Welcome to San Diego, California’s second largest city. Where blue skies keep watch on 70 miles of beaches and a gentle Mediterranean climate begs for a day of everything and nothing. Bordered by Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Laguna Mountains, San Diego county’s 4,200 square miles offer immense options for business and pleasure.
The San Diego Convention Center is located in the Gas Lamp District. From the airport, it’s just a five-minute shuttle ride to the San Diego Convention Center, located right on the harbor in downtown San Diego. From there, everything you need is within walking distance. (And with an average temperature of 72 degrees, walking is the way to go!)
Stay in a first-class hotel. Explore the dining and excitement of the Gaslamp Quarter. Stroll the waterfront. Enjoy eclectic shopping. Go for the convention, stay for the vacation!
The historic Gaslamp Quarter is the city’s hottest dining and entertainment area for visitors and locals alike. From suave steakhouses and eclectic ethnic fare, dinner clubs to sultry jazz bars, over 100 restaurants intermingled with dance and drink are all situated within blocks of each other.
The best part: all this is within walking distance of both the Convention Center and the city’s best hotels.
Flower Hill Promenade, I’m aware it’s a mall and not a restaurant. And malls don’t have much sex appeal. But Flower Hill officially joined the mall-food renaissance with its $30 Million overhaul, ditching chain food (Chevy’s) for Cucina Enoteca, a nifty looking project from successful local restaurateur Tracy Borkum. They also pulled in chef Matt Gordon (Urban Solace), who put his wood-burning braised meats concept Sea & Smoke into the former home of Paradise Grille. It was a welcome shakeup for the sleepy hollow that is Del Mar’s food scene.