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I'm leaving sunny NE Ohio for San Diego today!

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by ScarletArrow, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. ScarletArrow

    ScarletArrow I'm wearing Gold Pants

    For anyone who has been there (this is my first time) - is there anything that I should definitely check out?

    Please don't say the zoo.

    I'll be there Tuesday through Saturday.
  2. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    Is there a beach? If so try not to blind anyone with your Ohio tan. :p
  3. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    I was there several years ago, briefly, but I remember an area of downtown called the Gaslight District that has a lot of nice restaurants, bars, etc. I ate at Croce's (owned by Jim Croce's wife), and it was very good.
  4. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Going to "thin out" the deer herd huh?
  5. ScarletArrow

    ScarletArrow I'm wearing Gold Pants

    No hunting. No zoo's.

    Flying out this afternoon, mountain biking all day tomorrow, and a conference Thursday through Saturday with plenty of free time (hopefully) in the evenings.
  6. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Drive to Joshua Tree and hike there. Amazing scenery.
  7. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    Since it is snowing here and I have no vacation plans, go to the zoo!

    Head south to Tijuana. I think it is only an hour from SD. I'm sure you can catch a donkey show or two.

    Seriously, have a meal or two at a local place overlooking the ocean, smell the saltwater and be thankful you are out of Ohio in March.
  8. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    Hotel Del Coronado... it's too cool... but I believe there is a nude or topless beach right next to it... I watched a Playboy shoot there years back when I stayed at the hotel... Marilyn Monroe made movies at that hotel...
  9. Buck Nasty

    Buck Nasty You'll have nothing and like it

    Find MistriBuck and kick his ass. :wink2:
  10. wstripes

    wstripes Newbie

    there are some fun bars at the gas light district....
  11. cornando point (maybe its navy but i think cornando) i think its called is awesome. its north. any local can point you to it
  12. MistriBuck

    MistriBuck aka MartyrBuck

    haha, you better bring the whole conference if you want to accomplish that :lift:

    really, there is way too much to do in San Diego, these 2 links will give you everything you need to know............if you're just looking to have some fun, you can't go wrong in Downtown, (gaslamp is part of downtown) and you're lucky you'll be here for St. Patty's day, downtown is simply INSANE.............Balboa Park isn't a bad way to spend a day, a lot of cool historic architecture and museums..........and La Jolla and Coronado are worth checking out too................Tijuana is disgusting, i'd stay away, unless you're looking for an endless smorgasboard of cheap hookers, they literally line up on the walls outside of buildings....of course if that's what you're looking to do i'll tell ya where the smokin hot ones are :banger: ..........but other parts of Mexico are amazing, there is a link on the visitors guide page
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2005
  13. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    just to add... thursday i will also be in socal, visiting a lil rich chinese girl... maybe we should all go find methomps and put him back in his place... :p
  14. ScarletArrow

    ScarletArrow I'm wearing Gold Pants

    Well I'm back and let me tell you - San Diego is really a fantastic place.

    We drove up to Cleveland National Forest and mountain biked through Trabucko Canyon.

    I didn't see any mountain lions - which I'm sure is a good thing - but the landscape is like no other.

    We also hit the gas lamp district, which is a cooler version of the flats in Cleveland.

    And of course, we had to oblige the one lady in the group and go to La Jolla and waste our time in some tourist shops.

    I wish had more time to see and do things, but I was ultimately there for business.

    If you ever get the chance to go - I highly recommend it.
  15. MistriBuck

    MistriBuck aka MartyrBuck

    that's what surprised me about southern cal the first time i came out, the surroundings and the landscape, i really had no idea it was so mountainous, it's beautiful

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