“People’s Choice”

“People’s Choice” represents suggestions from people who have evaluated or worked with Project Perspective. Fill out a survey, feedback form, or email Project Perspective your suggestions.

The People’s Choice:

Things to do and Places to go


Belmont Park, Mission Bay

o    Giant Dipper Roller Coaster (wooden roller coaster)

Boomers San Diego

Lego Land – Carlsbad

Knott’s Soak City Water Park, Chula Vista

Miramar Speed Circuit Race

Wave House Athletic Club

Wild Rivers Water park


Hotel del Coronado


La Jolla Festival of the Arts


Children’s Beach

La Jolla Shores

Mission Bay Beach

Ski Beach

Tide Pools


Annual Surfrider Art Gala

Summer Style Soiree benefits San Diego Junior League work

Un Gala – benefits San Diego Alzheimer’s Association

Tew on the Town – Benefits Center for Community Solutions (against Domestic violence)

Heart Beach Ball – Benefits American Heart Association

Rock ‘N Roll Marathon

Rivers 5K Walk – benefits Rivers of Hope Foundation for Foster Children

Annual Harvest for Hope – benefits families with children fighting cancer

Walk for Water

Wine & Roses Tasting – Benefits Camp Oliver

Rendezvous in the Zoo

Summer Concert Gala – benefits Promises 2Kids


Coronado Bridge

First Avenue Bridge

George Street Bridge

Spruce Street Foot Bridge

Sunset Cliffs Blvd Bridge


I love A Clean San Diego – beach cleanups


Cabrillo Festival

La Jolla Cove Concerts

Phillipine Faire, Coronado

Portuguese Festa, Point Loma

San Diego Sicilian Festival

Trinity Sunday Festa, Point Loma

Organ Pavillion Concerts


Ballroom Dance Clubs

Stapede, Temecula

In Cahoots, San Diego


Carslbad Street Fair

Del Mar Fair

Del Mar Race Track

Earth Day Fair – largest in the World

Ocean Beach Street Fair

S.T.O.P. (Save the Orphan Pet) Adoption Days

Taste of 3rd Avenue, Downtown


Escondido Farmers’ Market

Time: Open Tuesdays 3:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. (May 1–September 30) and 2:30 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. (October 1–April 30)

Place: Downtown Escondido • Grand Avenue Between Kalmia & Juniper

Escondido, CA

Fallbrook Farmers’ Market

Time: Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Place: Village Square on the corner of Main and Alvarado.

Heritage Family Farm participates in the following Farmers’ Markets

WEDNESDAY: Temecula Farmers Market

The Promenade Mall, Macy’s and Penny’s parking lot, 9am – 1pm

FRIDAY: Mission Valley Farmers Market

Westfield Mission Valley Mall’s East parking lot across from Macy’s, 3pm – 7pm

SATURDAY: Little Italy Mercato

Date & India in San Diego, 9am – 1:30pm

SATURDAY: Temecula Farmers Market

Old Town Temecula from 8am – 12:30pm

SUNDAY: La Jolla Open Aire Market

“La Jolla Elementary School” at Girard Ave & Genter: 9am – 1pm

Valley Center Farmers’ Market

Time: Every Thursday afternoon from 3:00 pm to Sunset

Place: Valley Center Community Center, 28246 Lilac Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082

Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Festival

Cabrillo Festival Landing

Escondido Festival

Escondido Chocolate Festival

Italian Festa, Little Italy

98.1 Jazz Festival

Old Town Music Festival

Portuguese Festa, Point Loma

Spring Busker Festival

San Diego Bird Festival

San Diego Jewish Film Festival

Annual San Diego Jewish Music Festival (Mar 2011)

Annual Greek Festival, Cardiff

Annual Viking Festival

Open House Ramona Airport, Ramona

Ukranian Festival, Balboa Park

USD  Annual Summer Chamber Music Festival

Festival of the Bells: Mission San Diego


Second Sunday Flea Market at Ducky Waddle’s Emporium, Encinitas



Gas Lamp District

Seafood City

Spinkles cupcakes



San Diego Japanese Friendship Garden

Alcazar Garden

Alta Vista Gardens


o    Bernardo Gardeners Garden Club

o    Bonita Organic Garden Club

o    California Coastal Rose Garden Society

o    California Rare Fruit Growers, San Diego Chapter

o    Carlsbad Garden Club

o    Del Mar Rose Society

o    Dos Valles Garden Club

o    Elfin Forest Garden Club

o    Fallbrook Garden Club

o    The Hidden Meadows Garden Club

o    Mabel Corwin Branch of the American Begonia Society

o    Mira Costa Horticultural Club

o    Palomar Cactus and Succulent Society

o    Palomar Orchid Society

o    Poway Valley Garden Club

o    Ramona Garden Club

o    San Diego Floral Association

o    San Diego Garden Club

o    San Diego Horticultural Society

o    San Dieguito Garden Club

o    Scripps-Mesa Garden Club

o    Vista Garden Club

Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden, Balboa Park


Torrey Pines Golf Course


Ballast Point Whaling Station Site

Casa de Machado  Stewart, Old town

Coffees of the World, City Heights (2nd oldest coffee shop in San Diego)

El Cid Compeador Statue, Balboa Park

Fort Rosecrans, Point Loma

Gas Lamp District:

o    Greyfriars Bobby Statue

HMCS Yucon, Mission Bay – artificial reef

La Jolla Caves

Little Italy

Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, Oceanside

Mission San Diego de Alcala

Mount Soledad Cross

North Park Water Tower, North Park

Old Town Historical Park

o    Heritage Park Victorian Village

101 Café, Oceanside (oldest café on Hwy 101 on westcoast)

San Antonio De Pala Asistencia (formely Pala Mission), Pala

San Pasqual Battlefield, Escondido

Santa Ysabel Mission, Santa Ysabel

Star of India, downtown San Diego

Vietnam Unit Memorial Monument, Coronado

William Heath Davis House, Oldest wooden structure in Gaslamp district

Warner’s Ranch, Warner Springs

Wisteria Cottage, La Jolla

Yokohama Friendship Bell, Shelter Island

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista

·         Weavers’ Barn

Casa del Rey Moro African Museum

Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society museum & Gift Shop

Fallbrook Historical Museum

Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

Gaskill Brothers’ Stone Store Museum

GIA Museum

Guy B Woodward Museum

Heritage of the Americas Museum

The G.A. Cooley Museum

Lux Art Institute

Magee House Museum

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Museum

Marston House Museum & Gardens

Mingei International Museum, Balboa Park

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla

Museum of Making Music

Museum of Photographic Arts, Balboa Park

National City Depot

New Americans Museum

Pioneer Museum, Julian

San Diego Maritime Mueum, downtown San Diego

San Diego Model Railroad Museum, Balboa park

San Diego Museum of Man, Balboa Park

San Diego Natural History Museum, Balboa Park

The Firehouse Museum

The New Children’s Museum, downtown San Diego

Timpken Museum of Art, Balboa Park

USS Midway, downtown San Diego

Villa Montezuma Museum, Old Town

Waley House Museum, Old Town

Wells Fargo Museum, Old Town

Concerts in the Park (La Jolla)

Cricket Wireless

Open Sky Theater – Harrah’s Rincon San Diego North

House of Blues

Humphries by the Bay

La Jolla Music Society

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

Pala Casino

Sycuan Casino



Chula Vista Nature Center

Cleveland National Forest

o    San Juan Trail

Famosa Slough – 37acre wetland

La Jolla Cove


Miss Cabrillo

Miss Vietnam San Diego

Mr Vietnam San Diego


Coronado Holiday Parade

Big Bay Balloon Parade

Birdrock Holiday Parade

Fourth of July Parade

La Jolla Holiday Parade

Lemon Grove Parade

Mother Goose Parade

Ocean Beach Christmas Parade

Portuguese Festa

Parade of  Lights

San Diego Heritage Day Parade


Anza Borrego  State Park

o    Mud caves

o    Palm Canyon Trail

Balboa Park

o    Alcazar Garden

o    Casa de Balboa

o    Centro Cultural de la Raza

o    El Cid Compeador Statue

o    El Prado

o    House of Pacific Relations International Cottages

o    House of Ukraine

o    Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden

o    Japanese Friendship Garden

o    Marston House

o    Mingei International Museum

o    Museum of Photographic Arts

o    Old Globe Theatre

o    Reuben H. Fleet Science Center – great for kids

o    San Diego Air & Space Museum – another kid-friendly museum

o    San Diego Automotive Museum – fun for children

o    San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum – perfect museum for families

o    San Diego History Center

o    San Diego Art Institute

o    San Diego Museum of Man – kids will love it, especially the mummies and Egypt exhibit!

o    San Diego Model Railroad Museum – another family-friendly attraction

o    San Diego Natural History Museum – education and interesting for children

o    San Diego Museum of Art – nice for older kids

o    Spanish Village Art Center

o    Spreckels Organ Pavilion

o    Starlight Bowl Summer Concert Series

o    Timken Museum of Art

o    Veterans Museum and Memorial Center

o    WorldBeat Center

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Blue Sky Ecological Reserve

Border Field (State Park)

Cabrillo National Monument:/ Old Point Loma Lighthouse / solar   powered bird bath, Point Loma

Cardiff (State Beach)

Carlsbad (State Beach)

Cuyamaca Rancho State park

Dairy Mart Ponds

Dictionary Hill

Dog Parks

Kitchen Creek Road

Lake Hodges

Lake Murray, La Mesa

Leucadia (State Beach)

Lemon Grove Graffiti Park

Lindo Lake

Marian Bear Park

Mission Trails Regional Park, La Mesa

Moonlight (State Beach)

Mount Helix Park:  Cross & Amphitheatre

Old Town San Diego (State Historic Park)

o    Casa de Estudillo

o    Casa de Lopez

o    Casa de Machado y Stewart

o    Old Town Plaza (Washington Square

o    Villa Montezuma Museum

o    Waley House Museum

o    Wells Fargo Museum

o    Presidio Park

Palomar Mountain State Park

Presidio Park

Quail Botanical Gardens – Encinitas

Rose Canyon Hiking Park

Secret Garden Tour of Old La Jolla

San Dieguito Lagoon

San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge: Salt Works

San Diego National Wildlife Refuge

San Diego Zoo & Wild Animal Park

San Elijo (State Beach)

San Onofre (State Beach)

San Pasqual Battlefield (State Historic Park)

Sea World

Silver Strand (State Beach)

Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary

South Carlsbad (State Beach)

Tecalote Canyon Natural Park

The Wave waterpark, Vista

Tijuana Estuary NP (point of interest(

Torrey Pines (State Natural Reserve)

Torrey Pines (State Beach)

Tuna Harbor Park

o    The Homecoming Statue

Vallecito County Park, Julian

o    Vallecito Stage Station

William Heise County Park, Julian


Bonita Mall

Coronado Boutiques

Grossmont Shopping Center

Downtown San Diego

Fashion Valley

Horton Plaza

Las Americas Mall

Liberty Station

Little Italy

Mission Valley

North County Fair Mall (Indoor)

Seaport Village


Bridal Bazaar

Classic car show in El Cajon

Home & Garden Show

La Jolla Car Show

Miramar Air Show

Women’s Fashion Shows




Torrey Pines Golf Course


La Jolla Sea Caves


Petco Park

San Diego ChargersQualcomm Stadium

Sky Diving

Torrey Pines Gliderport

Skydive San Diego 800-freefall




Balboa Theater

Birch North Park Theatre San Diego

Broadway Theatre

California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Cinema Under the Stars: Mission Hills

Copeley Symphony Hall

Coronado Playhouse

Divisionary Theatre – University Heights

Flicks on the Bricks: La Jolla

Ion Theatre – Hillcrest

La Jolla Music Society

La Jolla Playhouse

Lamb’s Players Theatre


Old Globe Theatre

Old Town Theatre

Omni Theatre

On Stage Playhouse – Chula Vista

Open Air Theatre

Mount Helix Park:  Amphitheatre

San Diego State University

Starlight Theater

Patio Playhouse – Escondido

San Diego Civic Theater

Spreckles Theater

Starlight Bowl Summer Concert Series, Balboa Park

Summer Movies in the Park


Bayside Trail, Coronado

Beach Trail / Broken Hill Trail (3.25 miles)

Box Canyon, near Julian

Mission Beach Boardwalk

Nobel Canyon

Palm Canyon Trail, Anza Borrego

Rancho Penasquitos Canyon

San Clemente Canyon Trail

San Diego Bay Walk

San Elijo Lagoon (4 miles)

San Juan Trail, Cleveland National Forest

Tecolote Canyon

The Promenade, Pacific Beach

Bike Tours

Ghoustly Tours

Kayak Tours

Old Town Photo Tours

Snorkel Tours


Cinderella Carriage

Coronado Ferry


Duck Tours

San Diego Trolley

San Diego Metropolitan Transit (Bus)


DeVry College in San Diego

National University

NewSchool of Architecture & Design

Palomar Community College, Escondido

Point Loma Nazarene College, Point Loma

San Diego City College

San Diego Community College

San Diego Mesa College

San Diego State College (site of the first doctorate degree granted by the California state college system)

Southwestern College (Lincoln College of Technology), Chula Vista

UEI College in San Diego

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

University of San Diego (USD)

Woodbury University, School of Architecture


Apple Harvesting, Julian

Barona Pow-Wow

Blessing of the Animals at the Mission

Carlsbad Flower Fields


Commercial Fishing Pier at Embarcadero

Concourse d’Elegance, La Jolla

Day at the Docks

Ice Skating in Coronado

Farmer’s Insurance Open

Festival of Lights, Balboa Park

La Jolla:

Wind N Sea Surf Hut

Sculptured Egg in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art

Nike de Saint Phalle’s “Sun God”, UCSD

La Jolla Caves

Lakeside Rodeo

Olympic Center

Palomar Mountain Observatory

Sand Castle Competition – Ocean Beach


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