Sep 29, 2017 | San Diego | A Taste Of | Tad
Things to do in San Diego
Barely Scratching the surface of things to do in San Diego - One neighborhood at a time
The fine art of just hanging out may have come from locals lucky enough to call San Diego home and their laid-back lifestyle living near the beach, with its year-round sun.
Beyond the beaches and sun (over 30 miles of waterfront), there are all kinds of fun adventure to be found from a list of parks, zoos, museums, boardwalks, aquariums, boutiques, shops, marinas, restaurants, hotels, attractions found in and around San Diego's city limits. Perhaps the best way to break all of this down, would be to offer some of the highlights from a few of the distinct neighborhoods in town.
Little Italy is a charming, terrific, foodie favorite restaurant district. This neighborhood, as its name sugests, is rich in Italian culture and offers the chance to stroll the streets through the Farmers Market, by the maritime museum, and to one of many art galleries. Little Italy is a fun location that's always worth the visit.
Delicious Tip: Ballast Point has a tap hous in Little Italy that is worth stopping by for one of their famous brews.
Historic Old Town San Diego. A State park with the origins to the very beginning of when San Diego and California was first settled. Home to several museums too.
The Marina District stretches along the harbor past the Midway Museum, which houses the retired USS Midway aircraft carrier. This attraction is unimaginably huge, in both structure and historical importance and a terrific educational attraction.
Gaslamp District is to the east of the Marina District and is the hub of enthusiast daytime tourism as well as a very busy nightlife scene, with a host of tasty restaurants, and locals out and about. Check out Horton Plaza, a multi-level shopping plaza while you're in the area.
East Village: The headliner here is Major League Baseball's Padres home stadium, Petco Park BUT it is a fast-growing neighborhood with terrific shops and tastiest restaurants and bars all next to the welcoming harbor front.
Beautiful beaches, incredible weather, friendly people, San Diego is a real discovery or rediscovery with every visit.