We’re pretty traditional in San Diego – what with the whole Western roots and all – but we still have a little fun know and again when it comes times for a potty break.Typically when you’re traveling to San Diego, you’re likely to get the whole routine down. There’s isn’t a lot of fancy lingo or contraptions that you’ll have to get used to, so go ahead and get comfortable.
Ask anyone “where the restroom” is and they are likely to point you in the right direction (people will even accept “where’s the bathroom” if you ask nicely).
Avoid beach restrooms at all costs. There really is no greater failure than coming up short with the toilet paper roll, and during summer months or holiday weekends the public restrooms are the beach are likely to be more sporadic than ever with their paper. With a few exceptions (Torrey Pines States Beach, Beachwood & La Jolla Shores), you’ll find that most bars and beaches are good places to avoid public bathrooms, but chances are if you’re traveling from afar you’ll be hitting up some of the most populated spots. Hop into a friendly retailer or restaurant, and you’ll be good to go.
The Gaslamp Quarter is a little more difficult to come by. Sure, restaurants line the street but these natives aren’t as friendly as the beach-going habitants, so skip up on over to Horton Plaza where you’ll find both a public restroom as well as the ever-faithful Nordstrom.
For the females, the bathroom isn’t just a place to take care of one’s business, but instead becomes one of the most populated areas at the best spots in town. San Diego knows how to mix things up, especially when cocktails are involved….the sign from above posted at a favorite hot spot isn’t just a sweet drink mix, but offers a little more. So while you’re waiting for a stall, read up kids.