been some "bad press" about...

  • 8. Beaches / Water Activities

    Hold onto your hat. The Belmont Park wooden roller coaster is a thrill a second. This is the original built in 1925 and fully restored for safety and called the GIANT DIPPER. There aren't many wood...

  • 9. Old Town San Diego

    Old Town is a historical park , located in the center of San Diego, that keeps the feeling of the original Spanish settlement. The people who work within the park wear traditional dress so it adds to...

  • 10. Mt. Soledad

    Mt Soledad is a mountain with a big cross on the top, over looking all of La Jolla and many other small towns in San Diego. Mt Soledad has one of the best views in the city, especially at sunset and...

  • 11. La Jolla

    La Jolla is pronounced La Hoy-ya for those of you who wouldn't have guessed. It is a word meaning, "The Jewel," and most folks think of La Jolla as the jewel of San Diego. The beaches at La Jolla are...

  • 12. East County

    There is a vacation rental on a 10 acre private mountaintop in Jamul, that is just 30 minutes east of downtown San Diego. The house is built into the boulders, and has a lagoon pool, hottub and fire...

  • 13. South Bay

    Coors Amphitheatre is an outdoor performing arts theatre located in Chula Vista and serves the Greater San Diego area. 2050 Entertainment Circle Chula Vista, CA 91911 Half of the seating capacity...

  • 14. Anza-Borrego State Park

    Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is a desolate and fascinating place to visit. The landscape is at once awesome and frightening, especially for anyone not familiar with this type of desert. This is the...

  • 15. Mission Trails Park

    This is an excellent chance to get out of the city and enjoy a change of pace. This park is a haven for wildlife and has some interesting historical attractions as well. The summit of East Fortuna...

  • 16. Native American Culture

    Indian Reservation--Viejas Casino and Turf Club!! Now, this is more to my taste! A wonderful way to end the day. (Actually, I'd rather be dropped off here while you take your tour of the desert, then...

  • 17. Weekend trips

    Looking for what else you can do... here is my list North*Escondido 40 minutes - San Diego Wild Animal park*Carlsbad - 40minutes legoland, flower fields (March...

  • 18. Julian

    When I first moved to San Diego I was asking everyone where to go and I heard “go to Julian and get some apple pie”Now that I have lived in San Diego for a...

  • 19. Heritage of the America's Museum

    This small museum is associated with Cuyamaca College but appears to be largely the collection of a private collector and strangely most of it seems to be for...

  • 20. ARCO Olympic Training facility

    The US Olympic Committee uses this area as a year round training center for Olympic athletes. There is a visitor's center with displays and a shop and tours are...

  • 21. Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo National Monument commemorates the spot where Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo anchored near Point Loma at the entrance to San Diego Bay in...

  • 22. Sycuan Casino

    As a big fan of Motown music I just couldn't pass up a chance to see Mary Wilson of the legendary Supremes and Dennis Edwards of the equally legendary...

  • 23. Marine Corp Recruit Depot (MCRD)

    I had the honor and pleasure of visiting the Marine Corp Recruit Depot this August 2004 for the graduation of my oldest son. He is now a Marine and I am very...

  • 24. Crest Liquor

    This is the only liquor store that I know of near the beach where the employees are usually better dressed than their clientele. Employees are required to wear...

  • 25. Rocky's Crown Pub

    You wouldn't expect a big, juicy burger to be one of the draws at a sports bar near the beach but there you go. Rocky's has been in the Crown Point area of San...

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