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425 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Italian food is always a crowd pleaser. In San Diego, groups travel among many restaurants for dinearounds in the intoxicating Gaslamp Quarter. Among the 150 restaurants, BiCE Restorante is a refined Tuscan-style restaurant boasts a true sense of...
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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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523 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
Khyber Pass is one of my favorite places to eat in San Diego. The place has been owned by the same family for 26 years and uses traditional Afghan recipes. I also enjoy this food because, although it is a little similar to Indian food, it is much...
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400 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
San Diego is so pretty at night, with the lights reflecting in the water. If you're staying downtown, just head over to Sea Port Village to the North and/or South Embarcadero Parks. Both parks encircle the Embarcadero Marina. Personally, I think...
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A good 3 mile up-hill hike. Has to be one of the best hikes in San Diego. Located in Poway which is a 30 minute drive from San Diego. Advice get there early especially if you want a picture on top of the potato chip rock. It also gets very hot so...
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1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
The building housing the gorgeous botanical garden in Balboa Park is often photographed, as it sits rather picturesquely at one end of a beautiful lily pond. The structure was originally built for the 1915-16 Exposition and houses a large...
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1770 Village Pl, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Spanish Village is a well known part of Balboa Park, and is one of my favorite places to visit. It's created using the romanticized version of a Spanish villa and about 250 local artists are represented here. In many of the houses, you can watch...
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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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2601 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
The Market Place deli is just one block from Balboa Park on 5th Ave. This deli has been here for 25 years and the owners changed hands about 15 years ago. There's a familial feel to the place and everyone working there knows the customers giving...
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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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880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Located near the airport on Harbor Island Drive, C Level boasts one of the best views of San Diego's skyline. Go for happy hour—served on weekdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.—when you can order $6 appetizers. The rice paper-wrapped prawns and the...
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4496 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116, USA
Lestat's is a large coffee shop with huge overstuffed couches and chairs. There are about a dozen little private booths where you can pull out your laptop and work on projects while sipping coffee or having something to eat. The best thing about...
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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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2160 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
San Diego is synonymous with surfing- so why not take a surfing lesson during your stay? Surf Divas is a locally owned surfing school in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego. The owners are two sisters who were born and raised in La Jolla and...
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820 Fort Stockton Dr, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
Maison En Provence is run by a wonderful couple from the Provence region of France. They came to the States and opened a shop here in San Diego that carries items they feel reflect the best from their homeland. This cute little store is found...
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3845 Front St, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
When you visit San Diego, how about staying in a 1910 craftsman style bed and breakfast? This cute b&b is walking distance from the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego- lots of boutiques, restaurants, bars and Balboa Park are part of this vibrant...
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503 Grand Caribe Causeway c, Coronado, CA 92118, USA
They say that only tourists ride the gondolas in Venice Italy and I've met many folks who have visited Italy and wanted to ride the gondola, but didn't want to be pegged for a tourist. Well, here in San Diego, the locals ride the gondolas! The...
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La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
La Jolla, or "Jewel City," takes up about seven miles of coastline in San Diego. It is an affluent neighborhood with a lot to explore. The famous Children's Pool is where you can now find dozens of seals basking in the sun. The nation's largest...
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2202 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Banker's Hill Bar and Grill in the Banker's Hill neighborhood of San Diego has a fantastic happy hour. For $5 each, you can get a roasted beet salad, basket of truffle fries, burger sliders, or deviled eggs. Being a Southern girl, where deviled...
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Old Town, San Diego, CA, USA
Who Dunnit? is a murder mystery tour that takes place in two locations, Seaport Village and the Gaslamp. This two hour adventure starts with a report that an agent has been murdered and it's up to the group to find the killer. Using paper clues,...
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8300 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
La Jolla is one of the best places to surf along the Southern California coast. Our community offers three main spots: Black’s Beach, WindanSea, and Bird Rock. The best La Jolla surf spot for learning is La Jolla Shores – quality waves can be...
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San Diego, CA, USA
One thing San Diegans love to do is fly kites! The steady ocean breeze and crisp blue sky make perfect kite flying weather. Just about every weekend in some park, or many parks, there are people flying kites. I was just walking around South...
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1026 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Tucked away on a side street in the shopping district of La Jolla is this little gem serving fresh Mexican food. All the food is sourced from a local, organic farm here in San Diego County. The salsas are made fresh every day, and the tortillas...
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750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
I discovered Monello by accident after overhearing a woman at a restaurant tell her friend that she thought Monello's was the best place to go for happy hour. So, I had to check it out. Monello's is a restaurant owned by two Italian men, and their...
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South Park, San Diego, CA, USA
The South Park neighborhood in San Diego is quickly becoming the hip place to hang out, eat and/or do some shopping. Check out the activity at the Whistle Stop bar- http://www.whistlestopbar.com/ or chill out with the locals at the AC Lounge-...
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Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA, USA
Pacific Beach is a great place for swimming, surfing, and bodyboarding. There are a good number of bars, restaurants, and places to stay. Check out the yearly Pacific Beach festival: http://www.pacificbeachfest.org/pbfest/index.htm Or, the largest...
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650 S Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025, USA
Lourdes is known in San Diego county for their yummy chicken soup. People come from all over just for the soup- my husband, who loves chicken, always wants to stop here whenever we pass through on our way home from a vacation. If you're in the...
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2315 Reo Dr, San Diego, CA 92139, USA
Babycakes is located in the vibrant Hillcrest neighborhood in San Diego. What makes this dessert place unique is the bar attached to it. So, you can either order something sweet from the bakery or go to the bar and order a scrumptious cocktail....
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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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2632 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104, USA
Meat lovers rejoice—Carnitas is home to some of San Diego’s greatest steak and pork dishes. Located in North Park, Chefs Hanis Cavin and Sara Stroud deliver mouth-watering plates like their Steak Sandwich, smothered in chipotle aioli, or their...
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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...