Landmarks

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The Waterfront Bar and Grill

The signage on this bar's awning claims it is San Diego's oldest tavern. Established in 1933, the Waterfront Bar and Grill isn't actually on the waterfront, but that matter little to the clientele -- it's always busy during happy hour and people from all walks of life can be found enjoying a cocktail or draft beer here. Complimentary appetizers with the purchase of a drink are served Monday through Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Tijuana

San Diego is among many other things, a border town and enjoys its proximity to Mexico and Tijuana.? Tijuana offers visitors shopping, entertainment and a taste of Mexico within walking distance of San Diego.? It is possible to park and walk across the border or take the trolley and do the same.? It is also possible to drive across the border although the wait getting back is sometimes long.? Walkers are greeted by swarms of taxis eager to take visitors into town or its possible to walk into the town.

Torrey Pines Golf Course

The city-owned Torrey Pines course was opened in 1957 on 327 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla The public course features two 18-hole championship courses and hosts the annual Buick Invitational of California PGA tournament.

Torrey Pines State Beach

State beaches are areas with frontage on the ocean, or bays designed to provide swimming, boating, fishing, and other beach-oriented recreational activities. This wide, sandy beach stretches 4 1/2 miles from Del Mar past Los Peñasquitos Lagoon to the base of sandstone cliffs at Torrey Pines Mesa. Swimming, surfing and fishing are popular. Red-hued bluffs and wet sand make strolling on the beach popular at low tide. A picnic area and parking lot are near the entrance on North Torrey Pines Road.

US Grant Hotel

Built in 1910, the newspapers of the day called the US Grant one of the great hotels of the country. Graceful architecture combines with demure elegance to create an ambiance of grandeur and sophisitication that guests and visitors are sure to enjoy.

Vista Business Park

Just south of state Route 78, this sprawling 15-million-square-foot park is a major economic engine for the city. More than 20,000 people work at 800 firms and companies that have leased space in center. Companies include medical device manufacturer DJO Global, Datron World Communications, and Aqua Lung, the oldest maker of diving equipment in the United States.

Vista Civic Center

The city's new three-story, 103,000-square-foot Civic Center houses offices and chambers for council members, and a community center.

Walkway of the Stars

This pedestrian walkway has been transformed into a mini urban park in the "downtown" area of this suburb east of San Diego. Stars on the sidewalk honor people who have given more than 10,000 hours of their time volunteering for the city. Several murals depicting life in the community and volunteer work, such as a teenager painting over graffiti, line the walkway.

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