The best of San Diego

  • Beastmode

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    Feb 12, 2013 9:15 AM GMT
    If you only had one weekend in San Diego what would you do?
  • offshore

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    Feb 12, 2013 1:41 PM GMT
    I would do the marines and surfer dudes
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    Feb 12, 2013 1:55 PM GMT
    I'm not into gay bar hopping, so I can't help you there, but here are some ideas for day tripping:

    Catalina Island (worthwhile full-day activity)
    Cabrillo National Monument, then check out the tide pools
    Air and Space Museum
    San Diego Zoo
    La Jolla Cove (if you're into kayaking or snorkeling)
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    Feb 12, 2013 1:57 PM GMT
    Gaslamp district - lots of places to eat
    Balboa Park
    Martini's on 4th
  • Beastmode

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    Feb 12, 2013 8:05 PM GMT
    Well technically I'm there for a week but am attending a conference during the day. I'm staying in the Gaslamp district.

    I was thinking Balboa Park and San Diego zoo on the Saturday.
    Cabrillo National monument on the Sunday.
    Crossfit San Diego on E Street when I feel the need to train. icon_biggrin.gif

    Like you Credo, I am not into bar hopping.
  • vinnyvin

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    Feb 12, 2013 8:55 PM GMT
    For beaches, check out Coronado or Windandsea (my favorite, shhhh)!

    For dessert, Extraordinary Desserts in Little Italy is wonderful! Check out the lemon bar if you like citrus, you won't regret it!

    You can also go hang gliding over the ocean around La Jolla!
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    Feb 12, 2013 9:03 PM GMT
    the Coronado Hotel, where Some Like It Hot was filmed (in part, at least)

    Black's Beach for nudism
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    Feb 12, 2013 9:45 PM GMT
    credo saidI'm not into gay bar hopping


    There's like 3 icon_lol.gif

    I've lived here all my life and there isn't one place, building, location etc. that makes you go "Oh wow this one thing I did was super awesome!". The best thing about San Diego is living here. It's having 365 days a year of the best weather on the PLANET, which you can only appreciate when you are here day in and day out.
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    Feb 12, 2013 9:48 PM GMT
    Well 1 day would be spent at SeaWorld.
    Another day would be spent at Mission Beach playing volleyball and people watching.
  • chi_rock

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    Feb 12, 2013 9:49 PM GMT
    Balboa park has lots to do beside the zoo. Try a few museums and walks. In the evening, hang out a bit in HIllcrest for the local gay vibe.
  • groundcombat

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    Feb 12, 2013 11:28 PM GMT
    Nabisco said
    credo saidI'm not into gay bar hopping


    There's like 3 icon_lol.gif

    I've lived here all my life and there isn't one place, building, location etc. that makes you go "Oh wow this one thing I did was super awesome!". The best thing about San Diego is living here. It's having 365 days a year of the best weather on the PLANET, which you can only appreciate when you are here day in and day out.


    There's actually tons of gay bars in SD but I've found most people only have 2 or so they ever go to. Every time I go down there I run into a new place and ask why we never go to there. SDers like to talk about LA queens but I find them to be just as, if not more pretentious (or perhaps exclusive) than the LA gays.
  • Beastmode

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    Feb 13, 2013 11:56 AM GMT
    Pretentious? LOL

    That is so funny.

    Oh yeah I'm definitely going to see Hotel del Coronado.
  • Whipmagic

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    Feb 13, 2013 1:07 PM GMT
    vinnyvin saidFor beaches, check out Coronado or Windandsea (my favorite, shhhh)!

    For dessert, Extraordinary Desserts in Little Italy is wonderful! Check out the lemon bar if you like citrus, you won't regret it!

    You can also go hang gliding over the ocean around La Jolla!


    As an occasional visitor to San Diego, I have surfed at Windandsea once, and I found the attitude there rather offputting. No friendly Hello in the lineup, mostly territorial glares, etc. Now I usually go to Torrey Pines when I'm in the area.
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    Feb 13, 2013 1:24 PM GMT
    eat fish tacos nom
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    Feb 14, 2013 2:23 AM GMT
    La Jolla Kayaking!
    It's so much fun!!!
  • pandx970

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    Feb 20, 2013 7:44 AM GMT
    La Jolla is bomb. Actually I love the North County beaches.
  • joxguy

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    Feb 20, 2013 7:55 AM GMT
    Lived here my whole life. You have to make it to the zoo, none like it in the world. South Mission Beach for eye candy and body surfing. Visit the USS Midway for a great tour of a great ship. Point Loma light house area it great to look back at the city. Hotel Del have a drink at the outside bar by the pool and enjoy the beauty.
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    Feb 20, 2013 6:09 PM GMT
    Beastmode saidPretentious? LOL

    That is so funny.

    Oh yeah I'm definitely going to see Hotel del Coronado.

    Maybe you'll see a ghost.

    I prefer the wild animal park to the zoo. But I'd probably go to Sea World.
    +1 for Balboa Park.
    +1 for La Jolla.
    Depending on when you're there, you might go see the dog surfing competition.
  • Ben203

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    Feb 22, 2013 8:48 PM GMT

    1: Sunset@Torry Pines Beach, La Jolla Gove or Sunset Cliffs
    2: Food@ Little Italy, Hillcrest, Cardiff
    3: Surfing@Black Beach, Cardiff or Sunset Cliffs
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    Feb 22, 2013 11:14 PM GMT
    As a UK resident, I've done some world backpacking including stopping at San Diego.
    I loved Balboa Park with its zoo and museums. I have visited the Old Town, Little Italy, Sea World, Mission Beach, and I also hired a bicycle and rode up to La Jolla. I recall a cave in the cliff where the entrance is actually through a grocery shop.

    So going for a weekend would spoil me for choice. Most likely Balboa Park and Sea World.
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    Feb 22, 2013 11:38 PM GMT
    San Diego is okay. Make sure you get a chance to go to the Zoo. I drove down there this week and it was raining rather hard for California, so I didn't get a chance to go, and it was an extremely disappointing and boring trip. Was totally stoked to see the ocelots too. ): So double check the weather forecast, because it's been on-and-off gloomy recently.

    Make sure to log on Grindr or Jack'd or whatever. Being a regular of Los Angeles and Orange County, where most of the men are ugly and/or creepy on these things, it was refreshing to actually see some rather attractive, not-ugly men online. Maybe I just went on a good day, though. In fact, I probably did.

    California gays...
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    Feb 23, 2013 12:13 AM GMT
    credo saidI'm not into gay bar hopping, so I can't help you there, but here are some ideas for day tripping:

    Catalina Island (worthwhile full-day activity)
    Cabrillo National Monument, then check out the tide pools
    Air and Space Museum
    San Diego Zoo
    La Jolla Cove (if you're into kayaking or snorkeling)

    Excellent suggestions.

    The Cabrillo Monument has one of the most stunning views of San Diego and the bay.

    Hillcrest and North Park are trendy gay neighborhoods--the former has numerous bars.

    The Gaslamp has numerous restaurants and clubs that attract numerous patrons (including many out-of-towners) but it's very hetero.

    Make sure you go to the zoo; it's one of the best in the world.

    Be sure to visit neighboring Balboa Park; it has stunning gardens and landscaping and some of the city's finest museums.

    I know. I live there.
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    Feb 23, 2013 12:28 AM GMT
    Stalk Import and make him SQUEAL!!!



    no, I ain't paying for dinner, bitch...
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    Feb 24, 2013 5:20 AM GMT
    All of the above are good ideas. If you are into craft beer, San Diego is now recognized as one of the great beer cities in the US. The scene is focused along 30th Street, but there are many great craft beer bars all over town.