Old-world charm and five-star service make
the Fairmont Grand Del Mar a luxurious stay.
Be sure to dine at the award-winning Addison restaurant. The Lodge at Torrey Pines,
a study in Craftsman elegance, overlooks the
famed golf course. Oceanfront paradise Beach
Village at Hotel del Coronado has its own
private beach club and offers private chef
dinners and butler-style service. Or check in
to the charming Pantai Inn, a stunner with
million-dollar La Jolla coastal views, lush
gardens and Balinese-inspired decor.
Seasonal menus, tables topped with white
linen, rich mahogany wood and artful service can be found at Grant Grill in downtown’s US Grant Hotel, a landmark built
in 1910. At Tidal, a high-design waterfront
restaurant at Paradise Point Resort, savor
Pacific Island flavors and craft cocktails. In
the mood for fine meats? Donovan’s Steakhouse, both downtown and in La Jolla, has
prime cuts and the right wines for pairing.
The Pier Café in Seaport Village serves up
succulent seafood and sexy views of the
bay and Coronado Bridge, while the nearby
Harbor House calls for oysters and Champagne on the patio. After strolling through
the village of La Jolla, slip into Whisknladle
for a leisurely lunch of farm-fresh cuisine.
For a casual yet colorful Mexican experience, Casa Sol y Mar has fresh ceviche,
fish tacos and giant “birdbath” margaritas.
When you’re in the mood to dine next to the
crashing surf, the deck at Sea180 Coastal
Tavern is ideal for a sunny brunch of lemon
ricotta blueberry French toast or crab Benedicts with bloody marys.
Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the city and
coastline with Rotor Zen Helicopters.
Charter the Adventuress Luxury Catamaran
for a private Champagne-infused sunset
cruise and dinner. Soar over Del Mar
with Magical Adventure Balloon Rides or
take a trip over the vineyards and bucolic
countryside of nearby Temecula. The
California Tower at the Museum of Man has
reopened, a perfect vantage point for views
of gorgeous Balboa Park. Pamper yourself at
Willows Spa at Viejas Casino with a Lucky
in Love Couples Staycation treatment for
two, including a couple’s massage, facial,
pedicure and gourmet lunch.
LAVISH HOTELS, HAUTE CUISINE AND POSH ADVENTURES MAKE SAN DIEGO
A PRIME SPOT FOR A ROMANTIC RENDEZVOUS OR INDULGENT HOLIDAY
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