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Location: Old Town (4 Miles North of Downtown San Diego)
Open: 10AM – 5PM (Until 10PM during Summer and Weekends); Closed Wednesdays during the School Year
Cost: $6 During Daytime; $10 after 5PM
Features: Historic House Built in 1857 was once noted by the Travel Channel as the Most Haunted House in America.
Location: Pala (53 Miles / 55 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego)
Gem Mining Hours: 10:30AM – 3PM on Sundays and Some Thursdays; Reservations Required.
Cost: $60 ($50 for Kids)
Features: Pan for California Gemstones, including Pink Tourmaline; Tour a Gem Mine that supplies Museum Curators and Jewelers around the World.
Location: Santa Ysabel (75 Miles / 1.25 Hours Northeast of Downtown San Diego)
Hours: 10AM – 3PM Thursdays through Mondays
Cost: $75 ($37.50 for kids ages 12-15; Free for Kids under 12); $50 for 1PM-3PM only
Features: Mine for Tourmaline from one of the most famous Tourmaline Mines of the 20th century.
Location: Campo (51 Miles / 1.25 Hours East of Downtown San Diego)
Hours: 9AM – 5PM on Saturdays and Sundays
Cost: $5 ($2.50 for ages 6-12); Train Rides are Extra.
Features: 1916 Train Depot is home to Over 80 Train Cars and Locomotives, many dating back to the 19th Century, Hour-Long Train Rides; Setting for Numerous Movies and Commercials.
Location: Mission Beach (8 Miles / 15 Minutes Northwest of Downtown San Diego)
Open Daily: Generally 11AM – 11PM. However, rides are generally not in operation on weekdays from November to February. (Check schedule and ride calendar for specific times.)
Cost: Most rides cost $2 – $6. There is No Entrance Fee and Parking is Free.
Features: Only Oceanfront Amusement Park in San Diego, Giant Dipper Wooden Roller Coaster, Miniature Golf, Bumper Cars, Perfect Wave Rider, Largest Swimming Pool in Southern California.
Where is it: Torrey Pines (15 Miles / 20 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego)
Pro Shop Hours: Year-Round; Dawn – Dusk
Golf Course Rates: Play on the Torrey Pines North Course ranges from $24 – $50 for City of San Diego Residents and $60 – $125 for Non-Residents. Play on the Torrey Pines South Course ranges from $37 – $76 for Residents and $110 – $229 for Non-Residents.
Things to Do & See: Play golf on seaside cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which hosts the Annual PGA Farmers Insurance Open (formerly the Buick) and hosted the 2008 U.S. Open; Pick up souvenirs from the large Torrey Pines Pro Shop; Visit the Golf Course as part of my Coastal San Diego Tour.
Location: Mission Valley (7 Miles / 15 Minutes Northeast of Downtown San Diego)
Game Times: Generally Sundays from September to December at 1:15PM (More Details Below)
Cost: Game Tickets Start at $54. Parking Starts at $25. There are Several Transit Options Including the San Diego Trolley.
Features: One of the Top Teams in the NFL with an Explosive Offense and Marquee Players.
Location: Downtown San Diego (East Village)
Game Times: Generally, Evening Games Start at 7:05PM and Sunday Games Start at 1:05PM (More Details Below)
Cost: Game Tickets Start at $5.
Features: One of the Top Pitching Teams in Baseball; Best Seats in Baseball; Central Location for Restaurants and Nightlife; Behind the Scenes Tours.
Location: Coronado (6 Miles / 15 Minutes South of Downtown San Diego)
Cost: Free for Self-Guided Tours; Fees for Other Activities
Features: Tour of Historic Hotel Built in 1888; Served World Leaders; Seen in Major Movies and on TV
Location: Ocean Beach (7 Miles / 15 Minutes West of Downtown San Diego)
Features: Beach Community with a 1960′s Theme; Very Laid Back; Eclectic Mix of People; Dog Beach; Ocean Pier; Antique Shops and Restaurants.