This week the Amp’d Mobile Supercross Series heads to the Southwest corner of the United States and into San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium for round seven of the ’07 series. This is the final round of supercross for the Golden State, so here are some tips on getting the most out of your trip to California’s second-largest city.
It’s the 90th birthday for the world famous San Diego Zoo, and this is one attraction you can’t miss: The zoo is open every day of the year. General admission tickets will cost you $22 for ages 12 and older, but you can get discounted rates on children. For more information, check out www.sandiegozoo.org. It’s a cool way to spend an afternoon in San Diego.
If you’re into fish, check out SeaWorld. There are only three locations in the United States, and one of them is here in San Diego. (DC took Vance there last month and reported that Shamu is alive and well.) For more information, check out www.seaworld.com.
You have to admit, everyone loves Legos! So if you’re in town, be sure to check out LegoLand! LEGOLAND® California is located at One LEGOLAND Drive, just off Interstate 5, in the seaside village of Carlsbad, 30 minutes north of San Diego and one hour south of Anaheim. Visit www.legoland.com for more information. (By the way, Legoland is less than a mile from the old Carlsbad Raceway, and right across the valley from No Fear.)
San Diego Maritime Museum
This museum has a renowned reputation for it’s amazing vessels. If you’re into ships, you have to pay this place a visit. The museum is open from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Visit www.sdmaritime.com.
From here down we consulted with Spy Optic’s T.J. Parcells, who has been a San Diego local for a little while now. T.J. is also a very big West Virginia Mountaineer fan….
This is where San Diego started. Lots of Mexican restaurants, shops and bars. Take the Old Town Avenue Exit from the I-5. Check it out here.
Gas Lamp District in Downtown
Shopping, food, night life, malls, etc. Right downtown with lots of cool places to hang out—day or night.
Sea Port Village
The harbor right on San Diego Bay, touristy.
Cabrillo National Park
At the tip of Point Loma. Best view in San Diego by far. http://www.nps.gov/cabr/
For the college kid in all of us. Bars, hot chicks, etc. www.pacificbeach.org
Hot air balloon rides
Quite a view from here too! Del Mar
The San Diego area has plenty of big bike shops to check out.
Fun Bike Center – www.funbike.com
Motoworld of El Cajon – www.motoworldracing.com
North County Yamaha – www.ncyyamaha.com
Escondido Cycle Center – www.escondidocyclecenter.com
There are also a few MX companies in town to check out.
Miramar Air Force Base
See what Top Gun was all about.
We have K1 in Carlsbad and Miramar Speedway. The fast, "no bumping" kind, not the Broome "go kill your friend" kind.
For more information, check out San Diego’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at www.sandiego.org.
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