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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

#SDCC Cheat Zeta

These aren’t really cheats as anyone can do them and you won’t get in trouble.
Riding the trolley?  Want to look like a seasoned veteran of SDCC?
Get off at the Gaslamp stop and not the Convention Center stop. It will save you a ¼ mile of walking each way. 
This stop is in front of the entrance you will use.  Everyone that got off at the previous stop is now walking to this entrance.  Your feet will thank you at the end of the 5 days. You will be surprised how empty the trolley is.
Also, there is a lot going on at this stop.  Between the restaurants giving out coupons and other local establishments trying to drum up business; a lot of other swag is being given out here.  SyFy has taken over the restaurant Mary Jane’s the last few years and converted it into Café Diem from Eureka.  Since SyFy no longer has a booth, this is where they are handing out their swag. 
The Pedicabs hang out here. You are close to several other restaurants and the ball bark.
If you want to attend an event at the Hilton Bayfront, this is your stop.
Another trolley tip to saving on a few steps:  When you get onto this trolley heading to the convention center, get in the last car on the end; when it stops its closer to the corner where you will cross the street.  
When you leave and need to make a connecting stop; then use the last car again for the first connection. This one doesn’t save many steps but most people will crowd into the first cars and the last car is the last to fill and you improve your chances of getting a seat.
Bon Voyage,

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