Christmas in San Diego, 2015
Spotted the Maritime Museum on the short bus ride from the airport and walked back to take in later that afternoon. Also checked out the San Diego Athletic Club's rooftop pool and weight machines. It's just about six blocks from the hotel and $50 for the week. Ended up there almost every morning before breakfast.
Outing to one of the first Spanish missions to the north of city central. It was interesting to hear more about Spanish history in California, which is much more extensive than Anglo's know (or admit), Our guide is a lovely, enthusiastic Mexican-American woman. She gave up almost all of the Christmas week to this trip, but her family will join her at the hotel on Christmas eve.
Balboa Park was originally built for a world's fair. It contains too many beautiful buildings with extensive exhibits for one day. I spent most of my free time at the Japanese Gardens before lunch and a visit to the zoo.
A visit to La Jolla to the aquarium and a downtown park on the coast.
A drive and walking at Point Loma.
We had a most interesting typical Christmas Mexican lunch at an elderly center prepared by a local group of women. After lunch we walked under the freeways to photograph the interesting graphic art.
Christmas day was spent at the historic hotel on Coronado at an exorbitantly priced buffet.