Downtown San Diego
US Grant Hotel
Next, Little Italy, originally an Italian fishing neighborhood, but now restaurants, shops, stores, galleries, and apartments. We see a lot of good-looking Italian dining opportunities (too bad we just ate), but the most popular one is a surprise, a Mexican restaurant with a kitchen and a window through which they sell food to walk-up business. People are lined up and standing around eating the great food.
Attractive dining opportunities in Little Italy
Most popular place
San Diego City Hall (San Diego Bay on the other side)
Sculpture "Arbre de Serpents (Serpent Tree)"
in Waterfront Park next to City Hall
We stroll back up the Bay to the airport, passing the sailboats, Coast Guard helicopter base, and then the airport itself.
Helicopter coming in over the sailboats and after landing
Just outside the entrance to the airport, we find a San Diego DecoBike station. DecoBike is a bike sharing system rolled out in 2011, now with 180 stations and over 1,800 bikes located throughout the city. What a great idea - walk off your flight and hop on a bike to go where you want.
View of the city from our parking spot