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Small-Group San Diego Sunset Sailing Excursion
"Whether you’re on vacation celebrating a special occasion or just looking to take advantage of a beautiful Southern California day this small-group sailing trip in San Diego is a great way to spend time on the water with your loved one or a group of friends. Set sail on a sunset cruise that takes you out on the Pacific to watch the sunset.No matter which time you choose your captain will ensure that you have the best possible time on the water. As you admire the views enjoy the complimentary beer wine soft drinks and snacks. If you get chilly
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Private San Diego Sunset Bay Cruise of Harbor Island
"This private cruise leaves from Harbor Island and travels to the Navy Dolphin and Sea Lion training facility located at the end of the harbor. After viewing the training the cruise then proceeds down the bay the America's Cup Harbor and past Shelter Island to the end of Shelter Island where the cruise turns into beautiful La Playa for calm waters and an incredible sunset. The Kona Kai Resort and Marina will thrill you with its Mega-Yachts and beautif San Diego's gateway to the Pacific Ocean. This cruise itinerary is very flexible and offers the ultimate in personal service and accommodation. After the sunset the cruise then returns to Harbor Island. All Cruises are in an all-electric boat with no exhaust fumes or engine noise. Passengers are encouraged to bring their beverages food and music. The cruise furnishes a refrigerator glasses
From $235.00
 
San Diego Sunset Bay Cruise of Harbor Island
"This cruise leaves from Harbor Island and travels to the Navy Dolphin and Sea Lion training facility located at the end of the harbor. After viewing the training the cruise then proceeds down the bay the America's Cup Harbor and past Shelter Island to the end of Shelter Island where the cruise turns into beautiful La Playa for calm waters and an incredible sunset. The Kon Kai Resort and Marina will thrill you with its Mega-Yachts and beautifu San Diego's gateway to the Pacific Ocean. This cruise itinerary is very flexible and offers the ultimate in personal service and accommodation. After the sunset the cruise then returns to Harbor Island. All Cruises are in an all-electric boat with no exhaust fumes or engine noise. Passengers are encouraged to bring their beverages food and music. The cruise furnishes a refrigerator glasses
From $95.00

Downtown San Diego Tips (37)

Architecture

There's a hell of a lot of construction and building going on right now in SD, and I think for the better. A lot of art deco, really creative houses and beautiful apartments. Wander around the area between the Gaslamp Quarter trolley stop and the Seaport trolley stop. It's peaceful, away from anything touristy, devoid of shops and very interesting.

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Sophie1980
Jul 08, 2004

Spreckels Theatre 1912

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 art heating system. It was considered to be nicest theater on the west coast and was constructed to be acoustically perfect for its day. Harrison Albright designed the theatre in baroque style. Emil Mazy created the beautiful enormous painted domed ceiling. There is a large mural over the stage decorated with two angels sprinkling a horn of plenty and the ancient sea god Neptune. The four smaller medallions featured motifs of Air, Water, Fire, and Earth. Above the box seats are two gorgeous sculptures by Charles C. Cristadoro. The lobby is just as impressive with wonderful onyx columns and such beautiful motifs along the ceiling and walls.

Located at 121 Broadway, Suite 600
San Diego, CA 92101
Ticket Information: (619) 235-9500

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Yaqui
Mar 22, 2014

Big tree

Look at this big tree on my picture which grows in a yard just by somebody's house - nothing interesting? - look at the next picture.

I found this tree inside someone's yard - just walk around huge residential areas and look around !

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matcrazy1
Jun 07, 2003

Take the elevator to the 40th...

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?

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Sep 07, 2002
 
 
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The Star of India, located on...

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.

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Ky_Happy_Dad
Aug 24, 2002

Horton Plaza is not exactly a...

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.

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brdwtchr
Aug 25, 2002

Seaport Village seen from the...

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.

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brdwtchr
Aug 25, 2002

The building in the back...

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.

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Aug 25, 2002

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Quiet plane watching on TweetStreet Park

There are cute little parks hiding around downtown San Diego. TweetStreet Park is a thin strip park on the hill overlooking I-5 just north of Date Street in Cortez Hill neighborhood (head to the El Cortez Hotel, then drive north on 7th or 8th or 9th Avenue and you'll run right into it). There is a wiggly concrete walkway lined with trees and benches; bird houses tucked all over the places, and there are 2 sections with brightly colored fake fire hydrants for the dogs along with a good little playground on the east end of the park.

You can see the planes line up on their final approach to Lindberg Field (they don't fly over this place, but pass it to the north). At the cul de sac to the east there are east-facing benches where you can sit and watch the planes line up right at you before veering off to the left as they get closer. Pretty cool... and pretty quiet most of the time.

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OpernKatz
Mar 21, 2009

Seaport Village

Seaport Village is a nice village along the bay.
They have many shops and resturants to vist. Get there early to aviod the jammed pack parking lot.
They have a nice walk along side the Seaport village that you can take in the views of the bay and skyline.
If you get hungry and want some good pizza or just italinan food, find, Asaggio. Good price and good food. They have a nice patio that you can sit at and watch the water traffic on the bay.

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janders
Apr 04, 2011

Ken Cinema

This is a single-screen theatre home to independent and foreign films. Located in Kensington, Ken Cinema is a welcome sight in San Diego, especially in the evenings.

Warning though. The ladies' bathroom is horribly small. I dare any one who can fit in the stall closest to the door.

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rootie
Apr 14, 2004

Blooming bushes

Walking around residential districts you can see a lot of blooming plants: flowers, blushes and trees.
Don't they look beautiful?

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matcrazy1
May 27, 2003

Things to Do Near San Diego

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Torrey Pines

Parking is just off the Pacific Coast Highway north of San Diego. Park fees are by the car and relatively cheap. There are bathrooms and showers to hose the feet after walking on the beach. The main...
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Ocean Beach

We loved hanging out in Ocean Beach during our visit to San Diego in April 2016. The vibe is very laid back, so after popping into a couple of stores and enjoying dinner we headed to the pier to watch...
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Gaslamp Quarter

The Gaslamp Quarter is a historical neighborhood in downtown San Diego. This area encompasses sisteen blooks and is packed full of historic buildings, museums, restaurants, shopping, galleries and...
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San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

As we wandered Chinatown we came upon the First Emperor of China Statue. This sculpture is located at the entrance to the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum in San Diego's Gaslamp District. The...
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SD Convention Center

San Diego Convention Center, steps away from Gaslamp Quarter, is a huge downtown venue beloved by a great variety of visitors every year. Usually attended by business types, the center is great for...
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Museum of Contemporary Art

Located at 700 Prospect Street, right near La Jolla Cove, this museum and a distinctive shipwreck sculpture that makes is hard to miss. This is one of two contemporary art museum locations, the newer...
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