Guidebook for San Diego

Aleta/Shelley
Aleta/Shelley
Joined in 2014
Aleta/Shelley

Guidebook for San Diego

Food Scene
The food is incredible. It's a great date night restaurant!
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The Smoking Goat Restaurant
3408 30th Street
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The food is incredible. It's a great date night restaurant!
Amazing upscale comfort food
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Urban Solace & Bar Solace
3823 30th Street
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Amazing upscale comfort food
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CUCINA urbana
505 Laurel St
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Craft & Commerce
675 West Beech Street
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The best view of any San Diego restaurant! You can also pop into their little bar for happy hour if you don't want to pay for the high-end dinner menu.
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Mister A's
2550 Fifth Avenue
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The best view of any San Diego restaurant! You can also pop into their little bar for happy hour if you don't want to pay for the high-end dinner menu.
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NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar
910 Prospect Street
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Juniper & Ivy
2228 Kettner Boulevard
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Great Italian food with a homey environment. If you have a day at the beach this is a great place to eat before you head back to North Park. You will need reservations though so plan ahead!
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Enoteca Adriano
4864 Cass Street
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Great Italian food with a homey environment. If you have a day at the beach this is a great place to eat before you head back to North Park. You will need reservations though so plan ahead!
Such good authentic Italian food at such reasonable prices. All the staff are actually Italian. Plus, it's in such a cute part of South Park!
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Piacere Mio
1947 Fern Street
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Such good authentic Italian food at such reasonable prices. All the staff are actually Italian. Plus, it's in such a cute part of South Park!
This is incredible French food! They don't take reservations but do have a cute bar that you can wait at for a table. You can also go across the street to 3rd Corner, which is a cute wine-bar with a wonderful menu if you either (a) want to get a bottle of wine for dinner while you wait (b) want to hang at their bar while you wait or (c) decide you don't want to wait and want good food now!
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BO-beau kitchen + bar
4996 West Point Loma Boulevard
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This is incredible French food! They don't take reservations but do have a cute bar that you can wait at for a table. You can also go across the street to 3rd Corner, which is a cute wine-bar with a wonderful menu if you either (a) want to get a bottle of wine for dinner while you wait (b) want to hang at their bar while you wait or (c) decide you don't want to wait and want good food now!
Amazing wine bar & food! Super reasonable prices for the quality you get and it's the only good restaurant I know of that serves until 1 am.
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The 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro
2265 Bacon Street
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Amazing wine bar & food! Super reasonable prices for the quality you get and it's the only good restaurant I know of that serves until 1 am.
classic Mission Beach steakhouse
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Saska's
3768 Mission Boulevard
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classic Mission Beach steakhouse
Breakfast and lunch. + the cocktails are so tropical and delicious
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Miss B's Coconut Club
3704 Mission Blvd
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Breakfast and lunch. + the cocktails are so tropical and delicious
PB Sushi
1203 Garnet Ave
Best burger in PB
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Rocky's Crown Pub
3786 Ingraham Street
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Best burger in PB
brunch
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Isabel's Cantina
966 Felspar Street
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brunch
brunch live music over dinner
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Beaumont's
5662 La Jolla Boulevard
70
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brunch live music over dinner
Drinks & Nightlife
Great hipster bar
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True North Tavern
3815 30th Street
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Great hipster bar
There are a ton of bars, nightclubs and restaurants here. It's nice to be able to take an inexpensive Uber or Lyft to the gaslamp and then return to my peaceful home when you're done.
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Gaslamp Quarter
551
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There are a ton of bars, nightclubs and restaurants here. It's nice to be able to take an inexpensive Uber or Lyft to the gaslamp and then return to my peaceful home when you're done.
Food & Drinks.
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Backyard Kitchen & Tap
832 Garnet Avenue
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Food & Drinks.
Ocean View Redbull Slushies
70
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PB Shore Club
4343 Ocean Boulevard
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Ocean View Redbull Slushies
Country music / dancing
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Moonshine Beach
1165 Garnet Ave
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Country music / dancing
Best bar/night club in PB hands down
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Mavericks Beach Club
860 Garnet Ave
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Best bar/night club in PB hands down
Entertainment & Activities
It's the Famous San Diego Zoo
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San Diego Zoo
2920 Zoo Drive
816
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It's the Famous San Diego Zoo
The Famed Weissmuller Pool at the Lafayette hotel: At almost three quarters of a century old, 300,000 gallons, and almost 25 meters long. The pool is continuously voted as one of the best in San Diego, remaining a top draw of the hotel and neighborhood. Over recent years the pool’s popularity has exploded, making it a summertime Mecca for locals and even LA residents looking to unwind. In fact, people love the pool so much that it now plays regular host to DJ's, bands, and events on a regular basis. You can buy a pass for $20/day.
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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
2223 El Cajon Boulevard
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The Famed Weissmuller Pool at the Lafayette hotel: At almost three quarters of a century old, 300,000 gallons, and almost 25 meters long. The pool is continuously voted as one of the best in San Diego, remaining a top draw of the hotel and neighborhood. Over recent years the pool’s popularity has exploded, making it a summertime Mecca for locals and even LA residents looking to unwind. In fact, people love the pool so much that it now plays regular host to DJ's, bands, and events on a regular basis. You can buy a pass for $20/day.
This is in between Torrey Pines State Reserve & La Jolla Cove. This has beautiful views in addition to cool family friendly exhibits.
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Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
2300 Expedition Way
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This is in between Torrey Pines State Reserve & La Jolla Cove. This has beautiful views in addition to cool family friendly exhibits.
This is even more fun than the zoo in my opinion. If you're picking one I'd lean toward this. With that said - it's about a half hour north where as San Diego Zoo is close to downtown and Balboa Park. The animals are in their own natural habitats and you can even zipline over them! Very fun!
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San Diego Safari Park( Insidegate)
50
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This is even more fun than the zoo in my opinion. If you're picking one I'd lean toward this. With that said - it's about a half hour north where as San Diego Zoo is close to downtown and Balboa Park. The animals are in their own natural habitats and you can even zipline over them! Very fun!
Parks & Nature
This park is gorgeous! Think Central Park in San Diego. There are a ton of beautiful museums that were built 100 years ago for the world fair. It feels like you've stepped into Europe when you walk around Balboa Park. Many cultural events. There's also fun cultural activities on the weekends with food and music at the International Cottages: http://www.sdhpr.org/. You can also do free star gazing on the first Wednesday of each month.
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Balboa Park
1190
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This park is gorgeous! Think Central Park in San Diego. There are a ton of beautiful museums that were built 100 years ago for the world fair. It feels like you've stepped into Europe when you walk around Balboa Park. Many cultural events. There's also fun cultural activities on the weekends with food and music at the International Cottages: http://www.sdhpr.org/. You can also do free star gazing on the first Wednesday of each month.
There's the roller coaster, the Wave House, several great restaurants and the beach. If you have a rental car that you can fit my bikes into, then drive them down & cruise on the long boardwalk all through Mission & Pacific Beaches.
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Belmont Park
3146 Mission Boulevard
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There's the roller coaster, the Wave House, several great restaurants and the beach. If you have a rental car that you can fit my bikes into, then drive them down & cruise on the long boardwalk all through Mission & Pacific Beaches.
Cowles Mountain is the highest point in the city of San Diego. On a clear day you can see Mexico, the Beach & all over in an incredible 360 degree view. Dogs are welcome too! I suggest hiking mid-week as the weekend is really busy.
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Cowles Mountain
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Cowles Mountain is the highest point in the city of San Diego. On a clear day you can see Mexico, the Beach & all over in an incredible 360 degree view. Dogs are welcome too! I suggest hiking mid-week as the weekend is really busy.
It's an easy hike that I've taken my 67 year old parents on. The views are breathtaking!
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Torrey Pines State Reserve
12600 North Torrey Pines Road
567
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It's an easy hike that I've taken my 67 year old parents on. The views are breathtaking!
Sea lions make it fun for kids and the views are incredible. It's relatively close to TorreyPines (a few minutes south) so you could potentially do it on the same day. There are tons of restaurants in and around it as you're in La Jolla Village.
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La Jolla Cove
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Sea lions make it fun for kids and the views are incredible. It's relatively close to TorreyPines (a few minutes south) so you could potentially do it on the same day. There are tons of restaurants in and around it as you're in La Jolla Village.
A few minutes south of La Jolla Cove and is just gorgeous. This is one of the ultimate sunset spots!
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Windansea Beach
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A few minutes south of La Jolla Cove and is just gorgeous. This is one of the ultimate sunset spots!
This is very close to Cabrillo National Monument at the very tip of Point Loma. You should check for a low tide so you can hike down & enjoy the beautiful tide pools! It also happens to be where my husband proposed to me!! Truly one of the most beautiful places in San Diego!
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Sunset Cliffs
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This is very close to Cabrillo National Monument at the very tip of Point Loma. You should check for a low tide so you can hike down & enjoy the beautiful tide pools! It also happens to be where my husband proposed to me!! Truly one of the most beautiful places in San Diego!
Sightseeing
This is where San Diego started. Grab some delicious Mexican food, eat sushi at Harney Sushi, check out a play, etc
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Old Town
448
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This is where San Diego started. Grab some delicious Mexican food, eat sushi at Harney Sushi, check out a play, etc
This has everything from gorgeous views of downtown, Coronado and Mexico, to a little museum, to tide pools (if you catch it on low tide). Definitely a fun thing to do!
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Cabrillo National Monument
299
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This has everything from gorgeous views of downtown, Coronado and Mexico, to a little museum, to tide pools (if you catch it on low tide). Definitely a fun thing to do!
Getting Around
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San Diego International Airport
3225 North Harbor Drive
75
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Everything Else
My home is 7.8 miles from the convention center. If you're coming for business and want to be close yet able to get away from the downtown craziness - this is an ideal place for you. It's also great if you're coming to San Diego for Comi-Con or any of the other exciting trade shows! Uber or Lyft is cheaper than parking!
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San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Drive
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My home is 7.8 miles from the convention center. If you're coming for business and want to be close yet able to get away from the downtown craziness - this is an ideal place for you. It's also great if you're coming to San Diego for Comi-Con or any of the other exciting trade shows! Uber or Lyft is cheaper than parking!