Groupon has come to San Diego. About a month ago, I was contacted by the people working at Groupon. Everyday they have a deal of the day for the San Diego area. The idea is to use the buying power of a group to get deals. Except that you don't actually have to be with this group for activities, just for the initial buying. Once enough people have bought the said featured deal of the day, the "deal is on." So far it seems that the number needed to initiliaze the deal has always been met. I've seen some great deals lately, so I wanted to share the site with you if you haven't heard of them. The deals vary. Sometimes it's a gift certificate to a restaurant for 50% off, sometimes it's a discount on cruise tickets, etc. For example, today's deal is a 53% discount on the gondolay cruise in Coronado. I didn't even know this existed! The cruise tries to emulate the feeling and sites of Venice. A one hour boat ride, complimentary appetizer or dessert, ice bucket and wine glasses and you can bring your own wine, Italian music, normally costs $89. Through today's groupon, you can get it for $40. Pretty nice! Boyfriend and I jumped on today's deal and have jumped on a few others. You might want to check them out. http://www.groupon.com/san-diego/
San Diego restaurant is still going on for some restaurants. While the official restaurant week ends September 18, a lot of restaurant have extended theirs an extra week. Some of the restaurants I know that have extended are George's, Oceanaire, and the various Cohn restaurants. You can visit www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com for menu.