San Diego Favorites

I get asked quite often by friends or blog readers visiting from out of town what they should see, do, eat in San Diego.  So I've compiled a list for you of my favorites in San Diego!  This list is ever-evolving.  But after living here for 14 years, we definitely have our favorites!  Below is my list.  Then below that are photos that link to my blog posts about some of my favorite places. :-)

Sights To See:
Balboa Park (park itself + museums)
Hotel Del Coronado & Coronado beach
La Jolla Cove
Gaslamp District downtown
Embarcadero & Seaport Village
Petco Park (if you're into baseball)
Encinitas (laid back beach town north of SD)
Hillcrest (diverse neighborhood with lots of food and shops)
San Diego Zoo & Safari Park (two diff locations)
Sea World Old Town Historical Park
Mission San Diego de Alcala
USS Midway Museum
Star of India ship

Places to eat: 
Point Loma Seafoods (halibut sandwich is amazing)
Phil's BBQ (long wait)
Burger Lounge (grass-fed beef)
Santouka Ramen
Hotel Del Coronado Sun Deck
Moo Time Creamery
Pacifica Breeze Cafe
Whisknladle (La Jolla)
Cafe Sevilla (Spanish tapas)
Crest Cafe (awesome breakfast in Hillcrest)
Sushi Ota in Pacific Beach (top of the line sushi)
Dumpling Inn (authentic Chinese)
Punjabi Tandoor (THE best Indian food in San Diego, regardless of price)
Pizzeria Bruno (authentic Italian brick oven pizza)
Borgiornos (NY style pizza)
Bread & Cie (favorite bakery - get the Belgian brownies)

My blog posts:


  1. Thanks Christine!!! My brother just moved down there...and you know how us Asians like to eat!! :))) Looking forward to trying out all the fun places you recommended when we go visit!!

  2. OMG Christine! So glad you put this here! I must have missed this section because I'm usually going through your Archives! LOL! What a dummy! Anyhow, so glad I saw this section and will refer to it whenever I want to try something different! Thank you!


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