SAN DIEGO CITY GUIDE
“You stay classy, San Diego.” – Anchorman
San Diego was my home back in 2010 when my family and I lived in Coronado. San Diego is unlike any other place. With loads of sunshine, lush green trees, and a laid back southern California vibe, it's the perfect place to live a healthy lifestyle. As a resident of 92118, I spent my days running around the island, I'd ride my bike to yoga at the community center, and played lots of tennis at Coronado Tennis Center, as well as clubs around the San Diego area. San Diego has some of the best food, culture, music, and sports, and I hope you find your way there sooner than later! It will steal your heart!
There are so many great neighborhoods within San Diego County it would be difficult to include them all. I'll share where I've spent time and some of my favorite places. The great thing about San Diego is there's always something new and exciting going on, whatever you're into, there's something for everyone in sunny SD.
Tennis courts and clubs are abundant in this large city. As always, visit their websites for directions on reserving a court or signing up for lessons or clinics.
Professional Tennis Tournaments
Where to Stay?
Here are my favorites.
The great thing about staying downtown is being so close to great restaurants, bars, nightlife, and of course the waterfront. Not a great place for kids, but super convenient if you don't want to rent a car.
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego The rooftop tennis court is a bonus!
Marriott Marquis San Diego
Omni San Diego Hotel Very close to Petco park if you want to catch a Padres game!
Andaz San Diego Kick off your trip with a drink at the swanky rooftop bar, always filled with a nice looking crowd and beautiful city views. Great for a couples weekend.
Hotel Del Coronado Everyone should stay here at least once.
Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa Tennis courts on the property!
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club By far one of the best places to stay for an "all tennis, all the time" getaway. Not much for nightlife, but great for families and low key groups.
MC P'S IRISH PUB I drank my first green beer here on St. Patricks Day 2010. A favorite of the Navy crowd and right on Orange so people watching is great.
BURGER LOUNGE Great grass fed burgers, salads, and brews.
THE BRIGANTINE Taco Tuesdays are great!
CLAYTONS COFFEE SHOP Best breakfast on the island. My kids always requested the song Rum & Coca Cola on the table side jukebox. Order the spicy sausage.
PARK PLACE LIQUOR & DELI Great spot to pick up deli sandwiches and snacks for the beach.
CORONADO BREWING Some of the best brews in the city!
TARTINE If you're longing for that Parisian bistro feel.
IL FORNAIO Italian on the Bay, what could be better?
LA PUERTA We never miss a stop here when we visit SD. The purple haze margarita is to die for!
NEIGHBORHOOD One of the coolest spots in downtown. Amazing food, great beer, and a hidden speakeasy.
CAFE SEVILLA I have a slight obsession with all things Spanish, so this place is a favorite of mine. Great tapas and a flamenco show. Make a reservation if you want to catch the show.
COWBOY STAR This steakhouse and butcher shop is always incredibly delicious.
EXTRAORDINARY DESSERTS Their dessert case is so beautiful, like too beautiful to eat. But definitely eat!
BURGER LOUNGE Grass fed burgers, great beer, and thick and creamy milkshakes.
HASH HOUSE A GOGO
CORONADO - quaint one of a kind shopping
EMERALD CITY SURF
PACIFIC BEACH - surf vibes and bargain finds at local thrift and vintage shops
GOODWILL INDUSTIRES OF SAN DIEGO
BLOOMS AND THREADS
GRAB A DRINK AT PACIFIC BEACH SHORE CLUB
LA JOLLA - bookstores, art galleries, surf shops
GRAB BREAKIE AT THE COTTAGE
Walk down Girard Street for great shops like:
Continue on to Prospect street for more shops and restaurants.