So last week I got the opportunity with work to visit SanDiego, California with a couple of colleagues. Flying into Los Angeles (LAX) we drove the 120 miles from LA to San Diego. Arriving into SanDiego on Saturday evening we checked into the Double Tree, Del Mar. The 12 hour flight from London plus the 3 hour drive and 8 hour time difference wiped us out. Needless to say it wasn’t a late night that night.
Work was the main focus of the week but we did get to see a little of San Diego. Out of what we saw here are my recommendations.
Balboa park is not only home of the world famous San Diego Zoo, but it also has a wide number of attractions including a Space Museum, Sports Centre and a selection of outdoor theatres. It is a nice scenic walk with some great views over downtown San Diego. There is plenty of parking at the park and some wide open spaces to play games. Its seems the go to park for dog walking in the area.
The USS Midway id a US aircraft carrier and was once the largest ship in the world. She served in both the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm. She was decommissioned in 1992 and is now a museum ship, docked in San Diego Bay, California.
A few years ago we finally visited Mallorca for the first time. We booked the Sunlight Bahia Principe Coral Playa Torrenova which overlooked the bay of Magaluf. This is an amazing hotel which I can not recommend enough. The rooms are modern, clean very spacious and all rooms have a beach view balacony. The hotel is built into the side of the cliff and has its own outside pool elivated on the cliff. The hotel is disability friendly, there is even a beach elevator that takes you directly from the poolside to beach level.
We booked in as all-inclusive so ate most meals at the hotel. The hotel offered a wide selection of variety of food which changed daily.
Breakfast was good but they could do with changing the coffee. Apart from the coffee I can not fault the hotel. During the day there was an outside bar offering cold snacks. In the evening there was an inside bar where there was enterainment provided until around 11pm. The entertainment varied from tribute acts such as Phil Collins and Adel to traditional spanish dancing.
In desparate need of a coffee after a late night we ventured out and found an amazing coffee bar/bar called ‘Palm Beach’. This seemed to be mainly staffed by english speaking personnel which made things a little easier. Not did this bar have the most amazing coffee and atmosphere, it also had buttons on each table to call for assistance.
As well as all the typical beach activities such as big inflatable bannana’s there is plenty to do on the island. From visiting water parks, natural trails, tours and crazy golf.