Sensational shopping, pampering
spas, seaside suites, beachfront
eateries and scintillating nightlife—
San Diego has it all for the perfect
Hotel (1055 Second
Ave.) exudes European sophistication
with its fountains,
sculptures, old-world furnishings
and lovely antiques.
The Double Tree
(1646 Front St.)
delivers city and
harbor views, and
easy access to the cultural charm of Little
Italy; while the Hilton San Diego Bayfront
( 1 Park Blvd.) has a stylish pool club lounge,
deluxe spa and sweeping coastal vistas.
Cool off in the rooftop pool at hotspot
Andaz San Diego (600 F St.), where guests
enjoy cabanas, cityscape views and great
nightlife. In Coronado, Glorietta Bay Inn
(1630 Glorietta Blvd.) melds modern comforts with the nostalgic past as the 89-room
boutique hotel’s centerpiece is a 100-year-
old stately mansion.
Enjoy an oceanfront lunch and views of La Jolla Cove at Brockton
Villa (1235 Coast Blvd.) an 1890s historical cottage. If craving
crêpes, artisan pizzas or homemade gelato and sweets, head to chic
bistro Chocolat (3896 Fifth Ave.) in Hillcrest. The East Village’s
Bake Sale Bakery is the perfect spot for sandwiches on homemade
bread, fresh pastries and a cooking class. Hit the daily happy hour
at Roppongi (875 Prospect St.) for tapas, sushi and Asian-fusion
bites. Seafood fans should head directly to Oceana Coastal Kitchen
(3999 Mission Blvd.) at the Catamaran Resort for alfresco dining at
the edge of Mission Bay. Grab some gourmet fish tacos at Galaxy
Taco (2259 Avenida de la Playa) after enjoying the beach scene in
La Jolla Shores. For late night, check out Kettner Exchange (2001
Kettner Blvd.) for small plates, craft cocktails and a lively DJ scene.
Explore San Diego’s thriving craft beer culture with the expert
team of Brewery Tours of San Diego (619-961-7999), so you can
sip the city’s award-winning beers and skip the driving. Enjoy the
artwork of Spanish and Italian old masters at the San Diego Museum
of Art (1450 El Prado) in the heart of Balboa Park, or take in the
modern at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s two
locations in downtown and La Jolla (1100 & 1001 Kettner Blvd.
and 700 Prospect St.). Kayak the La Jolla Sea Caves and Ecological
Reserve with Everyday California (2243 Avenida de la Playa) or don
snorkeling gear and head underwater in the company of sea lions,
garibaldi fish, harmless leopard sharks and occasional dolphins.
great art for less
with the Balboa
pass that can be
purchased for one
or annually, all
for a great price.
BEAUTY AND BLISS AFFORDABLE INDULGENCE
Get a mini facelift with the
Brow Wow treatment that
goes beyond waxing, tinting
and shaping by using Nu-FACE® technology to lift the
arch and open up the eyes.
1219 Camino Del Mar,
Melt into a recliner and
enjoy a 20-minute head,
neck and shoulder massage while your feet soak in
Chinese herbs, followed by
40 minutes of reflexology.
619 Convoy St.,
These stylish spas offer a wide
variety from Thai, hot stone
and sports massage to ionic
foot baths and infrared light
therapy to detoxify the body.
3969 First Ave., Hillcrest
and 2614 El Camino Real,
Ocean Pearl Spa
This cozy, top-notch spa
features 25-minute mini-treatments like marine mud
wraps and mint pedicures
each Thursday with sparkling wine and light bites.
5480 Grand Pacific Drive,