CANDLELIT DINNERS, POSH HOTELS, AND
INDULGENT ADVENTURES MAKE SAN DIEGO
A PERFECT PLACE FOR A HAUTE HOLIDAY OR
Beach Village at Hotel Del Coronado, a secluded enclave of stylish cottages and villas, indulges guests with its private pools,
exclusive beach club, a personal concierge, in-room chef service
and more. Pendry San Diego in the heart of the vibrant Gaslamp
Quarter blends classic Southern California style with modern
luxury, and features hip restaurants and bars. La Valencia, a
Mediterranean-style resort, has swanky seaside villas, sumptuous
seafood, and an unforgettable pool setting just steps from the La
Jolla coastline. At Hilton San Diego Bayfront, relax at the blissful, full-service Spa Aquazul, take a dip in the heated saltwater
pool, and stop in for a bite at one of its six eateries.
The pinnacle of fine dining in San Diego, Addison at the
Fairmont Grand Del Mar offers artisanal, French-inspired
tasting menus envisioned by chef William Bradley, a four-time James Beard Award nominee. Enjoy the sexy ambience,
innovative cocktails and delectable cuisine at The Patio on
Goldfinch, or indulge in a romantic dinner at Donovan’s Steak
& Chop House downtown before the symphony or theater.
Pop into Market Restaurant & Bar in Del Mar for sensational
seasonal dishes by renowned chef Carl Schroeder. At Park
Hyatt Aviara’s Vivace, sit fireside and savor chef Kevin
McCarthy’s tasting menus—think palate pleasers like rabbit
sausage with frisée and nectarines, or sublime scratch pasta
with duck confit and foie gras.
Create a custom whale-watching adventure complete with craft
cocktails with Xplore Offshore, or learn how to helm the ship
yourself with Sail San Diego. Sip Champagne and gaze upon
coastal canyons from above with Compass Balloons, or get a
bird’s-eye view with San Diego Helicopter Tours. Taste the
terroir with San Diego Winery Tours, which offers guided outings
through our bucolic wine country.
Watch the waves wash up against the picture windows at French Master
Chef Bernard Guillas’ acclaimed High Tide Breakfast while you enjoy Grand
Marnier chocolate French toast, wild mushroom frittatas and mimosas. The
seasonal dinner menu features Humboldt Fog goat cheese brûlée, absinthe
butter basted lobster tail or orange ginger glazed swordfish. Or don an apron
and learn to how to cook French delicacies like a pro during Guillas and chef
de cuisine Ron Oliver’s interactive classes, followed by a three-course meal
with wine pairings.