Experience New Adventures
Enjoy good vibes along the waterfront in America’s Finest City.
There is nothing like recentering with views of San Diego Bay. Here are some great places to help you take on 2022 refreshed and ready to go. If you want to make it an overnight adventure, there are beautiful hotels within walking distance from all the hottest outdoor bars, restaurants, and shopping.
Come visit the new Seaport Village. This bayfront hot spot, built in the 80s, has gotten a facelift and has some of the hottest places to eat, drink and shop along the waterfront. You can go from having flights of local craft beer, to some of the best food in town, to dessert all in one place.
The Maritime Museum will have you wondering what it was like to captain a ship a century ago, or what it felt like to drop down to the deep sea in a submarine – all as you tour vintage vessels.
City Cruises by Hornblower has departures for every occasion, and its Dinner and a Movie on the Bay Cruise is a double bill with blockbuster movies and dining from the deck. Meanwhile, you can only say you’re a San Diegan after you’ve taken the Flagship Coronado Ferry on a sun splashed day.
If the ocean is calling, Seaforth Boat Rentals – San Diego’s largest boat rental and yacht charter company – will answer.
If you haven’t visited The Headquarters at Seaport District, call on the former San Diego Police Department HQ in this reimagined dining and retail hot spot.
Hop aboard the U.S.S. Midway Museum and see what it was like on America’s longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century.
Extend Your Visit
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego - With elegant rooms and a variety of dining options at the center of San Diego Bay. At the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, you can go from rooftop chilling, to shopping and dining at a variety of restaurants without ever having to hop in a car.
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina - Enjoy a charming home base for your San Diego vacation. At Seaport Village, just a short walk from the hotel, you can go from wine tasting to beer tasting with a variety of dining experiences to choose from along the way.
Hilton San Diego Bayfront - Offering a refreshing change of pace, the hotel is just a 10-minute walk to the famous Gaslamp Quarter, and has free shuttles to the beach, a spa, and scenic backdrops, including a heated saltwater pool overlooking San Diego Bay. If you close your eyes, you can almost smell the salt in the air and feel sun on your skin.
Gateways & Getaways
The breathtaking views of the Wonderfront are free at the InterContinental Hotel, and the speakeasy-style and stellar food at Garibaldi will have you feeling like a million bucks. Vistal Bar + Restaurant is airy with coastal cuisine, while the west coast flagship of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse serves up bold and delicious.
The Wyndham San Diego Bayside is just what you need to recharge given its laid-back vibe and refreshingly vintage décor. The only pratfall: It may be difficult to pull yourself away from the stunning views found in every room.
Move out past the breakers by way of Shelter Island. See as many as 15 species whale watching with Next Level Sailing tours. You’re sure to reel in amazing memories with any of these outfits:
Relive tales from the sea while enjoying a cocktail and food items from an incredible seafood menu at Harbor Island's Tom Ham’s Lighthouse.
Let the adventures continue at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa and its private beach, tiki bar, and adults-only pool. If the family is in tow, Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina over at Harbor Island is the place to stay with its four-star amenities and sprawling outdoor pool complex.
Outdoor Connections in Chula Vista
Be sure to say hello to Mother Nature as you ride, run, or walk the new Sweetwater Bike Path. The newly-minted trail connects with Chula Vista Bayside Park – one of three
parks along the bay of San Diego County’s second-biggest city. Art lovers will enjoy every step of the Art Walking Tour.
City by Nature
This swath of coastline is a haven for bird watchers and an array marine wildlife. Depending on the time of year, you can find osprey nesting at National City’s Pepper Park, as well as various bird populations.
Whenever you go, make time for the Waterfront Grill at Pier 32 and enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, or happy hour at either the terraced patio seating or grill counter.
Find tranquility sipping a refreshing beverage and enjoying a tasty meal poolside at Auga while hiding out at the Coronado Marriott Resort & Spa.
Look up and see the bustling downtown San Diego cityscape while enjoying Italian fare at Il Fornaio. Then, take a leisurely stroll along the bayside waterfront.
Retail therapy is in full supply throughout the island, including the Ferry Landing. Stop in for a sumptuous treat or pick me up at Coronado Cupcakery, Cold Stone Creamery, and Coronado Coffee Company.
A Classic Made Even Better
Stroll through the Imperial Beach Farmer’s Market and Sound of Beach to make sure you have everything you need for a day on the sand.
Head over to the uniquely SoCal Imperial Beach Pier to see the new enhancements including murals. You can find beach-inspired expressions at nearly every turn, including the half-mile Art Walk that includes the “Spirit of Imperial Beach” and “Surfhenge.”