This historic district is home to
premier restaurants, shops, theaters
and nightlife. Rise and shine with
breakfast from The Morning After
or attempt the supersized ostrich egg
breakfast at Provisional Kitchen.
Little ones will love Sugar Factory
and The New Children’s Museum.
Peruse local artists’ work at the
Sunday Gaslamp Artisan Market.
Walking tours from the Gaslamp
Quarter Association introduce visitors
to another side of the city’s center.
Dine on tapas at Café Sevilla, Greek
fusion at Meze, or beef at upscale
steakhouse Huntress. Sample from
over 2,500 whiskies at Guinness World
Record–holder The Whiskey House,
then dance the night away at Omnia
or Parq. Nothing to wear? 5&A Dime
men’s boutique has got you covered.
Hotels, high-rises, restaurants and
breweries have breathed new life
into this former warehouse district.
Stop by Lola 55 for a much-talked-about taco. Empanada Kitchen bakes
traditional and vegetarian versions
of the Argentine specialty. WhipHand
offers hearty bites, creative cocktails
and craft beer, and fast-casual eatery
Himmelberg’s focuses on sustainably
sourced fare. Punchbowl Social is
the place for bowling, karaoke and
old-school arcade games. 10 Barrel
Brewing is infusing the Makers
Quarter development with beer, and
Amplified Ale Works has set up shop
in Fault Line Park. You & Yours
pours handcrafted cocktails with
housemade vodka and gin. And keep
an eye out for a new casual steak
concept from the owners of popular
ramen house Tajima, opening this
History buffs will love the USS
Midway M u s e u m and the historic
ships of the Maritime Museum of
San Diego. (Fun fact: the HMS
Surprise was featured in Master
and Commander and Pirates of the
Caribbean: On Stranger Tides).
Drop by Carnitas’ Snack Shack for
a pulled pork sandwich or dine on
upscale Asian-inspired fare at Animae
(opening late spring).
MANCHESTER GRAND HYATT
This luxury hotel’s towers stand out on
the San Diego skyline. The bayfront
lodge boasts 1,628 rooms, the posh
Marilyn Monroe Spa, family and adults-
only pools, and eight on-site eateries.
HARD ROCK HOTEL SAN DIEGO
Rock out at the popular hotel chain’s
downtown digs. Treat yourself to a
musical massage at the Rock Spa, dine
on Japanese seafood at Nobu and head
to the roof for Saturday pool parties.
One of downtown’s newest additions,
this Marriott International hotel comes
equipped with 126 stylish, tech-
enabled rooms, a swanky cocktail bar,
and a fun, modern vibe.
FROM THE BAY TO THE BALLPARK, DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO
IS BUZZING WITH EXCITEMENT AND ENERGY
Just past the Embarcadero lies this quaint destination. Enjoy
harbor views while meandering along cobblestone pathways
lined with boutiques, restaurants and lively performers.
Just across Pacific Highway is the open-air Headquarters
at Seaport District. Once the home of the San Diego Police
Department, the installation is filled with shops, galleries and
restaurants. A few nods to its history remain, in the form of jail
cells and police memorabilia tucked among the businesses.