Point Loma & Cabrillo National Monument.
We wandered through the 'Age of Exploration' exhibit (I love old ships and navigation and old maps), took in the beautiful view, went to the old lighthouse, and checked out the tidepools.
|View of San Diego from Point Loma|
|Cabrillo Monument - In 1542 Cabrillo was the first European to set foot on the west coast of what is now the USA|
|Seafood Soup - Lots of chunky bits of seafood with a very thick red broth that was almost like a sauce. Delicious.|
|Crab Sandwich - tartar sauce & fresh crab on sourdough. Yum!|
|Scallop Sandwich - lots of lightly breaded, small scallops with tartar sauce on sourdough bread. Yum!|
|The view from the outdoor patio dining area.|
After dinner, we drove around a bit, returned to the hotel for a quick rest, and then walked around the Gaslamp Quarter for a bit. The Gaslamp area is the center of downtown nightlife, it covers 16.5 blocks, it's designated an historic district, and it once was home to many saloons, gambling halls, and bordellos.
Chocolat Cremerie, a place Food Collage mentioned from her trip to San Diego.
So that was day 1 of our San Diego vacation! Lots more tasty food & travel photos to come!