Originally Posted by rjsmom
Looking for anyone that has done this recently and can give some good tips on the best things to do in each port. We already booked the Alcatraz in San Francisco but because it is a long day there we are looking for other suggestions.
Also need some ideas for San Diego and Santa Barbara.
We are not sure about the Ensenada port , thinking about just staying on board.
In San Diego you can just walk around by the ships at Seaport Village - or grab a taxi and go to the Coronado Hotel for the day - just a lovely world-class hotel with great dining and shopping. If you have kids the San Diego Zoo is one of the best in the world - no kidding.
I would not bother with "old town" - fun but not that much fun.
If you have been the Mexico you will find Ensenada is just a regular sleepy Mexican town - not dangerous, and definitely not glamourous, either. I hear the "blowhole" thing is ok (seen one seen 'em all).