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Shelter Island

Going to be staying at Humphreys Half Moon on Shelter Island. Can anyone let me know what else is on Shelter Island - is there anything worthwhile within walking distance of the hotel (restaurants, bars, shops etc) or will we need to drive to these sorts of places ? Is there any public transport that serves this area ? We will have a car but it'd be nice to not take it out one night so we can both enjoy a drink somewhere.

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1. Re: Shelter Island

Shelter Island is kind of a manmade "island" attached to the mainland by a short street. On the "island " itself are several places youcan walk to for food and drinks including Humphrey's, the Bali Hai. If you walk up the short connecting street you will find other restaurants as well including The Brigantine an dFiddler's Green. YOu will not have to go anywhere far to find food and drinks unless you want to. PUblic transprort in the form of a bus can be found by walking up the street to the cross street Rosecrans but I do not think this will be necessary.

You can find menus for these restaurants by putting each into google or by trying www.signonsandiego.com/restaurants YOu can also go to mapquest.com and put in Humphreys and then ask for nearby restaurants and it will show you exactly what I mean but on a map.

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The best thing to do on Shelter Island is right at your hotel!

Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay.

For years this hotel has hosted many different music acts at it's outdoor stage. Unique setting, bordered on one side by the marina and tropical grounds on the other. Beautiful place to listen to live music under the stars. They serve drinks and light snacks, but you can also do a dinner and/or hotel stay package along with the concert.

The season is approx May-Oct so if you're in town then check it out.

www.humphreysconcerts.com.

No shopping. Most of the bars/restaurants in this area are within hotels of similiar size as Humphrey's. San Diego's public transportation is horrible. You'll need a car, but if you don't feel like driving you can take a cab elsewhere..

Across the street is a green belt/path along San Diego Bay with great views of the bay and downtown skyline. Nice spot to walk or picnic and watch the sailboats on the bay. Many people picnic there prior to the concerts.

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Agree with the other posts. Humphrey's has a very nice pool area and tropical grounds. Shelter Island is nice to walk around, picnic, and city/harbor views. There is a small sandy beach across the road from Humphrey's with fire rings for night bonfires.

There are nice marina or bay views from your or other hotel bars nearby. Bali Hai also has a nice Sunday brunch with great view.

You could also walk to Pt. Loma Seafoods, rent boats, or go deep sea fishing all close by. Pt. Loma Seafoods is a fish market with take out or on-site dining.

Another option for going in to downtown is the water taxi. I haven't used it yet, but it looks interesting.

http://www.sdhe.com/san-diego-water-taxi.html

http://www.plsf.com/index.html

http://www.balihairestaurant.com/index.htm

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4. Re: Shelter Island

Thanks for all the advice guys.

Riffsmom, any idea which parts of town the bus goes to and how frequent they are? ie would we be able to get it to Gaslamp district / ballpark?

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5. Re: Shelter Island

See www.sdcommute .com According to this web site the 923 bus leaves from Rosecrans an dNimitz aprox. every half hour to go downtown. Your hotel however, is not at that cross street. In my opinion it would be easier to take a cab. It is only about a 10 min ride(maybe 15) to the gaslamp. Our bus system is notorious for NOT going everywhere in town. Also the bars in the gaslamp are not necessarily better than the ones close to your hotel.

The 38 bus goes along Rosecrans but it takes you to the Old town transit center where you would have to change for either another bus or our light rail trolley. I do not think it is worhththe time and the effort for you to use mass transit.

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