A Guide to San Diego When Attending a Conference

Whether you’re in town for a big convention or conference, you’ll find your nights in San Diego may be filled with some downtime. But you don’t need to waste time wandering around or doing research places to go, only to end up with more options than you know what to do with. Our quick guide to the San Diego Convention Center has you covered.

Activities to Enjoy

 

Shopping – Gaslamp Quarter

Right across the street from the San Diego Convention Center, the Gaslamp Quarter is full of shops, restaurants and beautiful sights to take in.

Attraction – San Diego Zoo

San Diego is home to one of the largest and most famous zoos in the world. Just a short drive north of the convention center, the San Diego Zoo is a must visit, especially if you are taking a bleisure trip.

Golfing – Torrey Pines

Home of the 2008 U.S. Open and as well as the Farmers Insurance Open, Torrey Pines is one of those legendary courses where golf lovers need to play at least once in their life. Reservations are often required well in advance.

Restaurants to Try

 

Tacos – Oscar’s Mexican Seafood

With San Diego right on the water, you can expect to find great seafood all over town. Fish tacos are what this city is particularly known for, and some of the best – and cheapest are found right behind beautiful Petco Park – just a short walk or ride from the convention center.

Breakfast – Cafe 222

Conventions can take a lot out of you! Make sure you start your day off right with a hearty breakfast. One of the best places in town is Cafe 222 – a local spot that has everything you could ever dream in your breakfast fantasies.

Japanese – Nobu

Eating at Nobu is equivalent to taking a trip across the pond to Japan and dining in elegance. From fresh sushi to tempura to exquisite wagyu beef from Japan, there is something new and delicious for everyone to try.

Places to Grab a Drink

 

Local Brews – Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers

Don’t miss a game or a meal at Cold Beer and Cheeseburgers. Aptly named, this establishment has a laundry list of beers as well as all the delicious burgers you could ever want.

Great Views – Fair Weather Rooftop Bar

Take in the San Diego skyline and admire Petco Park from this rooftop bar serving up delicious cocktails. A very short walk from Petco, you’ll find all the classics, as well as Fair Weather Rooftoop’s unique hand-crafted drinks.

Fun Atmosphere – Prohibition Lounge

Step back in time with this ’20s themed secret bar that has an energy worth experiencing. With a list of drinks you’ve never heard of, this is a great place to sit back and relax – but make sure you dress for the times!

 


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