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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

New American Restaurant
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“Located in the Pier South Resort, SEA180 is a perfect spot to visit for happy hour with views of the ocean and pier.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Park
“A nice easy trail to the ocean. Tons of wildflowers, and right along the border with Mexico. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great food, big portions! Choose hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, fries and IPA beers. Eat inside, outside patio or take it to go! The beach is one block west!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
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“Katy is a wonderful lady, barista and surfer! The atmosphere is laid back and right on the water.”
  • 20 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Good prices, Good portions, Family friendly, Grill your own steak on Thursday nights. Everyone loves it.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“This is first-rate Thai food at affordable prices, plus they are right across from the beach! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Great food, cant decide which Thai restaurant I like the best in this town.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“We love the free flowing champagne for Sunday brunch. The seabass is a favorite and the service and location is awesome.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Street tacos like you havent tried before, we all love them. Its a hole in the wall place with "just tacos". Fantastic! must try.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Second oldest in San Diego and furthest South/West bar in US. Deck, live music, great drinks, pool tables, hang with the locals.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“You can look at the murals painted on the border wall and they sometimes have events there related to migrants in the US. There is a lighthouse and some gardens. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Family-owned since 1940-something, this is authentic Italian food at its best. Try the lasagna; to die for!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“El muro fronterizo que divide a Estados Unidos y México en Playas de Tijuana”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“Interesting landmark at the edge of the talked about fence between the two countries. You can walk along the beach of the "malecón" where you can have freshly cut coconuts and inexpensive seafood. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Great bird watching on a non-strenuous trail which is constantly changing with the rise of the tides. Bring sunblock and binoculars.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Imperial Beach is a top bird watching destination with around 370 species of birds. Visit the estuary and observe wildlife all around you!”
  • 3 locals recommend