This is one of the nicer Bath and Body Works stores in San Diego. The service is always great and they have a good selection of everything BBW sells. I like this store because it's located in Grossmont Center - a mall that is rarely as crowded as some other malls in town. It's very much like all the other BBW stores, but I prefer the open layout and location.
Kohl's is a lot like other discount department stores, Mervyn's, Sears etc, but the quaity of the clothes and household items is much better. It's actually fun to shop here, since it's pretty organized and there is a lot of selection. They always have great sales (especially on Saturday mornings) and the customer service is great.
The Globe is a beautiful theater in the middle of a beautiful spot - Balboa Park. The interior theater is a recreation of the famous place where Shakespeare's plays...played. All the seats are decent, the balcony even towards the back was particularly good. The exterior theater is a little smaller and more intimate and perfect for the summer plays. Keep an eye out for the annual presentation of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". The walkway around the theater is fun to walk through as well at this time.
It's a very small boutique but they pack a lot inside. There's all kinds of formal wear, and the employees will help you find the dress that is perfect for you. I found my prom dress here and they helped with every aspect from finding it to fitting it. The prices were more than fair especially for the service and quality.
There's a lot of selection and product here, but the service is most important for a cell phone store. This place needs some help. Not surprisingly the employees are always trying to sell you something you don't need or want and when they do give you good service they act like it's a great favor. If you go into get a new phone MAKE SURE YOUR GETTING THE SAME PLAN...they changed it on me, eventhough I specifically made sure nothing would change - leaving me with a $200 phone bill the next month. So enter cautiously.
The hookahs are excellent here, and the atmosphere is nice too. If you want to talk and smoke a hookah, go outside. If you want to listen to music and smoke a hookah and yell at your friends, go inside. It's nice either way. The hookahs come in all kinds of flavors, and they're always eager to share the new ones with you. The prices are moderate, especially if you're sharing with friends. On the weekends around 11 or 12 they have belly dancing entertainment.
If you're a student at SDSU if you have access to a fantastic library. It's the perfect place to study and work - there are floors and floors of desks and workstations. However, don't expect to get a big cushiony chair on the first floor - the sleepers always get there first. But whether you need to check your email, grab a nap, or actually study, go to the library (the big dome right in the middle of campus).
If you're a student at SDSU - especially a freshman who hasn't yet learned the art of scheduling - the bowling alley is a great spot to hang out between classes. There's only a few lanes, but there's always one available as long as you don't go in during bowling class. And if you're a student you get a big discount. They also have a pool table and video games. A lot of people don't even realize it's there since it's in the bottom right hand corner of Aztec Center.
The ARC is a great facility with a lot of resources - weight room, aerobics, cardiovascular, classes, pool, courts of all kinds. In the summer it's not too crowded so you'll never have a problem with waiting. And that's where the good stuff ends. Once school starts this place becomes a veritable meat market where guys come to gawk at girls who come wearing . Try it for a summer, especially if you're a student (they get a great deal on membership).
From the outside the Casbah is a very unassuming red builidng that looks like it's built into the sidewalk. And inside it's still pretty unassuming. But it's a great, small, place to see live shows and pretty much the only place left since The Scene shut down. But check the place out even if you don't love the band that's playing. There's a room adjacent to the main bar and stage room, that holds a small bar, pool tables, chairs, a booth, and video games. But don't hog the Pacman table please.