Well, its coming around as quick as I could ever have hoped for. :)
One month tomorrow will see me flying in for 9 nights, and I can't wait. (Here's hoping this month goes just as fast!)
I arrive quite late on the 31st, Aug so will be just collapsing into my bed in the hotel. (Americas Best Value Inn (on 4th Ave). Seems to be decently located for Balboa Park/Zoo and a short walk to the nearest bus stop, and only a slightly longer walk to the 5th Ave Trolley Stop) important for this non-driver.
Sunday's activities will depend on just how much sleep I get in on the plane and my energy levels, so planning for a steady day, maybe doing the Old Town Trolley Tour to see the sights get an idea of where to go for the rest of the week. But I've booked a table in the evening at Cucina Urbana to start the holiday off right!
Wednesday afternoon I'm going to see the Padres. I'm not really a rabid sports fan (I have to be invested somehow, can't just watch any old thing for no reason!), but I can't imagine travelling all the way to the US and not checking out a baseball game. It would seem wrong somehow!
Saturday morning I'm hoping to check out the Mecardo in Little Italy, and in the evening I'm doing the Brothels, Bites & Booze walking tour with So San Diego. A lot of walking on this day, so depending on timings I may do the Harbour Tour, if I haven't already, or more probably just a long lunch and a book somewhere!
I've also booked (via Go San Diego) tickets for Seaworld, the Zoo, Harbour Tour, and the Midway, but leaving what days I do these up to whim and the weather).
Definitely want to head over to Coronado Island to check out the Hotel Del Coronado, the beach and a beer at the Coronado Brewing Company, at some point as well.
Couple of quick questions, just around the corner from the hotel is the Tin Can Ale House, seems to be just about invisible on here on TA, but rates quite well on Yelp etc. Does anyone know anything about the place? Taking in a band one night with a few beers, without have to think a about a long stagger or a taxi home, sounds like it might just be the thing.
Secondly, I'd love to take a meal one evening, in a niceish restaurant with a beach/sea/harbour view and an outdoor eating area, happy to get a taxi back to the hotel, but would prefer to put my money into the food (although I'm not looking for posh, just a nice spot with some decent food), so preferably not too far from Gaslamp etc.
Monday 9th: Get up unreasonably early ;), to head-out to the airport and catch my flight to New Orleans for another five nights. Then home to the UK. :(