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      Help! I'm new here in San Diego

      by DJStarr Online Now May 11, 2015 at 8:43 PM

      I've just started a job right in the heart of San Diego - 4th and B street (BOA bldg) and hope some clever locals can give me a few ideas on healthy (not-too-pricey) lunch spots for a veggie. Also, cool hiding spots on the tops of buildings or in tucked away plazas to eat a lunch and escape. When I lived in San Francisco and worked downtown I had a whole slew of hiding spots, mostly public open spaces that few people knew about. Anything like that here? Rooftop lounges with a view, perhaps? Thanks!!!

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    • Travelling from LAX to San Diego at night!

      by AngelaS41 Online Now May 25, 2015 at 7:12 AM

      Hello,

      Would anyone be able to give some advice? Two 22 year old Irish students are heading for Lucky D's hostel on 8th Ave, San Diego on a Monday night. Our flight is scheduled to arrive in LAX (Terminal 2) at 19.15. We want to get to our hostel in the cheapest way possible, we have already told them we will most likely arrive late at night.

      Our plan so far was to get a Fly Away shuttle bus from the airport to Union Station in LA.

      If we arrive on time we could get the Amtrak train to Old Town San Diego, the last service leaves at 10.10pm. According to google maps it is about a 10 minute drive from the Old Town train station to our hostel, so we would get a cab. However, this is more expensive than a bus, it costs 74 dollars for 2 tickets, whereas the greyhound bus is under 30 dollars for two tickets! Ideally we would like to get the bus, but are having problems with the greyhound website - we can't figure out which stations in LA/ San Diego the LA to San Diego service serves! As in we're not sure which bus station to catch the bus at in LA, or where it will stop in San Diego.

      If getting the bus, we would get a cab from Union Station to the Greyhound bus station in LA. I think the closest one is on East 7th street? And then get the greyhound express bus to San Diego at 11pm. It is hard to tell from the Greyhound website which bus station the service goes to, has anybody taken this route before? Ideally we want to end up at the bus station on 1313 National Ave, San Diego, as this is only a 15 min walk or 5 min cab ride from our hostel.

      We have never travelled in America before so are very unfamiliar with the transport system. Any advice would be appreciated regarding which bus stations the Greyhound bus stops at in LA and in San Diego, and how easy/safe getting the bus is. Finally, anybody who has flown to LAX and gotten a Flyaway shuttle bus to Union station - how easy is it to find the Fly Away bus terminal? We are flying to Terminal 2!

      Thank you :)

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    • Travelling from LAX to San Diego at night!

      by AngelaS41 Online Now May 25, 2015 at 7:12 AM

      Hello,

      Would anyone be able to give some advice? Two 22 year old Irish students are heading for Lucky D's hostel on 8th Ave, San Diego on a Monday night. Our flight is scheduled to arrive in LAX (Terminal 2) at 19.15. We want to get to our hostel in the cheapest way possible, we have already told them we will most likely arrive late at night.

      Our plan so far was to get a Fly Away shuttle bus from the airport to Union Station in LA.

      If we arrive on time we could get the Amtrak train to Old Town San Diego, the last service leaves at 10.10pm. According to google maps it is about a 10 minute drive from the Old Town train station to our hostel, so we would get a cab. However, this is more expensive than a bus, it costs 74 dollars for 2 tickets, whereas the greyhound bus is under 30 dollars for two tickets! Ideally we would like to get the bus, but are having problems with the greyhound website - we can't figure out which stations in LA/ San Diego the LA to San Diego service serves! As in we're not sure which bus station to catch the bus at in LA, or where it will stop in San Diego.

      If getting the bus, we would get a cab from Union Station to the Greyhound bus station in LA. I think the closest one is on East 7th street? And then get the greyhound express bus to San Diego at 11pm. It is hard to tell from the Greyhound website which bus station the service goes to, has anybody taken this route before? Ideally we want to end up at the bus station on 1313 National Ave, San Diego, as this is only a 15 min walk or 5 min cab ride from our hostel.

      We have never travelled in America before so are very unfamiliar with the transport system. Any advice would be appreciated regarding which bus stations the Greyhound bus stops at in LA and in San Diego, and how easy/safe getting the bus is. Finally, anybody who has flown to LAX and gotten a Flyaway shuttle bus to Union station - how easy is it to find the Fly Away bus terminal? We are flying to Terminal 2!

      Thank you :)

      18 Answers May 26, 2015 at 6:17 AM
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      Help! I'm new here in San Diego

      by DJStarr Online Now May 11, 2015 at 8:43 PM

      I've just started a job right in the heart of San Diego - 4th and B street (BOA bldg) and hope some clever locals can give me a few ideas on healthy (not-too-pricey) lunch spots for a veggie. Also, cool hiding spots on the tops of buildings or in tucked away plazas to eat a lunch and escape. When I lived in San Francisco and worked downtown I had a whole slew of hiding spots, mostly public open spaces that few people knew about. Anything like that here? Rooftop lounges with a view, perhaps? Thanks!!!

      2 Answers May 15, 2015 at 6:15 AM
    • 4 days in San Diego. Restaurants, beach, bars, and what to see

      by danzaesvivir Online Now Apr 3, 2015 at 5:44 AM

      I am 42 traveling to San Diego for 4 days. Could you recommend a hotel/area to stay walking distance from small shops, coffee places, bars and restaurants? I am not looking for clubs but instead for beach time and area to hang out. I love the beach so I am having a hard time to decide if I should stay in San diego downtown or maybe in the beaches around .. Like pacific or mission beach? I do need my good coffee places and bars at night.

      And what would you recommend best to visit besides the Balboa park, Coronado and the zoo..
      Many thanks,

      5 Answers Apr 3, 2015 at 4:01 PM
    • Date ideas

      by senseasense Online Now Feb 23, 2015 at 1:31 PM

      I'll be coming to San Diego late in March and I was wondering if anyone had any interesting and fun date ideas? I'm pretty open to suggestions but anything slightly unusual would be welcome too! Thank you.

      4 Answers Feb 23, 2015 at 3:25 PM
    • Admirals row

      by Debidu Online Now Feb 18, 2015 at 10:50 PM

      We are staying in San diego for a few days and will be going to Coronado tomorrow. It will not be warm enough for any beach activities so we are looking for things to do. I have heard to go see admirals row. Can you tell me where that is?
      Any help and suggestions you can give would be appreciated.

      7 Answers Feb 25, 2015 at 7:40 AM
    • Pacific Terrace versus Ocean Park inn

      by agarrett Online Now Jan 6, 2015 at 9:15 AM

      We are a family of 4 with tween daughters. We are looking for an ocean front suite for June for 4 nights. For price consideration and location, I have researched the pacific Terrace resort and Ocean park inn. Anyone have comments which one is better for us or if we should go somewhere else?

      6 Answers Jan 7, 2015 at 10:09 AM
    • San diego-grand canyon

      by RAYVEE Online Now Dec 29, 2014 at 2:26 AM

      FIRST TIME ROAD TRIPPER,NEEDS ADVICE.
      LEAVING ON JAN 2. ANY ROAD CLOSURES AND SNOW> WHICH WEBSITE CAN BE HELPFUL IN FINDING OUT ROAD CONDITIONS GOING THERE?

      1 Answer Dec 29, 2014 at 2:57 AM
    • Beach Time

      by Hurriken Online Now Nov 17, 2014 at 1:06 PM

      My wife and I will be in San Diego the second week of December. We plan on spending some time at the beach but probably not in the water much if at all. I'm assuming it will be warm enough. Do we need to pack a blanket or something to lay on? Can you recommend any beaches.

      22 Answers Feb 6, 2015 at 11:17 AM
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      Unique, family-friendly attractions & restaurants

      by taryn21 Online Now Nov 11, 2014 at 1:40 PM

      Hi,
      My family (kids are 4, 1) is going to be spending about 3 weeks in San Diego from end of Nov into Dec. We'll be staying in Mission Beach.

      Would love suggestions for:
      - great family-friendly restaurants (we love seafood, Mexican, Italian... almost anything!) - nothing to high-end fancy ;)
      - attractions (we'll hit the Zoo & Safari Park, prob a day trip up to Knott's Berry Farm or Disneyland) - are there additional "off-the beaten path" kind of attractions that locals would recommend in/around the area? i.e. We would love to take our kids to a local fruit orchard.
      - speaking of Knott's Berry Farm or Disneyland - for our kids' ages, we thought with short attention spans/naps, that they would prob have just as much fun at Knott's and with it being less expensive... it might be better suited? thoughts?
      - shopping - if I can sneak away from the family, I'd love to hit up some great vintage/thrift stores, flea markets, fabric/sewing stores.
      - farmer's markets - are any "better" than the next?
      - transportation - we're renting a car. is parking/getting around fairly easy?

      Any suggestions/ideas are welcome! Our trip is coming up fast and we can't wait for our kids to get to experience it!

      17 Answers Feb 6, 2015 at 11:42 AM
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      Need great agent to assist finding a rentals!

      by DJStarr Online Now Oct 25, 2014 at 11:53 AM

      Hey VTers,
      My son and his lady are relocating to San Diego for work and need to be there in 2 weeks. They love the Hillcrest/Bankers Hill/North Park areas and could use a local agent there who really knows the available rentals there and can assist. Either paid through them or the landlord - they know this is a service of value!
      I know there are services for doing this with automotive purchases - surely there is a service for an agent who can know and show ALL the rentals, not just the ones in their firm. Any tips, suggestions?
      Thanks!
      DJ Starr

      1 Answer Oct 25, 2014 at 1:39 PM
    • What to wear in November?

      by jhneb Online Now Oct 21, 2014 at 12:54 PM

      Going to So Cal for a week with my wife for our anniversary. San Diego, santa Monica and Hollywood what should we wear for November for dinners and local clubs for drinks? She will be asking soon what should I pack? Help please?

      3 Answers Oct 21, 2014 at 2:36 PM
    • Rental property

      by jjb1333 Online Now Sep 17, 2014 at 8:25 AM

      Im looking for a rental property in or around san diego
      I was thinking of an over 55 community property like they have in Florida
      I have $1800 for a months rent
      Any suggestions

      10 Answers Sep 23, 2014 at 3:05 PM
    • san diego zoo safari park

      by donta2_99 Online Now Jul 17, 2014 at 7:01 PM

      Is it a good idea to do a separate safari when visiting the zoo safari park? Thanks

      1 Answer Jul 17, 2014 at 7:20 PM
    • Hotels near Mission or Pacific Beach

      by MCCP Online Now Jul 14, 2014 at 9:39 AM

      I am so confused. We want to go to the beach in San Diego in a few weeks. I know, a lot is already taken. I had thought that Ocean Beach would be good, but I think that Mission or Pacific Beach might be better since we want to swim, boogie board, etc, and I keep reading that OB has a riptide and seaweed issue. We also like to people watch, eat at taco type joints, etc. It's just my husband, me, and our 15-year old son. We would like to stay in a hotel close to the beach - that we can reach by bike or walking. We don't mind walking a mile or so, but would like it to be a somewhat pleasant walk. Would one of the Mission Bay hotels be okay for our purposes? There's a few still available and the prices aren't too horrendous - $250+. Thanks for any help.

      7 Answers Jul 15, 2014 at 12:21 PM
    • Is it safe to travel to Coronado

      by nbkqm21 Online Now May 15, 2014 at 3:51 PM

      We will be travelling to Coronado on Saturday. What is the situation with the fires out there?

      Thanks

      10 Answers May 19, 2014 at 9:47 AM
    • trolleyhow to use it and how to get advance tickets

      by MoellerC Online Now Mar 30, 2014 at 12:50 AM

      can i take the trolly from the stadiume to the convention center and how late does it run,since i work till 12.30am

      6 Answers Mar 30, 2014 at 4:29 PM
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      Area to stay

      by iccuf Online Now Mar 9, 2014 at 7:13 PM

      My husband and I are planning a trip to San Diego in June to run the half marathon. It has been 18 years since we were in San Diego. Should we get a hotel out by the bay or downtown in the Gaslamp District? We'll have a car, so I am not so concerned with getting to and from the race as what area would be more fun to be in. Is this district a place one would enjoy just getting out and walking around - day and night - or just a place to go to for a meal?

      24 Answers Mar 14, 2014 at 7:59 AM
    • Where to stay with a group of eight people?

      by CarmenSastre Online Now Feb 15, 2014 at 9:38 AM

      We are a group of eight people and we want to stay in San Diego in March for a week! We want to rent a house at Pacific or Mission beach! Can someone recommend something?
      Thank you so much for your help!! Carmen

      4 Answers Feb 15, 2014 at 4:09 PM
    • Hotel in La Jolla or Mission Valley

      by NYmomof4 Online Now Jan 4, 2014 at 8:24 PM

      We are vacationing in February for 8 days with our 4 children (ages 14, 12, 11 and 9). We are getting the Go San Diego card so we will be all over San Diego and will have a rental car. We spend our summers at the beach, so that is not important to us. We love staying at Residence Inns, would you recommend either the La Jolla or the Mission Valley Residence Inn? Thank you for any information or recommendations!

      7 Answers Feb 13, 2014 at 3:26 AM
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      one day in san diego

      by ToddH Online Now Dec 31, 2013 at 5:54 PM

      We wil be in san diego for one day what should we see? My wife and i like different shops and exploring.

      7 Answers Jan 23, 2014 at 5:56 PM
    • moving to san diego

      by ross_91 Online Now Oct 14, 2013 at 3:19 PM

      I am moving to San Diego at the end of December and am looking for advice on where to stay. I am a 22 year old male from Ireland and I am a college graduate. I will be trying to find a job before I get there but I am not sure if that will happen or not. Ideally I would like somewhere affordable near the beach, close to public transport, somewhere with accessible shops, bars etc and somewhere safe as well. I know it is probably not possible to have all those but any suggestions would be great and much appreciated, thanks :)

      4 Answers Oct 15, 2013 at 7:52 AM
    • What to wear in November

      by creed003 Online Now Oct 5, 2013 at 4:49 AM

      I am visiting San Diego and Laguna Beach the first two weeks of November. Just wondering what people wear during that time period. Sandals or shoes? Capris or long pants? Jeans? For evening dining in a restaurant, a dress or slacks? I assume lightweight sweater would be needed? Thanks!

      6 Answers Nov 8, 2013 at 8:39 PM
    • Holiday Party

      by hlgr34 Online Now Sep 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM

      I'm in charge of planning our holiday work party this year and am looking for creative ideas on places/activities/venues/etc. Something unique and different would be great being that I work for a 12 person advertising agency. I've only lived in northern SD for about a year (moved from the midwest) and still don't know all the best places to go for stuff like this. Thanks for your help!

      13 Answers Sep 20, 2013 at 10:57 AM
    • September - one night in San Diego

      by Elizabeth99 Online Now Sep 8, 2013 at 11:51 AM

      A friend and I are spending one night ( next Saturday) in San Diego. We arrive at the airport at 10 in the morning, and leave again Sunday at about 3pm. We want to make the most of the trip - we need recommendations for a hotel to stay and things to do. We want to have fun. We love historical places. Thanks!

      12 Answers Nov 9, 2013 at 11:57 AM
    • What area should i stay in San Diego

      by LisaQuin Online Now Aug 18, 2013 at 7:21 PM

      Hi,
      Could you please recommend which area is nice to stay in for a family of 4 (2 x adults, 2 x kids, aged 4.5 and 6.5yrs).
      We will be travelling there from December 17th to December 21st (4 x nights).
      We want to take the kids to SeaWorld, the Zoo, Safari Park and will be hiring a car and driving from LA.
      We don't mind staying in a hotel or private holiday homes/apartments that you can lease for 4 nights.
      Thanks so much :)

      6 Answers Aug 22, 2013 at 2:25 AM
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      Hotel-Hostal in San Diego near to Balboa Park

      by oscarorrego Online Now Jul 31, 2013 at 11:07 AM

      Could you recommend one or two hotels/inn good, nice and, cheap, close to Balboa Park, Zoo San Diego, USS Midway?
      How many time is necesary to spend for visit The Americas Outlet in San Isidro (San Diego - Outlet - San Diego)?
      Thanks

      4 Answers Aug 2, 2013 at 1:39 PM
    • Mexican border - Tijuana coach trip

      by crazymum Online Now Jul 26, 2013 at 3:22 AM

      Is Tijuana worth seeing - is it safe or would I be better off not including it in a trip and doing something else From what I can see it is just a shopping trip without any real Mexican influence and possibly a load of tourist tack - all opinions greatly appreciated

      Thanks

      12 Answers Jul 28, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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      What's the must-visit Mexican restaurant in Old Town?

      by jagheter Online Now Jul 23, 2013 at 5:35 PM

      If there's a better Mexican place outside of Old Town, that would be helpful, too. I'm looking for best food, not touristy.

      13 Answers Aug 13, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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      Camping north of San Diego

      by jagheter Online Now Jul 23, 2013 at 5:29 PM

      Can anyone recommend a nice camping spot between Long Beach and San Diego? It doesn't have to be on the beach.

      Thanks in advance.

      9 Answers Jul 29, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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      Deep sea fishing

      by Dymphna1 Online Now Jul 17, 2013 at 5:42 PM

      Need a recommendation for a place that takes people deep sea fishing for the day?

      6 Answers Jul 18, 2013 at 1:29 PM