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About Me
My name is Eric, and I am a project manager. I love living in San Diego, California because of its terrific, Mediterranean climate, and there’s so many wonderful things to do and see in our lovely county. San Diego County is the one of the largest in the United more/less
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Since I love the ocean, my favorite spot is Black’s Beach, which is a semi-secluded piece of paradise located just north of La Jolla under the bluffs of Torrey Pines. It's the first nudist beach in the United States. You can surf, boogie board or play volleyball in the buff. It’s peaceful and relaxing to see the dolphins frolicking in the surf, or watching the paragliders fly over the beach and bluffs after they lift off from the Torrey Pines Gliderpoint. The sunsets are magnificent, and it’s such a fun, friendly vibe on the beach. Who wouldn’t love that?
Here's one fun activity you can do
Enjoy a day at Balboa Park. Located in the heart of San Diego, the 1,200-acre park is one of the city’s crown jewels, featuring beautiful gardens, paths to walk, bike and hike,16 fantastic museums, the Old Globe Theatre and our world-famous San Diego Zoo.The Botanical Building, the Japanese Friendship Garden and the Rose Garden are my favorites. I also enjoy catching some rays on the stretch of grass located just east of 6th Avenue, where the locals play volleyball every weekend.
Don't forget to check out one of my favorite places
I live in the Kensington neighborhood, which is a quaint urban community in the heart of San Diego. There are a variety of shops, restaurants and art galleries located here on Adams Avenue, which acts as the neighborhood's cultural and business center. You can also catch a flick at the Ken Theater, which is the last single screen theater in the county. It shows independent, foreign and cult films, including midnight screenings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Enjoy a meal at my favorite restaurant
I have two to recommend: C Level and Island Prime, located on Shelter Island. C Level is a bit less expensive for lunch. The lobster BLT is to die for, plus you have magnificent views of the bay and downtown. Have dinner at Island Prime but make reservations. Save your pennies because it’s expensive…although it's worth it. Excellent steaks!
Here's a doable bucket list for you to do in one day
1. Check out the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market on Sunday morning.There's plenty of fresh produce, and artisans sell a variety of handmade goods and delicious treats.

2. Spend a day checking out Balboa Park (also save lots of time for the Zoo).

3. Visit Coronado Beach, which is often rated as one of the top 5 beaches in the U.S. by Condé Nast and have a drink or a meal at the lovely Hotel Del Coronado and soak up the history of old Hollywood, former Presidents and other dignitaries who have stayed at this iconic seaside resort.

4. Spend a few hours checking out Old Town San Diego to learn about the city’s history.Skip the restaurants in the center courtyard and head to Berta’s Latin American restaurant just a few blocks on the fringe of Old Town. The cuisine is amazing, and it's where the locals go.

5. Go for a hike. San Diego has some beautiful trails, including the Torrey Pines State Reserve, Cowles Mountain and the Three Sisters Falls.
My extra insider tip for you is
North County San Diego has several fantastic, walkable beach cities with cool shops and cafes, including Del Mar, Cardiff, Leucadia and Encinitas.
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