On Thursday, I worked a trip to San Diego, where I had a 22-hour layover.
From my hotel in downtown San Diego, I took Uber to Old Town, which was about a 10-minute drive.
First stop was Barra Barra Saloon where I sat outside on the patio and had Mexican food for lunch.The service was great and the outdoor seating is nice for people watching. The restaurant is located at the north end of Old Town San Diego State Park in Fiesta De Reyes which is a shopping/dining/entertainment area.
After lunch, I walked over to the Old Town Trolley Tour booth and bought a ticket ($39). Taking a narrated trolley tour is the best way to see an overview of San Diego in a relaxing way. It’s hop on, hop off and covers San Diego districts and neighborhoods as well as Coronado Island. It had been at least 15 years since I had last taken the tour. I highly recommend it!
Old Town Trolley Tickets are free for veterans between November 11-13.
On the trolley crossing San Diego Bay on the Coronado Bridge and headed to Coronado Island.
The temperature was higher than normal; it was 91 degrees in San Diego and very hot.
The trolley stopped on Coronado Island. I got off and walked over to world-famous, red-roofed Hotel Del Coronado located on the beach. I sat on the sun deck under an umbrella and had an iced tea while enjoying the oceanfront view. Visiting the Hotel Del is an absolute-must on a visit to San Diego!
The last trolley for the day on Coronado was 5:00pm for my return to Old Town San Diego. I crossed the Coronado bridge around 5:45 when I took these shadow-captured photos.
On the way back, the trolley passed Balboa Park, museums, San Diego Zoo and Little Italy.