7 Surefire Ways to Learn San Diego Inside and Out

Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 23:23 —by sdguy
This item was posted in San Diego Travel category and has 6 Comments so far.
  1. Join a Group. Meeting San Diego residents with similar interests and lifestyles is probably one of the best ways to quickly learn the San Diego you’re most likely to enjoy. Don’t be surprised to find a little “seedy” mixed in with the normalcy at the San Diego groups’ listings at craigslist.org.
  2. San Diego is relatively large. Get to know the various San Diego neighborhoods and ways in which you can get involved in the community. You’ll find that places vary a lot more than you’d think. Our diversity rich city’s different areas range from impoverished to one of the top 10 wealthiest in the Nation (Rancho Santa Fe). We have beaches, mountains, bay, harbor, and are near desert. That makes for a lot to see and do (for free!).
  3. Grab a Bike and hit the Road! San Diego Biking ideas.
  4. Go Team! You can’t say you “know” a place if you’re not familiar with their sports teams.
  5. Stalk a blogger. To find your victim, check out this list of Blogs in San Diego. There are a lot of them so that’s a great way to get in tune with the pulse of San Diego.
  6. See Double San Diego. Ok, so you’re going to have to meet a designated D before attempting this tour maneuver. Try a Bar Crawl San Diego style and be sure to chat it up with anyone who will listen! Start up PCH and head down to Jimmy O’s in Del Mar, then onwards to La Jolla Brew House, Bar Dynamite in Old Town, and definitely stop by Waterfront in Little Italy (a classic!). If you’re still standing, you can keep heading south… you’d have to be blind drunk not to spot a bar in the Gaslamp Quarter and if you make it past there well… just keep driving to Tijuana.
  7. To throw in a bit of culture, I can’t forget to advise you to spend a day at Old Town, Presidio Park, and Balboa Park (free on Tuesdays). Bring a camera!

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6 Responses to “7 Surefire Ways to Learn San Diego Inside and Out”

  1. jon o said on Sunday, December 3, 2006, 16:29

    nice! For a great driverless hop, may I recommend a Bus #10 crawl? Starting at the Washington St. trolley station, you can hit Dynamite or Shakespeares, then the Lamplighter in Mission Hills, the Alibi and/or the Sports Club in Hillcrest, Scolari’s Office in North Park, and finish up (after either a short walk or transfer) puking right along with the frat boys at any of the college area bars. Great way to spend a Sunday getting to know our city!

  2. sdguy said on Monday, December 4, 2006, 19:56

    Jon O, very nice addition. Thanks!

    We could call that the “Bus Route #10/Dive-ish-Bar Crawl” :-)

  3. wil said on Wednesday, December 27, 2006, 20:23

    Awesome article i suggested it to my friend chad.

  4. Barb said on Tuesday, January 2, 2007, 22:06

    Old Town? Not anymore. Not since Diane Powers was ousted. So many other great places than that area.

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  6. wiley said on Tuesday, September 11, 2007, 13:15

    I took a tour with coach america to Ensenada. The beauty was that we could drink and not worry about it at all…plus they took us to this restaurant that was actually pretty good!

    Just a suggestion, but the price was well worth it!

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