The best way to understand a place is to see it through the eyes of a local. With these tips for things to do in San Diego, you'll get to see our city like a local and love it the way we do.
Beach Like a Local
San Diego is all about the shoreline. No wonder; we have 70 miles of coast, and we make the most of every inch of it. For a stroll in the sunshine, any beach will do. But you can't miss La Jolla Shores, perfect for kayaking, and La Jolla Cove, for great snorkeling. San Diegans learn to surf like they learn to walk, and Del Mar has great waves almost any time. There's plenty of beach fun outside of the water, too. Check out the rides and arcade games at Belmont Park.
Eat Like a Local
California cuisine is fresh, so head to the Pacific Beach Farmers Market for a bite and to browse the crafts on sale. We draw heavily on our Mexican heritage for food, and you'll find great choices through Old Town and elsewhere. You don't have to wait for lunch or dinner to enjoy Mexican; you find burritos on the menu and salsa on the table even at breakfast.
Drink Like a Local
You'll find local wineries in Temecula, just an hour outside San Diego, but you don't have to go far to drink local beer. San Diego is the country's biggest craft beer city, and there are over 115 breweries in town.
See the Sunset Like a Local
With the Pacific at our door, our sunsets are spectacular. Head to Sunset Cliffs and your view can include dolphins and whales silhouetted against the orange sky. Or take in an urban sunset view with a ferry ride to Coronado or a harbor dinner cruise. Just glance back over your shoulder to see our gorgeous skyline reflecting the end of day colors.
Get Local Tips from the Locals
The Dana is just a few miles from all the best of San Diego, making it easy for you to take in all the local attractions. Need more suggestions? We've got plenty, so just ask. Our friendly staff will do everything we can to help you get the best visitor or local San Diego experience possible.