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Old Oct 30th, 2008, 08:53 PM
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San Diego to La Jolla

I will be in the Gaslamp district on business and then plan to move out to the Grande Colonial for a leisure stay. I don't plan to rent a car. Is there a reasonable option for travel on public transportation with a large suitcase or is a cab the only way? If I take a cab, any ballpark on cost?
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Old Oct 31st, 2008, 01:38 AM
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The cab makes the most sense timewise. Public transportation in San Diego is not the best other than properties near the trolley. Check with the hotel for it might have a shuttle. Cab will be over $50. There is a website for San Diego buses that will tell you what buses to take and how long it will take. I don't have a link.
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Old Oct 31st, 2008, 07:46 AM
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You can use
www.sdcommute.com/Tripplanner/index.asp

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Old Oct 31st, 2008, 09:03 AM
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Yellow Cab has a way of estimating the cost:

http://www.driveu.com/

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Old Oct 31st, 2008, 11:12 AM
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Thank you. That was precisely the information I needed.
Cheers.
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Old Oct 31st, 2008, 04:18 PM
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would you consider renting a car, cmc? It would ultimately be significantly less expensive and you can see so much more.

How was your september in Park City?
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Old Oct 31st, 2008, 04:34 PM
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Hi nccounty! My friends who are flying in to meet me at the Grande Colonial are renting a car so I won't need one as well. It looks like cab is the way to go even though it is pretty expensive. I would rather spend the $$$ on prosecco, but life is full of sacrifices!
My high school reunion in Park City will be next Sept. I am looking forward to it very much. This September we were in Montana. check out my trip report, it was a fabulous time. I would return in a second.
Cheers.
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Old Oct 31st, 2008, 07:27 PM
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Oh, it's NEXT September....we were just there in Park City at the end of September this year and it was just spectacular. We were catching the early peak of fall colors.

Have a great time in San Diego!....I am leaving town tomorrow to head to Chicago. If you're looking for a nice resto in Gaslamp, I enjoyed the tasting menu at Blue Point Coastal Cuisine.
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Old Nov 1st, 2008, 03:32 AM
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I love Chicago, hope you have a marvelous trip.
Thank you for the tip about the tasting menu. That sounds perfect!
Travel safely.
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Old Nov 18th, 2008, 03:18 PM
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Well, I figured out the cheapest way to do this trip was by the #30 bus from in front of the Sofia on Broadway to La Jolla Square. However if you are schlepping luggage as I was you end up taking a cab for about $42.
Great trip. Report coming and photos being loaded to Facebook. Lucky those of you who live there!
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Old Nov 18th, 2008, 08:31 PM
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Wow, you were here already! were you here for our heat wave?....still going on. Seems like any cab ride in SD is about 40 bucks.
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Old Nov 19th, 2008, 02:47 PM
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I was at the Sofia for about six days with a convention then I moved out to the Grande Colonial in La Jolla for another six days. Definitely enjoyed that heat wave, great beach weather!
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Old Nov 20th, 2008, 07:17 AM
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Both nice hotels and great but contrasting locations....glad you had a great trip!
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