As a bonus for hard work and extra hours put in for a major project early this year, my employer offered me a pretty large credit at my choice of several resort hotels. After researching the various options, we decided that our family would get the best use out of a stay at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. We reserved an “Executive Suite” room there for the weekend of August 24-26. Since the hotel is very close to Sea World, the center point of the trip included a visit to that theme park on Saturday.
This report shares some of our experiences during our visits to the Sheraton, Sea World, and nearby Balboa Park. The traveling party for this trip included my wife, my 3-year-old son and me. There are some photos included in some parts of this report, but I admit that I’m not the most diligent photographer when traveling, so I don’t have an exceptionally complete collection of photos. Part of this is the nature of traveling with a 3-year-old, where the job of parenting frequently trumps the job of photographer. In a few cases, I do include some external links to official sites where you can find some photos of places where I didn’t take any.