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one full day in SD

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one full day in SD

chissis

Got your post on AZ forum thanks. One of our party will be meeting an old school friend from many years ago in SD when we get there.the three of us are looking for somthing to do for the day. I would be most grateful if you could assist with some ideas.Also we are looking for a decent area for a motel, I have looked at super8 can you recommend.

Thanks

Rovi

By the way hope you enjoy your trip to the UK. when you go to Shropshire you will not be too far from Birmingham.

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1. Re: one full day in SD

Rovi - I'll give you an idea of things to do below. What kind of area would you like to stay in - more urban with lots of shops and restaurants, or somewhere near the beach where you can relax and watch the waves? Also, your approximate ages would help me to help you decide where you might want to stay, and more activities that you might like.

I'm in my mid-50's, so will give you a couple things that I love to do:

I love to spend the day at Balboa Park, looking at the gardens, and wandering through the museums. There are a couple nice restaurants there, my favorite being the Prado. It's a wonderful area, and gives you a feel for the history of San Diego

www.balboapark.org

I also love to shop, and there are some really fun shops in Seaport Village and Horton Plaza downtown. Seaport Village is wonderfully located right on the bay, and in a beautiful setting to shop, or just walk around the harbor.

http://www.spvillage.com/

Another fun day trip, is to visit La Jolla (where I work) and see the shops there and the beautiful coastline, and have lunch at the fabulous La Valencia Hotel http://www.lavalencia.com/, or the Ocean Terrace at George's at the Cove restaurant

http://gothere.com/LaJolla/

I'm so looking forward to my England trip, we will take a train from London where we will explore Ironbridge, Shrewsbury, and places in between (my family name is Edgmond, so we chose that area to visit).

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2. Re: one full day in SD

Another thing that's really fun is the Old Town Trolley (bus) tour - it gives you a really nice tour of the area, and you can hop on and off the bus as you wish to spend longer in certain locations like Balboa Park or Coronado:

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Chissis

Thanks for coming back to me, firstly there is myself and my wife and 2 female friends who work with my wife in nursing.

we are in mid fifties,i wont see 60 again. Your suggestion of the trolly bus trip sounds fine and the others you mentioned.

You will enjoy the area around ironbridge full of industrial history.

Rovi

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4. Re: one full day in SD

We're about the same age, so I'll give you suggestions of where I would love to stay (reasonably priced) if I were to visit; the hotels listed are mid-range. If you are looking for less expensive hotels, or different types of locations, please let me know.

First of all, I love the downtown/Gaslamp area - not so much for the clubs and nightlife, but for the shops and restaurants and things to do around the area. I love the downtown harbor, and it's so much fun just to walk around the area and enjoy the views. A charming smaller hotel that is interesting and nicely located is the Horton Grand on Island Street in the Gaslamp http://www.hortongrand.com/

Another really nice place to stay would be in the village of La Jolla, a beautiful location by the beach, and right near shops and restaurants. I like the Empress because it is nicely situated and relatively inexpensive (for La Jolla)

http://www.empress-hotel.com/index.php

Another reasonable La Jolla hotel for a bit more is the Grand Colonial

http://www.thegrandecolonial.com/

Please let me know what else I can do to help.