I am going to be there from thursday July 30th to monday august 10th.
I can’t do much on weekdays, but on the weekends I would love to do something cool.
Please don’t suggest the zoo or sea world.
I have already been and I don’t want to do anything too expensive.
Anyway, I would really appreciate some suggestions on the cheaper side.
I also would love some suggestions for where to eat.
So if you know of any good restaurants or somewhere that I can’t pass up, please tell me.
I definitely recommend Mount Soledad in La Jolla. On a clear day from the cross you can see the entire San Diego metro clear south to Tijuana.
It is 100% free and is an extremely relaxing experience if you aren’t deathly afraid of heights.
Pacific Beach and Mission Beach are really awesome places to go. The beaches are clean, except for the normal seaweed, and the sand and water is usually warm. There are also plenty of attractive people, bars, clubs, restaurants, shops, and an amusement park (Belmont Park in Mission Beach)!! I definitely recommend Felippi’s Pizza Grotto in Pacific Beach for the best Italian food. It is at 962 Garnet Ave and the phone is (858) 483-6222.
Fashion Valley Mall on Friars Road in Mission Valley is one of the best malls in Southern California and the best in San Diego. It is like a Rodeo Drive or Champs-Élysées in mall form! It is definitely the place to go if you are into stuff like that, or you can just enjoy a nice walk in an awesome mall.
La Jolla Cove on Coast Boulevard in La Jolla is a really cool beach to watch sea lions, and an awesome sunset beach. While you are there you should also check out downtown La Jolla and drive along La Jolla Boulevard back into Pac Beach.
Coronado is definitely an experience to remember. The island is a complete island city, complete with main street shops, a luxurious hotel (Hotel Del Coronado), and great atmosphere. The bridge to get to the island also offers amazing free views of downtown San Diego and the bay, but you can only drive across it and traffic is usually moderately heavy.
Taking a drive to the border is a unique experience as well. The San Ysidro Border is the busiest in the world, and is great for taking pictures of culture and society. There is also a great outlet center, Las Americas Premium Outlets, on Camino De La Plaza. There are many designer labels and mall labels that offer clothes and merchandise for prices that can’t be resisted.
Seaport Village in downtown is another relaxing place to go and walk around. There are shops and a waterfront walkway. You can watch ships, planes, helicopters, traffic, people, and the skyline of downtown while you shop or eat or just relax.
Balboa Park in general is a pretty great place, and some of the museums have free days.
Hmm, can’t think of anything more. Good luck! Have fun!