- Turn your radio on at midnight and listen to the strains of the Mexican national anthem, on multiple radio stations.
- The Dumpling Inn on Convoy is amazing; bit of a hike, if you don't have a rental car.
- If you want to take a walk through a really confusing mall, Horton Square (downtown) will work. It's the same darn stores as everywhere else, just in a completely befuddling arrangement.
- Grab a burger at Jeff's Burger in La Jolla Shores and take a walk down to the beach. (Parking can be a bear.)
- There's a 99 Ranch in San Diego. If you've never experienced the smell of a Chinese grocery expanded to supermarket size, it might be worth the drive.
- The San Diego Trolley will go all the way down to the border (San Ysidro, which is on the US side.) You can see the monster Mexican flag in TJ.
- For those who've never had it, Hawaiian BBQ (aka plate lunch) is a revelation. L&L is passable, but the smaller joints are better. This is the best San Diego food blog (biased towards ethnic), in my humble opinion.
- The drive between TSRI and
EncinitasDel Mar is really lovely, if you've never had the chance.
- So Seaport Village is pretty lame, but the USS Midway is absolutely worth a trip. (Also, it looks like Company G will be graduating next Friday at MCRD San Diego. A neat ceremony.)
- The Torrey Pines Gliderport is beautiful and a really nice place to have a wrap for lunch, see people learning to paraglide and watch teeny tiny naked figures down on Black's Beach.
- Go visit the Xenobe Research Institute.
- So there is a small zoo there. Taxi from downtown not too expensive, as I recall.
Friday, March 23, 2012
12 things to do in San Diego when you're not at the ACS convention
For my readers who will be in America's Finest City this next week:
Readers, I'm probably a terrible tourist guide. What would you do, if you were in San Diego? Things to do in the downtown area (which I tended to not go to) would probably be nice.