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Adventure in San Diego
San Diego, 2 Days


Table of contents:
Guide Description 2
Itinerary Overview 3
Daily Itineraries 4
San Diego Snapshot 10




                                                     1
Guide Description




AUTHOR NOTE: San Diego is a southern California haven with
the mountains, beach and everything in between. Spend a warm
weather weekend off the couch and out enjoying everything
the city has to offer, which includes long hikes through Torrey
Pines' Gliderport, Mission Beach's boardwalk, Segway tours
through Balboa Park and a traditional baseball game at Petco
Park. Finding an adventure in San Diego is easy to do, as long as
you've got some hiking boots and an eager attitude.




                                                                    2
                                                                                                                              things to do
Itinerary Overview                                                                                                             restaurants
                                                                                                                                     hotels
                                                                                                                                   nightlife



Day 1 - San Diego                                                     adventure in San Diego that has a spectacular view and will get
                                                                      you pumped for the upcoming activities.
                                                                      .
DAY NOTE: No true weekend in San Diego is complete without            .
                                                                      Travel downtown following the early morning/ afternoon hike
an afternoon sweating in the sun. No matter the weather, find
                                                                      (suggestion: make a picnic!) and make your way downtown.
yourself on the beach or at least near it when you hike through
                                                                      Gaslamp district is one of the best known parts of the city, but
Torrey Pines' Gliderport, a moderate hike that takes you straight
                                                                      don't just do the tourist thing. Check out a ball game, and if you're
to the beach. Swap hiking boots for swimsuits after the short
                                                                      hungry for more after a Friar Frank check out Quality Social,
mile-plus hike, before succumbing to the beauty of La Jolla with
                                                                      a low key bar that serves up local fare and reasonably priced
a hearty sandwich at the Cheese Shop. Within La Jolla Village,
                                                                      drinks. Later check out a segway tour that will give you the basics
spend the rest of the afternoon with the seals in La Jolla Cove, or
                                                                      of famous downtown, before hitting the club at the Hard Rock
a quick bike ride through some of the area's most pristine views.
.                                                                     Hotel, one of the most recognized hotels downtown, particularly
.                                                                     for its hefty schedule of prime-time events.
For an early evening party enjoy a meal at Pacific Beach's
illustrious Mama Mia's before hitting the bars, or walking on
Mission Beach's mile long shore. The roller coaster is at the end
of the boardwalk, and other bars like Wave House are excellent,                    Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
inexpensive choices for this beach city.                                           Hiking & history

                                                                                   PETCO Park
            Torrey Pines Gliderport                                                Fantastic baseball stadium
            Paragliding and hangliding
                                                                                   San Diego Gaslamp District Segway
            Cheese Shop                                                            Tour
            Informal deli & restaurant                                             Segway Tour

            La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour                                          Quality Social
            Kayaking                                                               Fun dining and drinks downtown


            La Jolla Coastal Bike Tour                                             Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
            Bike Tour                                                              Classic rock hotel in San Diego


            Mamma Mia Italian Restaurant
            Real Italian in PB

            Mission Beach
            A boardwalk for entertainment & exercise

            Giant Dipper Roller Coaster
            If You Need a Good Scare

            Bar West
            Southern flavor with beach ambiance



Day 2 - San Diego
DAY NOTE: After an adventurous first day in San Diego, things
aren't expected to slow down the second day. See everything
with a hike up to Los Pensaquitos Canyon, a more expert



                                                                                                                                               3
Day 1 - San Diego
                                                                                            QUICK NOTE


DAY NOTE: No true weekend in San Diego is complete without an afternoon sweating in the sun. No matter the weather, find yourself
on the beach or at least near it when you hike through Torrey Pines' Gliderport, a moderate hike that takes you straight to the beach.
Swap hiking boots for swimsuits after the short mile-plus hike, before succumbing to the beauty of La Jolla with a hearty sandwich at the
Cheese Shop. Within La Jolla Village, spend the rest of the afternoon with the seals in La Jolla Cove, or a quick bike ride through some
of the area's most pristine views.
.
.
For an early evening party enjoy a meal at Pacific Beach's illustrious Mama Mia's before hitting the bars, or walking on Mission Beach's
mile long shore. The roller coaster is at the end of the boardwalk, and other bars like Wave House are excellent, inexpensive choices for
this beach city.




                                     1 Torrey Pines Gliderport
contact:
tel: +1 858 452 9858 / +1 877
359 8326
fax: +1 858 452 9983                DESCRIPTION: Wanna soar over the sea? Since 1928,
http://www.flytorrey.com            adventurers have been soaring from the cliffs at this location.
                                    Paragliding lessons and hangliding lessons are available.
location:                           The fastest way to experience flight is to go tandem with an
2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr         instructor for a 20-minute ground school followed by a 25-
La Jolla CA 92037                   minute in-air flight. Reservations are required for lessons, none   .
                                    accepted for tandem flights, just call for weather conditions
hours:                              before coming. For the less bold, sit and watch the activity from
Daily 9a-7p; call for               the outdoor cafe or browse through the High Flying Gift Shop.
reservations                        The Gliderport has been selected as number six in the top
                                    ten ultimate adventure camps in America by the Outdoor Life
                                    Network. © wcities.com



                                      2 Cheese Shop
contact:
tel: 1 858 459 3921

location:
                                    DESCRIPTION: A favorite among locals and businesspeople, this informal shop offers an
2165 Avenida de la Playa            opportunity to drink coffee and read the newspaper with minimal interruptions. Naturally, cheese
La Jolla CA 92037                   varieties are highlighted on the menu, yet customers also have a wide selection of sandwiches and
                                    salads available. Try the Smoked Salmon served with onions, capers and cream cheese. Other
hours:                              favorites include Red-Skin Potato Salad and Dijon chicken salad. To top off the meal, fresh-baked
Daily 8a-5p                         muffins and cookies are difficult to resist. Although open early, they do not offer breakfast items. ©
                                    wcities.com




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Day 1 - continued...



contact:                       La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour
http://www.partner.viator.com/
en/6793/tours/San-Diego/La-J DESCRIPTION: This is the most popular kayak tour. If you can ride a
olla-Sea-Caves-Kayak-Tour/d bike you can kayak. After a brief paddle instruction and safety talk, you
736-3654CAVES                  take your kayak down to the beach. And launch your kayaks from La
                                  Jolla Shores and paddle to the La Jolla Sea Caves taking in the gorgeous
location:                         views and watching for the abundant wildlife. You can see numerous
San Diego California              types of sea birds and usually sea lions, seals and sometimes dolphins.
                                  You then kayak into the fascinating kelp beds of the La Jolla Ecological
                                  Reserve and enjoy the surf zone on your way back. Kayaking is fun for
                                  all ages! No experience necessary. What to Expect: Be prepared to get
                                  wet! For safety reasons, the tour operator does NOT guarantee going
                                  into the caves on tours. This tour is not recommend entering the caves
                                  for pregnant women, small children or inexperienced kayakers. This tour        viator
                                  is recommended for ages 6 and up. Participants must be able to swim.
                                  Special Offer - Book and travel by December 31, 2008 and the price
                                  displayed includes 10% off the recommended retail price - BOOK
                                  NOW! © Viator


contact:                          La Jolla Coastal Bike Tour
http://www.partner.viator.com
/en/6793/tours/San-Diego/La-      DESCRIPTION: Start at La Jolla Shores. You will ride on the
Jolla-Coastal-Bike-Tour/d736-     bike path overlooking the ocean, through the beautiful back
3654COASTAL                       streets of La Jolla, through Bird Rock, Wind'n'Sea, Pacific
                                  Beach and then return to La Jolla Shores. Short stop at La Jolla
location:                         Cove and Children's Pool on the way back and you will usually
San Diego California              see quite a few seals or sea lions! What to Expect: The pace
                                  is not strenuous, but expect to do some pedaling! This tour is
                                  mostly flat, with a few hills (that can be walked up). MINIMUM                 viator
                                  2 PASSENGERS REQUIRED PER BOOKING This tour is
                                  recommended for ages 8 and up. © Viator



                                   3 Mamma Mia Italian Restaurant
contact:
tel: (858) 272-2702,(858)
272-2324
http://www.mammamiaitalianr       DESCRIPTION: If you want to experience a piece of Italy, look
estaurant.com/                    no where else in San Diego than Mama Mia's - owned by local
                                  Italians, this Pacific Beach treasure was once a local secret and
location:                         has since expanded to the area's favorite Italian destination.
1932 Balboa Avenue                Upon entering you'll be greeted by a loud and boistorous crew
San Diego CA 92109                of "fresh off the boat" Italians who loved food just as much
                                                                                                             Mamma Mia
                                  as you do. Owned and operated by the husband and wife -
hours:                            the husband who will greet you with a warm Italian welcome
Tue-Sun 11am-10pm, Closed         while the wife works away in the kitchen - is just the local flavor
Mondays                           Pacific Beach needs more of. From fresh pastas of ravioli,
                                  lasagna- a small corkage fee for bringing in your own bottle,
                                  salads and meat entrees, you'll never leave without a fresh
                                  feeling of Italy.
                                  © NileGuide




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Day 1 - continued...



                                 4 Mission Beach
contact:
tel: +1 619 221 8900
http://www.sandiego.gov/lifeg
uards/beaches/mb.shtml          DESCRIPTION: Near the manmade islands of Mission Bay,
                                this beach runs along Mission Boulevard and boasts a fabulous
location:                       boardwalk. One of the best places in San Diego to soak up
Mission Bay channel entrance    the city's beach lifestyle, this is an unsurpassed area for
to the north end of Pacific     people watching or building sandcastles. For a faster pace,
Beach                           rent a bike or in-line roller skates. Or better yet, take a ride on    .
San Diego CA 92109              Belmont Park's world-famous wooden roller coaster. Whatever
                                attraction you choose, be prepared for large crowds and limited
                                parking. Dogs allowed on leashes before 9am and after 6pm. ©
                                wcities.com



                                 5 Giant Dipper Roller Coaster
contact:
tel: +1 858 488 1549
fax: +1 858 488 4316
http://www.giantdipper.com      DESCRIPTION: Enjoy the fun this Mission Beach icon has
                                been offering for decades. Fully renovated, but still clattering,
location:                       this roller coaster, offering 2600 feet of thrills and 13 hills, was
3190 Mission Blvd               part of the original Belmont Amusement Park, built in 1925.
San Diego CA 92109              Today, Belmont Park offers 12 other rides such as bumper cars,
                                an edless wave for surfing fun, and a carousel, game arcades,          .
hours:                          and shops and restaurants. © wcities.com
Hours vary by season, call or
check website


                                 6 Bar West
contact:
tel: 858 273 4800
www.barwestsd.com
                                DESCRIPTION: A new echelon of hip, casual sophistication is
location:                       ushered into Pacific Beach with the arrival of Bar West and its
959 Hornblend Street            downtown-meets-the-beach vibe. Offering California coastal
San Diego CA 92109              cuisine, re-imagined, Chef Larry Abrams injects flavors from
                                Louisiana and around the world into the menu, creating savory
hours:                          plates designed to be shared. A cool, inventive seafood bar
Su to We from 09:00 PM to                                                                                  citysearch
                                anchors the interior's loungy atmosphere, where patrons can
01:00 AM,Th to Sa from 09:00    indulge in a variety of the freshest local seafood.
PM to 02:00 AM




                                                                                                                   6
Day 2 - San Diego
                                                                                               QUICK NOTE


DAY NOTE: After an adventurous first day in San Diego, things aren't expected to slow down the second day. See everything with a
hike up to Los Pensaquitos Canyon, a more expert adventure in San Diego that has a spectacular view and will get you pumped for the
upcoming activities.
.
.
Travel downtown following the early morning/ afternoon hike (suggestion: make a picnic!) and make your way downtown. Gaslamp
district is one of the best known parts of the city, but don't just do the tourist thing. Check out a ball game, and if you're hungry for more
after a Friar Frank check out Quality Social, a low key bar that serves up local fare and reasonably priced drinks. Later check out a
segway tour that will give you the basics of famous downtown, before hitting the club at the Hard Rock Hotel, one of the most recognized
hotels downtown, particularly for its hefty schedule of prime-time events.




                                       1 Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
contact:
tel: (858) 484-7504
http://www.sandiego.gov/park
-and-recreation/parks/penasq         DESCRIPTION: Los Peñasquitos (meaning little cliffs) Canyon Preserve
.shtml                               lies between Rancho Peñasquitos and Sorrento Hills to the north and
                                     Mira Mesa to the south. Stretching approximately seven miles from the I-5
location:                            and 805 merge to just east of I-15; it encompasses some 4,000 acres of
12020 Black Mountain R.              both Peñasquitos and Lopez Canyons, with trails perfect for hiking, biking,
San Diego CA 92129                   and equestrian use. Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve attracts people
                                     with its natural beauty and rich natural resources both today and in the
hours:                               past. Native American history within the Preserve dates back as far as
24 hrs                               7,000 years ago. More recently the area was part of the first Mexican land
                                     grant in San Diego County, and the ruins of pasts adobes are still visible.
                                                                                                                          Photo courtesy of Los
                                     There is a full variety of habitat, a year-round stram and riparian woodland,         Penasquitos Canyon
                                     a small waterfall cascading over volcanic rock, grasslands, scrublands,                          Preserve.
                                     groves of sycamore and live oak, and a fresh water marsh. Wildlife
                                     is plentiful, including coyotes, bobcat, and mule deer and numerous
                                     raptors, such as hawks, eagles, kites, falcons and owls soar overhead.
                                     A multitude of birds are found in the wooded areas. There are several
                                     convenient entrances to the Preserve. The east entrance, or staging area,
                                     is located at the intersection of Black Mountain and Mercy Roads. The
                                     western staging area is on the south side of Sorrento Valley Boulevard,
                                     approximately 1 mile east of Vista Sorrento Parkway. A convenient
                                     northern entrance is near Peñasquitos Creek Park at the intersection of
                                     Park Village Road and Camino Del Sur in Rancho Peñasquitos. A staging
                                     area for Lopez Canyon is located at the intersection of Pacific Mesa and
                                     Pacific Center Boulevards in Mira Mesa. Look for the information kiosks
                                     located at each of these entry points that designate the trail head and
                                     provide additional park information.



                                       2 PETCO Park
contact:
tel: +1 619 795 5012
http://sandiego.padres.mlb.co
m/NASApp/mlb/sd/ballpark/sd          DESCRIPTION: Home to the San Diego Padres, Gaslamp's
ballpark_index.jsp                   PETCO Park is one of the most distinctive features in
                                     downtown San Diego. Concrete walls separate the rest of
location:                            the city from it's major league baseball players, where every
100 Park Boulevard                   summer hundreds of fans from all over the country come out to
                                     show their support for the blue and gold (officially "sand"). Just    .
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San Diego CA 92101              outside the massive doors are some of Gaslamp's most lively
                                bars and nightclubs, perfect for before or after game drinks,
hours:                          while inside fans nosh on Friar Franks, beer and peanuts. In
Varies                          true San Diego fashion, the cheap seats offer up families and
                                big parties grass seats, while kayakers can often be spotted
                                catching the wide screen from the adjacent ocean. 
                                © NileGuide


contact:                        San Diego Gaslamp District Segway
http://www.partner.viator.com
/en/6793/tours/San-Diego/Sa     Tour
n-Diego-Gaslamp-District-Se
                                DESCRIPTION: This San Diego Gaslamp District Segway
gway-Tour/d736-5044SANSE        Tour is the perfect way to see all the important sites! Hop on
G01                             a Segway and glide from sight to sight on this cool narrated
                                tour that is sure to please tourists and natives alike! This tour is
location:                       narrated and offers a brief Segway instructional session. Stops
San Diego California            include:  China Town Convention Center Seaport Village                             viator
                                USS San Diego Memorial and USS Midway Museum Hub Rose
                                Gardens San Diego Bay   © Viator



                                 3 Quality Social
contact:
tel: (619) 501-7675
http://qualitysocial.com/

location:                       OUR LOCAL EXPERT SAYS:
789 6th Avenue                  The grilled cheese is good, but lacking a bit of the
San Diego CA 92101              exceptional cheese.

hours:                          DESCRIPTION: The newest addition to downtown San
5pm - 2am                       Diego is Quality Social, an upscale bar and restaurant that            Flickr Creative Commons
                                serves both drinks and locally grown dishes late into the
                                evening. Right in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp district,
                                the venue offers outdoor seating for the summer months and
                                an expansive space filled with two bars, booths and a VIP
                                room. Unique entrees fill the menu that serves up everything
                                from hot dogs and grilled cheese to hamburgers with fried
                                eggs and Portuguese fish. While it tries to steer clear of the
                                typical upscale bar in downtown, most notably without a cover
                                charge, Quality Social still maintains an upscale feature ideal
                                for downtown lovers.
                                © NileGuide



                                 4 Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
contact:
tel: 866/751-7625
fax: 619/702-3007
http://www.hardrockhotelsd.c    OUR LOCAL EXPERT SAYS:
om/
                                Still a new treat in San Diego, the hotel is always
location:                       crowded with special events for local colleges and
207 Fifth Ave                   bachelor parties, so book a hotel early!
San Diego CA 92101
                                DESCRIPTION: A far cry from the tired burger-and-memorabilia                        citysearch
                                joint over on Fourth Avenue, this new 12-story condo-hotel
                                has a sweet location -- right at the gateway to the Gaslamp
                                Quarter -- and plenty of star power in the personages of master
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                       chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa and nightlife tastemaker Rande
                       Gerber. Matsuhisa, who has partnered with actor Robert De
                       Niro on restaurants in New York, Milan, Tokyo, and London,
                       adds San Diego to that heady list with Nobu, the Hard Rock
                       Hotel's signature eatery. Lounge impresario Gerber works his
                       magic with two bars, one on the ground floor, Sweetwater
                       Saloon, and one on the fourth-floor pool deck, Moonstone
                       Lounge. The Black Eyed Peas weigh in, too, with a million-
                       dollar "doped-out" suite specially designed by the group. It's
                       one of 17 "Rock Star" suites, some of which include private
                       decks, fire pits, outdoor hot tubs, and 270-degree city views.
                       Standard rooms are hip and modern, with sophisticated
                       furnishings and 42-inch TVs; accommodations are also well
                       soundproofed from the Gaslamp hubbub. The Hard Rock also
                       features two music venues (Folsom, a 500-person-capacity
                       indoor space, and Woodstock, a 9,000-square-foot area next
                       to the pool), a full-service spa, and a retail boutique. In Rooms:
                       A/C, HDTV with on-demand video and video games, Wi-Fi, 2
                       dataports, personal electronics docking station, minibar, hair
                       dryer, iron, safe, 2-line telephone, alarm clock, daily newspaper
                       © Frommer's




                                                                                            9
San Diego Snapshot
History                                         Mexico, San Diego is named one of 27            animals for the 1915 Expo, petitioned for a
                                                original California counties – spanning as      permanent park.
While today San Diego is recognized for         far east as the Colorado River into modern-
its picturesque beaches, family friendly        day's Imperial County and the cities San        Today'sSan Diego State University
activities and historical landmarks, during     Bernardino and Riverside. The city's first      opened up as the State Normal School
20,000 BC the area was home to some             mayor is elected that year, whileCabrillo       in 1899 in Normal Heights as a two year
of the richest herds of Caribou, bison          Monument's iconic image is captured for         training college. Just four years later
and more. Eventually the natives most           the first time on paper.                        theScripps Institution of Oceanography
commonly referred to as the San Dieguito
                                                                                                is established by University of California
people began culturing the area just east
                                                San Diego, now with a little more than          Zoology Professor William E. Ritter and
ofRancho Santa Fe; descendants from the
                                                700 in its city, establishes the Weekly         Ellen Browning Scripps. Not before too
area moved toLa Jolla(commonly referred
                                                Union, which in just a few short years will     long theUniversity of San Diego is founded
to as La Jollan peoples) and established
                                                become the San Diego Union-Tribune              in Linda Vista(1954), followed merely a
themselves around San Diego's modern
                                                following mergers of the Union and Evening      decade later by theUniversity of California,
dayLa Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. Named
                                                Tribune. John D. Spreckels is the paper's       San Diego in La Jolla.
after the Catholic Saint Didacus, more often
                                                sole owner, who manages the business
referred by his nickname San Diego, by                                                          San Diego becomes a Mecca for
                                                until 1928. Prominent businessmanAlonzo
Sebastian Vizcaino in 1602, the area was                                                        entertainment, with the 1929 establishment
                                                Horton begins building the first wharf in the
actually originally"San Miguel" by Spain's                                                      of the Fox Theatre, a prominent movie
                                                area in 1869 and later goes on to become
explorer Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo. With                                                          house and current home to the San Diego
                                                one of the wealthiest men in the area –
Cabrillo's death just a few months later, San                                                   Symphony(Copley Symphony Hall) along
                                                owning several blocks in today's downtown
Miguel(today's Point Loma) was no longer                                                        with Balboa Park's Fine Arts Gallery. These
                                                San Diego, among other establishments.
under Spain's flagship and Vizcaino took                                                        mark just one of many that improve San
over.                                                                                           Diego's artistic endeavors, withDel Mar
                                                Gold rush hits San Diego in 1870, where
                                                mines produce$2 million in gold(though          Fairgrounds construction through a Work
The area, Point Loma and Mission Bay, had                                                       Progress Authority project and the San
                                                the industry only lasts for another six
been inhabited by Kumeyaay Indians for                                                          Diego's Civic Center debut.
                                                years). The city continues to grow in
10,000 years. Plans to Christianize the area
                                                population, nearly doubling in size as the
started immediately, as threats from"alta                                                       The San Diego Padres moved from
                                                city directory is published and theSan Diego
California" begin to loom. Father Junipero                                                      minor-league to Major League in 1968,
                                                Society of Natural History is established.
Serra – the infamous leader and founder                                                         opening up their season at the new San
                                                Typical city institutions finally begin to
of"El Camino Real" – began establishing                                                         Diego Stadium(which would eventually
                                                fashion a growing commerce with the
theMission San Diego de Alcala, which                                                           becomePetco Park. Sports become
                                                establishment of several organizations
marked the end of his famous California                                                         more prominent in the area beyond
                                                like the Russ School, which will eventually
mission trail. The missionary crew got help                                                     baseball with Escondido's Olympic training
                                                be taught byKate Sessions. When the
by several European ships and two land                                                          venue opening and the Super Bowl held
                                                transcontinental railroad reaches San Diego
groups, all of whom established camp in                                                         inQualcomm Stadium.
                                                in 1885 the area begins promoting one of
today'sOld Town. The colonization was                                                           © NileGuide
                                                its most feasible resources – itself(today
completed by 1797 when San Diego's
                                                tourism makes up one of San Diego's
Mission welcomed California's largest
                                                biggest money-makers). The first tourists
number of occupants. When Mexico
                                                come just as construction for theHotel del
                                                                                                Travel Tips
won its independence from Spain, San                                                            Getting There
                                                Coronado begins, welcoming guests in
Diego("baja California") fell under the rule
                                                1886 following the peninsula's acquisition      Air
of the reigning country; thePresidio Hills
                                                by Elisha S. Babcock and H.L. Story.
welcomed some of the first residents to the                                                     San Diego International Airport(SAN)+1 619
area while California followed command                                                          400 2400http://www.san.org
                                                Sessions, who began establishing a
under Mexico.
                                                nursery upon her arrival to San Diego,          SAN is located three miles from downtown
                                                purchases 36 acres of"City Park" which          and services the following airlines:
 By 1825 San Diego is named the unofficial
                                                before long becomes known as Balboa
capital of both lower and upper California                                                      Aero Mexico(+1 800 237 6639/ http://
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                                                while a large Organ Pavilion donated by
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time at sea. The Mexican-American War                                                           Airlines(+ 1 800 433 7300/ http://
                                                venue. San Diego's now world famousSan
ensues, finishing up in a bloody battle in                                                      www.aa.com) Continental(+1 800 525
                                                Diego Zoo is created only after Dr. Harry
today's Escondido. By 1850, just three                                                          0280/ http://www.continental.com) Delta(+1
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San Diego Snapshot continued
Hawaiian Airlines(+1 800 367 5320/ http://                                                         technicalities and safety standards check
                                                  Another attractive ground transportation
www.hawaiianair.com) Jet Blue(+1 800 538                                                           outhttp://travel.state.gov/
                                                  option is Flexcar, which operates in certain
2583/ http://www.jetblue.com) Northwest(+1                                                         © wcities.com
                                                  U.S. cities. This new breed of rental car
800 225 2525/ http://www.nwa.com)
                                                  allows you to rent on an hourly basis rather
Southwest(+1 800 434 9792/ http://
                                                  than a daily basis. Be sure to register online   Fun Facts
www.southwest.com) United(+1 800 241
                                                  before your trip. Flexcar(+1 877 353 9227/
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                                                  Train                                            United States
From the Airport
                                                  Amtrak(+1 800 872 7245/ http://                  San Diego by the Numbers:
Bus: There is public transportation to and
                                                  www.amtrak.com) offers frequent services         Population: 1.25 million Average Winter
from the airport via bus on Flyer Route no.
                                                  to San Diego.
992.                                                                                               Temperature: 60 degrees F/15.5 degrees C
                                                  Bus                                              Average Summer Temperature: 71 degrees
Shuttle: There are also a number of taxis
and shuttle services that offer airport transit   San Diego is serviced by Greyhound(+1            F/22 degrees C
including:                                        800 231 2222/ http://www.greyhound.com)          Quick Facts:
                                                  bus lines which provide transportation to
Airport Shuttle(+1 619 234 4403)
                                                  destinations throughout America.                 Electricity: 110 volts, 60Hz, standard two
Yellow Cab(+1 619 234 6161/ http://
www.driveu.com) San Diego Cab(+1 619                                                               pin plugs Time Zone: GMT-8 Country
                                                  Car
226 8294)                                                                                          Dialing Code: 1 Area Codes: 619, 760, 858
                                                  San Diego is accessible by I-5, I-15, and
Car Rental: Alamo(+1 800 327 9633/ http://        US 15.                                           Did You Know?
www.alamo.com) Avis(+1 800 831 2847/
                                                  Getting Around                                   From San Diego, you canwalk across the
http://www.avis.com) Enterprise(1+ 800
                                                                                                   border to Mexico!
736 8227/ http://www.enterprise.com/              Public Transit
car_rental/home.do) Flexcar(+1 619                                                                 Ever heard of a Zambian Sable Antelope?
262 3539/ http://www.flexcar.com/                 The Metropolitan Transit System(MTS, 1+
                                                  619 238 0100/ http://www.sdcommute.com)          Well, the world-famous San Diego Zoo has
undergrad) Budget(+1 800 527 0700/ http://
                                                  offers a comprehensive system of buses,          one!
www.budget.com) Hertz(+1 800 654 3131/
http://www.hertz.com) Thrifty(+1 800 367          trolleys, light rail trains, and commuter
                                                                                                   Orientation:
2277/ http://www.thrifty.com)                     trains to destinations throughout San Diego.
                                                                                                   San Diego is located 120 miles south of
Car Share                                         N.B. If traveling overseas, take the
                                                  safety precaution of registering your trip       Los Angeles and 20 miles north of Tijuana,
                                                  athttps://travelregistration.state.gov and       Mexico.
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StatisticsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Temperature C Average High202020212123242626252220
Average Mean141415161719212222191614 Average Low891012141618181814108 Temperature F Average
High696968707073767879767269 Average Mean575859616366707171676157 Average Low464850535760646564585046 Rainy
Days666420101246 Rain Fall (cm)5.05.05.31.80.40.20.10.20.51.02.83.0 Rain Fall (in)2.02.02.10.70.10.10.00.10.20.41.11.2
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Description: San Diego is a southern California haven with the mountains, beach and everything in between. Spend a warm weather weekend off the couch and out enjoying everything the city has to offer, which includes long hikes through Torrey Pines' Gliderport, Mission Beach's boardwalk, Segway tours through Balboa Park and a traditional baseball game at Petco Park. Finding an adventure in San Diego is easy to do, as long as you've got some hiking boots and an eager attitude.
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