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Jun 27, 2022 - 1:10pm
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I like Encinitas. I'd recommend getting a carne asada burrito at Juanita's. Also, if the waves are good you can probably rent a surfboard and there are spots in Encinitas to surf or if you want to go down to La Jolla, Black's Beach gets huge sometimes.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jun 27, 2022 - 4:05pm
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:
marcellus_wallace

Very nice spot, but this like saying someone who goes to NYC first time should go hang out in hoboken or westchester. North Country aint tru san digo and ages from balboa park.

I would never recommend going to Hoboken or Westchester. North County definitely is "tru san digo." The beaches there are nice.Β 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jun 30, 2022 - 12:22am
The EBITA addback, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I love La Jolla. Joshua Tree is also reachable from San Diego. Spend the day in LA.Β 

Like the unadjusted- only with a little bit extra.
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Jun 27, 2022 - 2:22pm
plskystks, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Although touristy, I highly recommend Oscars for tacos and the surf-n-turf burrito at Lucha Libre. Everytime I go to San Diego I make sure to eat there (used to live in LA so it was like 4-5x a year). Bar hopping in Gaslamp is fun - one particular bar I tend to have a good time clowning in is Trailer Park After Dark

There's a ton of guides out there just google San Diego itinerary - one week in San Diego will be a blast

Jun 27, 2022 - 2:30pm
BobTheBaker, what's your opinion? Comment below:
plskystks

Although touristy, I highly recommend Oscars for tacos and the surf-n-turf burrito at Lucha Libre. Everytime I go to San Diego I make sure to eat there (used to live in LA so it was like 4-5x a year). Bar hopping in Gaslamp is fun - one particular bar I tend to have a good time clowning in is Trailer Park After Dark

There's a ton of guides out there just google San Diego itinerary - one week in San Diego will be a blast

I tried to hit this spot but got there at like 8:45 pm when they closed at 9 and they said they were done serving - I was upset.

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Jun 27, 2022 - 2:29pm
BobTheBaker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I was just in San Diego but it was a family trip (Legoland, SD Zoo) so probably don't have nightlife suggestions. I did enjoy Mission Beach and Belmont Park, although it was fairly chilly when I visited. Greystone Prime Steakhouse had some good steak, I enjoyed a breakfast sandwich place called Eggies - very casual. Also would highly recommend visiting the park area around the Zoo itself (Balboa Park), it's honestly very impressive. Had some great Birria tacos from a vendor at Balboa Park as well.

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Jun 27, 2022 - 3:03pm
GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'll share my two favorite spots:

Estancia in La Jolla:

  • Nice rooms and dog friendly. I think their dog fee is $25, which is stupid cheap for a nice hotel
  • You can basically just stay there and never have to leave. They have a nice pool area, great restaurants, plenty of places to just walk around and enjoy the grounds
  • Decent staff, never had any issues with them
  • They offer a plan where you can buy food credits ahead of time at 25% off. I did that and saved a ton of money and every restaurant I tried there was top-notch, especially the Mexican place. The breakfast offerings were also great and very affordable.Β 
  • Estancia is like a place to go for a personal retreat or when you just want to have a nice & quiet vacation.Β 

Loews in Coronado:

  • Nice rooms and ocean views are worth it
  • Good drinks, love their bar areas and a nice overall vibe if you get an open-air table overlooking the marina at night.Β 
  • They have a boat rental facility where you can get a powerboat and go out on the Coronado Bay. They let you rent an entire boat with surprisingly little instruction and they just set you loose. Buy some snacks & drinks from the hotel gift shop and bring them on board and go out for a few hours on the bay - it's awesome. I've done it a few times now and always have a blast. It'd definitely not cheap - I want to say its like $300/hour (or something like that), but it's a ton of fun, I've loved it every time I've done it.Β 
  • The pool area is very, very nice - it was remodeled about 2 years ago, so it's still pretty new. They have the best dry-rub chicken wings I've ever had and their beer list is decent.Β 
  • The downside to this hotel is that the dinnerΒ restaurants there are only average. You will want to Uber to dinner and since Coronado it kind of out there, it will be an expensive ride anywhere you go. But fuck it, you're on vacation, so just do it.Β 
  • The closest good food is Pasta Pirate on the strand in Coronado. It's more a take-out place (you really don't want to eat there) but the food is amazing and very affordable despite the awful name of the place. I'll usually spend the day on the water, then pick up some food at Pasta Pirate, eat back in the room and then hit the hotel bars for after dinner drinks overlooking the marina. It's impossible to not have a good time doing that in Coronado.
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Jun 27, 2022 - 3:50pm
BobTheBaker, what's your opinion? Comment below:
GoingToBeAnMD

I'll share my two favorite spots:

Estancia in La Jolla:

  • Nice rooms and dog friendly. I think their dog fee is $25, which is stupid cheap for a nice hotel
  • You can basically just stay there and never have to leave. They have a nice pool area, great restaurants, plenty of places to just walk around and enjoy the grounds
  • Decent staff, never had any issues with them
  • They offer a plan where you can buy food credits ahead of time at 25% off. I did that and saved a ton of money and every restaurant I tried there was top-notch, especially the Mexican place. The breakfast offerings were also great and very affordable.Β 
  • Estancia is like a place to go for a personal retreat or when you just want to have a nice & quiet vacation.Β 

Loews in Coronado:

  • Nice rooms and ocean views are worth it
  • Good drinks, love their bar areas and a nice overall vibe if you get an open-air table overlooking the marina at night.Β 
  • They have a boat rental facility where you can get a powerboat and go out on the Coronado Bay. They let you rent an entire boat with surprisingly little instruction and they just set you loose. Buy some snacks & drinks from the hotel gift shop and bring them on board and go out for a few hours on the bay - it's awesome. I've done it a few times now and always have a blast. It'd definitely not cheap - I want to say its like $300/hour (or something like that), but it's a ton of fun, I've loved it every time I've done it.Β 
  • The pool area is very, very nice - it was remodeled about 2 years ago, so it's still pretty new. They have the best dry-rub chicken wings I've ever had and their beer list is decent.Β 
  • The downside to this hotel is that the dinnerΒ restaurants there are only average. You will want to Uber to dinner and since Coronado it kind of out there, it will be an expensive ride anywhere you go. But fuck it, you're on vacation, so just do it.Β 
  • The closest good food is Pasta Pirate on the strand in Coronado. It's more a take-out place (you really don't want to eat there) but the food is amazing and very affordable despite the awful name of the place. I'll usually spend the day on the water, then pick up some food at Pasta Pirate, eat back in the room and then hit the hotel bars for after dinner drinks overlooking the marina. It's impossible to not have a good time doing that in Coronado.

Torrey Pines or Fairmont bro cmon

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Jun 27, 2022 - 3:22pm
marcellus_wallace, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If you are staying in La Jolla, the radius you should stick to is Del Mar to PB. This where it depends sort of on your age and hobbies.

La Jolla is older mature crowd and everything closes at 8-9pm. You want to get up early and hit up a place like Codys for breakfast. You want to try to get a drink at Greoge's and see the sunset, if Greoge's is packed go to the Olive store and sit in the back, small tables that let you see the sunset.

If you venture to Del Mar, still some weeks from the races starting. But Jake's in Del Mar amazing cocktails and chance to see the sunset. L'Auberge is also an experience.

If you want to see the ladies and younger person (thicc hoes), PB is the spot to hit. Shore Club is a must, as mentioned go to Oscars.

Now you mention Midway/A&S. Midway is right near downtown harbor and A&S is a part of Balboa park. So venturing out there you are going to basically be spending 1 whole day out there. I would recommend you finish off that day getting Dinner in "Little Italy" or "Gas Lamp". Lots of good bars and mischief to be found there.Β 

So basically I think the first day take in La Jolla with the older chill crowd. Then day2 venture out to PB and Mission beach. Day3 hit up the Midway and Balboa Park and finish the day/evening in Gaslamp. If you want to spilt the Midway/Balboa park into different days then Coronado beach is not far from midway from via uber and another nice spot to see.

Truly San Diego has all its nightlife in 2 main spots as mentioned, PB and Gaslamp/Little Italy so really depends what you seek.

Jun 27, 2022 - 4:15pm
marcellus_wallace, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Age clarification helps. So yah just skip Del Mar since its pretty similar to La Jolla.Β 
Yah uber from La Jolla to Gaslamp is 25mins when not busy but can hit near 1 hour when the i5 is doing its thing.Β 
La Jolla to PB should be max 20 mins majority of the time.
PB, hit Shore Club (get the vodka slushie). Alehouse, El Prez, Backyard, others to name. PB is the more chill beach vibes.

Gaslamp, is more jeans and nice shoes. There is some true dance clubs but also lots of bars/restaurants like BarleyMill.Β 
Oscars do the surf&turf tacos. Whatever mexican joint choose your burrito, the California ofcourse is famous. Crack Shack in little italy pretty good fried chicken.Β 

Jun 27, 2022 - 5:12pm
IcedxTaro, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Feel free to PM.Β  I am in SD.Β Β 

Coronado pier is one of the best places to take an evening or early morning stroll.Β  Attractive tourist location.Β  Check out UTC La Jolla (Mall) - one of the higher-end price ranges, as well as Fashion Valley.Β  If you take the 5 North to La Jolla (Torrey Pines) area, get off Prospect and you can park in the area and take a walk around the beach.

There's a Seal beach where you can see Seals just relaxing.Β  Safari Animal Park is in Escondido.Β  Go if you get the chance to.Β  We also have Sea World in the Mission Bay area.

Jun 28, 2022 - 5:49pm
HealthcareRE, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You're going to love it there. Lived there for 4 years and enjoyed every second of it. Depending on your hotel budget, maybe consider The Lodge at Torrey Pines - it is truly a spectacular hotel on so many different levels. Great food, gorgeous geography, art nouveau and craftsman architecture to die for, top notch service. And if you like golf, not many better places to be.

There's something for everybody in San Diego. Like hiking? Amazing backcountry in east county. Beaches? There are tons - my personal favorite is Black's Beach north of La Jolla. Museums? There are several in Balboa Park which is separately worth seeing as most of the worlds' fair buildings throughout other cities of the world have been demolished and are a relic of bygone era, but a couple are still standing in Balboa Park.

Most importantly, the best burritos I've had are from a questionable looking taco shop in North Park called Colima's. Have fun.

Jun 28, 2022 - 5:52pm
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'm so jealous of this trip - San Diego is amazing.Β 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jun 28, 2022 - 7:31pm
BillyJoe1357, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Definitely check out Sunset Cliff's and find the "hidden beach"….there should be guides online to get to it. There's a rope to scale down roughly 13ft of cliff to get onto the beach…..not too many people around and plenty of space to lounge and relax! I love San Diego, hope you enjoy it too.

Jun 29, 2022 - 1:20pm
Synergy_or_Syzygy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

While you're in OB, my hometown, you can check out Roberto's taco shop on Voltaire, and have a stroll down Newport Avenue and all the iconic shops. A hop on over to Point Loma to go to Point Loma Seafood, Brigantine, or Miguel's is also not a bad idea.Β 

Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes.
Jun 29, 2022 - 1:24pm
Slim145, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Definitely hike Torrey Pines. One of the most beautiful places in the country IMO. Would also echo others who have suggested Sunset Cliffs at Sunset. Afterwards you can take a walk down Newport Ave in Ocean Beach which has a ton of cool shops and bars. Very much a hippie beach vibe that's super unique

Jun 30, 2022 - 3:02pm
SDliving, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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Jun 30, 2022 - 7:34pm
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