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mariannerose is looking for advice on San Diego :

I lived in San Diego for about 3 years now, but I feel like I still haven't seen/done everything. What are some SD stuff you have done?

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Mike Dahlin commented on this question

Body surfing at La Jolla Shores is great! All you need is a fin.

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Keane recommended Pannikin Coffee & Tea
Pannikin Coffee & Tea7458 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
Pannikin is an eccentric and fun coffee place in La Jolla that also serves great food. Whether you sit in the indoor area surrounded by interesting decor or the outside seating space to soak in the ... read more
warmth, this neighborhood spot certainly offers enough personality that it's set apart from other similar cafes.
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Keane

LOVE this characteristic cafe! Good food too!

Keane recommended La Jolla Open Aire Market
La Jolla Open Aire Market7335 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, CA, United States
If you want to get a sense of the people and culture of La Jolla, the Open Aire Market is a must-visit event. A huge variety of food and craft vendors set up shop every Sunday morning in the upper ... read more
playground at La Jolla Elementary. Parking around Girard is ample, and there are several nearby lots. The vibe is really pleasant and fun. And just in case you're traveling with a pup, dogs are not permitted in the market.
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Keane

A must-stop if you're in La Jolla.

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Rachel E. recommended San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego Museum of Art1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Lovely art museum with a good-sized collection and an excellent reputation for getting some fantastic temporary exhibits. They also have AMAZING events including the ever popular Culture and Cocktails ... read more
night, special movie nights and Art Alive!
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Rachel E.

Didn't know if you had checked out the events going on in Balboa Park, especially the art museum. I know they're doing Screen on the Green (showing movies outdoors next to the museum) as well as sometimes having Yoga Night and other events.

Tiffany Melone "@GogobotSD" recommended Balboa Park
Balboa Park1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
The nation's largest urban cultural park. Home to 15 major museums, performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the famous San Diego Zoo. Don’t miss the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center IMAX Dome ... read more
Theater, presenting the biggest films on the planet, providing the illusion of being suspended in space.
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Tiffany Melone "@GogobotSD"

Also, Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City & County residents (with ID), active military & their dependents (http://www.balboapark.org/visit/tuesdays).

Tiffany Melone "@GogobotSD" recommended Petco Park
Petco Park100 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
Home of the SD Padres.. Petco Park opened in 2004 and immediately became know as one of the 'World's Best Ballparks'! You must see it to believe it! Check out the stunning views of the Bay and SD ... read more
Skyline. The food at the park is pretty good and if you're wanting something nicer, check out one of the 100s of nearby restaurants, bars, clubs and lounges. Public transportation makes it easy to catch a game and not have to deal with a parking nightmare.
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Tiffany Melone "@GogobotSD"

You can save time and avoid lines after games by purchasing a Regional Day Pass before boarding the Trolley on your way to the ballpark. A Day Pass costs just $5 for unlimited rides on the Trolley and most MTS buses for the entire service day. It's makes a visit a lot less stressful!

Tiffany Melone "@GogobotSD" recommended Little Italy Farmer's Market
Little Italy Farmer's Market580 W Date St (between Columbia St & India St) San Diego, CA 92101
The best Farmer's Market in SD - it's a huge, fun, delicious must-see!
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Tiffany Melone "@GogobotSD"

Go early and hungry - everyone samples their goods and you'll be full by lunchtime, or you can break and eat at one of the cute Little Italy restaurants and then get back to your shopping! Bring cash as not everyone accepts cards yet.

Kevin Cheng recommended Sushi Ota
Sushi Ota4529 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
GREATEST. SEA URCHIN. EVER. Everything else is solid, and this is a great sushi bar, but do not leave this place until you've tried their amazing local sea urchin.
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Kevin Cheng

I hope you've crossed this off your list a long time ago.

Kevin Cheng recommended Extraordinary Desserts - Balboa Park
Extraordinary Desserts - Balboa Park2929 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
A little pricy but the cakes and pastries are indeed extraordinary. They're usually lavishly decorated with fresh flowers and obviously incredibly rich and delicious, bring a couple friends to share ... read more
desserts with so you can try a few. Definitely worth the long line.
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Kevin Cheng

This is definitely on my list of places I must visit every time I'm in San Diego.

Young Yuk recommended Yard House San Diego
Yard House San Diego1023 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA
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Young Yuk

This place is awesome for beer and week nights.

Angie Castro recommended Palomar Mountain National State Park
Palomar Mountain National State ParkPalomar Mountain, CA 92060
Great for hiking
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Angie Castro

the hinking is great if you're into this or just a Picnic

Becky Mahan recommended Little Italy Farmer's Market
Little Italy Farmer's Market580 W Date St (between Columbia St & India St) San Diego, CA 92101
I have found my new Saturday morning routine. Seriously. This farmer's market in Little Italy is the most impressive market I have seen in a long time: with four whole blocks of stalls and stands ... read more
dedicated to promoting local, homegrown, homemade, and handcrafted goods, it is always downright packed with people. From fruits and vegetables to trinkets and toys, meats and cheeses to pastas and baked goods, flowers and plants to fresh squeezed juices and homemade sauces or dips, there is something for everyone. I strolled around getting sunburned and drooling on myself, trying to decide which basket of ripe, plump, burst-in-your-mouth strawberries I wanted, which divine cheese I would buy, and which homemade, gluten-free goody I would savor (I chose a chocolate almond toffee bar). You can sample the wares at most stalls, but bring plenty of cash - most vendors don't take plastic. Get here early (the market is every Saturday from 9am to 1:30), park nearby, and blow your pocket cash before the sun gets too hot and the people swarm too thick.
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Becky Mahan

Have you been to Little Italy and/or their farmer's market? The Mercado takes place every Saturday from 9-1 and has become my new favorite haunt downtown.

Becky Mahan recommended OEX Dive and Kayak
OEX Dive and Kayak2243 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA
The office/reservation staff I encountered seemed extremely unorganized and too nonchalant about details (like never putting my name in the system for the 4pm reservation for which I received a ... read more
confirmation 3 weeks prior, or booking 2 people on a kayak tour when 6 of them were calling...) but that really isn't a fair assessment of the company itself. The actual kayak adventure was LOADS of fun, very well organized, and prompt. I felt safe with our two guides, who were friendly, knowledgeable, and professional, and we had a great time learning about the surrounding area of La Jolla, famous residents and their homes, and then of course the marine life and the caves we toured. They made sure we each got a turn going inside the caves (only one kayak could go in at a time) and kept us safe and engaged. Kayaking in San Diego is a "must-do" experience, and OEX has been doing it for the longest. Would definitely book with them again (and just bring my confirmation email! ;))
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Becky Mahan

Try a kayak and/or snorkel tour in La Jolla! Just did this last week and had a blast.

Becky Mahan recommended Balboa Park
Balboa Park1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
There's plenty of history and culture here in the heart of San Diego - filled with museums, plenty of beautiful walking trails, lush grassy parks and old, gnarled trees perfect for picnics, and ... read more
flavored with Spanish culture, Balboa Park literally has something for everyone. The international village, with little homes decorated like specific cultures and lands is a fun experience. And don't forget the Old Globe Theater, an authentic replica of Shakespeare's original in London. Try to catch a performance here if you can. Plus, the zoo is its own entity here.
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Becky Mahan

You've probably been to the museums or historic buildings, but sometimes a simple hike through the canyons in the park is a great way to spend an afternoon.

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