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.

Downtown #

Breweries ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿป #

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) ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ #

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.

Encinitas #

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 ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ #

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 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ #

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