A Room With A View

A room with a view is the desire of anyone who travels whether on business or on pleasure.  The title of this post was inspired by British pop group Duran Duran’s song “A View To A Kill”.  I know that title is a little questionable, and different to mine, but if you listen to their song, and look at my pictures, it’s easy to replace the words, and highly encouraged.

You can see their video right here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp4CR2HcHLQ , and perhaps every time you think of a room with a view, you might think of Duran Duran.  Perhaps, the truth also is that I like Duran Duran, and used to be one of their biggest fans, and still like their songs.  If you listen to one of their songs, it kind of just sticks with you for days.  I keep hearing the tune of their song (of which I enclosed the link to their video) in the back of my head and of course, I have replaced it with the words “Watching you with a View To A Room” – that probably doesn’t make sense, but that’s how my song goes.

Well, here’s the view:

The Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego

The Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego

I tried to picture the timing of this photo to get the US Navy Ship (I’m not sure what type of ship it is exactly, but presume it’s a Navy ship) just when it neared the Coronado Bridge

US Navy Ship near Coronado Bridge

US Navy Ship near Coronado Bridge

On one side of this hotel are the city views

The Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego

The Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego

And on the other side are the Bay Views

The Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego

The Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego

You can also see the Coronado Bridge

The Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego

The Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego

I have always said that San Diego is like Paradise on Earth.  Take a look at this lush tropical landscaping – doesn’t it remind you of Paradise?

The Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego

The Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego

City View through the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

City View through the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

If you come to San Diego for business, you may want to consider that the Marriott is right next to the San Diego Convention Center!

The San Diego Convention Center & The Marriott Marquis & Marina

The San Diego Convention Center & The Marriott Marquis & Marina

San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina from Seaport Village

San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina from Seaport Village

San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

If you come to San Diego for leisure or to mix business with pleasure, want to know two places that are really beautiful that are very close to this hotel?

Seaport Village is a must-see area that is Paradise in itself.

Seaport Village, San Diego

Seaport Village, San Diego

Coronado is another must-see area that is also Paradise, but you can’t see that from this picture….I just wanted you to see the bridge and how you are now on the side of Coronado and not San Diego.

Coronado Bridge

Coronado Bridge

See my post of Sunsets in Coronado to see what you can expect to see on this beautiful island that is just a ferry ride away (catch the ferry at the Marina just outside the Marriott) or take a drive that will only take about 15 to 20 minutes or so to get from the Seaport Village area to Coronado.

Anyway, next time you need a Room With A View, think of Duran Duran, and their song, and think of some of the places I mentioned and you won’t go wrong.  By the way, sorry if the picture clarity is not as good as it could be….I used my I-Phone for most of these pictures, instead of my regular camera.  I wish you all a Happy February!

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About luchanik

I love travel, and cruises, and exploring the world. I also like taking pictures, and treasuring those memories.

2 responses to “A Room With A View”

  1. Sartenada says :

    Great post with gorgeous photos. Your marina photos so interesting to see. When in some town with marina, I love to see boats and let my imagination to wander.

  2. luchaniktravel says :

    Thank you Matti, for your comment. I love the marina area too – and I completely agree when you say it is easy to let your imagination wander when looking at the boats – the marina is somehow just so relaxing, and there is nothing better than dreaming and imagining when faced with this tranquility. I find beaches nice as well, but if I had to state a preference, it would be a marina view over a beach view – just because it gives me that feeling of relaxation and peace. I hope you have a fabulous weekend, and Happy February!

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