Subject: Re: Loew's Coronado, in San Diego
Arlyne, The Travelzine's resident San Diegan here. I have been to a number of functions at Loews in Coronado and can tell you it is a top-notch resort. Their restaurant, Azzura Point, is a perennial award winner here in San Diego. Ed Clancy had some great suggestions. A few I might add include:

Taking in a San Diego Padres major league baseball game.

After visiting the Zoo a whole day can be spent enjoying Balboa Park (one of the largest urban parks in the country). In addition to the wonderful grounds the park includes The Museum of Man, The Natural History Museum, The San Diego Fine Art Museum and Timken Gallery, The Mingei Museum of Folkart, The Reuben H. Fleet Space Museum and Theater, The Japanese Friendship Garden, The Botanical Building, The Aerospace Museum, The Museum of Photographic Arts, The San Diego Automobile Museum, The San Diego Sports Hall of Fame, The Old Globe Theatre, and the Model Railroaders Museum. And one or two facilities I've overlooked.

A mere 45 min. to an hour north of San Diego is Southern California's wine production area around Temecula. Many of the vineyards offer tours.

Sportfishing on half-day or all-day boats.

California's first mission, San Diego de Alcala founded by Fray Junipero Serra in 1769.

Old Town San Diego State Historical Park.

San Diego Mission Trails Park with its visitor center relating the natural history of this area.

Cabrillo National Monument and Fort Rosecrans National Cemetary out on Point Loma.

The Belmont Park roller coaster The Big Dipper a National Historical Landmark.

The campus of UCSD with its Stuart Collection of outdoor art.

Sea World.

These ought to keep a few spouses busy. Let me know if there is any thing else I can help you with.

John