San Diego – it’s all about the beaches

This is our second time visiting SD, the first time with a dog. After reading a review on Mission Bay RV Park, I decided this was where we would stay. Not cheap! $70 per night, but it was supposed to be all about the location. And it was. I was pleasantly surprised by the park. Yes, it’s all concrete, with lines painted in the concrete for your site, but lots of trees, and for walking, it’s paradise. There is a fence all around, as a park model/mobile home park surrounds the rv park has been appropriated by the city after the lease ran out, and they are in the process of removing all the homes and making the area into more park. After going through a locked gate, you get to walk along De Anza Cove, part of Mission Bay, complete with pet poop bag stations and poop bins Also the nightly rate includes, power, wi-fi, cable tv and free showers. The location is only 10-12minutes from all major attractions including Sea World and all the beaches.

We took a harbor tour with Hornblower Cruises. For an hour cruise, it was $25, which we thought was reasonable. They took us out on a northern circle of the harbor, past several ships, the naval base, and the bait platforms, where the seals hang out.

In the afternoon, we went to the world famous Ocean Beach. The first thing we noticed was free parking at the beach. This is the original “off leach” beach so doggies were a plenty, and after an initial “what the heck is this”, Dexter decided to join the rest of his four footed new friends, and jump right into the surf. What a beautiful beach. They were experiencing “king tides” almost 7 feet above normal, so the surfers were having a blast.

Today we took our second tour of Old Town State Historic Park. Lots of museum type buildings, selling lots of souvenirs, which I managed to resist.

The afternoon saw us at Fiesta Island Park. Supposedly the best off leash park in the world. It is pretty spectacular, with fencing on two sides and the ocean on the other two. There are 27 miles of beaches, fire pits and different areas for water sports such as kite sailing, para sailing,  and water ski park with jumps.

So, a most enjoyable break comes to an end. We also had dueling hummingbirds next to our site to keep us entertained at happy hour. Not sure what tree this is, but I am calling it “bottlebrush tree” because that’s exactly what it looked like.

So, goodnight to all our friends and family, we love and miss you all 💞❤️💞


2 responses to “San Diego – it’s all about the beaches

  1. Sounded like a really wonderful campground in a great location. Always nice to travel to unchartered territory every so often. Yes, it is a Bottlebrush Tree. We had many in our homes in South Africa – lovely tree when in full bloom. We do hope you got out before the fires reached that part of California. Stay safe and well.

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