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Coming Home for a Week: What would you absolutely show someone who's never been to SD? I have a basic itinerary.

San Diego Sport News Reddit - 27 min 38 sec ago

Hey guys,
I'm coming home to California for a week in September. I know a week isn't enough, but work vacation is limited and I have to make do with what I can.
That being said, I have a rental car and a very very conveniently located full house rental 5 minutes away from Old Town and the 5 so I can basically go anywhere.
What would you show someone or feed someone to let them really love San Diego like people who grew up there?
It's weird because I lived there for many years, but I can't just "think of" stuff to do three nights/four days so I'm trying to brainstorm.

This is what I have for food:
Hodad's, El Gordo, Lucha Libre, Blue Water Market & Grille, Reagent's in La Jolla, maybe a brunch place like Cottage or George's by the Cove. Nothing Japanese (we live in Japan, so no Underbelly even though I love it). Nothing Asian (same reason as for ramen) so Convoy area, Vietnamese food is out. Considering taking her to a sushi roll place so she can see what American style sushi is like.

For places, this is what I have, but this is really where I'd like some advice, bold is what I'm certain I'll do, italic is what I'm unsure about:

Beach Day at Shores/Mission/Oceanbeach - Going to rent paddleboards or kayaks, get some barbecue going, play beach sports with college friends, share gifts from overseas. Probably hire a pro photographer to do some newly wed pics on the beach. Maybe "borrow" my family's dog.

USS Midway | Seaport Village Area - Very touristy but this one is for her and not me. USS Midway tour and maybe some pictures by the bay. I'm on the fence because aside from the Midway tour, I'm not sure how fun it can be.

Balboa Park - People always recommend this, but what can we actually do there other than hiking paths? I think there's that big area with water and flowers, and also the museums, maybe a picnic?

San Diego Zoo - I'm on the fence for this because time is limited. How's the Zoo in September? We have Zoo's in Japan but I feel like the exhibits in San Diego are just better maintained, even if it makes the animals a little lazy.

Breweries in Miramar - She's not big on beer, but she used to work at a beer bar so she 'appreciates' beer, and I think she'll be amazed to see how strong our brewing industry is in San Diego. I plan on hitting up 2 or 3 and having her try some fruit ales and taking a growler back to our AirBNB.

Shopping at Carlsbad Outlets or Fashion Valley - I haven't decided where, but I do want to get some shopping done. The advantage of Fashion Valley is that it's still relatively in the city, so we can easily hit up North Park afterwards. Carlsbad, the advantage is of course how much we'll save and the drive there is very beautiful. We could hit up Oceanside afterwards to so I can show her the greatest fish and chips anyone living can ever eat.

Farmer's Market - San Diego's Farmer's Markets are on a whole other level and I think it'd be fun to take her to. Especially our avocados.

Coronado Beach - I know I'll go but not sure what to do there. Could just be an hour of taking pictures, maybe try some food there, tour of Hotel Del Coronado maybe?

Our percentage of fun =
15% drinking/going out (I'm a strong drinker but I'm our DD, we might have one or two with friends but I don't have to get smashed)
35% sight seeing/tourist/taking pictures
25% food, good tasting, special in US that you can get in San Diego (sorry Phil's, you don't pass this test) but also decent scenery.
15% shopping, places to go shopping
10% events (our lowest priority, no Padre's games).

Help!!! Please!!

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