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View of San Diego from Harbor Island
View of San Diego from Harbor Island

san diego quick links

  • Old Town San Diego
    • State Historic Park. Always fun to walk around, but it is changing all the time.
  • San Diego Art and Entertainment
    • The attractions of the "big city."
  • Balboa Park theatres
    • The Old Globe Theatre, Cassius Carter Center Stage and Lowel Davies Festival theatre. You can take a great behind the scenes tour of the theatres for $5.
  • San Diego Zoo
    • If you have time for a relaxing lunch, go to Albert's Restaurant and make sure you dine on the open-air deck. This used to be the old gorilla enclosure, complete with waterfall. There's much to enjoy at the zoo and Wild Animal Park, if you live here get a pass and go whenever you want.

really great places to eat

  • Caffe Zucchero, Little Italy
    • Great cannoli's - you will be addicted.
      "Joe and Lisa Busalacchi created this Italian cafe style concept, and you'll find that this delightful setting gets attention around the clock. Casual and spirited food is served. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner are served daily. Diners enjoy lingering over coffee and sumptuous desserts created by pastry maker Frank Busalacchi who was trained by a Sicilian master"...more
  • The Prado, Balboa Park
    • We like every restaurant by the Cohen group that we've tried, this one is a great stop after a visit to the zoo or before or after theatre. Try the calamari appetizer
      "Located inside the House of Hospitality, the Spanish inspired interior begets a multitude of dining rooms, from the intimate courtyard to the grand ballroom. The menu is no less expansive, featuring artful dishes fusing Latin and Italian influences with the freshest California ingredients"...more
  • C-Level Lounge, Harbor Island (Island Prime)
    • Yup, another great place by the Cohen group and better yet we can walk to it from the marina! The location couldn't be better - great views of the San Diego and the harbor . You're not stuck inside a restaurant, the C-Level lounge is outdoors but with plenty of protection from the elements. Try the lobster macaroni, but you might want to share it or you'll be taking some home.