Exciting outdoor adventures, hearty meals, cool hotels and the country’s best craft
beer make San Diego the ideal spot for an action-packed getaway with the boys.
For downtown stays, check into the centrally located Westin San Diego
Gaslamp Quarter (910 Broadway Circle) or the Declan Suites (701 A St.), steps
away from the action in Cortez Hill. Request the top floor at the Manchester
Grand Hyatt San Diego ( 1 Market Place) for 40-story high panoramas of city
and sea or peek into Petco Park from a room in the luxurious Omni San
Diego, with an outdoor terrace and heated pool (675 L St.) At Pacific Terrace
Hotel (610 Diamond St.), surf breaks and sand await right out the door at this
Pacific Beach favorite. Oceanfront Pier South Resort (800 Seacoast Drive) serves
up gorgeous views and enjoyable on-site dining at SEA180° Coastal Tavern.
Start the day right at Brian’s 24 (828 Sixth
Ave.) and fuel up on Baja carne asada omelets
and multigrain hotcakes. Get your barbecue
fix at Brazen BBQ Smokehouse (441 Washington St.), home to delish smoked, award-winning ribs. For a memorable night out, hit
the San Diego branch of the infamous western-themed Coyote Ugly Saloon (820 Fifth Ave.).
Beer-o-philes and pub grubbers should
experience Hamilton’s Tavern (1521 30th St.)
for house-made hop sausage and one of the
best beer lineups in the country while The
Field Irish Pub (544 Fifth Ave.) rocks hearty
homemade Irish classics.
Take to the skies for a memorable ride with Air Group One (1921 N. Marshall Ave., El Cajon) and fly over the coast in a beautifully restored World
War II Warbird. Go on a sport-fishing expedition with H&M Landing and
fish the coastline from Imperial Beach to Point Loma (2803 Emerson St.)
or spend a relaxing day on the links at Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club, followed by a burger on the greenside terrace (14050 Carmel
Ridge Road). Venture south and see Tijuana like a local with Turista Libre
( turistalibre.com), whose atypical tours explore the city’s taco shops, craft
breweries and other quirky points of interest.
Take a custom craft beer tour
for an insider’s look at the
local suds scene with stops
at several breweries.
Get some friends together
to peddle this 16-passenger
“party on wheels” on a lively
tour with stops for beer.
Private tours are available,
or you can book single seats.
Take a three-wheeled car for
a spin past several key sights
on a GPS-guided audio tour.
Each car fits two people and
you can go at your own pace,
or join a group tour.
2100 Kettner Blvd.,
Bike & Kayak Tours
Explore the sea cliffs and
caves along the La Jolla shoreline (and get a great upper-body workout in the process)
with a guided tour through the
La Jolla Ecological Reserve.
2158 Avenida de la Playa,
SEE & DISCOVER
should plan their
trip to coincide
with home-based San Diego