Chins is a little hole in the wall place that offers decent chinese food at a decent price. The selection is rather small, but if you're an orange chicken fan, you can bank on that. The name is quite accurate because after eating there you may develop another chin. It's your typical greasy chinese food joint that tastes pretty good. It's always best when you get a fresh batch of food. Otherwise, if it's been sitting under the heat lamps for too long, it doesn't taste all that great. It's located in a food court, so you have other options as well if you walk in and it doesn't suit your fancy. Also, I've never had a problem finding a parking spot right up front.
This little coffee shop is located in Ocean Beach. It has a very unique atmosphere. Like the name implies, it has a jungle feel, not because there are stuffed monkeys and painted trees around the shop, but because it's open air, and it has tons of real plants everywhere. Pretty much everything they have is organic as far as coffee goes. The prices are reasonable and the coffee is the same. If you're looking for different type of coffee shop you should check out the Java Jungle.
This Salvation Army is located right in the heart of downtown San Diego. I volunteered here on Tuesday nights for a weekly soup kitchen. There are so many homeless people in San Diego, so I know this little service will never be enough, but it's a great chance to provide people with meals and have an opportunity to talk with them or just listen to them. It's amazing to see so many new faces every week, but also to see the familiar ones too. Over the year I made some good friends that I never would have met otherwise. Local churches would provide the food and many of the students from my college would serve it, as well as those from the church. We were very thankful that the Salvation Army let us use their facilities.
This thrift store has a smaller selection than most that I've been to, but regardless I've found some real gems here. It's also a great place to donate unwanted items for a good cause. The parking lot here is really small, so it may be tough to find a spot.
This place is loads of fun. It's a block east of the beach, so the location is great, but parking can be a pain, especially on Wednesday afternoons during the farmers market. There are cool decorations that fill the walls, adding to the fun feel of this burger joint. The burgers are kind of thin but still delicious. The service is pretty quick and the prices are reasonable. Hodad's is the place to go if you're at the beach and craving a burger.
This is probably my favorite theater in San Diego. It's larger than the Fashion Valley AMC which means it sells out less often. The screens seems to be larger as well. The only complaint I have is that they need a bigger restroom for the ladies. It only has 3 or 4 stalls. Anyone who knows anything about girls after a movie would know that the bathroom is the first place they hit up. So you'll probably end up waiting in line for a while. But that's nothing new for us women.
The best part about any Rite Aid location is the ice cream! I love their old fashion ice cream. Although the prices have climbed a bit over the years, it's still the cheapest around, and among the best. This Rite Aid also has a pharmacy and one hour photo. This location is kind of sketchy at night, but I usually go with a few other people to feel safe. There's always parking here any time of day.
The theater itself isn't all that nice. It's kind of small, and not very crowded. The seats aren' t very comfortable either. But if you're interested in seeing independent or artsy films, this is the place to go. Ticket prices are cheaper than regular movie theaters, so you'll save a few bucks. There's lots of parking in the complex, which is a plus. Overall the films shown here are the reason it's worth going to this place.
This is a great location to see a movie. In the mall they have lots of great dining options such as CPK or Cheesecake Factory, or a food court for those of us a little tight on cash. The only downside I have noticed is that the shows sell out quite frequently. If you want to be safe you should order your tickets online, or get there early. The good news is, if you have to wait around for a later showing, there are lots of stores to kill time at. The parking here is ample, which is another plus. Overall, it's a great theater with comfortable seats and all the latest movies that you want to see.
Every year our school hosts a skate night at this Skateworld location. There is tons of parking outside, which is great. The rink is sort of small, but I guess not too many out there would be much larger. They have lockers, vending machines, video games, and a concession stand. I'm not sure how it is on a typical night, but it seems like whenever I go with the school they tend to run out of sizes rather quickly. The skates are somewhat old, but they get the job done. And the DJ is pretty accommodating for whatever atmosphere you're trying to obtain. It's one of the only skate places in San Diego, so even if it wasn't great, it's all we've got.