Legoland

Legoland is something younger kids like. 8 is about the perfect age. The cost of the place is simply amazing at $60 for an adult. Fortunately, “Mousesavers”:http://www.mousesavers.com/legoland.html has some amazing discounts. Right now, you can get $7 off with just a coupon.

Or book with “Costco”:http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11206458&whse=BC&topnav=&browse=&lang=en-US&s=1 to get 25% off or if you trust them, “Ares”:http://arestravel.com/722_ticket-list.html?locationID=m8&attractionCategoryID=&attractionName=legoland offers a whopping $28 price for kids or adults. That’s 50% off for adults and 35% off for kids.

Final restaurant picks

Here were some final picks:

* Asia-Vous Restaurant Restaurant Escondido CA Review Gayot. Asia-Vous has gotten great reviews, but is closed Sunday and Mondays. Too bad!

“San Diego Magazine”:http://www.sandiegomag.com/dining/index.shtml has its readers choice and some of their favoriate are Hacienda de Vega 760-738-9804.

For Japanese, amazingly in the North County Mall is Onami. It is actually supposed to be a pretty good Japanese buffet.

San Diego Restaurants

Looking for a place to go out, well San Diego seems to be a sea of Carl’s Jr’s and King’s Table, Costco hot dogs and other fast food places. Moreover, like LA, the traffic is so bad, you can’t just go out, you’ve got to plan. Besices the San Diego local newspaper called the “San Diego Reader”:http://sdreader.com and “San Diego Restaurants”:http://sandiegorestaurants.com seems like a good storted list of places to go. I particularly like their Top 20 list that shows where folks are really going.

What this and every big city site needs desparately is a Google Maps mashup. “Judy’s Book”:http://judysbook.com really did get this right. For big cities, traffic is so bad and street addresses are so meanlingless, you need some way to visually see where things are. So although you can get an “Inland”:http://www.sdreader.com/php/rrglist.php?area=05 restaurant review, there isn’t a map to tell you where things are. Good reviews though.

Some good tips for the North County Inland area:

* 150 Grand Cafe, Escondido. American-Mediterranean with a touch of Asian. Wow, I don’tknow what to make of that. The review is old though from 2003. (That’s the other problme with reviews)
* Abbey’s Real Texas BBQ, Miramar. OK, it ain’t a date place, but it sounds great!
* Ashoka the Great. Mira Mesa. Great Indian food and cheap too.
* Bamboo Hut, Mira Mesa. This is a Hawaiian neighborhood place stuck in a minimall.
* Bernard’O Restaurant. In Rancho Bernardo, this is a French place that is close and a good date place.
* Bistro 221, Escondido, compfortable with bumbo shrip and the like. Sounds like fun.
* Bolsa Vietnamese, Mira Mesa. It’s Viet fusion and sounds like a fun inexpensive place.
* Cabana Cove. Ok so its ina casino, what the heck, its not bad apparently
* Casa Reveles Mexican and Seafood Restaurant, Escondido. Mexican Italian food, got to go for that!
* Galeon, Escondido, Mexican seafood. We’ve been tehre and it is fun.
* Hacienda de Vega. Mexican restaurant in a farm house. We’ve been there. Not bad.
* Hernandex’ Hida-Away. They say they invented the magarita there, in any case, supposed to be fun.
* Hunan. Heck, a good spicy restaurant in Rancho Berna

Bicycle Shop San Diego

_Wow, local search on google has sure gotten good. On “A9”:http://a9.com/bicycle%20shop%20san%20diego gets you the usual hash. You get a pseudo directory that is clearly SEOed but useless.

On the other hand with “google”:http://www.google.com/search?q=san+diego+bicycle+shop&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official, even though a9 buys from them, the query is much more useful. First, they have a structure local query that is much more accuragte. Gives you the top 10 shops and also addresses and phone numbers. The query results are better too. You go get a yellow pages, but Trek comes out muih closer to the top.

Net, net, it yields two bicycle stores in Escondido, with Google Maps doing a great job on both. The surprise is that the new Yahoo maps beta is simply awesome. Same idea, but much better. See below the difference between “Google Maps”:http://www.google.com/maps?hl=en&lr=&q=bicycle+shop&near=Escondido,+CA&radius=0.0&cid=33119167,-117085556,6573418693905043942&iwstate1=form:to and “Yahoo Beta”:http://maps.yahoo.com/beta/index.php#maxp=location&q2=316%2520W%2520Mission%2520Escondido%252CCA&q1=Escondido%252C%2520CA%252C%252092029&trf=0&lon=-117.095375061035&lat=33.0975817510435&mag=6

By the way the two are a Performance Bicycle shop with a $150 24″ kids bike Kids Bicycles @ Performance Bicycle

And there is a local bike shop called Hidden Valley Bike Shop as well.