Comfort Inn Gaslamp Convention Center
660 G Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 238-4100
Fax: (619) 238-5310
The San Diego Bay, home to Naval ships and various merchant ships, extends many miles from Point Loma to Chula Vista. Tourists and locals may take advantage of these Pacific Ocean waters, with many spots offering entrance to the bay. At the south end, this paved boat launch ramp, free of charge, is an ideal location for water fanatics to begin their seaside endeavors. However, guests must bring their own boat, as there are no rentals on site. Along with the boat launch ramp, picnic facilities are available on the premises for those seeking a break from water activities.
There are other bike and pedicab companies in the downtown area, but this was the first. Tour downtown, the Embarcadero, or the historic Gaslamp District in fun and fresh air. No reservations needed, just call up and a driver will meet you to take you shopping, dining, or sightseeing. At night, go club-hopping and the driver will take you to the head of the line. It is a unique way to see the city if you are a visitor, but even the locals seem to enjoy this service.
The centrally located library is just a few steps away from Horton Plaza and the Gaslamp District. Its cheerful children's section can make for a nice family interlude in between shopping and dining in the area. Downstairs, regular exhibits are free to the public. The third floor offers a business-friendly reference center, staffed with helpful librarians. The library also stocks all local San Diego bus schedules and many other useful resources for tourists and travelers.
Satisfy the lure of the sea by coming aboard "Jada," a 1938, 71 foot, yawl rigged, all-wood classic yacht. Experience the unparalleled panoramic views of San Diego Bay while you relax with a certified skipper at the helm. Up to 43 passengers can feel the wind on their faces and enjoy the always changing sea. The Jada crew is kind and group friendly. They offer a selected menu for dinner cruises. Call for departure details.
Children and parents can explore the natural world, learn about the environment, play freely and create their own arts. The New Children’s Museum provides opportunities for free play riding on wheels, sliding and building with mattresses, or rock climbing. Creative play and exploration for children of all ages can be found in the rain house, the car paint, sculpture making, shadow world and dress up. Toddlers have their own activity room featuring bears in the woods, with soft “grass” to play on and tree hollows to hide and seek in. Each day and hour brings special activities throughout the museum where children and parents can interact, play and create.
This golf course is the only dye-designed course open to the public in San Diego. Among rolling hills, golfers will find this 18-hole course with a rating of 74.6 and slope of 137, five sets of tees, a full service pro shop, driving range and cafe. Packages are available at Carlton Oaks Country Club for accommodations, group rates for 20 or more and customized tournaments.
The two parks are by the marina and are often used by tourists and fishermen alike. Outdoor concerts are often held here in summer. You can even fly a kite if you want to! The Embarcadero 'Marina' Park Pier or South Embarcadero Park Pier is located over the bay's mud bottom which makes it ideal for fishing. Its a great spot to fish because of the eel grass. Good angling can also be had close to the shoreline rocks. Restrooms are adjacent to the pier. Metered parking, a picnic area and basketball courts are near-by in the park. Handicapped parking and restrooms are also available.
Home to the San Diego Padres, this state-of-the-art baseball park is one of the league's treasures with world class facilities, beautiful views of the city and comfortable seats for 42,000 fans. Besides baseball, Petco Park is used for many civic events like fireworks, picnics, and concerts.
Numerous state and national cycling champions and one world champion have come from this club since it was founded in 1946. Club membership includes coaching and training programs, access to some of the best races in the West, discounts on club clothing, medical coverage in any of the club activities and monthly training races. The club has won countless awards, and has been voted Southern California's #1 Racing Club. Visit the Web site for membership information, sponsorships, race results, photo galleries and the monthly calendar of events and meetings.
Enjoy an enchanting evening under the stars aboard one of San Diego's most popular yachts. A dinner cruise aboard this yacht will exceed your expectations, guaranteed! Champagne greets you as you board this wondrous vessel, which is a perfect way to launch an evening on San Diego harbor. There are several packages providing either a full-hosted bar or a standard cash bar, depending on customer request.
Municipal Gymnasium at Balboa Park is an architectural masterpiece. One look at it and you can gage the reflection of ancient Maya and 20th century ornamentation. What was built as the "Palace of Electricity" during 1935 Exposition, is now a venue for basketball championships, sports league, tournaments and summer sports camps. Indeed an exciting place for sports fanatics, this one is an essential stop for locals and visitors alike.
The world-renowned San Diego Zoo is only one part of this magnificent 1,200-acre (490 hectares) city park that was built for the 1915-1916 Panama-California Expo. California's Hispanic roots were celebrated as the city erected breathtakingly ornate Spanish style buildings. The California Building was modeled after a Spanish colonial church and is topped off with a polychrome tile dome. Balboa Park is home to the zoo, museums, a pipe organ pavilion, botanical gardens, a Tony award winning theater, an antique carousel and a miniature-scale train. Of particular interest is Balboa Park's Christmas on the Prado that is held the first weekend of December each year.