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Posted: 7/22/2013 8:12:50 PM EST
I am the head coach for the USA Rugby South Sevens women's team. We travel to San Diego to compete in the National All Star Rugby Championships at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. These are players that are trying to make the National team and the Olympic squad for 2016. I have some questions regarding our trip:

Would it be advisable to stay downtown SD or in Old Town? I realize it is about 30 minutes away from the OTC, but I'm wondering if the sights and atmosphere are worth it. They complained about staying in CV last year because there wasn't anything there. I do like the idea of being by the airport so we can have free shuttles running them to and from the hotel/airport.

I need to house 12 players and two coaches. Due to budget limitations I also want to spend no more than $120 a room. I'm struggling to find an ideal place but I know you guys can help a brother out with some advice and support.

Finally, is there a must go restaurant, park or sight that you would recommend? We have to practice Friday afternoon, eat light that night, and have some activity Saturday night before more games Sunday.

Thanks a bunch guys. Oh, before you ask for pix, that's not going to happen. You can follow us on Twitter though: usasouth7s
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 8:17:55 PM EST

Not sure that I want pics of rugby chicks. They probably look like this:

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Link Posted: 7/22/2013 8:21:20 PM EST
Chula-wanna.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 8:24:29 PM EST
I'd probably stay downtown. But since I live in SD (county) I have no ideas what rooms go for.

The Gas Light district has lots of nice places to eat. I like to visit the Star of India and the other ships on the bay. Take a day trip to snorkel in La Jolla cove.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 8:25:10 PM EST
Earplugs. Thats my advice.

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Link Posted: 7/22/2013 8:27:17 PM EST
Anthony's. forget everything else.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 8:36:10 PM EST
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Why would you do that to him? Croces in the gas lamp for good food and live jazz.

Anthony's is for tourists.

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Link Posted: 7/22/2013 8:43:37 PM EST
Take them to Mayor Filner's house.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 8:48:21 PM EST
Old town in old. I used to layover there about seven years ago and hated it. The downtown doubletree is a nice area right next to little Italy. It's also walkable to the Gas Lamp District. That hotel is a little more than you want to spend but the area is good. The bay is a good location as well that's pretty close to the Gas Lamp too. If these girls are under twenty one, location may not be so important.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 9:10:19 PM EST
photos?
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 9:25:21 PM EST
Get ready for

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Sir James...
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Why would you do that to him? Croces in the gas lamp for good food and live jazz.

Anthony's is for tourists.

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Anthony's. forget everything else.


Why would you do that to him? Croces in the gas lamp for good food and live jazz.

Anthony's is for tourists.

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We're tourists and don't know what Anthony's is.
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We're tourists and don't know what Anthony's is.
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Anthony's. forget everything else.


Why would you do that to him? Croces in the gas lamp for good food and live jazz.

Anthony's is for tourists.

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We're tourists and don't know what Anthony's is.


an overpriced smelly seafood place. Whole place smells like dead tuna
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 9:43:17 PM EST
Keep your pants zipped. They dont look like senior woman.
WANT!!!
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 9:46:36 PM EST
TL/DR but bring a shit load of Viagra.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 9:48:39 PM EST
I would love to know the ratio of straight to lesbian.
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an overpriced smelly seafood place. Whole place smells like dead tuna
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Originally Posted By grumpycoconut:
Originally Posted By EvilRhysafi:
Anthony's. forget everything else.


Why would you do that to him? Croces in the gas lamp for good food and live jazz.

Anthony's is for tourists.

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We're tourists and don't know what Anthony's is.


an overpriced smelly seafood place. Whole place smells like dead tuna


I'm looking on google maps. Are you referring to the one next to the Star of India?
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 9:59:30 PM EST
The Gas Lamp district in downtown has lots of cool restaurants and bars. I don't live there anymore so I couldn't really tell you about hotel prices.

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thats the place
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 10:07:19 PM EST
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thats the place
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I'm looking on google maps. Are you referring to the one next to the Star of India?


thats the place


We've driven by there lots of times but don't remember if I've ever seen it.

ETA: Just asked my wife, who'se memory is way better than mine. She knows we've driven by there a lot, but had never noticed that place either.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 10:27:40 PM EST
There are two sides to Anthony's. One is supposed to be pretty up-scale and excellent food. The other side is more family oriented and is good, but not great. (or at least used to be that way)

GAs Lamp District is a lot more lively. Old Town seems to be a few drinking places that stay open late, the rest of the night life is limited.

Take them jogging past MCRD.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 11:06:32 PM EST
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For $120 a night you are not getting anything near Gaslamp/Downtown unless it's a dive. Realistically Chula Vista is it.

You better off finding the best hotel you can get that is close to the trolley. There is a new hotel call the Hercor on H Street in CHU. It's new, target price range, it's right near the trolley, and best off, right across the street from Tacos El Gordo. Right near I-5 and Carl's Jr, and some other eateries. Some Torta place up the road we will try out next visit.

So you and the girls can hop on the trolley and go downtown, get drunk, and come back and pig out on some awesome tacos. You can even head south to San Yskid-row and visit Mejeeco. That may be of interest for your not 21 players, but I recommend stay on SD side. Considering the age range a must see would be anything Downtownish. Definitely if they are 21+ go to the Gaslamp. Imperial Beach is a nice beach to go to these days and close by, if not Silver Strand Beach. Walking around Coronado is another good choice. The Zoo/Seaworld cost dinero and is 100% tourist orientated. Mission Beach and PB are also awesome but crowded, hard to park, and a bit farther away.

I stayed at the Hercor once (and whatever it was called before the remodel) but I drive to SD/CHU, so f the trolley service. We stay at different spots depending on price and I'll be there next week for my sons USMC graduation. I'm staying at Good-Nite Inn. I'm not spending a fortune for 2 rooms for 3 nights. However, we will be hitting Tacos El Gordo. Just look for a white Malibu with AZ plates and a USMC sticker or Silver soft top Jeep Wrangler with AZ veteran plates. I look like an obvious ARFCOM type.

I'll be there July 31 to August 3.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 12:20:33 AM EST
I've spent a lot of time at Chula Vista for archery growing up. There is a cluster of hotels nearby, stay there. When traffic gets bad, you don't want to be stuck in it, especially if it's a large event.

I'm remembering a La Quinta.. They had a decent continental breakfast. Just a thought.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 12:27:13 AM EST
Take a trip to the San Diego Zoo.

Sorry don't know anything about the hotel prices, but the cost of living in Calif is a lot higher than FL.

Good luck with your rugby tournament.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 12:42:17 AM EST
I live in San Diego. Stay downtown, plenty to do and see. You WON'T be sorry. The restaraunts and nightlife are epic, and your 12 women will love you for it.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 12:45:19 AM EST
12 pack of rubbers?
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 1:18:53 AM EST
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I dont think he is staying for 12 days....






Yeah, think about it for a minute.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 1:20:11 AM EST
Would scrum.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 1:28:17 AM EST
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Take them to Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Belmont Park down in Mission Beach. Seaport Village for lunch at Greek Islands restaurant for a really good Gyro by the bay. Basically anything by the water and you will be good to go.Go to the world famous San Diego Zoo also. Chula Vista is close to all major freeways so you can get to anywhere you need to go fast.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 1:29:44 AM EST
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I've spent a lot of time at Chula Vista for archery growing up. There is a cluster of hotels nearby, stay there. When traffic gets bad, you don't want to be stuck in it, especially if it's a large event.

I'm remembering a La Quinta.. They had a decent continental breakfast. Just a thought.
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Did you just suggest they stay in CV for their stay lol. Umm, traffic is never that bad to where you would want to stay in CV> I know I grew up there hah
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 6:40:13 AM EST
Thanks for the help everyone. Hotwire is offering $124 rooms for a three star downtown. It is most likely the Wyndham Bayside or the Holiday Inn Express Downtown. I'm not a gambling man though...

Btw, the pix of gameplay is about right. Most range from 22 to 32. I had to drop our oldest player from the roster because she just was appointed one of the six astronaut positions recently announced. I'm proud of her. Military pilot and all...

Morning bump. Any help is appreciated!
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 4:17:49 PM EST
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12+1. Is this the 13er term everyone is talking about? Probably a bad thing in this case too.
Stay downtown. Little Italy area is nice and it's close to Gaslamp, where you'll want to go at night.

Never saw women play rugby but this joke came to mind:

I said to this fat girl stood at the bar, "Are you doing anything tomorrow?"
She said, "Why, are you asking me out?"
I said, "God no. We've got a rugby match and we're one short."


Is this about right?
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 4:19:20 PM EST
Vodka. Lots of vodka.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 4:20:31 PM EST
Have a good supply of I e cream.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 4:21:14 PM EST
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I dont think he is staying for 12 days....






Yeah, think about it for a minute.
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I dont think he is staying for 12 days....






Yeah, think about it for a minute.


rofl
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 4:24:04 PM EST
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Take them to Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Belmont Park down in Mission Beach. Seaport Village for lunch at Greek Islands restaurant for a really good Gyro by the bay. Basically anything by the water and you will be good to go.Go to the world famous San Diego Zoo also. Chula Vista is close to all major freeways so you can get to anywhere you need to go fast.
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You forgot Plaza Bonita! That place is always poppin'!
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 4:25:21 PM EST
Earplugs, vitamin E, condomdepot.com (you can buy them by the gross), oh and ben gay cause you are in for a workout...
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 4:25:53 PM EST
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My first thought. Hop, skip and a jump from 32nd street and Tijuana. Ahhh, good times.

No clue on where to stay OP. I stayed in WW I barracks my first stay, and a big gray ship the second time.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 4:31:47 PM EST
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I am pretty certain any single one of those woman could kick my ass.

eta: :36

Link Posted: 7/23/2013 4:33:05 PM EST
Bring extra condoms
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 4:34:02 PM EST
Any intellectuals??? Take her (or them) to see Shakespeare in the Park.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:28:29 PM EST
Taking your own hooker?

I played center (both) and fullback in college rugby club (15s). While I am originally from San Diego, I haven't been back for any appreciable amount of time since 1998--and I routinely avoid downtown when I'm there. I'm afraid I'm of no help to you.
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