Archive for January, 2010

Downtown San Diego

There are not many places to go in Georgia now to escape the cold, so my wife and I recently traveled to southern California to warm up a bit.  We decided to visit San Diego where temperatures are fairly comfortable year-round.  The highs are typically in the 70’s during the day which sure beats those below freezing temperatures we’ve had in Atlanta lately. 

We decided to stay in the Gaslamp Quarter which is San Diego’s dining, entertainment and urban shopping district right in the heart of the city.  Our hotel even overlooked PETCO Park where the San Diego Padres baseball team plays.  I would definitely recommend taking a tour of the area, but if we had it to do all over again I think we would have stayed somewhere closer to the Pacific Ocean.  What can I say, we’re beach lovers! 

Laguna Beach Sunset

We also traveled to see some of southern California’s best beach towns.  We rented a car and drove through several Orange County towns like Laguna Beach and Newport Harbour.  The sunsets in Laguna Beach were spectacular and it’s definitely worth seeing if you get the chance.

Polar Bear at San Diego Zoo

My favorite part of the trip was the San Diego Zoo.  There were a couple of exhibits that were absolutely amazing. We watched polar bears swim in frigid water right before our eyes and I loved the sky buckets that soared above the zoo to give you a bird’s-eye view of everything. If your future travels take you to San Diego I hope you enjoy what the city has to offer. Just like Will Ferrell said in the movie Anchorman, ‘Stay Classy San Diego.’

Adam Murphy


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