26 | sandiego.org Fall/Winter 2015-16
Just off the beaten path, central
San Diego is home to an eclectic
assortment of entertainment, shopping
and dining. From afternoon tea to an
evening ghost tour, there is always
something fun to do.
Enjoy farm-fresh eats at The
Red Door (741 W. Washington
St.), oysters and nouveau-
American at Brooklyn Girl
(4033 Goldfinch St.) and a lively
social scene at The Patio on
Goldfinch (4020 Goldfinch St.).
Maison en Provence
This charming boutique
stocks pottery, kitchen towels,
tablecloths, lavender, toys and
quilts imported from Provence.
820 Fort Stockton Drive
Browse locally made souvenirs such as stationery, soy
candles or home décor items
at this quaint gift shop that
serves mimosas to Saturday
1620 W. Lewis St.
Cheese fans flock to this
fromage fave for cheeses
from around the world. The
pre-packed cheese and
charcuterie plates are perfect
for an impromptu picnic.
754 W. Washington St.
CHRISTOPHER’S ON CONGRESS
Post up at this comfy courtyard bar for a glass of California wine or a pint of Mexican craft beer. The monthly
wine pairing dinners are worth splurging on.
2539 Congress St., #A, Old Town
RIVERWALK GOLF CLUB
Hit the links at three nine-hole courses framed by
mature trees, right in the heart of Mission Valley. The
pro shop will set you up with rental clubs if you aren’t
traveling with your own set.
1150 Fashion Valley Road, Mission Valley
WHALEY HOUSE MUSEUM
This classic example of Greek Revival architecture is
better known as a haunted house. Late-night ghost
hunting tours are offered several times per month.
2476 San Diego Ave., Old Town
Stop in here to check out designer collectible toys,
graphic art prints and the huge selection of kendamas—
a fun and addictive wooden ball-and-cup toy from Japan
that strengthens hand-eye coordination (and can keep
kids entertained for hours).
2445 Juan St., Old Town
CORAL TREE TEA HOUSE
Sip tea and enjoy finger sandwiches and pastries at this
charming teahouse in a lovingly preserved Victorian
home in Heritage Park. It’s even more fun if you borrow
a fancy hat or fascinator from the wall display.
2490 Heritage Park Row, Old Town
Head here to custom build the burger of your dreams
on an iPad. The seemingly endless options for toppings
include unique items like jalapeño bacon, roasted poblano
peppers and a slew of flavored mayos and sauces.
7007 Friars Road, #356, Mission Valley
Built in 1857,
SHOP AND DINE
once home to
and the first
The Whaley House
Riverwalk Golf Club