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The Best Place to Visit in San Diego California, The San Diego Zoo

Below is a list of the best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.


The Oreo Pancakes from Breakfast Republic  Located in San Diego California

Breakfast Republic

4839 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Oreo Cookie Pancakes: Chocolate Pancakes with Cream Filling and Oreo Cookie Crumble 

Jurassic Pork Benedict: Poached Eggs Served Over Sourdough English Muffin Topped with Gluten-Free Hollandaise Sauce with Jurassic Pork Bacon, Parsley Garnish, & House Potatoes 

Chicken Fennel Sausage Omelet: Asiago Chicken Fennel Sausage, Red Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Jalapeno, and Jack Cheese 

Mr. Presley French Toast: Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast Topped with Bananas Foster and Bacon 

Breakfast Bacon Mac 'N' Cheese: Topped with Parmesan Breadcrumbs, Chives, and Three Eggs Any Style 

Breakfast Sammie: Jurassic Pork Bacon, Tomato, Herb Spread, Eggs Sunny Side Up, and Sourdough Bread with House Potatoes $13.00


Daily: 7 am - 3 pm

Order Online: Yes

Peanut Butter Banana French Toast at Cafe 222, Breakfast Place Located in San Diego California

Cafe 222

222 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Cafe 222 Famous Granola: 

Pumpkin Waffle: 

Breakfast Burger: 

Peanut Butter and Banana French Toast: 

House-Baked Biscuits and Country Style Pork Gravy: 

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes: 


Daily: 7 am - 1:45 pm

Order Online: Yes


San Diego Zoo

At any given time, approximately 4000 animals call the 100-acre San Diego Zoo home. The most visited zoo in the United States and one of the best zoos in the world.

My List of Favorite Animals Would Like To See

Amur Leopard




Mang Mountain Viper

Polar Bear


Snow Leopard

Admission Online Rates:

Adult (12+): $72.00

Child (3-11): $62.00

Snow Leopard From San Diego Zoo in California

2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Hours 1.6.24 (estimate):

Winter Hours

Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Feb. Highlight: Lunar New Year ~ Feb 17th & 18th ~ Enjoy special snacks, crafts and wildlife care specialist talks throughout the day as we celebrate the Year of the Dragon.

SeaWorld San Diego

Top Five Rides I Would Ride (No Order)

  • Emperor Dive Coaster

  • Manta Coaster

  • Journey to Atlantis

  • Electric Eel Coaster

  • Artic Rescue Coaster (coming 2023)

Daily Admission Online Ticket Cost (1.6.24):

These Are Best Estimates; Price Structure Can Change/Confusing

Any-Day Ticket General Admission - $99.99

Two-Day Ticket - $114.99

The Manta Coaster at Seaworld Located in San Diego California

500 Sea World Dr., San Diego, CA 92109

Hours (1.6.24):

Weekdays 10:00 am - 5 pm

Fri & Saturday 10 am - 7 pm

Sunday 10 am - 7 pm

San Diego Air & Space Museum

The Key Areas of the Museum

World War II Gallery: Spitfire & Japanese Zero

World War I Gallery: The Red Baron, Eddie Rickenbacker, & Billy Bishop

Theodore Gildred Rotunda: Apollo 9 Command Module

Modern Jet & Space Age Gallery: Apollo and Gemini Reproductions

Golden Age of Flight (1919-1939) Gallery: Barnstormers & Pacific Southwest Airlines

Edwin D. McKellar Pavilion of Flight: MiG-17 and F-4 Phantom

Admission Rates:

Adult (12+): $25.00

Senior (65+): $21.00

Youth (3-11): $15.00

Inside View of San Diego Air & Space Museum Located in San Diego California

2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101


Daily 10 am - 4:30 pm

Maritime Museum of San Diego

The Key Areas of the Museum

Californian (sailing ship)

HMS Surprise (sailing ship)

555 USS Dolphin (submarine)

Star of India (sailing ship)

Steam Ferry Berkeley

Steam Yacht Medea

Admission Rates:

Adult (18+): $24.00

Senior (62+): $18.00

Youth (3-12): $12.00

The Star of India at Maritime Museum of San Diego Located in California

1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101


Daily 10 am - 5 pm


Hodad's Famous Bacon Double Cheeseburger is Located in San Diego California

Hodad's Ocean Beach

5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107


Daily: 11 am - 9 pm

Order Online: Yes

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Mini Bacon Cheeseburger: $12.75

Single Bacon Cheeseburger: $15.25

Double Bacon Cheeseburger: $22.00

Guido Burger: Burger served with Pastrami, Ketchup, Pickles, Swiss Cheese, Grilled Onions, and Spicy Brown Mustard $13.50

Blue Jay Burger: Bacon Cheeseburger w/Blue Cheese Sauce & Grilled Onions $16.00

Neopolitan Malted Shake: $7.75

Famous for Their Burgers

The El Toro Sandwich from Phil's BBQ Located in San Diego California

Phil's BBQ

3750 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Phil's Loaded Broham Fries: Fresh Cut French Fries, Sharp American Cheese, BBQ Sauce, and Chopped Onions Topped with Broham (pulled pork). $11.99

El Toro Sandwich: (Deli Sliced Tri-Tip) Char-grilled and Topped with BBQ Sauce. $12.79

BBQ Broham Sandwich: (Pulled Pork Shoulder) Seasoned and Char-Grilled, on a Bed of Coleslaw, Topped with BBQ Sauce. $12.49

THE PHILIBUSTER: 1/2 lb. Ground Chuck Char-Grilled, Topped with Center Cut Smoked Honey Bacon, BBQ Broham, Cheese, an Onion Ring, and BBQ Sauce. $15.49

Beefy Rib Family Meal: Includes a Full Rack of Beef Ribs, One Whole Chicken, Sausage Links, a Large Garden Salad, Two Large Sides, Homemade Cornbread with Maple Butter, and Cookies. Serves 4 - 6 people. $119.99

Hours (1.6.24):

Daily 11 am - 10 pm

The Spiced Goat Cheese Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream from Salt & Straw Located in San Diego California

Salt & Straw

1670 India St, San Diego, CA 92101

Sample of the Ice Cream Flavors

  • Peppermint Cocoa

  • Dwanta's Teremana Spiked Eggnog

  • Gingerbread Cookie Dough

  • Chocolate Gooey Brownie

  • Cinnamon Snickerdoodle

  • Strawberry Honey Balsamic with Black Pepper


Daily: 11 am - 11 pm

Order Online: Yes

Places to Stay

FYI: The hotel prices are estimated and will most likely fluctuate since I looked them up on their website.  I will keep them updated the best I can every three months.  I look for the cheapest available room, usually a queen bed. I typically look at book rates two months in advance and in the middle of the month to get average rates. Reminder: It is an ESTIMATE

Hotel del Coronado

  • Located Right on the Beach

  • New at The Del: Stay at the Shore House, Captivating Ocean Views in a Stylish Beach House Setting 

  • Food/Drink Options: Serea (sea-to-table menu), Sheerwater (breakfast buffet/chop house), Babcock & Story Bar (craft cocktails & live music), ENO Market & Pizzeria (rustic artisanal pizzas), and Beach & Taco Shack (fish tacos)

  • Who is this for: People with a Big Wallet, Beach Goers, People into Water Sports, Yoga Fans, and People that Love the Paranormal

The View of Hotel del Coronado Located Near San Diego California

1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)

King Room in Nov 22' - $585

King Room in Feb 23' - $564

King Room in Feb 24' - $620

Hotel Z - A Staypineapple Hotel

  • Located in the Gaslamp Quarter District of San Diego and Near Petco Park

  • Perks: Unlimited Bottle Water, Pineapple Treats, and Beach Cruiser Bike

  • Nearby Food/Drink Options: Cafe 222 (breakfast), The Taco Stand (tacos of course), Trailer Park After Dark (nighttime adult fun), and Werewolf (creative cocktails/American pub fare)

  • Who is this for: People with a Big Wallet, Baseball Fans, Bikers & San Diego Explorers, Water Drinkers, Pineapple Lovers, and People that Like the Color Yellow

Exterior View of Hotel Z Located in San Diego California

521 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)

King Suite in Nov 22' - $516

King Suite in Feb 23 '- $340

King Suite in Feb 24' - $295

21 and up fun

The October Hess Brew From Mike Hess Brewing Company Located in San Diego California

Mike Hess Brewing, North Park

3812 Grim Ave, San Diego, CA 92104


Solis West Coast IPA: IPA - American | 7.5% ABV

Grapefruit Solis: IPA - American | 7.5% ABV

Grazias: Amber Ale | 6.3% ABV

My Other Vice with Raspberry: Sour - Berliner Weisse | 3.5% ABV

Into the Sunset: Blood Orange IPA | 6.5% ABV

Assaulted By Feather Pillows: Hazy Double IPA | 8.0% ABV 

Hours (1.6.24):

Sun to Thurs Noon - 10 pm

Friday & Saturday Noon-Midnight

Food Menu: Food Trucks

Some Brews from Belching Beaver North Park Located in San Diego California

Belching Beaver North Park

4223 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104


Peanut Butter Milk Stout: Sweet Stout | 5.3% ABV | 30 IBU

Beaver Light: American Lager | 3.2% ABV

Deftones Phantom Bride: American IPA | 7.1% ABV | 55 IBU

Fall of Troy: Orange Vanilla IPA | 8.8% ABV | 88 IBU

In The Cone: Imperial Stout | 12.0% ABV

Must Be The Honey: Blonde Ale | 5.5% ABV 


Monday: 3 pm - 9 pm

Tues to Thurs: 3 pm - 10 pm

Fri & Sat: Noon - Midnight

Sunday: Noon - 9 pm

Food Menu: ?

 Again these are just few of my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn

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