Ok, so you've been blogging all morning and now it's time for lunch and you want something substantial but not heavy...a little ambiance would be nice but you'd rather not pay for the view, I have a suggestion. If you aren't already in the San Diego area then snag one of Southwest Airlines' legendary low fares and get yourself to Lindbergh International Airport. Just a short drive (1/4 mile with complimentary transportation) is the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.
Once at the hotel check out the awesome aquarium in the lobby behind the concierge desk and then proceed to the Harbors Edge restaurant. If you want to dine inside grab a seat by the floor to ceiling windows along the west wall, but my personal favorite is to lounge at a table on the outside patio where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the Lagoon Pool and the beautiful Whale Fountain. Either inside or out, dining will give you an unobstructed view of millions of dollars in power and sailing craft moored at the marina.
So now for the food...The menu is extensive but my personal favorite is the Seafood Cobb Salad...A salad you ask??? I know, I know, you just traveled halfway across the country surviving on screw top merlot and peanuts for a salad!! Give me a moment before you throw me out with the bleu cheese crumbles. This salad has mounds of shrimp and incredible crab in addition to the "regular" cobb offerings. It is beautifully presented and tastes as great as it looks; quite refreshing and filling. The cobb is accompanied by a bountiful bread basket with numerous artisan offerings, yum, yum.
So there you have it, million dollar views, a scrumptious lunch, the fragrance of the sea and all for the price of a salad. Wow, I think I've talked myself into a road trip to San Diego.