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Visit from Minnesota: last minute planning

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Visit from Minnesota: last minute planning

My wife and I are flying out for business in Carlsbad. We have appointments Wednesday and Friday in Carlsbad, so we have a place to stay there, but Thursday is our wedding anniversary, and we'd like to do something special. This trip was planned last minute, and we had to scratch our romantic Bed an Breakfast plans that I had set up a while back closer to home. I've been to San Diego several years ago, but went with a friend, and did none of the planning. I was a kid back then, and do not remember much about it besides the Naval Ships and the beach. My wife has never been, and I would like to show her a good time. Any tips on things to see and do would be appreciated!

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1. Re: Visit from Minnesota: last minute planning

Maybe drive down to La Jolla, a beautiful area to stroll, shops galleries etc, then have dinner at:

Georges at the Cove

http://www.georgesatthecove.com/

or

The Marine Room

http://http://www.ljbtc.com/default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&PageId=204542

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2. Re: Visit from Minnesota: last minute planning

I'm sure it's changed since you've been here then, but we still have the ships and the beach.

Coronado is extremely romatic and beautiful - I don't know if you're looking for a place to stay or to eat, but the Hotel Del would be wonderfu for both.

www.hoteldel.com

If you want an excellent, historic restaurant with a unique, spectacular view, try Mr. A's near downtown

sandiegorestaurants.com/restaurant.cfm…

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3. Re: Visit from Minnesota: last minute planning

PS - don't miss the flower fields in Carlsbad - they are awesome!

http://www.carlsbad.ca.us/flowers.html

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4. Re: Visit from Minnesota: last minute planning

http://www.theflowerfields.com/FFA/

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5. Re: Visit from Minnesota: last minute planning

You mentioned that you cancelled a B&B for your aniversary due to this trip. Perhaps you can check in Wed PM into The Lodge at Torrey Pines. You dont have to play golf as the Lodge has excellent spa package and at the same time an excellent restaurant. You can check out the property on the web or tripadvisor

Besides the "naval ships" of your childhood they've added the USS Midway as a floating musuem off the bay.