Make your own path in the San Diego Sand.



Description:

San Diego is a beautiful destination, however it fits into a stereotype of beaches and upperclass activities. These things are here, but so are many other worlds. Great intimatie dining at San Diego's numerous cafe's and other nooks, as well as amazing culture and history. Redefine your perceptions of San Diego, and have a blast along the way.

Author: njacobson


Day 1 - San Diego


Not everything in San Diego is brand new, and the 500 West Hotel will prove that to you, this 1920's landmark, has been renovated with contemporaty furniture, and has created a fun environment, it is also centrally located, so that you are never far away form the pulse of San Diego. You have a busy day ahead of you so be sure to eat at Cafe 222, which was designed by a local architect. They offer a wide variety of breakfast options as well as a fresh bakery. From here it is off to Holland's Bicycles, wher you should rent a bicycle for the day if you were unable to bring yours with you. This establishent has been around since the 1920's as well so just, take it all in. From here pedal on over to the Ferry Landing Marketplace where you can check out many great places to shop, and look around at, all while enjoying the great weather of San Diego. This landing is going to be your gateway to the rest of Coronado Island, but before you embark, grab a bite to eat at the Cine Cafe which offers an intimate environment with street patios, which are perfect to sit at and enjoy the life all around you. After filling up Coronado Island is the next stop, spend a few hours riding around this beautiful island, which is home to a naval base as well as quaint homes, feel free to stop whenever and where ever and look around. If the sun gets to be too much the Coronado Art Gallery can offer refuge from the sun and as well as a great selection of art work consisting of landscape and venture into black and white photography. When you are finished there you are in for a treat at the Rhinoceros Cafe and Grill, a quaint bistro that serves a wide variety of cusinse and even bbq. The Coronado Playhouse is just as the name implies, a cabaret style theatre that has four to five different plays throughout the year, it makes for a great night.


1

500 West Hotel

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Location:

500 W Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: (866) 315- 4251
fax: 619-234-5272


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Cafe 222

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Location:

222 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: 1 619 236 9902


5

Cine Cafe

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Location:

412 K Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: 1 619 595 1929
fax: 1 619 235 6390


Day 2 - San Diego


When you are finally able to wrestle yourself out of bed, Cafe Lulu with their great breakfasts and coffee will be sure to wake you up. There is patio dining which is the perfect venue to watch to early morning life of San Diego and enjoy the beautiful sunny weather so close to the beach. From here it is off to the Gaslamp Quarter Association which is a historic area in San Diego. While there you will have an array of shops to persue ranging from galleries to antique stores. When hunger strikes Osteria Panevino will delight anyone who loves focaccio. And even if you don't there is something there for you. There is also great contemporary art to feed on. For a different type of art the Organ Concerts are for you, these master's of the organ play contemporary and classic music on the worlds largest outdoor organ. From here head to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego where you will see paintings, sculptures, video and film just to name a few. Along with this art in the gallery, look out the windows and enjoy the beauty outside, for it will never be the same. For dinner how about Rice? Rice is good but only for the name of a restaurant, Rice is a licely and hip restaurant that is decorated in bright vivid colors that go well with the menu and combine to create a great and enjoyable atmosphere. From bright vivid colors try out Onyx, which actually is a good name for this establishment, being that the interior is made of Onyx. This sleek and ultra-retro nightclub features a full bar as well as live music do you can dance the night away.


1

Café Lulu

user rating

Location:

419 F St
Near Fourth Ave, Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: 619/238-0114


2

Gaslamp Quarter Association

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Location:

614 Fifth Avenue
Suite E
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 233 5227
fax: +1 619 233 4693


3

Osteria Panevino

Location:

722 Fifth Avenue
(at G Street)
San Diego, CA 92107

Contact:

tel: 1 619 595 7959
fax: 1 619 233 3606


4

Organ Concerts

Location:

1549 El Prado, Suite 10
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 702 8138
fax: +1 619 702 8128


5

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown

Location:

1001 Kettner Blvd.
Between B St. and Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: +1 619 234 1001
fax: +1 619 234 1070


6

Rice

user rating

Location:

421 W B Street
The W San Diego Hotel
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: 1 619 231 8220


7

Onyx

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Location:

852 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact:

tel: 619 235 6699


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