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Unread 19 Sep 19, 03:38 PM  
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17.06.2019 - San Diego

Travelling this time was DH (54) - driver/eater/moaner/petrol head/biker

Me (51) - navigator/planner/booker/spreadsheet creator/feeder

After a couple of chilled days we had an early start today for the 215 mile drive to San Diego. Breakfast was lovely if brief before checking out and getting on the road





We didn't get chance to see the USS Iowa earlier in the trip so the USS Midway was the main reason for today. It was pretty overcast this early



As soon as we got near LA the traffic got worse



After a couple of hours we drove into San Diego





We arrived near lunchtime at our final hotel of this trip. The Springhill Suites by Marriott 267 for one night. As a surprise I had booked a corner room overlooking the Midway

We parked up and left our cases with reception as we were way too early for check in, and walked to the harbour front where we found the Beach Hut Deli.

We sat outside in the sun



DH had a cheese steak





and I had a Beach BBQ



Delicious

The view was lovely too. San Diego had a lovely vibe to it.





At around 1pm we walked over the road to the Midway





Once we paid the $46 for 2 adult entry we went on in







We spent a good 4 hours exploring the Midway. It really was a fantastic experience and well worth travelling for. We had photo overload but here's some of our favourites















The views from the deck were wonderful









and a couple inside



DH waiting for his lunch



On the way out we bought the photo they take of you on the way in. It was $32.33 including tax, and tbh not worth the money.

We walked along the Embarcadero and bought tickets for a south harbour tour. $56

It was expensive, but it was a lovely cruise.











Such a wonderful experience, and the captain was very informative.

We made our way back to the hotel ready to crash for an hour, but our room still wasn't ready

Reception explained that the previous occupant had paid for a late check out and they had not cleaned the room. They gave us a refund of $50 and our choice of drinks from the bar which we drank on the first floor terrace whilst we waited







We eventually got into our room, and it was amazing. A huge room with a corner view of this



After an hour we decided to walk up to the Cheesecake Factory, which was about a 15 minute walk from the hotel.

Once seated DH had a burger and I had the selection of starters which included the burger egg rolls









With cheesecake to go



The walk back was in the dark



and the view from our room was incredible



Wow. Just writing today's report wore me out!

We loved San Diego - so much so we want to return one day. We saw so little of it, but enjoyed it a lot.
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Thanks for the report, I'm in the process of planning a couple of days in San Diego so this was really helpful
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I LOVE the look of San Diego. Plus you had some tasty looking meals today.
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San Diego is my absolute favourite place. So much to see and do and such lovely people. I can't wait to go back.
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I absolutely loved San Diego when we went 2 years ago, your phots make me want to go again

I could easily spend a 2 week holiday there
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I think we had the exact same room as you at the Springhill Suites 18 months ago, amazing view
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