Global Gals Gathering 2/22/2018
Leigh, Jen, Megan, Heather, Julie, Janice, Marilyn
Favorite Things in San Diego
Leigh: free thing: Coronado beach. Walk through the Coronado neighborhood. Huge beach, doesn’t feel crowded. Dog beach is also nearby the navy/military property. Walk to Hotel Del, pay $15-$20 to have a cocktail. Less amount of seaweed.
Janice: exercise, ride bikes to Broadway pier, took ferry across to Coronado and ride bike. Ferry drops at the opposite end of the island than the Hotel Del. View of downtown. Take bike with you on the ferry.
Heather: pay things: Cass St Bar & Grill has the best Chinese chicken salad and a beer. Cass St Bar & Grill has been in business in the same location for more than 30 years.
Megan: free thing: St Brigids Catholic Mass at 5:30 on Sundays. “Cass after Mass” the crowd goes to Cass St Bar & Grill.
Heather: Mike’s Taco Shop in OB, end of Newport Ave. Very small establishment. Get burrito and take plastic cup with rum drink. Ask for the shot of rum separately. (secret, don’t tell anyone)
Heather: free thing: Liberty Station every first Friday night. “Friday Night Liberty.” All shops are open. Plenty of parking. Women’s museum.
Megan: free thing: South Park Walkabout. All shops open. Can get treat or drink. “Ray at Night” in North Park, second Saturday of each month. Art galleries are open.
Jen: free thing: back side of Cowles Mountain. Boulder Lake Rd. “Back Side Loop.” Mission Trails has many hiking options. App: AllTrails will show local hiking trails – for hikers.
Janice: pay State Park fee: Torrey Pines hiking. Only place in the US with Torrey Pines.
Jen: pay thing: Café Gratitude in Little Italy.
Julie: Afoot & Afield in San Diego County book written by local author in 1986.
Julie: pay thing: San Diego Zoo or Safari Park.
Julie: pay thing: Chula Vista Nature Park
Megan: pay thing: Cabrillo National Park tide pools, pay for parking, national park. Go about an hour before low tide.
Marilyn: Warner Springs about 1 ½ hour from San Diego. Used to have spa and hot springs. Favorite restaurant: The Prado in Balboa Park,
Megan: free thing: Balboa Park/Spanish Village. Climb the tower, includes entrance to Museum of Man. Awesome view from tower. Explorer Pass is $250 for a family of four. Museums free every Tuesday, something free.
Julie: free thing: Old Town
Jen: free thing: Earth Day
Leigh: pay thing: lunch at George’s at the Cove or Top of the Cove in the village of La Jolla. Amazing view.
Megan: pay thing: Top of the Hyatt downtown or Mister A’s in Bankers Hill for an expensive drink and gorgeous views.
Janice: free thing: Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center (used to be Olympic Training Center) can take a free tour.
Megan: Embarcadero and Harbor Drive walk from Star of India to Seaport Village.
Janice: free thing: San Diego Library downtown. Variety of events and book signings.
Julie: pay thing: The Mission for breakfast. Various locations: Mission Beach, East Village, North Park.
Jen: pay or free: downtown La Mesa. Octoberfest in October. Restaurants and shops on the main drag. Can take the trolley from San Diego.
Janice: pay or free: downtown Chula Vista. Shops and restaurants. Lots of quinceanara shops.