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Here for a few days. Off to see some big naval stuff tomorrow and nose around, but first impressions are nice and what incredible weather!

Anyone got any recommendations for things to see/do?

Rodeo booked for Friday, Big Country shirt packed so I fit in obviously and now Ive seen Yellowstone I am of course 75% cowboy....I mean cow person.
 
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For me the Zoo is overated. Been twice it's good but been better and it's expensive. Did a boat tour around the bay and that really really was excellent (takes you past all the naval yards, when i went 2 aircraft carriers parked up and a few of the old crusiers, a few stealth ships (Zumwalt-class) and an absolute ridiculous ammouint of other ships)

The aircraft carrier is "ok" but for me by by far the best museum ship I have been is the USS Alabama in Mobile Alabama. Just lost 7 hours there very few parts cordoned off you just get lost on the ship
 
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the bar from the original top-gun (the one at the end of the film with the jukebox) is an operating pub and is worth a visit if you are into that sort of thing
 
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the bar from the original top-gun (the one at the end of the film with the jukebox) is an operating pub and is worth a visit if you are into that sort of thing
i did. it’s not what i expected but it was fun. The bar staff were smashed and one of the girls behind the bar wasn’t shy on hitting on some of the female customers.
 
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How was it generally, @Housey?
What I saw of the city I liked. It felt safe, has a lovely climate and some great places to socialise. The harbour area where we were based was a nice place to chill out and enjoy a drink or two and being a naval history geek I did find all the navy stuff interesting. Not that I got a lot of time to explore the little I did do was good fun and just walking around it felt modern, clean and nice, which many US cities don't. Long way to go but great place to start a road trip I felt. Flying in is different as you come in through the city, reminds me of Kai Tak in Hong Kong.
 
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i did. it’s not what i expected but it was fun. The bar staff were smashed and one of the girls behind the bar wasn’t shy on hitting on some of the female customers.

I didn't have any of that, actually it was pretty quiet when I was there, and appeared to just have a few regulars.

Yeah airport is pretty much right on the edge of the city, so short time to get to/from.

French/Lamp quarter (?) is nice spot, loads of restaurants and bars. Down towards the harbour there is a touristy shoppe village type place which you can spend a little time. We did the city hop on/off tour, which was good, it included taking you over the parabolic type bridge to Coronado. Climatewise it's a very temperate city, and they really don't usually get big rain.I like it.
 
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