1. Gaslamp Quarter:
Historic area, upscale shopping (browsing!) and dining. Started with a wharf, built in 1870, and has remained a popular area. Hmmm.. okay, worth a wander?
definitely going here: http://www.babycakessandiego.com/index.html
2.Coronado, Balboa Park:
I'll be the first to admit I recognize this place from an episode of Baywatch. CJ (Pammy Anderson) solved some mystery. BUT Coronado is supposed to be beautiful to be around - landscaping, architecture, etc.
There is also a bike path that runs a great distance along the beach.. I love bike paths, but am usually terrified of other pedestrians/bikers/dogs/small children. Ha! I love the idea of exploring here during the day. It is also known for whale spotting - but not until January. boo.
Thought we might make a day trip just passed the border.
4. San Diego Zoo
I. LOVE. ZOOS. I know, pathetic. What 24 year old girl likes looking at caged animals. But I cannot help it, I love seeing them up close & seeing them interact. San Diego Zoo is world reknown and has my favorites: Panda Bears! But tickets are expensive and it is out of the area we will be in.. so for now I will stick to: Panda Cam!
I'll be continuing my research.. ideas/suggestions welcome!