This city center cultural complex and outdoor park is home to San Diego's top attractions.
This magnificent 1,200-acre park is the city's pride and joy, dating back to the time of the Panama-California Exposition. The park is home to museums, gardens, entertainment venues, and restaurants, as well as offering plenty of engaging activities like a historic carousel ride or a miniature railroad tour. Combination passes are available for attractions though entry to the park itself is free.
Address:1549 El Prado, San Diego, 92101
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Mimi & Red Boutique
This trendy boutique in vibrant North Park has a finger on the pulse of the latest fashion trends.
Step inside this chic local boutique and discover trendy clothing and fantastic accessories. Opened in 2007, Mimi & Red Boutique quickly became known for its stylish and youthful outfits. You’ll find floral maxi dresses, knitted tops, one-of-a-kind necklaces, and so much more.
Address:3032 University Avenue, San Diego, 92104
phone:+1 619 298 7933
Fashioned after an old apothecary, this trendy bar serves original cocktails with style; try the gin-based Ocean Side with celery bitters.
With stylized vintage interiors, this lounge offers a dynamic beverage program with creative cocktails, craft beers, draft cocktails, and housemade sodas complemented by a 46-tap system. The well-appointed space features details like beautiful tiled floors, a bar lined with ornate street lamps, and wooden cabinets stocked with over 50 kinds of bitters, tonics, and liquors.
Address:4696 30th Street, San Diego, 92116
phone:+1 619 677 3784
In an ocean of seafood restaurants, Sushi Ota stands out for its handcrafted original dishes.
Chef Ota plates up original sushi creations at this small Japanese restaurant. Nuanced, subtle, and crafted by hand, each dish speaks volumes and reflects a "less is more" philosophy welcomed by the city's food connoisseurs. Every element on the plate is carefully placed to create an aesthetically pleasing play of color, texture, and flavor.
Address:4529 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, 92109
phone:+1 858 270 5670
San Diego Zoo
Start your day with the two-hour Early Morning with Pandas tour and get an exclusive look at these magnificent animals before anyone else!
Home to over 3,700 animals of more than 650 different species of wildlife, this 100-acre zoo is a world-class attraction located in Balboa Park. Explore the family-friendly exhibits and enjoy animal encounter shows for a hands-on experience. Get up close with the Backstage Pass or get exclusive with a VIP Experience that takes you behind the scenes.
Address:2920 Zoo Drive, Balboa Park, San Diego, 92101
phone:+1 619 231 1515
Choose from over 400 whiskies from around the globe at this high-end hunting-themed lounge.
Seven Grand caters to the whiskey connoisseur and novice alike. Traditional dark woods, leather banquettes, and taxidermy elements add to the cabin-esque vibe while a semi-hidden performance venue in the back adds to the speakeasy atmosphere. Discover rare and special-edition malts, barrel-aged blends, and discontinued labels as you browse over the comprehensive menu.
Address:3054 University Avenue, San Diego, 92104
phone:+1 619 269 8820
Coffee and books is what draws San Diegans to this cafe/bookshop with an eclectic collection.
Situated in Seaport Village, the shop overlooks a picturesque waterway and a green plaza, offering a tranquil spot to take a break and relax. Browse through the store for award-winning fiction, children's books, humorous anecdotes, and journals. Unique stationery, ceramics, reading accessories, and local craft products make for the perfect gift for fellow bibliophiles or a souvenir.
Address:835 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, 92101
phone:+1 619 232 4855
This restored warehouse turned collective in the vibrant Cedros Design District houses eight boutiques under one 4000-square-foot roof.
Browse through unique gifts and one-of-a-kind home decor items in upscale Solana Beach. Each merchant brings her own individual style to the store from a passion for collecting antiques to a flair for industrial art pieces. Discover handmade jewelry, Japanese furniture, handcrafted wooden toys for kids, vintage glassware and mirrors.
Address:309 South Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, 92075
phone:+1 858 794 9016
This local pub is known for its extensive selection of craft beer and ales; there are 28 taps and 200 bottled varieties to choose from.
This lively pub serves real ales and craft beers with a side of local flavor. Bar snacks pair perfectly with your pints; house specials like the spicy beer cheese soup and the hand-cut pub chips are great. Pale ales, IPAs, hard ciders, stouts, lagers and more from the likes of Anchor Brewing and Stone Brewing Company make this local bar a favorite of beer connoisseurs.
Address:1521 30th Street, San Diego, 92101
phone:+1 619 238 5460
Great place for food, fun and beer!
If you enjoy a great craft beer paired with some of San Diego's finest bar food then this is the place to stop. They have something for everyone! Great for the kids as well as mom and dad. If you have time, schedule a tour to see how the master brewers craft their art.
Address:1157 Columbia St, San Diego, 92101
phone:+619 234 2739
Rustic farmhouse meets contemporary at this arty-chic spot serving handcrafted Italian cuisine with Californian flair.
This stylish eatery serves award-winning cuisine in inviting environs characterized by earthy tones, bohemian accents, and modern art. The open kitchen infuses the space with a dynamic energy as dishes are expertly prepared right in front of you. Savor house specials like short-rib pappardelle and spicy shrimp puttanesca with angel hair pasta served alongside a glass of Italian wine.
Address:505 Laurel Street, San Diego, 92101
phone:+1 619 239 2222
Wicked Maine Lobster
Just Like "Mah" used to make.
This local oasis will make anyone a temporary New Englander. The out-of-this-world lobster rolls make you feel like you were down at the docks in Boston Harbor, savoring the catch of the day. Located in the Liberty Public Market in the Liberty Station section of San Diego, Wicked Maine Lobster has an old world market atmosphere. Get there early though because they can get very busy!
Address:2820 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, 92106
phone:+(619) 487 9346
Tony's tiled patio, with its trees strung with lights, creates an oasis away from the bustle of the city.
This eatery is an established player on Solana Beach's dining scene, serving generations of locals for over 50 years. A labor of love, the restaurant is the pride of the Gonzales family. Down to earth and bursting with flavor, the dishes here simply taste of home. Try the queso fundido, beef sopes, chicken tortilla soup, or the soft taco de carnitas.
Address:621 Valley Avenue, Solana Beach, 92075
phone:+1 858 755 2274
USS Midway Museum
Explore over 60 interactive exhibits aboard this decommissioned aircraft carrier.
An aircraft carrier turned museum, the USS Midway offers a glimpse of navy life on board one of the nation's longest serving battleships. This floating city was home to over 225,000 Midway sailors serving their country. Explore the museum with the help of interactive audio guides narrated by the sailors themselves as you explore every part of the ship from the engine room to the air control tower.
Address:910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, 92101
phone:+1 619 544 9600