My family and I are going on vacation to Coronado island and will be visiting san Diego too. Any ideas on fun places to go or things to do?
There is Horton Plaza where you can do some shopping. It’s a multi level place that’s in Downtown. In Balboa Park, you can see the Ruben Space Museum for the kids and the Aerospace Musuem where you can see some vintage airplanes. Also, you can go frisbee golfing for $3 a day and play. Just bring a few in case you throw one in a tree. The weekends are busy. However, if you go during the weekday, the wait isn’t so bad. I would take the family to Corvette Diner in Point Loma. It’s 15-20 minutes away. It’s a 50s diner that specializes hamburgers and shakes. The menu has more items like sandwiches as well. The music can be overwelming. The wait staff sings and dances once an hour.
The place that most people go to shop is Fashion Valley. It’s a two story place that has stores like Nordstrom and Macy’s. On the second story there are stores as well as a food court. There is a Cheesecake Factory and PF Changs. You can call PF Changs and call for reservations. The C.F. always has a line especially during dinner.
If you want to go to the beach, you have three choices. There is Coronado which is close to you. It’s a nice beach where tourist go. Pacific Beach is another beach that is going to be crowded during the summer. But, there are many things the family can do together. It has restaurants, the beach, a wave machine where you can show off your surfing skills, volleyball courts, and people walking and exercising on the boardwalk as well as on the sand. There are restaurants like Rubio’s that specialize is fish tacos, China Inn has great Kung Pao Chicken, and Fatburger has amazing hamburgers. The third beach is La Jolla Shores which is 30-45 minutes from you. It’s the nicest beach of the three. There is shops and restaurants like Tommy Bahama and Hard Rock Cafe.
If you’re in the mood for pizza, I would go to The Venetian in Point Loma. It’s the best pizza you’ll ever taste. If you’re jonesing for bbq, I would definitely go to Phil’s Bbq. Order the full rib dinner with your choice of fries, coleslaw, or potato salad. The Broham pulled pork sandwiches and El Toro tri tip sandwiches are delicious as well. The wait can be up to 30 minutes. So try to avoid going during the dinner rush. However, if it can’t be avoided, it’s not that long and if you have a party of 5 or more, you’ll be rushed to the head of the line. Just let them know you have a big party and you’re in.
I would either go to Sea World which is 30 minutes away and see Shamu. The Wild Animal Park is 45 minutes away. You can feed the giraffes from a platform where they come towards you as you feed them. It’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. It’s hot since it’s inland….so be prepared and wear loads of sunscreen. Have fun in sunny San Diego.