My gf and I are looking at doing a road trip from Calgary to San Diego in April 2014. We plan to spend 3 nights (possibly 4) in San Diego before leaving to spend a little time in Joshua Tree National Park on the way home.
We are leaning towards staying at the San Diego Metro KOA from Monday (Apr 14) to Thursday in a basic cabin. We like the idea of camping without having to bring all our camping supplies that would be require for tenting. And the KOA looks very nice and is convenient to drive to all the sites in San Diego. We have also considered a 3 star Hotwire hotel in Old Towne (likely La Quinta) where we could walk to the train and take it into downtown. But the KOA would be cheaper and probably more enjoyable.
We have some idea of some things we want to do but are open to suggestions. I spent 24 hours in SD about 6 years ago and have been to the Zoo, but she has never been to SD. On our list so far.
-Walk around Gaslamp district/downtown
We may consider a drive up to the LA area for additional beaches and maybe another ball game in Anahiem, but I think we are leaning against this option.
Is there anything else you would recommend we do to fill our time? We are in our early 30’s and mostly want to enjoy the nice weather and good food. I assume we should have quite a bit of free time after doing the things listed above.
We are hoping that it will be warm enough to swim at the beaches. I realize that this may not be the case but I have swam in the LA area in April before and we are used to colder temperatures so our standards of what we consider to be “warm enough” is lower.
We will have a car and are trying to stay somewhat budget conscious. We will likely be driving to most of our locations but would consider taking transit if it would save on parking charges.
Thanks for any insights or suggestions you can provide.