Journal Sentinel Online – Plenty of sun and fun to go around in San Diego

Journal Sentinel Online – Plenty of sun and fun to go around in San Diego
By Brian E. Clark

January 24, 2014

Holly Eklund, a native of Waukesha and a concierge at the swank Rancho Bernardo Inn, said she has no end of suggestions of things that visiting families can do.

“San Diego is a fabulous place for families, especially in the winter if you are coming from someplace cold like Wisconsin. The weather here is great all year round.

“You can go to the beach here in February, when it might be well below zero back home. Or you can spend time here at our resort, play golf or visit our spa while your youngsters enjoy our ‘Kids Rule’ program.”

Eklund, who moved to San Diego in 1990, said visitors who want to get a big-picture view of San Diego should consider taking an Old Town Trolley sightseeing tour, which stops at many interesting spots in and around the city.

“What’s really nice about this tour is that you can hop off and hop back on at any of the stops,” she said. “And it’s super for families — or anyone else for that matter — because you can see so much without having to use your car. It’s educational, too.”

She said the trolley tour, which begins on Twiggs St. in Old Town, goes over the Coronado Bridge, which is arched so much it’s like riding a roller coaster. From up there you can see Navy ships, dolphins and, from December through April, migrating whales. Other stops on the tour include Little Italy, the historic Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, Chinatown, Balboa Park and the Petco baseball park, home to the San Diego Padres.