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shepherd
09-15-2005, 07:52 PM
OK, the wife and I are headed to San Diego Saturday (she's leaving Tues morning while I stay for the rest of the week for a conference). Never been... Any suggestions on where to visit, what to do, where to eat, etc.??? I've pretty much ruled out waterskiing from the responses I got on my earlier thread in "Find a pull." We already have basic accomodations for our stay but I'm thinking about staying someplace nice (e.g., on the beach/waterfront) during the weekend so any suggestions on that also would be appreciated. Ruled out the del Coronado, no good rooms left.

Thanks!

Ryan
09-15-2005, 08:34 PM
Look around Mission Bay. Do a Yahoo or maps.google local search for hotels. Drill down by those located right by the water.

You can ski/board with Mission Bay Sportcenter (http://www.missionbaysportcenter.com/), Mission Bay Aquatic Center (http://www.missionbayaquaticcenter.com/), for a fee of course.

Convair Ski Club (http://www.sdwaterski.org/bay.html) are cheap! Plus, how many times do you get to try skiing behind an outboard MC? I wanted to go down there when I was in La Jolla (a really good place to stay, and even better place to eat). But...let's just say I knew better after leaving my wife with the kids for a week and being so close to home.

I can recomend a great seafood place, Top Of The Market (http://local.yahoo.com/details;_ylt=Ag1DNZrIdkPawMmdsoMOmk.HNcIF;_ylu=X3o DMTBpZzIyMjd0BF9zAzk2NjEzNzY5BHNlYwNzcg--?id=20844000&state=CA&city=San+Diego&stx=top+of+the+market&csz=San+Diego%2C+CA&fr=FP-tab-lcl-t&ed=w3IZR6131Dy69ryPE9IjyAQwOcE9tD51dFYY1PVJenCJ4qI 5s71uV5_D&lcscb=.2WPIhC1Lav) right next to the old USS Midway in San Diego Harbor. Another link (http://www.sandiegorestaurants.com/details.cfm?res_id=26).

tex
09-16-2005, 09:30 AM
Hit Pacific Beach-Great time-Go sit at Lauhiena's(spelling)on the deck and have a beer. The best people watching around!

Farmer Ted
09-16-2005, 09:35 AM
Lucky you!

I get to go to Knob Noster Missouri next week....BIG FUN :rant:

maristarman
09-16-2005, 06:43 PM
If you have the time, you may want to check out La Jolla when in San Diego.

Very nice area.

http://www.lajollabythesea.com/la-jolla.html

Platprostar
09-16-2005, 07:54 PM
Just spent a week in Mission Beach. Wish I was still there. Stop at the Comber and have a beer!!

shepherd
09-23-2005, 02:35 AM
thanks for the info everyone! :toast:
Just got back from SD and it was great. Mission Bay looked like an awesome waterski spot, but only saw one wakeboarder (no skiiers) on the Bay while I was there. La Jolla was beautiful. Ryan, on your advice the wife and I had dinner at Top of the Market. Excellent choice! Thanks. Visited some friends in Pacific Beach. They live just 3 blocks from the Pacific. Really nice area, I'm jealous. Unfortunately, real estate is beyond reach there for most people. I visited two different families there -- in each house the adult children moved back in because the young folks can't afford to buy anything out there. Sad... :cool:

Ryan
09-23-2005, 12:20 PM
Glad you enjoyed it. Beautiful views from any seat in the house.

Real estate...:cry: ...that's why I am still renting.