Plenty of Sights to See in San Diego

...Larry Sevrin of Ellicott City, Md., has visited San Diego numerous times and always finds the entertainment options plentiful. “You have all the outdoor dining and obvious things like the constant weather,” he said. “It’s terrific at the waterfront area, too,” which includes plenty of shopping options.

But those activities don’t even begin to highlight the city’s entertainment options. Melissa Howe, 23, went to college at San Diego State University (SDSU) and “was hooked.” She’s even building a Web site on romantic activities there.

“Bonfires on the beach are great. There are big fire pits right there, and sometimes you can even see the fireworks from SeaWorld,” she said. Bay cruises, nighttime kayak tours, and glider rides are other romantic ways to enjoy the area, she said.

Her mother, Kathy Howe, 52, of Manteca, Calif., said she and her husband, Steve, 54, both SDSU alums, are surprised and pleased that their daughter independently became a San Diego enthusiast and is following her mother’s lead in developing a Web site paying homage to the area (Kathy Howe’s site is http://www.cheers2wine.com/).

The 360-degree view of the area from Mount Soledad and a ferry ride to Coronado, site of the Hotel del Coronado (where Thomas Edison personally installed the electricity and Hollywood stars often mingled) are tops on Kathy Howes’ favorites list.

“When I was little [my family and I would] go to the zoo there,” said Kathy Howe. “I didn’t really go there again until college….Now I love to go back.”