San Diego Travel Tips, California

    
 

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  • Cucina Urbana
    Is one of the greatest place to dine. Cucina Urbana was opened not long ago, but it's very popular and I can understand why. I loved the floral table clothes and the nice waiters. Besides, I didn't find anything in the menu that would [...]
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  • The Waterfront
    The Waterfront is one of the oldest bars in San Diego. It was the main place of the Italian workers who lived in the area and were fishermen. They built an apartment house around it but did not demolish the bar. The bar was restored, [...]
    D: 3.3mi00
  • San Diego by Trolley
    We couldn't have chosen a better way to get around in San Francisco and see a lot of the attractions. The trolleys very easy to figure out. There are three lines marked with different colors (orange, blue and green) and you only have to [...]
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  • Maritime Museum
    Maritime Museum was totally cool. It is basically a collection of six ships, some restored, some replicas and the exhibitions within the ships. You can learn a lot about maritime history, get to know how ships worked and get the [...]
    D: 3.1mi00
  • Seaport Village
    Seaport Village is one of the greatest places in San Diego. It located in San Diego Harbor and is very nice. It has got some kind of a rustic seaport town feeling, and it is very pleasant. There are lots of shops and all kinds of [...]
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  • Mission San Luis Rey
    Mission San Luis Rey is the oldest mission in California. It was founded by Franciscan friars in 1794 to convert the local natives to the catholic religion. Now it can be visited by the public. The rooms, cells and halls were preserved [...]
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  • Whale watching in San Diego
    Grey mammals migrate from the south to the Arctic waters. San Diego happens to be an important station of their way. Female whales give birth to their babies in Baja California, near the city. Approximately 26, 000 whales make this [...]
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  • La Jolla Bay
    Only 12 miles south of San Diego, La Jolla is simply spectacular. I never thought such places existed, some parts of the shore were like a screen saver from my computer. The whole coastline is perfect, i could walk there for a week and [...]
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  • New Children's Museum
    New Children's Museum is a great project. It was opened in 2008 and has got a lot of programs for kids. The whole place was constructed of recycled materials and is very environmentally friendly. There are tunnels that lead to a place [...]
    D: 3.6mi00
  • Cabrillo National Monument Point Loma
    The Monument is located on the tip of the Point Loma peninsula. It was named after the Portuguese explorer who, from there discovered California. The view from here is astonishing, the whole downtown of San Diego and Colorado Island are [...]
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  • Gas Lamp Quarter
    It is the greatest club district in the city. There are a lot of very good restaurants and nice shops as well. All the clubs have either DJs or live music. You are not supposed to wear jeans or sandals, wear more decent clothes, a dress [...]
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  • Wild Animal Park
    This park is connected with the San Diego Zoo, but it's 31 miles to the south from it. The Wild Animal Park was created to help protect endangered species. It is almost incredible, but they carved out large areas from the dry rocks to [...]
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  • Spanish Village Art Center
    The Art Center is located in Balboa park, it is a center of many galleries and studios. When we were there, the artist were very nice and happy to answer all our questions about their works. The whole place is really built like a small [...]
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  • Legoland in San Diego
    Legoland is an amusement park and is fun if you go with kids... or if you feel like you are a kid in the inside. Almost everything is made of big legos from the entrance to the end. You should bring clothes to change, because you will [...]
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  • Budget travel in San Diego
    San Diego is pretty, but isn't very cheap. Here are a few things that might help saving money. You should buy some food in supermarkets and then pack your own food for the day so you will not have to buy food from fast foods and [...]
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  • Balboa Park
    The large and pleasant Balboa Park is located in the heart of the city. The park gives home to the famous san Diego Zoo and not less than 13 museums. Not all of the museums are very good, but the Museum of Man and the Natural History [...]
    D: 4.6mi00
  • Sea World
    Sea World is a must see when you are in San Diego. This is not like some of the amusement parks where you really won't be too happy as an adult. This is for the whole family. They have amazing shows (i.e. dolphins or killer whale - Shamu). [...]
    D: 3.3mi00
  • San Diego Zoo
    The huge area of the San Diego Zoo offers children and adults a huge variety of animals. There are frogs and salamanders, eagles, condors and flamingos, bears, antelope and many many more. I think the nicest attraction are the polar bears [...]
    D: 4.6mi00
  • The Mormon Temple
    The construction of the Mormon Temple of San Diego was led by the architect William S. Lewis II. and Kenneth Möller, their inspiration came from the Mormon temples in Salt Lake City and Washington DC. The white building is an excellent [...]
    D: 10.5mi00
  • Black's Beach
    Black's Beach got its name from the partially black-colored sand, which distinguishes this beach from most other beaches in Southern California. Black beach is north of downtown San Diego, located in the suburb of La Jolla and is regarded [...]
    D: 12.2mi10
  • Bazaar del Mundo
    Bazaar Del Mundo shops offer a great selection of Latin American jewelery and art work. This is the right place for you if you are looking for real South American handcrafted works. Besides artwork, jewelry, and fantastic Mexican food, [...]
    D: 3.4mi00
  • Las Americas Premium Outlets
    Las Americas Premium Outlets is the largest mall in the area of San Diego. With its statues and fountains it really creates a beautiful atmosphere and could even be considered nicest architectural Outlet Center in the region. There are a [...]
    D: 15.9mi00
  • The Old Town Esplanade
    The Old Town Esplanade is situated right in the heart of historic Old Town. There are a variety of shops, galleries and the Coyote Cafe, which offer excellent Mexican food and Mariachi music. [...]
    D: 3.2mi00
  • The San Diego Trading Company
    The San Diego Trading Company, offers every imaginable souvenir like hats, caps, sweatshirts or memorabilia of the San Diego Padres and San Diego Chargers. This is basically get all the presents before you go back home. [...]
    D: 3.7mi00
  • Turf Supper Club
    Turf Supper Club in San Diego is a retro jazz bar in the middle of Golden Hill, with cheap and strong cocktails. Musicians are playing the piano as well as they can and whatever the musicians don't know how to play, the jukebox an extensive [...]
    D: 5mi00
  • Gaslamp Quarter
    The Gaslamp Quarter is San Diego's first choice for dining, shopping and entertainment. There are many things to discover in the areas of food, fun and culture. The gaslamp quarter is also one of the most historic areas of San Diego. If [...]
    D: 3.9mi00
  • Bali Hai Restaurant
    Bali Hai Restaurant boasts a fantastic view over the harbor and the skyline of San Diego. The restaurant offers a variety of foods from Hawaii in a wonderful tropical ambiance. There is a wonderful boat dock in the back of the [...]
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  • Red Fox
    An insider tip for San Diego is the Red Fox, which is a steakhouse with a piano lounge. The special thing about it is that you can actually get up play the piano and sing. There are also some old men singing and accompanying you on their [...]
    D: 5.7mi00
  • When to visit
    Throughout the year, visitors to San Diego can expect a mild and sunny climate. It's especially recommended to visit San Diego in the summer when temperatures around 77° Fahrenheit (25° C) can be expected and the umbrella can be left at [...]
    D: 4mi00

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San Diego History

60 years later in 1602, another Spanish expedition arrived at the adjoining bay (currently known as Mission Bay) headed by Sebastian Vizcaino on board the flagship San Diego. Vizcaino renamed the region after the Spanish Saint San Diego de Alcala. Thus the bay areas played a very important role from the very beginning in the formation of San Diego. After more than a century, Gov. Gaspar de Portola led the establishment of the El Presidio Real de San Diego, a military fort that was setup in early 1769. This paved the way for civilian settlements over the years. It also functioned as the central headquarters for the colonization efforts by the [...]
 
 
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  • $94Frontier Airlines flight Frontier Airlines 
    FromToDepartureTime
    Denver, CO (DEN)San Diego, CA (SAN)01/07/201508:10 am
    San Diego, CA (SAN)Denver, CO (DEN)01/28/201507:25 pm
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  • $136Spirit Airlines flight Spirit Airlines 
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    Las Vegas, NV (LAS)San Diego, CA (SAN)11/26/201406:30 pm
    San Diego, CA (SAN)Las Vegas, NV (LAS)11/30/201409:25 am
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  • $145Spirit Airlines flight Spirit Airlines 
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    Houston, TX (IAH)San Diego, CA (SAN)11/18/201409:10 pm
    San Diego, CA (SAN)Houston, TX (IAH)12/02/201408:00 am
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