Best things to do in San Diego

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.
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1. Balboa Park
897local recommendations
Gina
Gina says “As one traveler put it: "This is the green and leafy heart of the city where a multitude of activiti...” ·
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2. Torrey Pines State Reserve
12600 N Torrey Pines Rd
289local recommendations
Genevieve
Genevieve says “Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is 2,000 acres of coastal state park located in the community of ...” ·
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3. San Diego Zoo
2920 Zoo Dr
734local recommendations
Gina
Gina says “The roar of a lion from the Panama-California International Exposition in 1915 inspired Dr. Harry We...” ·
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4. La Jolla Cove
319local recommendations
Nicole
Nicole says “La Jolla Cove is an unforgettable beach in San Diego ideal for snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking an...” ·
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5. Oscar’s Mexican Seafood
703 Turquoise St
114local recommendations
Scott
Scott says “Best Fish tacos and street tacos around. Hole-in-the-wall order and sit or take out. Homemade hot ...” ·
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6. Carnitas' Snack Shack - North Park
2632 University Ave
109local recommendations
Ryan
Ryan says “A meat lover's paradise - casual place that you order at the window and hang out at cool tables on t...” ·
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7. Buona Forchetta - South Park
3001 Beech St
113local recommendations
Kate
Kate says “Some of the best pizza and homemade pasta you can eat outside of Italy. It's popular, they don't tak...” ·
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8. South Beach Bar & Grille
5059 Newport Ave
112local recommendations
Drew, Neal, And Aimee
Drew, Neal, And Aimee says “Lively eatery offering ocean views, seafood-focused Mexican fare & a huge selection of microbrews. W...” ·
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9. Wonderland Ocean Pub
5083 Santa Monica Ave
96local recommendations
Chuck & Helen
Chuck & Helen says “Best ocean view in OB! Belly up to the window seat along the perimeter of restaurant and order a c...” ·
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10. Urban Solace
3823 30th St
95local recommendations
Peter & Rosario
Peter & Rosario says “Never have I ever had a bad meal here. It's French inspired and wow it's fantastic. The parking in...” ·
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11. Polite Provisions
4696 30th St
95local recommendations
Carmen
Carmen says “Cocktails, cocktails, cocktails! Great vibe, does get busy, especially on weekends. Food available f...” ·
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12. USS Midway Museum
910 N Harbor Dr
188local recommendations
Alexis & Lamine
Alexis & Lamine says “This floating retired aircraft carrier in San Diego Bay is a must see while visiting San Diego. The...” ·
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13. Hodad's
5010 Newport Ave
101local recommendations
William
William says “One of Ocean Beach’s most iconic restaurants, Hodads’, established in 1969, has the world’s best ham...” ·
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14. Hamilton's Tavern
1521 30th St
96local recommendations
Matthew
Matthew says “Best beer bar in the city. Try a IIPA if you want an assault on your senses. The Palate Wrecker IIIP...” ·
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15. SeaWorld San Diego
500 Sea World Dr
469local recommendations
Mia
Mia says “SeaWorld San Diego is an animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium, and marine mammal park, lo...” ·
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16. Blind Lady Ale House
3416 Adams Ave
84local recommendations
Thomas
Thomas says “This is a fun beer house, pizza parlor. Also the area is nice for walking and exploring other bars, ...” ·
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17. Fashion Valley
7007 Friars Rd
229local recommendations
Randy
Randy says “Fashion Valley has it all. Only 8 minutes away by Uber....Shop til you Drop......Everything you cou...” ·
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18. Station Tavern
2204 Fern St
90local recommendations
Matthew
Matthew says “Wanna drink, good food, and a kiddie play area? This excellent neighborhood restaurant is usually pa...” ·
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19. OB Noodle House & Sake Bar
2218 Cable St
89local recommendations
Chuck & Helen
Chuck & Helen says “Good Vietnamese-fusion. Good vibes. Good beer selection. Filming completed on 4/21/13 for Guy Fie...” ·
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20. World Famous
711 Pacific Beach Dr
73local recommendations
Janet & Scott
Janet & Scott says “Seafood & Steaks. They offer brunch, lunch, and dinner. Tuesday nights the bar area has $1 shrimp ta...” ·
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21. Gaslamp Quarter
332local recommendations
Gina
Gina says “The Heart of San Diego's Nightlife Rising from the 16 square-blocks are Victorian-era buildings and...” ·
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22. Kono's Cafe
704 Garnet Ave
70local recommendations
Craig
Craig says “Kono's is somewhat of a local institution, mainly a breakfast spot, but also some good lunch. Simpl...” ·
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23. Petco Park
100 Park Blvd
258local recommendations
Nico
Nico says “Petco Park is an open-air ballpark in downtown San Diego, California, USA. It opened in 2004, replac...” ·
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24. Hash House A Go Go
3628 Fifth Ave
68local recommendations
Christopher
Christopher says “Not sure if this place has ever been featured on "Man vs. Food" but it should be. Great food in giga...” ·
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25. George's at the Cove
1250 Prospect St
76local recommendations
Genevieve
Genevieve says “Our favorite restaurant for the quality of the food and the ocean view! Executive chef Trey Foshee ...” ·
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26. Rocky's Crown Pub
3786 Ingraham St
85local recommendations
House
House says “Seinfeld fan? Does the phrase "No Soup For You" ring a bell? This would be SD's "No Burger For You" ...” ·
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27. Snooze an A.M. Eatery
3940 Fifth Ave
66local recommendations
Theodore
Theodore says “Are you a breakfast connoisseur? Then this is the spot for you. Snooze is everything you could want ...” ·
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28. Turf Supper Club
1116 25th St
70local recommendations
Niki & Ian
Niki & Ian says “The best affordable steakhouse in San Diego... strong drinks, cook your own steaks (completely worth...” ·
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29. CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach
951 Newport Center Dr
68local recommendations
Amy
Amy says “This is THE social spot to see and be seen. Hip, elegant and cozy. Quite a difficult balance to achi...” ·
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30. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
5627 La Jolla Blvd
70local recommendations
Memuna
Memuna says “Nice coffee shop with guitar on Sundays. It's a really nice coffee shop on par with Panikan's. I lo...” ·