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San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Show Guests:
Steven Pelzer, Executive Vice President Catamaran Resort
Ingrid Croce, Owner/Operator Croce’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar
Victoria Hamilton, President of the San Diego Arts & Culture Council
Candice Eley, PR Manager San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau

My Experience:

San Diego is truly a world in itself. Anything and everything a person might want to experience is there. Starting with the ocean and mountains, city and suburbs, San Diego has it all. I have been to San Diego numerous times, but for this trip, I saw and experienced so many firsts.

My first, first, the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. Located on Mission Bay, with stunning views of the ocean, bay, and cityscape, this is a tropical paradise located smack in the middle of a neighborhood seaside community.

Everywhere you look from the lobby to the grounds, flowers, trees, tiki’s, parrots, ponds and more capture the eye and fill the senses with pleasure. The staff is very pleasant and available to help guests have a memorable trip I had an excellent property tour from Mike Staples, a wonderful dining experience in Atolls with great conversation with Bryan LaGassa Outlet Supervisor, and a divine massage from Angela. A perfect destination to relax, get married, honeymoon or if you must business.

However I did need to see new sights and sounds in San Diego, only minutes from the Catamaran. My first stop, Old Town San Diego.

At Old Town I filled my appetite for Mexican food at Cafe Coyote. Everything is fresh and made daily. I had my first variety of tortilla’s, strawberry, chocolate and cinnamon honey…….all three were delish!! After wandering around Old Town it was off to Balboa Park.

With 15 museums, artist village, theatre and more, one can spend an entire day in Balboa Park and still not see everything. I spent several hours at the San Diego Natural History Museum, amazing. From there off to the Embarcadero for big ships, boardwalks, fun shops and more fabulous museums..

For nightlife I went to the Gaslamp District. The streets were abuzz with visitors and locals, dining, shopping, and enjoying a warm California evening. Croce’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar on F St., & 5th St., is a tribute to late musician and song writer Jim Croce. Ingrid Croce is the ultimate hostess, with some seriously delicious food. There are too many great dishes to name so you’ll just have to visit..remember to valet park, makes parking a lot easier.

I could spend hours telling you about my trip, but don’t take my word for it,

GO!! Experience San Diego and tell them Traveling With Franςoise sent you!