Giving Props To The Glitz, Glamor, Sports Teams And Mexican Food Of LaLA Land
Los Angeles, Los Angeles vs. San Diego, California, travel
By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com California Blogger
But I love San Diego even more, something I discovered as I moved to “America’s Greatest City” a year and half ago from LaLa Land, as pointed out in this article.
Still, I have to give my ‘ol residence some props. So here ya go, the five thins that are better about Los Angeles than San Diego.
1.) Sports Teams. LA has two teams in the NFL, NBA and NHL (San Diego has none), two in MLB (including the defending World Champion Dodgers) while San Diego has the perennial sub-.500 Padres. As far as the colleges go, LA has the USC Trojans and UCLA football. San Diego has San Diego State, which in the minor leagues of collegiate athletics.
2.) Concerts. Los Angeles gets every big-name artist and bands in the world. San Diego has, well, I’m not sure where a big-name band or musical act might even play here.
3.) Glitz And Glamour. San Diego has nothing to compare to the celebrities and big Hollywood nights such as the Oscars. Probably doesn’t want that, either.
4.) The Nightclubs. LA has mega clubs nearly on the scale of Las Vegas, located downtown and in Hollywood. You can occasionally see celebrities and sports stars in the VIP rooms if that’s your thing, and while alcohol sales are shut off at 2 a.m., many clubs stay open until 4 in the morning. San Diego has a couple of nightclubs in the Gaslamp that are hugely popular but the clubbing life bigger and better in L.A.
5.) LA Has Better Mexican Food. Locals in San Diego will dispute this, but it’s true. In LA, when you get a taco it is filled with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. In San Diego, it’s pretty much just the shell and the meat (locals counter by saying “this is Baja style!”). In LA you can get a “wet” burrito which is smothered in red sauce, topped with cheese and baked. Inside you can get lettuce and even rice Ask for this in San Diego and you’ll get very puzzled looks but no stuffed wet burrito.