Need help planning San Diego trip with kids

Old Apr 11th, 2011, 09:48 AM
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Getting around is not a problem since we have a car. I did not pick the Hampton Inn by the airport due to the fact that it appeared to get better reviews on tripadvisor. The hotel appears to be around a 15 min. drive to most of the attractions we are interested in. I am really interested in trying out the food trucks in San Diego.
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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 10:10 AM
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The times that I have used Route 163, which is the road you will be using from the hotel to downtown, traffic has been very slow during Rush Hour. Thankfully, for me, I was going the other way, but you will be stuck in it. Hopefully somebody from SD can confirm that this is typical.

I do believe its more than 15 minutes at most times during the week from there to downtown. As long as you plan for that, you will be ok. I just choose to stay closer to everything. I don't know the cost difference either. Hopefully you enjoy San Diego as its a great city. I'm trying to get back out there soon.
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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 10:19 AM
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I did not factor in the traffic situation. Thanks for the comment. I am not changing hotels now since my hotel booking is non refundable.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2011, 06:38 PM
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Here is my revised trip plan. Does it look reasonable? My kids are 5 and 7.

1. Sat. - arrive in San Diego at 2:36, check into Hampton Inn (Kearny Mesa), go to Georges Ocean Terrace for dinner reservation.

2. Sun. - Old Town Trolley Tour, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Model Railroad Museum, Balboa Park, organ, Old Town Mexican Café’ for lunch and Hodad’s for dinner, Coronado Bay Bridge (drive)

3. Mon. - San Diego Zoo, Corvette Diner, Ghirardelli Ice Cream Shop

4. Tues. - LegoLand theme park

5. Wed. - Coronado Island/Beach

6. Thurs. - Sea World

7. Fri. – La Jolla Beach

8. Sat. – San Diego Maritime Museum, USS Midway, Seaport Village (shopping) , Blue Water Grill for dinner

9. Sun. – Torrey Pines Natural Reserve, Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma Seafoods for dinner

10. Mon. - depart in the morning
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Why are you driving over the Coronado Bridge On Sunday if you're going to Coronado on Wednesday?
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Old Aug 3rd, 2011, 09:01 PM
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Looks like a fantastic trip (other than the bridge drive)!
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Old Aug 4th, 2011, 03:07 AM
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Thanks for your comments. You are right that the bridge drive should be moved to Wed.
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