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5 days in San Diego- Please suggest how to spend evenings

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5 days in San Diego- Please suggest how to spend evenings

Hi All,

I will be in San Diego for 5 days for a conference. I will be staying at Manchester Grand Hyatt. I will be in conference from 7 am to around 5pm all 5 days. I will not have a car to drive around. I love to take pictures and will not mind walking long distance. Please suggest how I could spend the evenings exploring the area?

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1. Re: 5 days in San Diego- Please suggest how to spend evenings

Hi,

You will be in our small bayfront downtown. You can walk along the bayfront to look at the ships.

You can take the passenger ferry across the bay to dine,rent a bike, walk along the bay there, watch the lights of the city at night.

You can take a harbor cruise.

You can take a bus/taxi a short distance to Balboa Park to see the buildings lit up at night and perhaps have a meal at the Prado restaurant or if you are here this summer you can go to our zoo which is open until 9PM.

You can walk through the downtown /gaslamp district with its restaurants /bars/shops or walk up to Little Italy.

I am sure your hotel will give you a local map. Ask for a bayview room!!

There's also theater and concerts but you didn't mention being interested in that sooo???

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2. Re: 5 days in San Diego- Please suggest how to spend evenings

You will also be by the San Diego Trolley System if you want to explore further away...

http://www.sdmts.com/trolley/trolley.asp

Heading South, the South Bay (what the Trolley Map is calling Imperial Beach) and its Ship Yards can produce some night shots, if they are working in the evenings. The San Ysidro area offers some interesting photos of Mexico from the US side.

You could take the Trolley to El Cajon, and get on a Casino Shuttle, which will take you into the Mountain areas, photos, some gambling, food, and nightlife for some variety.

Take the Trolley to the Old Town Station, the Old Town State Park is nice, or take the Route 30 Bus to the Pacific Beach Pier area.

Plenty of different things to see and do in the region.

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3. Re: 5 days in San Diego- Please suggest how to spend evenings

There are free organ concerts at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park at 7:30 PM on Monday nights through August 26th.

http://sosorgan.com/

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4. Re: 5 days in San Diego- Please suggest how to spend evenings

one night, take the ferry to Coronado

one night, take the trolly to to "old town"

if you are into museums...i'm sure there is a bus to balboa park. years ago, they use to have free admission one day a week.

one night just waundering/relaxing around your hotel area.

one night, splurge and take a taxi to pacific/mission beach or to la jolla

I find at most conferences, there are quite a few "single" people...ask around and there might be others that have a vehicle that you could go explore with in the evenings.

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5. Re: 5 days in San Diego- Please suggest how to spend evenings

Thank you all. I am visiting from Monday (Tomorrow) till Friday. This is what I have listed based on your suggestions:

1. Concerts at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park at 7:30 PM on Monday (No 7 bus to Balboa Park)

2. Ferry to Coronado (coronadoferrylandingshops.com/san-diego-bay-…)

3. Trolley to "old town" (Green line towards Santee)

4. Walk through the downtown /Little Italy

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6. Re: 5 days in San Diego- Please suggest how to spend evenings

When in Old Town, be sure to walk up to the Victorian houses on Juan Street.

From the Hyatt, walk up the board walk to the Hilton, for whatever reason there have been a lot of super yachts parked up there lately; the Lady Christine, Vibrant Curiosity, Athena and a couple others.

From the ferry landing you can get amazing pictures of Downtown San Diego, but do take the bus down to the Hotel del Coronado.

Balboa Park has 10-12 major museums that are all architecturally fascinating

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7. Re: 5 days in San Diego- Please suggest how to spend evenings

There are also free concerts in Balboa Park on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings at 6:15 in the Organ Pavilion. These bands are more "variety" - jazz, big band, military bands. The complete list is here:

http://www.balboapark.org/visit/summer-events

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