Where do you take out-of-town guests?
Asked by Jane Belanger
January 27, 2010
From Dehesa Valley (Stylist)
Usually we hang out in my backyard quite a bit. Then my husband loves to take them to Sunset Cliffs. He loves to take them over there by Ocean Beach. I think it’s absolutely boring, but he loves to take them there. They have the binoculars up on top. We go to the ocean quite a bit. And then we take ’em to different clubs. But usually the club’s in our backyard.
From Chula Vista (Advisor)
I love to take them to Little Italy. It’s my favorite part of San Diego. I love the feeling down there — it’s comforting, the food’s great, the people are nice. There’s a great artistic feel down there; that’s kind of what I love about it. There’s so much diversity. And downtown…to the marina…all over. I live in South Bay, so I stay in South Bay a lot because I have a lot of family. There’s a lot of culture in South Bay, too — it’s really great. I always do Coronado. I love the Hotel Del. I want to get married there.
From Pacific Beach (Assistant Manager)
The La Jolla Cove, to go tidepooling. I think that’s pretty cool. It makes me feel like a little kid again, and I think everybody likes jumping around on all those different rocks. Obviously P.B., because that’s where I live. We can walk everywhere — to the restaurants and bars and stuff. But I like going to the zoo and to the aquarium with people who’ve never been here. The last time I took them somewhere was to the aquarium. The zoo, especially, is wonderful. They were from the Bay Area, and the San Francisco Zoo is pretty depressing. There’s botanical gardens here, and there’s concrete there. I do like to take people to Mission Bay, too, because I used to row.
From Mira Mesa (Drink Artist)
When they come to visit me here, you definitely gotta take them to the zoo. It’s the number-one spot. But my favorite place to take them is SeaWorld because that’s my favorite place to go ever. I have a Fun Pass. I’d go every weekend if I could. I love SeaWorld. The whole Balboa area: the park, the museums. And the mall. The mall’s really nice.
R. Jay Hernandez
From Escondido (Salesman)
I take them to the wineries — the ones in Temecula. There’s a lot over there. It’s pretty good. They have the wine tastings. You pay, like, 12 bucks and you can taste different kinds of wine.
From Downtown (Business Owner)
Oh, the usual. Y’know, the zoo. I don’t go to the Wild Animal Park; it’s too far. I try to get them to go to the mountains, but my parents are elderly so they’re not gonna do that. But if it’s my brothers or someone like that, we’ll go hiking in the mountains — Cleveland National Forest, mainly. I like the big trees. We go to the beach. I refuse to take them to Disneyland. If they want to go to Disneyland, they can go by themselves because I know every square inch of it by now!