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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Things to Do in San Diego this Sunny Saturday

Get off the computer.  Turn off the TV.  Unplug the Wii.  It's Saturday, it's sunny, and it's Memorial Day weekend and you need to get outside!  Here are some of my favorite weekend activities!

 SAN DIEGO ZOO:  I know, it sounds so obvious but when was the last time you went to the zoo?  The new elephant exhibit is incredible, there's a baby panda, and you can now feed the giraffes for a small fee.  And look, that guy is about to lose his Rolex!  That's actually the ultra cool and ultra expensive Backstage Pass.  If you see people hanging around inside the rhino exhibit, hang around and you'll see them take turns feeding the rhino.  Pretty cool.

SWAMI'S BEACH, ENCINITAS, SELF REALIZATION FELLOWSHIP GARDENS:  I love Encinitas.  I guess that's why I live here.  Check out the goofy boat houses on 3rd Street, then head over to the gardens behind the temple.  You'll find it on the south edge of downtown.  The koi ponds are some of the best this side of Maui and the view, ahhh, what a view.  Look for dolphins - you'll see then in the surf.  If you have the time then check out my complete guide to the North County Experience.  Local or tourist, this is a great way to spend the day.

HIKE DEL MAR:  Torrey Pines State Park has some great short hikes, but my favorite new hike is one that takes you along the bluffs and next to the railroad tracks.  Get off the freeway at Carmel Valley Rd and to west, then turn north on Highway 101 and make a U turn at the top of the hill and park.  You can even bring your dog.  Hey Andy, want to go for a walk?

LA JOLLA:  So much to do, so much to see, don't let the thought of crowds stop you from jumping in a kayak to check out the 7 caves, or snorkel with the seals at the Cove.  Or just bring a camera and snap some pics, it's all good in La Jolla.  Afterwards head over to Alfonso's for some of the best carne asada tacos in town and a house margarita that's better than anyone else's premium.

DISC GOLF IN BALBOA PARK:  Want a cheap way to spend the day with some friends?  $4 gets you on the course with a rental Frisbee.  It plays like golf - same rules, same concept - but you toss a Frisbee into a basket, sometimes located over and around and beyond.  Loads of fun, wear tennis shoes and bring some beer in a backpack cooler.  OK, alcohol isn't legal but everyone seems to have a beer in their hand!

OK, so on the count of 3 let's turn off our computers.  1 - 2 - 3.................

1 comment:

shivani said...

I am very excited to visit san diego of all these. This zoo look so beautiful for its scenic beauty as well. I have found about it first few days ago on one of my friend's blog post about things to do in san diego.