Boasting endless coastlines and sunshine, majestic natural scenery, world-class attractions and excellent food and wine, we think San Diego’s self-proclaimed title of America’s Finest City is pretty close to the mark. Read on for our pick of the best ‘Eat-Stay-Play’ reasons to pack your bags for this hot Southern Californian town.
To call the La Jolla coastline spectacular is an understatement. It boasts an amazing mixture of enormous cliff faces and golden sand coves, making it the ideal spot to soak up the view from a board. Rent a board from the Surf Diva Surf School – it caters for every level of rider, from rookie to old pro.
With acclaimed chef Richard Blais at the helm, Juniper & Ivy has emerged as one of chicest and tastiest restaurants on the West Coast. An absolute must-do.
The Hard Rock Hotel is a contemporary retreat amidst the hustle and bustle of San Diego. Not only is it in a great location, but it’s also home to one of the celeb-fave Nobu restaurants, a rooftop pool with private cabanas and a top-notch spa and fitness centre.
With 17 museums, 19 different gardens and the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park is considered the cultural hub of San Diego. Spend an afternoon meandering through this urban oasis, doing as much or as little as you please.
Sunday brunch at the luxurious beachside Hotel Del Coronado is a real treat thanks to its extensive and extravagant menu. Expect regionally-inspired dishes as well as international cuisine paired with fresh mimosas.
Finally, calling all adrenaline junkies! Imagine soaring over picturesque ocean cliffs, the wind whistling past your ears as you take in the view for miles. That’s what awaits you if you pluck up the courage to hang glide Torrey Pines. Need any more reasons to pack your bags?