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Trip List by TA_MikeW

Three days in San Diego

7 Apr 2006  Frequent visitor
3.0 of 5 bubbles based on 10 votes

Some ideas for having a great weekend in Southern California.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: San Diego
  • Category: Perfect weekend
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Seniors, Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Check in at Travelodge San Diego Mission Valley
    The Atwood Hotel, San Diego, California

    It's definitely not the fanciest place to stay, but its low rates and excellent location make it a perfect base for the weekend. It's close to downtown, the beach, and the parks.

  • 2. Enjoy Friday night dinner at Cafe Pacifica

    Start your seaside vacation off right with some great seafood at this popular downtown restaurant.

  • 3. Spend Saturday at the San Diego Zoo
    San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California

    Don't be put off by the high admission prices. This is the best zoo in the country and you'll be glad you spent the money. It's a huge place, so plan on spending a good part of the day here.

  • 4. Have dinner at Buon Appetito
    Buon Appetito Restaurant, San Diego, California

    This restaurant's tasty and authentic Italian food has made it a local favorite. The food is worth the wait.

  • 5. Take a morning trip to Mission Beach
    Mission Beach, San Diego, California

    If you get there early, you can beat the crowds and get a good parking spot and a good spot on the beach. Relax and enjoy the California sun.

  • 6. Grab a quick lunch at Hodad's
    Hodad's, San Diego, California

    Locals and tourists love this place's excellent burgers. It's casual and family-friendly, so it's convenient after coming from the beach.

  • 7. Spend the afternoon at Balboa Park
    Balboa Park, San Diego, California

    If you have time left before you have to leave, explore this large urban park. Outside are many walking trails and shade trees, and there are some interesteing museums and other indoor options as well.