ONE GREAT DAY IN SAN DIEGO


"Okay, so we're at the Four Seasons family pool. It's a very high-end hotel. And my youngest one has a little accident under one of the palm trees, right? We didn't have a swimming diaper on him. I look around for something to wipe up with, but there's nothing. So I run into the bathroom, trying to clean everything up before anybody sees. At the Four Seasons, there are no paper towels. There are only cloth towels. Even out at the pool bathroom. I don't want to clean up with their linen towels. So I take those tissues that they put around the toilet seat. I have to take like 50 of them, so I have this armload of tissues, trying to do this so no one sees. I wipe up and have it in this big ball of tissue paper. Well, there are no garbage cans around the Four Seasons pool. They always have people who come and whisk your garbage away, and they don't want cans of garbage around the pool, because this is the Four Seasons! Finally, I was able to find one. That's the only downfall of staying at a very high-class hotel with four little boys."

patricia heaton's san diego essentials


lodging
four seasons resort aviara

very expensive
(760) 603-6800
hotel del coronado
very expensive
(619) 435-6611

dining
california cuisine

californian, moderate
(858) 543-0790
candelas mexican; moderate
(619) 702-4455
casa de bandini
mexican; moderate
(619) 297-8211
delicias californian;
expensive
(858) 756-8000
george's ocean terrace
californian; expensive
(858) 454-4244
pacifica del mar
seafood;
moderate
(858) 792-0476
seaport village
food court;
inexpensive
(619) 235-4014
vivace
italian; moderate
(760) 603-6800

sights
balboa park
, (619) 239-0512