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Best things to do in San Diego

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Rock Club
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“This is an amazing venue for taking in a concert! This is the place dreams are make of!”
121 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Upscale Outdoor Mall with a skating rink. Within walking distance! Eateries include: Javier's, Red Robin, Craft Pizza, Great Kahn's Mongolian Festival, Jersey Mikes, Kabab Grill, 85C Bakery, Larsen's Steakhouse, etc. ”
145 locals recommend
Lodging
“Famous, old school hotel on the best beach in town. Good, but pricey brunch on the weekends, too. ”
204 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“If you're looking for discounts, the Las Americas Premium Outlets is located on the US Mexico border. Just make sure you exit at the right place or you'll need a passport to get back home.”
51 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Lots of great restaurants and shopping down one main strip. Parking is tough, so this is a good time to ride share.”
245 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Adjacent to Mission Beach, Pacific Beach (PB) is well known for its college students, bars/clubs/hangouts and tons of scooters which drive drivers crazy. If drinking is your thing, you'll find it on Garnet Avenue, everything from The Local Pub to the cavernous 3 story Mavericks, to Moonshine Beach for your country music needs. Do us all a favor, don't try to drive/park there - take a rideshare or bike or walk. Farmers Market is excellent on Tuesday, year round, from 2-7 on Bayard Street between Grand/Garnet. Lots of eatieries - some of our favorites are listed under "Food Scene".”
183 locals recommend
Beach
“Boardwalk is young and busy. Can walk along the boardwalk all the way to Pacific Beach, and walk along the bay. Nice if you've never been but parking can be tough.”
128 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
Italian Restaurant
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“This restaurant serves great wood fired oven pizza. Would recommend to make a reservation. Located in South Park near downtown.”
152 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The name is a pretty efficient explanation for this one! At sunset the cliffs area comes alive with people out to capture the unobstructed views of the sun dipping behind the ocean. But don't be fooled; morning walks, daytime secret cove swims sightseeing Sunday drives are all just as impressive here.”
194 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“We are only 25 miles from the beautiful San Diego Convention Center. Home of Comic Con!”
136 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Birch Aquarium at Scripps is an aquarium and the public outreach center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. Come see the Giant Black Sea Bass, Garibaldi, Leopard Sharks, & other San Diego locals. Experience the ocean world and learn what it takes to understand and protect our planet. ”
110 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
Shopping Centre
“This place is a maze. it's a very unique outdoor mall in the middle of downtown. pretty cool”
92 locals recommend
Spa
“Ocean Beach in San Diego is a neighborhood unlike any other, which is why it is definitely worth taking the time to enjoy on a deeper level. From craft breweries to biker bars, antique stores to surf shops, farmers markets to street fairs - OB has it all! Soak up that California sun and cool off in the rolling surf out front... Clap along with everyone on the beachfront as the sun dips beneath the Pacific Ocean to close out another day... Enjoy live music at Winstons or the Harp... Stroll through the artisan stalls at the Wednesdsay evening Farmers Markets on Newport Avenue... While it won't be voted the most sparkling neighborhood in San Diego the beach is always clean, the streets are safe to walk, people are friendly and the smiles stretch for miles! ”
164 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