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San Diego, California Frugal Travel Guide

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September 19, 20060 found this helpful

I am going on a cruise in November to Ensenada, Catalina and San Diego. Any tips? I don't really want to book the cruiseline excursions as they seem a little overpriced, but would love any tips you might have for what to do and see in these cities.

Sheri from Modesto, CA

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By Linda (Guest Post)
September 21, 20060 found this helpful

I live in San Diego and there is much to see and do within walking distance of the cruise ship port. Contact the Chamber of Commerce and ask them to send tourist info. There is a double decker bus tour and a harbor excursion, as well as Sea Port Village, Gaslamp district, close by. What you do depends on how much time you have. In Ensenada, you'll want to go to La Bufadora which is about a $5 cab ride from the port.

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Negotiate with the cabby before you get in, and have exact change, in US dollars is fine. In Catalina, there is a tourist office at the end of the pier, and you can choose the same tours that the cruise line will offer for likely less than 1/2 what the cruise ship will charge-choices include island tour via tram, renting golf-carts to explore on your own, glass-bottom boats (fun) and bikes to rent, as well as just shopping and wandering around. Have fun! Linda

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May 19, 2011

I have seen a lot of sunsets, but this one taken from my son's house in San Diego is one of my favorites.

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September 11, 2011

My Brother and I were just looking across the bay at downtown, San Diego. The fog was rolling in right as the sun was setting and I thought it was very beautiful the way all the pinks and blues mixed together.

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April 25, 2011

This was a photo sent to me taken by my son a few years ago, when San Diego had some horrific forest fires. This was not too far from him.

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Forest Fires (San Diego)

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February 16, 2011

Having to spend several weeks in San Diego due to my father being in the hospital, this was one of the highlights of my trip. I stayed with a friend in Point Loma, CA. And this was just one of many stunning sunsets. This is the actual sunset. No photo alterations of any kind.

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December 2, 2016

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This man made lake in Chula Vista provides beauty and serenity to all that are privileged to visit it.

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May 20, 2012

Panda, gorilla, and flamingos at the San Diego Zoo.

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