Drive from San Diego to Phoenix-anything to see?

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birthpyke
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Drive from San Diego to Phoenix-anything to see?

Post by birthpyke » Sat May 18, 2019 6:41 am

We are staying at the del Coronado in San Diego for four nights and then we are driving to Phoenix for the rest of our holiday. Does anyone know of anything on this drive that is worth stoping to see, visit or eat that is on this route?

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Re: Drive from San Diego to Phoenix-anything to see?

Post by askedparticular » Sat May 18, 2019 6:41 am

I'll give you the bad news first: the drive from San Diego to Phoenix is, in my opinion, kinda boring. Some of the mountain scenery is pretty, but the only interesting stop is at the Viejas complex (casino, outlet shopping) and that is only about 45 minutes east of San Diego. The rest ofthe way, there really isn't much.

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Re: Drive from San Diego to Phoenix-anything to see?

Post by birthpyke » Sat May 18, 2019 6:42 am

askedparticular wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 6:41 am
I'll give you the bad news first: the drive from San Diego to Phoenix is, in my opinion, kinda boring. Some of the mountain scenery is pretty, but the only interesting stop is at the Viejas complex (casino, outlet shopping) and that is only about 45 minutes east of San Diego. The rest ofthe way, there really isn't much.


Regarding restaurants in Coronado that aren't in the hotel, I've had some really good meals at Miguel's on Orange Avenue across from the hotel. Fish tacos are one of the house specialties.

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Re: Drive from San Diego to Phoenix-anything to see?

Post by mareradian » Sat May 18, 2019 6:42 am

I actually think the drive from San Diego on i-8 is quite interesting in terms of scenery since it goes through about 5 different types of desert from bare rock/mountain Phoenix to San Diego ,to scrub, and even sand dunes.
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Re: Drive from San Diego to Phoenix-anything to see?

Post by askedparticular » Sat May 18, 2019 6:42 am

Another poster bw has written driving routes for others who want to take longer and go through our mountains etc. Perhaps he will come on and rewrite it or you might use the search function on here to see if you can find it.

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