Over time we have collected a few memories, stories and even some pictures. Word-of-mouth was, and still is, the best way to find out about some of the cool places but sometimes you only get part of the story. The trip doesn't pan out so well or you don't have the right equipment or clothes on, that kind of thing. So, lately we have had the idea of putting something like this together as we continue to explore San Diego. A website to find some ideas for outings here in San Diego that are not so over developed or over run with people and tourists. A hidden gem if you will, that maybe we didn't know about but are sure to enjoy. Places for the whole family and places just for adults. Not just "fun" either. Challenging adventures and hidden places we can explore; a mountain to climb, a cave to explore or a haunted location to seek out the paranormal! A non-touristy kind of place. We all know they are out there. We just have to find them!Recommended links
This summer has been a good one. Filled with explorations to find that hidden spot and small trips to capture wide open views of the scenery and sunsets or just get away from it all. It is always a great time when you can discover a hidden jewel buried in the sand dunes or an amazing view you never knew was there! Sometimes though, you can get a bad lead and end up in a place packed with people, lousy food, broken or closed areas and chased away with "off-limits" signs and markers. This is probably the main reason for Gems of San Diego. It will help you discover and then plan your outing with acurate info on what you can do, what to expect, and maybe even how much cash you will need!