Exceptional stops in San Diego for a full days adventure
If you only have one day or a week, these few stops will give you a full rounded experience of what San Diego has to offer.
Have you been to SD? What are your favorites in these categories?
Favorite breakfast spots:a. Fig Tree Cafe - Tucked in a spot that gives you that feeling of eating in a treehouse. Their brunch-styled concoctions are drool-worthy. They manage to mix healthy with heavy, in just the right way. The service is top notch and although we arrived too early for cocktails, I hear their “happy-hour” is hard to top.
b. The Mad Beet - If you find yourself at PB Shore Club way too late, you are going to want to hit up the Mad Beet the next morning. Juice, acai bowls, salads, all the fresh clean eats you will need. Their marketing is on point, blasting hip-hop beats, and naming their dishes “a tribe called zest” or the “beyonacai.” Obsessed.
2. Give yourself some quiet time here:
a. Mission Beach- Take about a 2-3 mile stroll down from Pacific Beach and enjoy the views of the gorgeous homes that lie on the edge of the boardwalk. Their large windows and open floor plans are a dream. Mission Beach is a peaceful beach for the locals. If you plan to stay there awhile, pack a few snacks because there isn’t much around, except you and the ocean, but that’s all you need.
3. Start the fun early here:
a. PB Shore Club - This is a V favorite. It’s a dingy joint across from the ocean in Pacific beach. A sailors bar, which should say enough, our Navy brother introduced this one to us. They have two things you just can’t beat. First things first: Redbull vodka slushies. Yeah, you heard that right! What a terribly awesome idea. After slugging one I managed to go on a shopping spree for things I would never buy and added a tattoo to my arm. (Dangerous) Pair that with their mahi-mahi fish tacos while sitting on the rooftop staring at the ocean and you may never leave. Great daytime spot, but if you want to get real wild, go in the evening.
4. Late night fun goes down here:
a. The Pendry Hotel (Lion Fish) - Spoil yourself on some fabulous cocktails and good eats in the Gaslamp District. A high-class spot that doesn’t disappoint and located around all the hot spots.
b. The Nolan - San Diego is full of rooftop bars, but the Nolan seemed to be more of the locals special. Hip spot with great music and stellar views of the city
c. Winstons - Winstons is one of a kind in downtown Ocean Beach. Ocean beach tends to attract the hippie lovers of the city and Winstons grasps most of them at night. A dark and dirty basement type bar, drinks are exactly how you imagine, strong and cheap. What wins you over is the talent they bring in. Want to jam out to some insane musicians? Then head here. I promise it’ll be worth it.
5. Work out game begins here:
a. Torrey Pines - Get outdoors and head up to Torrey Pines near La Jolla. Various hiking trails provide you an array of views of San Diego. You weave from the hills to the sands on the beach for a well-rounded hike.