Seattle or San Diego?

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    Jul 11, 2012 1:18 AM GMT
    Hi all,

    I'm planning a vacation for this August. I'd like to go to Seattle or San Diego, but I still don't know which one to choose.

    I'd like to know your opinions, so it helps me to make my final choice. Who knows, probably I go to both in the end, lol.

    Thanks everyone.
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    Jul 11, 2012 1:25 AM GMT
    asdex85 saidHi all,

    I'm planning a vacation for this August. I'd like to go to Seattle or San Diego, but I still don't know which one to choose.

    I'd like to know your opinions, so it helps me to make my final choice. Who knows, probably I go to both in the end, lol.

    Thanks everyone.


    Seattle. It's gorgeous here through about Labor Day. I'm so glad I came up here for work this week!

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    Jul 11, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
    Do both. I went to Seattle a couple weeks ago. Really nice place and so much to see and do. Especially if you like outdoorsy stuff. The weather takes some getting used to. Dress in layers and you'll be fine.

    San Diego is ok too. I don't have much to say about it. Of all the times I've been there, it seemed a little touristy to me. But there are some random cool things to do. Personally, I would just do nothing and hang out at the beach. Weather is great. icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 11, 2012 3:25 AM GMT
    san diego for sure, especially if you've never been before. there's so much to do when it comes to outdoor activities on the beach, and the mountains are just like an hour away for hiking and what not.

    oh and ofc you have to go to the world famous san deigo zoo and old san diego fisherman's pier.
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    Jul 11, 2012 4:05 AM GMT
    Seattle is more interesting. San Diego is nice and sunny but I get bored in 1 day. San Diego has a gay area called hillcrest. Seattle doesn't have much of one. San Diego has some nude beaches and gay groups to hang out with. Seattle has the pike, ferry boats to islands and you can take a train or plane to closely Vancouver and/or Victoria which is beautiful. Hiking, camping, kayaking. Whistler Ski resort which is also fun in summer. San Diego has Tijuana which is not suggested as a trip due to unknown problems.
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    Jul 11, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
    Normally I'd say San Diego, but not in the heat of August!
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    Jul 11, 2012 6:08 AM GMT
    asdex85 saidHi all,

    I'm planning a vacation for this August. I'd like to go to Seattle or San Diego, but I still don't know which one to choose.

    I'd like to know your opinions, so it helps me to make my final choice. Who knows, probably I go to both in the end, lol.

    Thanks everyone.


    What's a vacation?
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    Jul 11, 2012 6:15 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidNormally I'd say San Diego, but not in the heat of August!


    It doesn't get that hot here really.
  • MisterT

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    Jul 11, 2012 6:16 AM GMT
    You're already in Ca, try getting out of state. Seattle is nice, and the weather is nice overall though early sept.

    There's a fair amount to do in Seattle, and check out the underground tour if you do go to Seattle. I've been on the tour twice, and it's interesting, fun.

    Also a lot of hot guys, and not too far from Vancouver, B.C. Canada, which also has a lot to see.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Jul 11, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
    San Diego. Hot guys, excellent tourist traps, outdoorsy, plus you can head over the border to Me-hi-coh.
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    Jul 11, 2012 6:30 AM GMT
    I like both.
    San Diego has the beaches, Balboa Park with the San Diego Zoo, and downtown which is fun. Water shouldn't be too cold in August..watch out for Stingrays in the shallow water.
    Seattle has a lot to do all over the place..if you like a lot of forest and great places to hike in the woods then I would pick Seattle and do a day trip to the Olympic Peninsula. Downtown Seattle, Pike Street Market, and the Underground are good places to check out.
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    Jul 12, 2012 3:25 AM GMT
    Thanks everyone!! I'll probably do both in the end, 5 days in Seattle and 4 in San Diego.

    I'd like to stay longer in Seattle because of all the nature and Vancouver, but I don't have time for more and I want to go to both cities.

    For SD, my idea is to take one day to see the city, and another one for the gay beach.

    If you could give me some advises about the gay scene at these cities, I would appreciate it.
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    Jul 12, 2012 3:26 AM GMT
    braddomo saidSan Diego has a gay area called hillcrest. Seattle doesn't have much of one

    In Seattle it's called Capitol Hill ("Cap Hill").

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_Hill,_Seattle
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    Jul 12, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    Come to Seattle, and if you get bored(unlikely) and if time permits, rent a car and drive to Vancouver BC, its only 2.5 hrs. You'll have an amazing time.
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    Jul 13, 2012 3:24 AM GMT
    Thanks for all your tips guys!!

    Yeah, surely both!!
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    Jul 14, 2012 7:33 PM GMT
    Definitely Seattle.

    San Diego is a snoozefest, which is really a shame since the weather is great. (Lived there for 1.5 years.)

    It's so devoid of culture and character, it really is possible to get bored there in one day.

    Seattle has neighborhoods, water, you can go see Boeing if that interests you, more ethnic food, etc.

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    Jul 14, 2012 11:22 PM GMT
    Seattle!

    San Diego is nice and has some good beaches, but it is essentially just suburb of LA.
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    Jul 14, 2012 11:43 PM GMT
    SwimBIkeRun949 saidDefinitely Seattle.

    San Diego is a snoozefest, which is really a shame since the weather is great. (Lived there for 1.5 years.)

    It's so devoid of culture and character, it really is possible to get bored there in one day.

    Seattle has neighborhoods, water, you can go see Boeing if that interests you, more ethnic food, etc.



    Having lived in this area all my life no, San Diego is not a place to visit for a handful of days and expect to jam pack your itinerary with high energy, diverse and exciting things to do. San Diego is a place to live one or more decades and realize long term your quality of life has been exceptionally high because you have immaculate, unmatched weather 24/7 year in year out.
  • real_diver2

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    Jul 14, 2012 11:45 PM GMT
    Being from Seattle, I'd sat....SEATTLE! icon_biggrin.gif

    A wide variety of things to do in and around the area.
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    Jul 14, 2012 11:46 PM GMT
    Ariodante said



    Having lived in this area all my life no, San Diego is not a place to visit for a handful of days and expect to jam pack your itinerary with high energy, diverse and exciting things to do. San Diego is a place to live one or more decades and realize long term your quality of life has been exceptionally high because you have immaculate, unmatched weather 24/7 year in year out.


    Totally agree. If I ever wanted to live in the suburbs in a house with the yard, or raise a family, I'd choose San Diego over the burbs of other cities (especially cold climates).

    I'm still at a point where I need excitement, even where I live, and SD just doesn't do it.

    Wonderful place, I love seeing friends there, it's great to barbecue and catch a glimpse of the ocean. But as a tourist, it's not ideal.
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    Aug 13, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
    Hi all.

    I'm going to Seattle this weekend. I'm making a list of places to see with all I have read here:

    - Downtown
    - Pike Street Market
    - Capitol Hill
    - Underground tour
    - Hiking
    - Victoria
    - Vancouver
    - Olympic peninsula

    Is that enough? I still feel I'm mising something.

    By the way, which gay bars would you recommend?

    Thanks again!!