I’ve been to San Diego before, but never done a full post about it! The good thing is that you can either drive or fly. This time we found cheap flights on Frontier for only $39 on way so less than $80 round trip which made it worth my time to fly. We went for my friend’s 30th birthday and we had soooo much fun!
Where We Stayed
We stayed in Mission Beach here, There were 10 girls total so we each paid $153 for 2 nights. It was a great location we could walk to the beach, restaurants and coffee shops.
We walked to Hot Tub Cursin, Boat Rental and rented a pontoon with a boat on it. You have to nominate a friend to be the driver, but it was so cheap! They dump the water and refill it after each use so it wasn’t gross. It was great for our big group and only $42 each for 2 hours. We brought our own towels, but they can provide towels and even ice in a cooler.
This trip was amazing…not only did we swim Alcatraz, but we swam it for a good cause. We swam for the FAST Foundation which raises money for awareness and water safety.
The Alcatraz swim is about 1.4 Miles (about 2,500 yards).
Temperature: Water temperatures during our swim are in the low to mid 50’s. Pretty. Damn. Cold. My suggestion? Buy a full body wet suit off of Amazon.
How I got there
Airline points. It only cost me 5,542 points for a one way on Southwest from PHX to SFO.
One my way home segment…I used my Capital One Venture points and cash which is a new, awesome feature! I used 6,297 miles + $33.23. Not bad right!?
Where We Stayed
Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf. We loved it here. It was a pretty central location from our swim and all the main tourist attractions. The front desk agent even sent us free champagne for finishing our race. I highly recommend!
Where We Ate
Breakfast: Mama’s. There was a line that we waited in for about two hours, but it was definitely worth the wait.
Dinner: Cioppino’s for seafood.
Ice Cream: Ghiradelli’s where else…
What Else We Did For Fun
Rented bikes and biked across the Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park
Mosiac Tile Stairs
Fisherman’s Wharf Pier
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