Sun, Surf and Satisfaction an Adventure San Diego



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San Diego is know as a relaxing retreat, where you sit by a pool and sip cocktails. However there is also another side to this city booming with culture and life. This side is built around the natural wonders at work here, the majestic Pacific Ocean as well as farther inland where you will come across sprawling deserts. Along the way dine at some of San Diego's finest restaurants and take in some of that aforementioned culture and class.

Author: njacobson


Day 1 - San Diego


San Diego is know for its posh and chic hotels however sometimes that is not exactly what you want. You will be out enjoying San Diego so why not get what you want from a hotel. The Holiday Inn Express is nestled in downtown La Jolla, it is near everything, and for a fraction of the price. They offer free breakfast and are pet friendly so if your pooch is coming along they are prepared to care for them. Now that you are checked in head to the high seas. Well not exactly, the La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour is a great tour that will guide you through the breath taking caves that the waves of Pacific call home. After this trip on water, head to The Prado at Balboa Park to grab a bite to eat. They offer a great selection of fresh seafood with a Spanish Fusion flare. While in sunny San Diego always sit outside on the patio. From sea to land, next stop the Desert Gardens where you will see over 1,300 species of desert flora. From here head to the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve where you will traverse a wide variety of terrain that is the natural habitat of the indigenous animals. Its always better to see the animals where they actually live. After this scramble Shein of Osaka will be sure to hit the spot with either their extensive selection of sushi or they authenitc teryaki dishes.


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La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour

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San Diego, California

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The Prado at Balboa Park

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

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tel: 619 557 9441
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Desert Garden

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

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tel: +1 619 239 0512
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Shien of Osaka

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16769 Bernardo Center Drive
Suite K11
San Diego, CA 92127

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tel: 1 858 451 0074
fax: 1 858 451 2485


Day 2 - San Diego


After you manage to tear yourselves away from the comfort of your beds head to The Original Pancake House and feast on their traditional breakfasts made entirely from scratch. Their portions are huge which is perfect because you have a busy day ahead of you at the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. This sprawling 600,000 acre park. Named after the explorer who discovered the park, there is a certain amount of history that comes with a visit. There are trails of many different lengths so there is something for all ability levels, but remember it is a desert and water is not as plentiful as it was on the ocean yesterday. After you day of hiking in the beautiful desert The Bailey Barbecue will be sure to fill you up right. This meat lovers paradise is located in the beautiful town of Julian which is a destination for another time. If you have the energy there is usually live music an plenty of dancing to be had, if not your hotel bed is waiting.


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Original Pancake House (The)

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3906 Convoy Street
San Diego, CA 92111

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tel: 1 858 565 1740
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Day 3 - San Diego, La Jolla


Kona's Cafe is the perfect way to start your day, alot of other people know this too. The line outside can be a bit long but it will move quickly, while you wait take in all of the locals as the awesome surf videos. From here it is a quick ride to Holland's Bicycles where you will get your new ride. Holland's has been around for a long time making it somwehat of a landmark. When you are ready hop on your newly rented bike and head for Coronado Island. This cool place has amazing views as you ride thrugh neighborhoods of quaint homes. There is also a naval base you can ride past as you make you way through Coronado. All of this pedaling is sure to make you hungry so stop in at the Bay Beach Cafe, which is know for its great food, prices and service. Once you have filled up The Ferry Landing Marketplace will keep you busy for hours with its wide variety of shops, restaurants and art galleries. Once you are finished perusing the marketplace head to Jack's La Jolla Dining Room, if you would prefer to head home and shower befor you dine make sure to make reservations. You need reservations for this highly awarded four and a half star restaruant. The head chef has created a menu you will surely not forget soon. This huge restaurant also has four bars and features live music, a perfect ending for any day.


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Kono's Cafe

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704 Garnet Avenue
(at the Crystal Pier Entrance to Pacific Beach)
San Diego, CA 92109

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tel: 1 858 483 1669
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Jack's La Jolla Dining Room

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7863 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

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tel: 1 858 456 8111
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