Flagship and Hornblower. My parents have taken the Hornblower cruise and said it was really good. Simply because of the discounted tickets, we chose Flagship. Also, for the price, you may as well choose the 2 hour cruise instead of 1 hour. It's only $5 more. But if you really only want to do the one hour, choose the north harbor cruise. Along with my parents, we liked the north harbor cruise better.
|The restaurant at which we dined for our anniversary, Island Prime, seen from our harbor cruise.|
|Going under Coronado Bridge|
One note: after the first hour, the boat will return to the dock to let off one hour cruise people and load more people, then it sets off again. So our harbor excursion lasted from 12:30 pm until 2:45 pm. That's a helpful tip for parking, since there's metered parking and a parking lot for the area, but the lot that we used for the USS Midway and for the harbor cruise asks you to pay based on time you'll be parking when you enter, not when you depart. We went with 4 hour parking.
I really enjoyed our harbor excursion, and so did SP. Since you stay in the bay and do not venture out to the ocean, there's not a lot of motion. I didn't feel queasy at all, and in the past on some cruises, I've turned green!
After a brief return to the hotel, we drove across the Coronado Bridge to Coronado. Coronado is an affluent resort city. I think the main attraction, aside form the beaches, is the Hotel del Coronado, a resort built in 1888 and considered one of the world's top resorts.
|Barely visible ship|
Miguel's Cocina. I didn't research this place at all other than seeing it had 4 of 5 stars on Yelp.It turns out it is a chain in the San Diego area. We were seated right away. Our server brought some chips and a salsa and cheese sauce.
Final thoughts: I liked the patio/courtyard with lots of plants atmosphere. Our server was friendly but at times she seemed impossible to find. Everything was good, but not great. My thoughts could be influenced by the fact that we live in Pittsburgh and, with the exception of my recent tacos at Smoke experience, I've never had any especially tasty Mexican food here. I thought this was miles better than any Mexican I've had here. SP liked his food a lot. But my food did lack a lot of what I think of as Mexican heat and flavor.
Sadly, we didn't get to Super Cocina, which supposedly is an amazing Mexican food restaurant, nor did we make it to any of the taco trucks (Mariscos German Taco Truck in particular) or shops (El Indio, Lucha Libre). If we make it back to San Diego, now that we've crammed in most of the touristy activities, we would have more time to seek out these places and get a better idea of tasty Mexican food. But we both are happy with our trip to Miguel's.
We stopped at Chocolat Cremerie for evening tea and cookies before heading back to the hotel to wait for fireworks after the Padres baseball game. Sadly, we ended up not being able to see the fireworks from our room, and also sadly, right before the fireworks started, I had a sneezing fit and suddenly, I was sick with whatever disease had been mildly plaguing SP all week. Only I got it worse. Much worse.