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[url=https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=z_h80BCOvmO8.kU9aX4T0ci0k]Map of Kosher SD
(eruv information: http://www.adatyeshurun.org/eruv)

Things to do:
Sea World             number 1 attraction
San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Formerly known as Wild Animal Park)
Petco Park (SD Padres)
Mission Brewery (5 minute walk to Petco Park)
La Jolla Cove (beach with seals, nice boardwalk)
La Jolla cove kayaking
Legoland
Carlsbad Shopping Outlets
Biking around Coronado
SD 59 mile scenic drive
torrey pines state reserve (hike and quiet beach)
gaslamp quarter
Balboa Park
mission beach bike rental
Go Car Tours Drive go karts around the city)  http://www.gocartours.com/sandiego.html
Jet skiing http://www.sdbayadventures.com/
USS Midway
http://www.seasthedaysandiego.com/

Tijuana Mexico is very close but nothing much to see there unless you would like to see what Mexico looks like.
(could be long lines to enter back to us)

Kosher food:

Moishes Grill in the Beth Jacob Shul
Sun-Wed 5-9pm flayshig (Summer Months only)
Thursday night is pizza
Cash and check only
Check in advance if open: https://www.facebook.com/MoishesGrill/

Menchies frozen yogurt (not CY)

Orly's Cafe and Bakery [CLOSED]
14791 Pomerado Rd
Poway, California
https://www.facebook.com/orlyscafeandbakery/
858-391-9111
Menu: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t31.0-8/12697383_1753375438223954_1016627340705562680_o.jpg
Mon-Thu:    10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun:    10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Home made pizzas, bakery goods, bagels, sandwiches, soups and salads. Cholov Yisroel under the supervision of Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of Chabad of Poway

The Place Catering
Shabbat Meals, Delivery Only.
10785 Pomerado Rd
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 549-7000
(858) 549-7010 FAX
(619) 254-4420 CELL
catering@sandiegokosher.com
http://www.sandiegokosher.com

North Park Produce [Just Grocery, No Longer Kosher Prepared Food]
Produce, Butcher, Grocery
4220 Balboa Ave.
San Diego, CA 92117
Tel: 858.810.8228

The “PLACE” at JCC
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-362-1353
Menu: http://s3-media2.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/CrvqMuUehVaDG7UM-lRZgg/o.jpg

Catering by Charles Rubin
Delivery Available
(619) 583-1636
(619) 583-1635 FAX
http://www.shmoozers.com

Ralphs Kosher Experience
Takeout, Baked Goods, Pizza (now available Saturday night)
8657 Villa La Jolla Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858)-597-1550

Lang’s Bakery (Wholesale Only)
5490 Complex St #601
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 496-LANGS (5264)
(858) 565-6691 FAX

LiquidKosher.com
High End Wine delivery to hotels
619-663-9613
sales@liquidkosher.com

Ralph’s & Albertsons Downtown
Check out the kosher aisle and aisle 11 for a small selection of kosher products.
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Re: San Diego Master Thread
« Reply #1080 on: November 23, 2017, 07:49:46 AM »
Ian Hyatt Regency mission bay shabbos accessible?

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Re: San Diego Master Thread
« Reply #1081 on: November 23, 2017, 11:49:37 AM »
Ian Hyatt Regency mission bay shabbos accessible?

I stayed in the Penthouse & it was accessible only by elevator. Not sure about the other floors

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Re: San Diego Master Thread
« Reply #1082 on: November 23, 2017, 02:18:47 PM »
Anyone going early January?
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Re: San Diego Master Thread
« Reply #1083 on: December 15, 2017, 12:13:13 PM »
Which hotel that is on the beach thats nice, But not the most expensive like Fairmont. Paradise point seems a bit dilapidated.

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Re: San Diego Master Thread
« Reply #1084 on: December 15, 2017, 01:57:20 PM »
Which hotel that is on the beach thats nice, But not the most expensive like Fairmont. Paradise point seems a bit dilapidated.
Are you using points or cash? If points , which program?
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Re: San Diego Master Thread
« Reply #1085 on: December 19, 2017, 11:20:59 AM »
Are you using points or cash? If points , which program?

Cash

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Re: San Diego Master Thread
« Reply #1086 on: December 26, 2017, 05:00:08 PM »
We went to SD for a few days. I wanted to be able to share with everyone my experiences, and to pay it forward. We researched the area for months, and looked at guides and on DD's for help. Thank you for everyone for their ideas.

We made a trip going from 11/8 in the evening from EWR-SAN, and then the red eye on 11/13/ from LAX-EWR.

We took Alaska Airlines from EWR-SAN. We got the tickets for about $260 rt. I used an Alaska Airlines CC for the trip, so we got free bags.  We have the Chase Sapphire, but you can't use the lounge in the terminal in the evening. They had Gogo internet on board, which we didn't want to pay for. You can get free chat and whatsapp, and because of that some internet snuck in on the phones.

We rented a car from Avis. The car rental center takes about a 10 minute drive from the terminal to the center.

We need to stay within walking distance of Bankers Hill for Shabbos. As a result we were very very limited in our hotel selection.

We ended up staying at the Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Downtown.  We ended up booking it at a cheaper rate through the Sapphire Rewards Card.  The hotel is also a Homewood Suites.  The hotel was clean, and nice. They were wonderful for shabbos. The employees knew to let us upstairs and let us in the doors, and did it with a smile, and offered to turn on and off any lights that were needed.

Parking is a major issue in SD. The hotel charged $40 a night for parking. You can find street parking, but you have to be careful about rules and regulations. Generally parking is limited once 8am hits. So if you park overnight in a 2 hour parking zone from 8am-6pm then you can park overnight until 10am free of charge. If its 30 minute parking from 8am-6pm, then you can park until 830 free of charge.

There are also a few free spots all the time. We had to make sure to get them for shabbos.

We landed Wednesday night and checked in.

Thursday morning, we went to Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf for breakfast. We went to the Mission Valley location. Its in a shopping center which also has a Trader Joes (which has kosher wine, and raw kosher chicken). We then went to La Jolla. We went to the beach, and the Childrens Cove where there are sea lions. It is amazing.  After that we visited the JCC for lunch. The kosher cafe is in the lobby. The food was good, and not crazy expensive. We then went to Ralph's in La jolla to check it out before shabbos. They have a large kosher section, and kosher take out and Sushi. We went back there Friday for shabbos. Remember they close at like 1 or 2 in the winter for shabbos, and then you won't be able to order anything from the deli counter. On Friday they had delicious fresh challah for shabbos. The Challah on Thursday was not fresh. There is a full and complete kosher line and section. They also sell kosher wines as well. They even have a shabbos special with 2 chickens, 2 pounds of salad and a challah for $26.00. Not Bad at all.

We then drove to Coronado Island. The views were breathtaking. Then back to Coffee Bean for dinner.

Friday was back to LaJolla and Ralphs and Lazy Bean.

Shabbos  we had to be in Bankers Hill. The Hills are steep. San Francisco type steep. A cool thing is that the airplanes are literally on top of you when coming in to land. Its really amazing. We then walked to Balboa Park and did whatever free stuff you could do there on Shabbos.  Balboa Park is a must go to, even if you don't go to the zoo. Lots of cool and pretty stuff.

After shabbos back to coffee Bean.  We then went to LA for Sunday and Monday.

Sunday, we drove from SD to LA in the morning. On the way we stopped in Anaheim for Coffee Bean. Its right near Disney. We then went to Fish Grill on Beverley Boulevard for lunch. It was delicious. There is nothing like it in the NYC area, where we live.

We then drove around Beverley Hills (nice houses, we even went on some open houses), Rodeo Drive (nothing special, and overrated), Hollywood Hills, and then went to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour. It was pricey, but really really cool. The Tour is a little more than 2 hours, before they drop you off at the last part which is walk though. The movie sets and lots are really cool. We went to the Ellen set and the Big Bang Theory Set as well.

We then drove to Oxnard to go to Tierra Sur. It took us about an hour from Burbank to Oxnard. We decided to stay at the Embassy Suites in Oxnard which is right on the water. Our room was a 2 room suite, with 2 bedrooms, with our patio right on the beach. It is a nice place. It comes with breakfast in the morning with lots of kosher stuff, and they will show you what is kosher. TS is about 15 minutes from the Embassy Suites. The restaurant is all that its made out to be. Everything was delicious, and the service was impeccable. We were really happy we went.

In the morning we had breakfast, (stopped again at Coffee Bean - kosher in Oxnard), and drove to LA. We went to Griffith Park, saw the Hollywood sign, and then went back to Fish Grill for Lunch. After lunch, we did a little shopping, and then headed to Hollywood Boulevard, where we had Jimmy Kimmel Tickets. I've never been to the area before, and its a bit seedy. It reminded me of walking around the Village in the mid 90's.  We walked around, saw the Jimmy Kimmel show (tiny studio), and ran to Jeff's for dinner. It was delicious. We then ran to LAX to catch our flight back.

Rental return in LAX is a disaster. it took us almost 45 minutes from the time we gave back our car, until we got to the gate. 

We flew Virgin America, from LAX-EWR. The flight was nice, and uneventful . The same internet as Alaska (since they are co-owned now). No lounge again, since Alaska claimed it was full.

I hope that this is helpful to someone.
Beautiful TR!
Wish you had photos!
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Re: San Diego Master Thread
« Reply #1087 on: December 26, 2017, 05:28:43 PM »
Coffee Bean and Tea leaf whats the kosher status on this in SD.

has anyone ever did a trip here and skip the car rental and just UBER? sounds like it would make a lot more sense for a weekend.
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Re: San Diego Master Thread
« Reply #1088 on: December 26, 2017, 09:26:18 PM »

has anyone ever did a trip here and skip the car rental and just UBER? sounds like it would make a lot more sense for a weekend.

I've been a few times and just did uber
Usually it makes sense to
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Re: San Diego Master Thread
« Reply #1089 on: December 26, 2017, 09:27:54 PM »
Your the CRoNY and no tea leaf comment?
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Re: San Diego Master Thread
« Reply #1090 on: December 26, 2017, 09:29:12 PM »
Coffee Bean and Tea leaf whats the kosher status on this in SD.

has anyone ever did a trip here and skip the car rental and just UBER? sounds like it would make a lot more sense for a weekend.
I used Uber certain days of my trip.

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Re: San Diego Master Thread
« Reply #1091 on: December 26, 2017, 09:30:34 PM »
Your the CRoNY and no tea leaf comment?

It's prob kosher
Drinks are and there should be certification by the actual coffee bean if it's actually kosher.
Lots of prepackaged items are kosher.

But kosher depends on what you hold of
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Re: San Diego Master Thread
« Reply #1092 on: December 26, 2017, 09:31:42 PM »
It's prob kosher
Drinks are and there should be certification by the actual coffee bean if it's actually kosher.
Lots of prepackaged items are kosher.

But kosher depends on what you hold of
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« Reply #1093 on: December 26, 2017, 09:34:42 PM »
That was a politicians answer
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Re: San Diego Master Thread
« Reply #1094 on: December 27, 2017, 08:59:48 AM »
Coffee Bean and Tea leaf whats the kosher status on this in SD.

has anyone ever did a trip here and skip the car rental and just UBER? sounds like it would make a lot more sense for a weekend.

not sure about that SD is spread out from the La jolla shul to the Beth jacob shul etc...

unless car rental rates are extremely high now I think renting a car for 2-3 days might make sense

the Coffee beans in SD should have some kind of certificate ask for it and determine if its to your liking

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Re: San Diego Master Thread
« Reply #1095 on: December 27, 2017, 11:56:57 AM »
I went to SD this past August and we didnt rent a car for the whole time. we just took Uber everywhere. There were two days that we were driving far so we rented a car for about $40 per day fromt he hotel. They sent a car with Enterprise to the hotel in the AM and we had the car the whole day. As long as we brought it back by the AM we were good. The hotel had a weird policy that if we "kept" the car until the morning then we were charged the overnight charge from the hotel to park. but if we "returned" the rental even at midnight to the valet attendant than we saved the $45 per night parking fee.

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Re: San Diego Master Thread
« Reply #1096 on: December 27, 2017, 01:05:29 PM »
I went to SD this past August and we didnt rent a car for the whole time. we just took Uber everywhere. There were two days that we were driving far so we rented a car for about $40 per day fromt he hotel. They sent a car with Enterprise to the hotel in the AM and we had the car the whole day. As long as we brought it back by the AM we were good. The hotel had a weird policy that if we "kept" the car until the morning then we were charged the overnight charge from the hotel to park. but if we "returned" the rental even at midnight to the valet attendant than we saved the $45 per night parking fee.
That's a great idea

maybe I'll rent a car just for Sunday.
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Re: San Diego Master Thread
« Reply #1097 on: December 27, 2017, 01:06:17 PM »
Anyone ever Drive to Mexico ?

Anything worth seeing in Tijuana or surrounding areas?

is the Great Wall of Trump up yet?
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Re: San Diego Master Thread
« Reply #1098 on: December 27, 2017, 03:32:58 PM »
I went to SD this past August and we didnt rent a car for the whole time. we just took Uber everywhere. There were two days that we were driving far so we rented a car for about $40 per day fromt he hotel. They sent a car with Enterprise to the hotel in the AM and we had the car the whole day. As long as we brought it back by the AM we were good. The hotel had a weird policy that if we "kept" the car until the morning then we were charged the overnight charge from the hotel to park. but if we "returned" the rental even at midnight to the valet attendant than we saved the $45 per night parking fee.
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Re: San Diego Master Thread
« Reply #1099 on: December 27, 2017, 03:45:33 PM »
I went to SD this past August and we didnt rent a car for the whole time. we just took Uber everywhere. There were two days that we were driving far so we rented a car for about $40 per day fromt he hotel. They sent a car with Enterprise to the hotel in the AM and we had the car the whole day. As long as we brought it back by the AM we were good. The hotel had a weird policy that if we "kept" the car until the morning then we were charged the overnight charge from the hotel to park. but if we "returned" the rental even at midnight to the valet attendant than we saved the $45 per night parking fee.
I considered doing it but it came out cheaper to rent for the week.

But in some places like sea world I'd costed more for parking then to do an Uber