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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.

Museum
“Whether you decided to go into the museum or just walk around you wont be disappointed. There is so much to see including the kissing statue. Be sure to check Groupon for a discount on tickets. ”
  • 251 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Discover the Mexican heritage of San Diego along with great dining options and handicraft shops.”
  • 365 locals recommend
National Park
“Excellent place with awesome views. I think its the best place in San Diego for views. National Parks pass is free to enter $10 per vehicle”
  • 304 locals recommend
Lodging
“Awesome evening walk, beautiful beach and this is where Frank Baum wrote some of the Wizard of Oz. Set for OZ in the movie was inspired by this hotel ”
  • 205 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Although the terrain can get a bit rough it is worth it in the end. The views, especially at sunset, are gorgeous. ”
  • 196 locals recommend
Spa
“The most local feeling beach, with lots of interesting people to watch. The pier is an awesome walk, tide pools below it are fun to explore at low tide. Surfers are always there and at the north end is a dog beach. Hodads has great burgers. A fun place to spend a day. ”
  • 168 locals recommend
Salon / Barbershop
“Go straight down the 94 freeway and then 5 south and over the Coronado bridge. It’s 15 min away ”
  • 191 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“In Ocean Beach. Many locals think these are the best burgers in San Diego. Watch for lines at lunch.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Park
“This is also a must-see it’s really amazing it’s good to walk on the cliffs and also ride your bikes along the road of the cliffs”
  • 100 locals recommend
Bar
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“MY FAVORITE TACO PLACE IN SAN DIEGO. Lots of different fish taco choices under $4.00 Happy hour M-F 3-6 pm $2.75 I haven't eaten anything else”
  • 128 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“They have ocean views! Super casual restaurant & pub serving breakfast, lunch & dinner with American, seafood, Mexican, & eclectic options. Get there early to get a good spot to watch the sunset.”
  • 129 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Amazing food, great people watching and all around a local OB spot not to miss. There are two locations in OB, they are that good!”
  • 101 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Enjoy a stroll on San Diego's largest pier, has a nice cafe on the pier as well.”
  • 45 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
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“ WELCOME TO OLD TOWN SAN DIEGO OLD TOWN is the historic heart of San Diego. Created in 1769, Old Town San Diego was California’s first settlement with only a mission and a fort. Wander through lush gardens or browse at one of the many specialty shops for treasures from around the world. Indulge in authentic Mexican food at one of the many restaurants or dance to the strolling mariachis. Pause to reflect at the fountains at Fiesta de Reyes and in the Bazaar del Mundo and plan a day or two to visit the dozens of historic sites. Take a tour of a haunted building and spend a day at one of the many museums. Year round, Old Town is the place for food, folklore, and fun. Visit Old Town, celebrate San Diego’s heritage, and bask in early California ambiance. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is in the center of Old Town. Here you can experience life from the early Mexican-American period of 1821-1872 through rich living history programs. Watch forms come to life at the blacksmith and woodworker shops, and read a newspaper from the 19th century. Old Town San Diego, where Interstate 5 and Interstate 8 meet, is nestled in the heart of San Diego. Old Town is just across the street from the San Diego Trolley Old Town Transit Center, across the freeway from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) and a short drive from most San Diego destinations. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Dog Run
“Nice dog beach with small waves. Long walk on sand to get to the beach. Your dog must be on leash until you get to the beach. But the dogs have fun once they get there. Hose available in the park by the street to wash your dog off.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Often on the top beaches in California, Coronado is also home to the Hotel Del where many a movie star and presidents have stayed. Hotel Del also does movies on the beach, so be sure to look at there schedule to opt for a movie in the sand with the whole family. There is plenty to do on the island. and getting there is also fun, from taking the fiery or the bridge the views will blow you away. (be sure to visit moo times for delicious ice cream). On main street you will find it all, restaurants, shops, cafes, and ice cream shops. Be sure to visit”
  • 84 locals recommend