About Chris O
Lives in London
Since Aug. 2007
Hi. I’m Chris, an American freelance creative living in London. I keep busy working as a blogger, photojournalist, community manager, consultant, curator and more. The opportunities and challenges keep getting bigger, better and more meaningful for me every year! I’m having so much fun. Favorite destinations are many and my list of must-see places to visit seems to get longer the more I travel! I’m a huge fan of Lisbon, Istanbul and Queenstown – to name but a few preferred repeat locations. I also love heading back to the States every chance I find and cannot get enough of the Deep South – Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and the Carolinas – and Hawaii holds a particularly special place in my heart as well. And even though I’ve been based in London for years, it and the whole of Britain still yield myriad wonders for me.
Playgrounds, Gardens, Parks
Gift & Speciality Shops
Piers & Boardwalks, Shopping Malls, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Ships, Speciality Museums
Islands, Beach & Pool Clubs
State Parks, Historic Walking Areas
Theme Parks, Aquariums
This is the green and leafy heart of the city where a multitude of activities and nearby attractions await. But if you just want to soak up some rays, go for a quiet walk, or have a nap in the shade of a tree in this park, that’s okay, too.
The San Diego Zoo, home to 650 species of animals, is one of the largest in the world. Needless to say, it makes for an excellent family fun-day (or half day) out, and is a must-see for animal lovers.
History and fun are rolled into one in this evocative part of town, chock full of great restaurants, bars and boutique shops.
Nestled between the bay and downtown, Seaport Village is a great place to shop, enjoy a meal, and admire the ocean views.
With nearly 30 restored aircraft to view, flight simulators to try, and the opportunity to learn about life at sea upon this ginormous decommissioned aircraft carrier, a visit to the USS Midway Museum is an all-ages treat.
Home to one of the to one of the world’s greatest fleets of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship, the Star of India, the Maritime Museum of San Diego is a must-see destination.
These two man-made islands in San Diego Bay are fun places to visit. Plus, fans of midcentury modern architecture and tiki bars will love a drive along Shelter Island in particular.
This was the site of the first Spanish settlement in 1769, making it the 'birthplace of California.' Within the park, you'll have a chance to see a number of original and reconstructed historic buildings, visit shops, and learn all about the origins of the place.
Maybe you’ve heard of this place and the major splash it makes with its many guests? This is one of three SeaWorld parks in the U.S. (the others are in Florida and Texas), and a visit here is always a spectacular adventure, in which you can learn all about marine life and watch a variety of impressive animal shows.
If there was an image next to the word 'picturesque' in the dictionary, it might well be a photo of this pretty little cove. Only got time for one seaside excursion? La Jolla Cove makes for a fine choice.