With shops, entertainment, great eating and more for blocks and blocks, San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is a traveller’s paradise. Located in downtown San Diego, the area is considered a historic district, boasting incredible architecture, much of which was built in the Victorian era. Shop, dine, dance and enjoy a drink in style.
Financial District (core district)
Located in the heart of San Diego, the Core district is the financial hub of the city. And while there’s plenty of business to be done in the area, there are also great opportunities to play. An increase in the number of condos in the area has seen businesses follow, meaning there’s no shortage of shopping and dining options.
Mission Bay needs to be seen to be believed. This man-made aquatic park spans over 4,000 acres, and features incredible opportunities for bird watching, camping, fishing, golf and more. Prefer to simply hang out in the sun? Enjoy 19 miles of beaches (on foot or by bike), warm water, and rowing before visiting SeaWorld.
When a city’s name means “by the sea,” you know the ocean will always be nearby. This small city has plenty to offer: picturesque golf, pristine nature, some of the world’s best beaches, lots of great shopping opportunities, antique shows and more. And of course there’s the Del Mar racetrack, a staple of the community.
Nearly half of Torrey Pines’ 2,600-acre landscape is comprised of parks and open spaces, making it a great choice for connecting with nature — including with the area’s rare but stunning namesake tree.
La Jolla has a bit of everything, much of which you can see from the high cliffs in the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve: lagoons, rare torrey pine trees, incredible wildlife and more. But the neighborhood itself is decidedly modern, with some of the priciest housing in the country as well as Torrey Pines Golf Course, home of some of golf’s greatest rounds.
Located in northwest San Diego, this cozy coastal community is one of the city’s newer neighborhoods, but is steeped in just as much fun as everywhere else. From small cafés to coastal cuisine, classic cocktails and beyond, you’ll find it served in the area. Check out the spectacular parks in the area as well.
Sitting across San Diego Bay from the town of the same name, Coronado is nicknamed “The Crown City.” A stroll down Orange Ave. and the many restaurants, theaters, and shops, or a visit to the town’s award-winning beaches will prove the moniker hits the mark. Don’t forget to poke your head into the legendary Hotel del Coronado, built in 1888.
Commercial and residential meet in San Diego’s Columbia neighborhood. Located near Little Italy and home to the Maritime Museum as well as the incredible Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, the water’s never far away. Take a stroll along the water and grab a bite to eat (including incredible seafood), then wander back and enjoy the sounds of the ocean and the stately palm trees.