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Angela
Naples (Florida)

San Diego, Pacific Beach

Visiting San Diego in Sept- best places for dinner, walks, and activities?

We are staying by Pacific Beach, what are

best beach walks?

best quick dinner?

best breakfast?

all around fun places to visit?


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Estefania from Guadalajara

I just visited Downtown and i truly loved it..


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Gary from San Diego

September is a great time of year here in San Diego. The crowds thin out after Labor Day so the beaches are a little less nutty.

My favorite beach hike starts from Torrey Pines and goes up the hill passed the parking lot into the trails south, then down and back north along the beach from Flat Rock. The walk to Flat Rock from the beach parking area is also very nice. If you want a destination, start at Torrey Pines and walk north a couple miles to Del Mar and the Del Mar Plazawith great dining and shops.

Quick dinners in Pacific Beach are easy to find but my favorite spots are World Curry, Pacific Beach Fish Shop and Iron Pig Alehouse. Breakfast is good at Broken Yolk Cafe - Pacific Beach but it's even better at Brockton Villa Restaurant, a few miles north in La Jolla-- Supreme views and great food.

My favorite spots to wander in the City are: North Park, a craft beer paradise with great new restaurants and shops-- try Waypoint Public, Tacos Perla for lunch or dinner. Pigment is full of unique merch. Little Italy has an excellent farmers market every Saturday and true to the name, many excellent Italian markets and delis. For dining Wow factor try Ironside, Juniper & Ivyor Kettner Exchangefor a memorable meal. South Park is a small neighborhood with locally owned shops and very good cafes and bistros. All these areas are close to Balboa Park which could easily fill a day. The park is celebrating its centennial this year with a lot of new events and exhibitions. Quick bites at the park can be had at Panama 66The Prado at Balboa Park, or down the street at Cucina Urbana.

If you want a little outdoors experience away from the city, take a trip to Mission Trails Regional Park and hike along the San Diego River and see the century old dam built by natives and missionaries.

Enjoy and share what you discover! Cheers.


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  2. Del Mar (attraction)
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  4. World Curry (restaurant)
  5. Pacific Beach Fish Shop (restaurant)
  6. Iron Pig Alehouse (restaurant)
  7. Broken Yolk Cafe - Pacific Beach (restaurant)
  8. Brockton Villa Restaurant (restaurant)
  9. North Park (attraction)
  10. Waypoint Public (restaurant)
  11. Tacos Perla (restaurant)
  12. Pigment (attraction)
  13. Little Italy (attraction)
  14. Ironside (restaurant)
  15. Juniper & Ivy (restaurant)
  16. Kettner Exchange (restaurant)
  17. South Park (attraction)
  18. Balboa Park (attraction)
  19. Panama 66 (restaurant)
  20. The Prado at Balboa Park (restaurant)
  21. Cucina Urbana (restaurant)
  22. Mission Trails Regional Park (park)
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Lynn

Don't miss the USS Midway Museum. Excellent! Take the ferry to Coronado Island & have lunch or dinner at Peohe's.


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Nathan from Wakefield, Massachusetts

Walking by the grassy area overlooking the beach above Law St is one of my favorites. I love the walk along the bay by the Catamaran as well. Then driving north into La Jolla to see the seals and the children pool for snorkeling is fun. Costa Brava is a great Spanish restaurant in PB on Garnet and I love World Famous for seafood on the water. Fish Shop is a great place to grab great fish tacos for lunch.


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Courtney from San Diego

Hey Angela,

You're right by one of the best beach walks in Pacific Beach. Just head west and hit the boardwalk running south all the way to Mission Beach. At the end is Belmont Park with a roller coaster, miniature golf and the famous WaveHouse San Diego where you can try surfing the Flo Rider and then the Flo Barrel. The food isn't anything to write home about there but the location is killer for cocktails at sunset. Unique too, as you'll see there aren't a lot of commercial properties that are ocean-front in San Diego. 

The very best walk is along Sunset Cliffs Natural Park in nearby Ocean Beach. You could spend the entire day enjoying all the private coves and beaches along the stroll or put on your jogging shoes - that's what everyone else in California does - for an incredible, lengthy seaside run. 

When in Ocean Beach - a great casual, outdoor breakfast spot is Daybreak Island Grill It's mysteriously uncrowded on the weekends, compared to other breakfast spots, which is great because the bloody mary bar is all yours! 


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