When in San Diego

I’ve had some friends move to San Diego. Since I used to live there, this is a list of things to do and try.


Breweries 🍺🍻

This deserved its own section. These breweries are spread amongst San Diego. Always ask the brewer/tender where to go next, they know more.

Pacific Beach (PB) 🏴‍☠️

A surf “college” town, but lots of food, drinks, etc. Grand Ave is the “main street”, but the beauty of PB is the beach.

Fact: You used to be able to drink on the beach (like with kegs), until 2007 where the fight between July 4th beach party-goers and Police broke out.

Solana Beach

Standard beach-side town. Easily drive-through but a good place to stop.


This is a classic surf-side town. Tony Hawk is from here!

Del Mar

Just park and walk around.

La Jolla

La Jolla is like Cherry Creek (with Boulder) on the beach. Expensive and beautiful houses everywhere.

Hillcrest 🏳️‍🌈

This is the most excellent neighborhood downtown. Stay here. Coffee shops, restaurants, etc. This place has grown so much, and I couldn’t tell you what’s there anymore.

Old Town 🇲🇽

Tourist trap of an authenticate Mexican town. I don’t recall this being worth it.