Everything San diego



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From the three "jewels" in San Diego's park system, to sparkling beaches, to lions and tigers and bears, oh,my!, San Diego offers something for everyone. For an action packed week, including top cuisine and nightlife options, with enough relaxation and quiet places thrown to recharge your batteries, you'll love everything San Diego!

Author: Wendy


Day 1 - San Diego


Day one is spent at the wonderful Balboa Park visitng gardens, museums and cultural sights. At night, we enjoy an outdoor concert by a top name performer at Humphrey's by the Bay.


1

Botanical Building and Lily Pond

Location:

El Prado
(Balboa Park)
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 239 0512


2

The Prado at Balboa Park

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Location:

1549 El Prado
(In the House of Hospitality)
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: 619 557 9441


3

Centro Cultural de la Raza

Location:

2125 Park Blvd
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 235 6135
fax: +1 619 595 0034


4

Desert Garden

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Location:

Park Avenue and Village Place
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 239 0512


5

House of Hospitality

Location:

1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 239 0512


6

House of Ukraine

Location:

2125 Park Boulevard
(Balboa Park)
San Diego, CA 92101-4792

Contact:

tel: +1 619 460 5733
fax: +1 619 460 5733


7

San Diego Museum of Art

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Location:

1450 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 232 7931
fax: +1 619 232 9367


8

House of Pacific Relations

Location:

1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92134

Contact:

tel: +1 619 239 0512


9

Old Globe Theatre

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Location:

1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: 619 234 5623
fax: 619 231 6752


10

Timken Museum of Art

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Location:

1500 El Prado
(Balboa Park)
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 239 5548
fax: +1 619 531 9640


11

Palm Canyon

Location:

1549 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 239 0512


12

Spreckels Organ Pavilion

Location:

2211 Pan american Rd E
South of El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: 619 702 8138
fax: +1 619 702 8128


13

Spanish Village Art Center

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Location:

1770 Village Place, Balboa Park
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 233 9050


14

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

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Location:

1875 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 238 1233
fax: +1 619 685 5771


15

Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden

Location:

South of Park Boulevard footbridge
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 239 4746


16

Museum of Photographic Arts

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Location:

1649 El Prado
Bbetween Plaza De Panama & Village Place
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 238 7559
fax: +1 619 238 8777


17

Mingei International Museum

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Location:

1439 El Prado
(Balboa Park)
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 239 0003
fax: +1 619 239 0605


18

Japanese Friendship Garden

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Location:

2125 Park Boulevard
(Balboa Park)
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 232 2721
fax: +1 619 232 0917


19

Route 163--Cabrillo Freeway

Location:

, 92101


20

San Diego Natural History Museum

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Location:

1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 232 3821
fax: +1 619 232 0248


21

San Diego Museum of Man

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Location:

1350 El Prado
(Balboa Park)
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 239 2001
fax: +1 619 239 2749


22

San Diego Aerospace Museum

Location:

2001 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 234 8291
fax: +1 619 233 4526


24

Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay

Location:

2241 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

Contact:

tel: 619 523 1010
fax: 619 224 3478


25

Balboa Park

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Location:

1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 239 0512


Day 2 - Coronado, San Diego


In the morning, we head to the San Diego Zoo, which is easily an all day adventure. Then, we spend the evening and catch the sunset in beautiful Coronado


3

The Gondola Company

Location:

4000 Coronado Bay Road
Coronado
Coronado, CA 92132

Contact:

tel: +1 619 429 6317


5

Hotel del Coronado

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Location:

1500 Orange Ave
Coronado
Coronado, CA 92118

Contact:

tel: +1 800 468 3533 / +1 619 435 6611
fax: +1 619 522 8262


6

Silver Strand State Beach

Location:

Aministrative Office: 9609 Waples Street, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92121

Contact:

tel: 619-642-4200
fax: 619-642-4222


7

Route 75--San Diego-Coronado Bridge and Silver Strand Highway

Location:

, 92155


8

San Diego Zoo

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Location:

2920 Zoo Dr
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92103

Contact:

tel: +1 619 231 1515
fax: +1 619 231 0249


Day 3 - San Diego, Point Loma


We spend the early part of the day at Mission Bay Park, the second "jewel" of San Diego's Parks. Rent a Kayak or windsurfer to explore the Bay, wal, bike or rollerblade on the paths that encircle it, or just relax and picnic on the beaches and lawns. Close to Mission Bay is Tecolote Canyon, a great place for a nature hike. We head to Point Loma in the afternoon to catch the incredible views at Cabrillo National Monument, hike the Bayside Trail, and watch the sunset from the aptly named Sunset Cliffs.


1

Cabrillo National Monument

Location:

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
Point Loma
San Diego, CA 92106

Contact:

tel: 619-557-5450
fax: 619-557-5469


2

Cabrillo National Monument Visitor Center

Location:

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, CA 92106-3601

Contact:

tel: 619-557-5450
fax: 619-557-5469


3

Tecolote Canyon Natural Park & Nature Center

Location:

5180 Tecolote Rd.
San Diego, CA 92110

Contact:

tel: 858-581-9944


4

Bahia Belle

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Location:

998 West Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

Contact:

tel: +1 858 539 7720 / +1 800 576 4229


5

Sunset Cliffs

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Location:

Located along Sunset Cliffs Boulevard
Point Loma, CA 92106

Contact:

tel: +1 619 236 5555


6

Mission Bay Visitors Information Center

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Location:

2688 East Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

Contact:

tel: +1 619 276 8200


7

Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Location:

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, CA 92106-3601

Contact:

tel: 619-557-5450
fax: 619-557-5469


8

Bayside Trail

Location:

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, CA 92106-3601

Contact:

tel: 619-557-5450
fax: 619-557-5469


Day 4 - San Diego, Old Town San Diego


Day 4 is spent exploring Old Ton, the Gaslamp Quarter, the Embarcadero and other downtown venues.


1

Hornblower Cruises

Location:

1066 N. Harbor Dr
Hornblower Landing
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 686 8700


2

Cinderella Carriages

Location:

801 West Market St
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 239 8080
fax: +619 239 8092


3

Embarcadero Park South

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Location:

Marina Park Way
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 221 8900


4

Little Italy District

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Location:

1830 Columbia Street
(Little Italy Association)
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 233 3898 (Little Italy Association)
fax: +1 619 233 4866


5

Maritime Museum

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Location:

1492 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 234 9153
fax: +1 619 234 8345


6

Spreckels Theatre

Location:

121 Broadway
Suite 600
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 213 9500 (Box office)
fax: +1 619 233 4524


7

Star of India

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Location:

1492 North Harbor Drive
Maritime Museum Of San Diego
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 234 9153


8

Whaley House

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Location:

2476 San Diego Ave
San Diego, CA 92199

Contact:

tel: +1 619 297 9327 / +1 619 297 7511


9

San Diego Scenic Tours

Location:

2255 Garnet Avenue No.3
San Diego, CA 92109

Contact:

tel: +1 858 273 8687 / +1 858 272 8687 (Charter Reservations)
fax: +1 858 274 8687


10

San Diego Trolley

Location:

1050 Kettner Boulevard
Santa Fe Depot
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 233 3004


11

Seaport Village

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Location:

849 W. Harbor Dr
At Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 235 4014
fax: +1 619 696 0025


12

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown

Location:

1001 Kettner Blvd.
Between B St. and Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 234 1001
fax: +1 619 234 1070


13

Old Town

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Location:

2383 San Diego Ave
(Chamber of Commerce)
San Diego, CA 92110

Contact:

tel: +1 619 291 4903
fax: +1 619 291 9383


14

JunĂ­pero Serra Museum

Location:

2727 Presidio Dr
Presidio Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Contact:

tel: +1 619 297 3258


15

PETCO Park

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Location:

100 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 795 5012


16

Old Town Trolley

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Location:

4010 Twiggs Street
Main Ticket Booth
San Diego, CA 92103

Contact:

tel: +1 619 298 8687


17

Old San Diego State Historical Park

Location:

San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110

Contact:

tel: 619-220-5424
fax: 619-220-5421


18

House of Blues San Diego

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Location:

1055 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: 619 299 2583
fax: 619 236 8775


19

Heritage Park

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Location:

2450 Heritage Park Row
Corner of Juan and Harney Sts
Old Town San Diego, CA 92199

Contact:

tel: +1 858 565 3600 / +1 877 565 3600 (Toll Free)


20

Little Italy Walking Tours

Location:

1704 India Street
(In front of the Caffe Italia)
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 760 736 1138


21

Gaslamp Quarter Walking Tours

Location:

410 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 233 4692
fax: +1 619 233 4148


22

Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

Location:

1050 North Harbor Drive
(Cruise Ship Terminal)
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 298 8687


23

Gaslamp Quarter

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Location:

Gaslamp Quarter
(Bordered by Broadway, Harbor Drive, Fourth and Sixth streets)
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 233 5227 (Gaslamp Quarter Association)


24

Gaslamp Bicycle & Pedicab

Location:

523 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 595 0211


25

Copley Symphony Hall

Location:

750 B St
(btwn 7th & 8th Ave)
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: 619 235 0804
fax: 619 231 3848


26

Bazaar del Mundo

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Location:

4133 Taylor Street
(at Juan, behind Casa Guadalajara Restaurant)
San Diego, CA 92103

Contact:

tel: +1 619 296 3161


Day 5 - San Diego, La Jolla


Today is a beach day! From the fun of the boardwalk along Mission and pacific Beaches, to the beauty of La Jolla, there are lots of sunny places to chill out!


4

Crystal Pier

Location:

4500 Ocean Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92109


5

Kate Sessions Memorial Park

Location:

Soledad Road and Lamont Street
San Diego, CA 92109

Contact:

tel: +1 858 581 9927


7

Mission Beach

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Location:

Mission Bay channel entrance to the north end of Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92109

Contact:

tel: +1 619 221 8900


8

Wave House at Belmont Park

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Location:

3146 Mission Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92109

Contact:

tel: +1 858 488 0668


9

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla

Location:

700 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact:

tel: +1 858 454 3541
fax: +1 858 454 6985


10

Torrey Pines State Preserve

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Location:

9609 Waples Street, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92121

Contact:

tel: 619-642-4200
fax: 619-642-4222


11

Torrey Pines State Beach

Location:

Aministrative Office: 9609 Waples Street, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92121

Contact:

tel: 619-642-4200
fax: 619-642-4222


14

San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park and La Jolla Cove

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Location:

1100 Coast Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact:

tel: 16192351169


15

Giant Dipper Roller Coaster

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Location:

3190 Mission Blvd
Corner of W. Mission Bay Dr
San Diego, CA 92109

Contact:

tel: +1 858 488 1549
fax: +1 858 488 4316


Day 6 - San Diego, Escondido


today we head north, spending a good part of the day at the Wild Animal Park, about 25 miles northeast of downtown San Diego, and then returning by the coastal route to check out the North County Beaches.


3

Cardiff State Beach

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Location:

Aministrative Office: 9609 Waples Street, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92121

Contact:

tel: 619-642-4200
fax: 619-642-4222


4

San Elijo State Beach

Location:

Aministrative Office: 9609 Waples Street, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92121

Contact:

tel: 619-642-4200
fax: 619-642-4222


7

South Carlsbad State Beach

Location:

Aministrative Office: 9609 Waples Street, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92121

Contact:

tel: 619-642-4200
fax: 619-642-4222


8

San Pasqual Battlefield State Historical Park

Location:

San Diego, CA 92110

Contact:

tel: 619-220-5424
fax: 619-220-5421


9

San Diego Wild Animal Park

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Location:

15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd
Escondido
Escondido, CA 92027

Contact:

tel: +1 619 231 1515
fax: +1 760 738 5023


Day 7 - San Diego, Descanso


After visiting Mission Trails Regional Park, the third of the city's park "jewels", and the nearby Mission, we venture further afield, to the mountains to the east where we browse around in the historic town of Julian and enjoy the views and cool elevation of Mt. Laguna and Cuyamaca Rancho State Park


3

Mission Trails Regional Park

Location:

1 Father Junipero Serra Trail
Mission Gorge
San Diego, CA 92119

Contact:

tel: +1 619 668 3281


4

Sunrise National Scenic Byway

Location:

, 92036


5

Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá

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Location:

10818 San Diego Mission Rd
Mission Valley
San Diego, CA 92116

Contact:

tel: +1 619 281 8449
fax: +1 619 283 7762


6

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

Location:

12551 Hwy 79
Descanso, CA 91916

Contact:

tel: 760-765-0755
fax: 760-765-3021


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