As for which park to choose, keep in mind that the drive times given on services such as Mapquest or Yahoo Maps will NOT be reliable. Without any traffic whatsoever Knotts is 2 hrs from San Diego; SFMM is another hour beyond that. Don't be fooled into thinking there will not be traffic on the weekends.
My advice: stay in San Diego, relax, and enjoy what that city has to offer.
When someone here recommends a visit to Mexico, we usually mean Cabo San Lucas, Cozumel or Rosarito. AKA beautiful beaches, warm weather, snorkeling, bars open 24/7.
As for you being in San Diego and not having anything you want to do there...may I recommend SeaWorld San Diego? It's a great park, real entertaining. Same said with the world famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park.
*** Edited 3/28/2008 6:44:19 AM UTC by xX eNeRtIa Xx***
Wow I'm up way too late.
If your'e a coaster fan, then SFMM is the way to go. Plenty of options there, especially if you like inversions, height and variety.
The drive to SFMM is going to be near the 3 hr mark - leave San Diego as early as possible.
The drive was easy for me, but that was on a Tuesday.
If it were me, I would stay in San Diego and visit Sea World or the zoo. If you have a coaster itch go to Belmont Park and ride the Giant Dipper. Or if you haven't yet, go to Torrey Pines state park! I love San Diego.
xX eNeRtIa Xx said:
why would I want to go there? LOL
Three credits in Tijuana - not to mention plentiful cheap beer.
If you have a super-serious itch that can't wait a few more weeks when parks in Ohio and surrounding area begin to open and are jonesing for quantity and variety then by all means drive to SFMM.
Since you obviously have an internet connection while in San Diego I'll even help you with a handy website that gives real-time traffic in the LA area:
If you find that traffic along the I-5 corridor, especially thur Orange County and downtown LA, there are plenty of detours in the LA area and even from San Diego itself (via I-15). Make sure you have a good road atlas.
Two radio stations offer traffic every 5-10 mins: AM 980 and 1070.
If your itch is only moderate and you just need a good scratch cut your drive in about half and opt for Knotts. The only drawback is that with Knotts you're pretty much stuck with the I-5.
My previous advise still stands: I'd enjoy what San Diego has to offer (coasters, old town, micro-brews, scenic drives, Coronado, etc) and wait until your local parks open...especially with gas in So Cal in the $3.79-$3.99 range.
Either way, good luck scratchin' that itch.
If I found myself in any city not my own, with free time, a car, and some open coasters, I'd make the long drive to scratch the itch.
Do find the time to hit up the Belmont Giant Dipper while in SD. It's just a few minutes from downtown, and that's the only thing there worth doing, so it doesn't take too long. I sometimes took my lunch hour there when I was in SD on business.
*** Edited 3/29/2008 12:38:02 AM UTC by Soggy***
Pass da' sizzrup, bro!
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