Need your help again! I have booked my trip to the great USA in July and going to Las Vegas, San Fran and San Diego and also long weekend in Boston!
Any suggestions of what to see in san diego and san fran that are a must apart from the most obvious like GG bridge, balbou zoo, crossing the border and alcatratz. Dont get me wrong i am so excited about all the main things that we will do but want to get a real feel of the places and so want to find things to do that arent really really touristy as well!!
Sorry any help would be great!! so excited as i love USA so much!
Some suggestiong for San Diego, CA:
Beautiful: The most beautiful beach in the area is definitely on Coronado Island. The area is neighborhoods are extremely nice and the beach is very clean. Check out the Hotel del Coronado while you're there and walk along Orange Avenue.
Fun/Exciting: I like the Misson Beach/Pacific Beach area if you want the true feel of a beach town. This area is definitely younger and more lively, but the beach is dirty and not as nice. Fun place for bars and nightlife. Ride the old wooden rollercoaster.
Breathtaking: La Jolla/Del Mar area.
Other places to go in San Diego:
Gaslamp District (bars, restaurants, shops) - downtown
Seaport Village (restaurants, shops) - Along the bay downtown.
Old Town San Diego (great food, fun atmosphere)
Little Italy (restaurants, bars, great atmosphere)
Things to do:
Take a drive along the coast on the Pacfic Coast Highway
Catch a San Diego Padres baseball game in the new stadium - downtown.
Hang glide in La Jolla - across from Torrey Pines Golf Course.
Hope this helps! Enjoy Southern California.
Hello! Well there is just TONS to do in SF. A website I use to find fun events and stuff in the city is http://www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com/what_to_do/. Some of my favorite things to do in the city include going to the Hyde St. Pier (if you're into boats and old ships, it's a historic park where you go on the old ships), Japantown and/or Chinatown for the food, North Beach (Italian neighborhood) for coffee, just walking around and taking pictures, going into the art galleries (where most things are ugly and vastly overpriced, but amusing), going to the Ferry Building (on weekends and some weekdays there are awesome vendors and a great farmers market outside, and inside there are the BEST shops and places to eat... I love the Japanese deli and the antique place especially.. and the mushroom place!), etc etc. Oh if you're going to pick one museum, the best one in my opinion is the Fine Arts Museum at the Place of the Legion of Honor... it's really pretty, always has great exhibits, and after you leave you can take a stroll and have great views of the bay.
Let me know if you have any questions, and have a great trip!
San Diego dining I highly recommend Karl Strauss Brewery on Columbia between B and C streets. This is one block's walk from the Amtrak (train) station.
For shopping, Horton Plaza, easily accessible by San Diego Trolley.