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San Diego, CA, USA
Just a short drive north from downtown San Diego, the 2,000-acre Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve offers an idea of what Southern California looked like before its coastlines were developed. Experience the area by taking a short walk from the...
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8302 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
The La Jolla Underwater Park is a great way to experience the world in the Pacific Ocean. There are artificial reefs, two canyons and a kelp forest. There are many places around the park to rent scuba and snorkeling gear, kayaks and wetsuits. The...
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Balboa Park, San Diego, CA, USA
Balboa park is a landscape of arts and culture in San Diego, including museums, such as The Natural History Museum, and the Museum of Photographic Arts. The photo above is of the large koi pond outside the botanical garden house. It makes for a...
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San Diego, CA, USA
San Diego has over a half dozen rooftop bars. Due to our mild weather and beautiful skyline, there are several places to enjoy a few drinks with friends. My personal favorite is Altitude- picture here- because you can see the most of the skyline....
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San Diego, CA, USA
San Diego has become one of California's craft beer destinations. With around 85 craft beer companies, you can say that San Diegans love their brews! Sign up for one of the dozens of beer tours, or visit Bottlecraft in either North Park or Little...
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San Diego, CA, USA
If there's one thing San Diego is known for, it's the beautiful beaches. We have sandy beaches, rocky cliffs and long piers. Each beach has its own character and flair. Check out the Torrey Pines beach for dramatic cliffs and great hiking. The...
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1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
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George's is famous for two things. A stunning view and some of the best fish tacos around. There are multiple parts to George's: a rooftop dining experience, a fun bar with equally good views as well as an exceptional fine dining experience...
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611 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
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A very cool, Top Chef-owned dining experience in San Diego's Gaslamp District, Searsucker is a great spot, whether you are stopping by for a drink and small bites or decide to try out the entrées—you will not be disappointed. Besides sensational...
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2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
There's a legal, staircase, way down to Black's Beach in San Diego. Then, there's the billy goat way surfers who are in a hurry use. Don't try this if you're visiting, but don't miss Black's Beach either
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4615 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116, USA
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If you're looking for a chill place to enjoy a glass of wine and a gourmet pizza, the Park Blvd Wine & Pizza bar is the perfect stop! My husband and I enjoy coming here after a long hike. Pictured here is a glass of pinot with an organic apple,...
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1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118, USA
Designated a national historic landmark in 1977, Hotel del Coronado has played host to a number of notable people, including presidents, celebrities, and dignitaries, over the years. President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited the hotel several times,...
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1235 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
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Brockton Villa doesn't open until 8am, but it's worth the wait. This restaurant is in a cute little cottage next to the shoreline in La Jolla. You can hear the sea lions and watch swimmers as they head out to and from the distant Scripps Pier....
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1255 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Goldfish Point Café is one of La Jolla’s best kept secrets. The regulars – and there are many – include La Jolla Cove swimmers, who gather here for coffee and conversation after their morning workout. The young and the restless also roll in...
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12460 Keys Creek Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082, USA
Hidden in the mountains of San Diego, about 10 minutes drive off the 15, lies the true rural of Southern California; Keys Creek Lavender Farm is among such rural beauty. Operated by a South African woman whose dream was to own a farm, it carries...
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Little Italy, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Little Italy is a great neighborhood with restaurants, gourmet grocers and boutiques- well worth a check out on any day of the week. But if you're in San Diego on a Saturday morning from 8am to 2pm, you have to walk over to the Little Italy...
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Del Mar Bluffs Ln, San Diego, CA 92130, USA
Del Mar is a small, affluent beach community in northern San Diego County. The very meaning of Del Mar (“the sea” in Spanish) conjures up thoughts of long walks on bluffs perched high about the surf, fantastic crimson-colored sunsets, and lazy...
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1421 S Pacific St, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA
Surfers, lovers, sun-soakers, and everyone else all frequent the beaches on both sides of the Oceanside Pier. Enjoy a stroll during the weekend as the atmosphere during the day is very relaxed. This beach seemed to be extremely popular for...
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2550 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
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Bertrand at Mister A's gives you an almost 180 degree view of the San Diego skyline. Located on the 12th floor of the 5th Avenue Financial Center building. Not the height, but the building itself is a little reminiscent of the grand skyscrapers in...
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7955 La Jolla Shores Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
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Cusp restaurant is located on the 11th floor of Hotel La Jolla and overlooks a good part of La Jolla, as well as La Jolla shores beachfront. The food is excellent, but it is the view that will hold your gaze throughout the meal. This is definitely...
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880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
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Island Prime is one of the Cohen brother's group of restaurants and is now a new favorite of ours. The salmon was tender and served with a delicious black linguini. My husband's skirt steak was grilled just right. They have a good wine list and...
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1201 1st St #115, Coronado, CA 92118, USA
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Candelas restaurant serves Cali-Mexi food, which is good, but it is the stunning views of downtown San Diego that makes this a great place for lunch or an early dinner. The large glass wall of the dining area is perfect for a light bite and some...
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1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
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This is a great restaurant if you want to sit somewhere for a good meal and a fabulous 180-degree view of the La Jolla coastline. I love bringing visiting friends and family- after eating we can go shopping, walk down by the La Jolla cove or drive...
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San Diego, CA, USA
The Flagship, located behind the convention center in downtown San Diego, is a great way to view the city, and enjoy delicious food and company. I would highly recommend taking out-of-town guests, and even a date on the cruise. The cruise lasts...
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750 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
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With two stories and multiple patio choices, you will have a fantastic view of the San Diego Bay anywhere you sit. In 1976, The Fish Market was started by a fisherman and his friend, who was a boat captain and a gourmand. The history shows,...