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WELCOME

Welcome

On behalf of the citizens of San Diego, welcome to America’s Finest City! We are delighted that you have made your way to San Diego. Our city boasts a relaxed atmosphere filled with friendly people and a thriving tourism industry. It’s no surprise that San Diego is so often chosen as the host city of several large conventions and events. With nearly perfect weather every day, no attraction is off limits. Each community in San Diego has something different to offer! Our vibrant, multicultural city is home to relaxing beaches, luxurious shops in beautiful La Jolla, authentic Mexican food in Old Town, a vibrant nightlife in the Gaslamp Quarter, historic Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo and so much more. I am confident that you will enjoy your time in San Diego and thank you for choosing to visit our great city. I extend my warmest wishes for an enjoyable and successful event in San Diego. Sincerely,

Kevin L. Faulconer Mayor, City of San Diego

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WHAT’S INSIDE FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND SAN DIEGO

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ATTENDEE INFORMATION Helpful hints for making the most of your visit. 08 Come for the Convention, Stay for the Vacation 10 Amenities 12 Concierge

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DINING

San Diego’s neighborhoods offer diversity, international flair and adventure. A trip to San Diego wouldn’t be complete without visiting the beach. Find your favorite. Dining San Diego-style is always delicious and diverse. 51 Dining with a View

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From bargains to high-end items, San Diego is a shopper’s paradise. Whether you’re in the mood for a day at the museum or an evening at the theater, you’ve come to the right city. 72 Balboa Park 76 On Exhibit 76 Hot Tickets

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Check out exotic animals at our worldfamous zoo, a historic aircraft carrier along the bay, or visit a theme-park filled with LEGO bricks!


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C O M E F O R T H E C O N V E N T I O N,

Welcome! The San Diego Convention Center is known throughout the world for its beautiful bayfront location, state-of-the-art facility and our five-star customer service. Business may have brought you here, but there’s so much more that awaits you. Step outside our doors and you’re in the Gaslamp Quarter, with more than 100 restaurants, a vibrant bar and entertainment scene, as well as shopping and world-famous attractions. And it’s all just three miles from the San Diego International Airport. This guide was designed to help you get around while you’re here – and hopefully encourage you to stay for the vacation!

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SAN DIEGO CONVENTION C ENTER

AMENITIES The San Diego Convention Center is proud to offer the following amenities for our guests.

STARBUCKS

Conventions and coffee go hand-in-hand! We have three Starbucks locations – in Lobbies A, C and E. Days and hours vary, based on event activity.

ATM

You will find two permanent ATMs in Lobbies B and E of the convention center.

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Shipping, mailing, faxing and printing is offered at our onsite FedEx Office, conveniently located in Lobby D.

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FREE WI-FI

Enjoy free Wi-Fi in ground level lobby areas A through H and in Tides Restaurant.

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Have questions? Need directions? Our friendly team of uniformed guest services professionals can help you get a taxi, refer you to your meeting room or assist you with your questions.


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FUELROD CHARGERS

Attendees can purchase reusable, portable, charging systems - “FuelRods” - for $20. You’ll find seven stations (five in the lower lobby and two on the upper levels). Once purchased, recharge it or swap for a fresh one!

We are proud to offer a nursing mother’s lounge to our visitors. Located in the women’s restroom near Hall E, the room is equipped with power outlets and private areas for nursing mothers.

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Tides, the convention center’s onsite restaurant, is located next to Lobby A. Hours vary based on event activity.

PARKING

On-site parking is available in our 1,950-vehicle underground garage. Enter the parking garage on Harbor Dr. between First Ave. and Fifth Ave. Parking rates may range from $15 (daily) to $25 for special event activity. Hours: 5am to 12am visitsandiego.com/location

CONCIERGE See next page for details.

LOST SOMETHING?

To claim something you have lost while at the convention center, please email lost.found@visitsandiego.com or call (619) 525-5407. Include a description of the item, event you attended, the date you lost the item and your contact information, including a phone number. We will get back to you as soon as we are able.

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CONCIERGE At Your Service

There’s a one-stop shop located conveniently in our convention center designed to help you with everything from directions, to ticket sales and dining reservations. Our concierge services team members, located in Lobbies B and E, are ready to serve you by: • Providing menus, pricing and directions to the region’s finest restaurants. • Making restaurant reservations. • Providing you with easy-to-follow directions to anywhere in San Diego. • Selling you tickets for local attractions, including Old Town Trolley Tour tickets. • Recommending attractions and activities to match your time and interests. • Assisting you with car rental information and private car services. 12

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Did you know? Your convention badge means you save in San Diego. Show your badge or use our exclusive coupons at partnering restaurants, bars or attractions for attendee discounts. Our concierge staff can help you find your way to participating businesses! visitsandiego.com/coupons


7 ATTENDEE SAFETY TIPS

We want your stay in San Diego to be exciting, inspirational and overall, safe! Here are some simple safety tips to keep in mind during your visit. 1

When walking outside the convention center, remove your attendee badge. Just be sure to keep it handy to benefit from discounts provided by our Show Your Badge & Save program partners at restaurants, attractions and shopping venues.

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Be aware of the train and trolley tracks just across the street from our facility. Train engineers are not required to sound horns when approaching. Please be sure to stop, look both ways and cross only if the tracks are clear.

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When walking at night, try to walk in a group. Choose sidewalks in well-lit areas. Our concierge desk can help map out a route.

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If you’re taking a taxi, make sure your driver starts the meter and don’t pay more than the metered amount.

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Pedicabs are a fun way to see the city. But be sure the fare is posted before you ride and always fasten your seatbelt.

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If traveling with children, designate a meeting site in case anyone gets lost.

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In case of an emergency while on site, dial our in-house security team at 5911.

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CORONADO BRIDGE

Known for our unique nauticallyinspired architecture, this worldclass facility has held over 5,000 events.

Famous for its graceful curve, the blue bridge that spans our bay has connected Coronado Island to San Diego since 1969.

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Petco Park is just steps from the convention center. Cheer on the San Diego Padres at the site of the 2016 MLB All-Star Game!

This aircraft carrier turned naval aviation museum is a tribute to San Diego’s naval heritage.

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BALBOA PARK

This icon is home to 15 major museums, performing arts venues, lovely gardens and the San Diego Zoo.


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CABRILLO NATIONAL MONUMENT

Located at the tip of Point Loma, this National Monument offers a sweeping view of the San Diego harbor and skyline.

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Nicknamed the “Birthplace of San Diego,” this icon is the oldest settled area in San Diego.

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Getting Around From the moment you touch down at San Diego International Airport, your adventure begins! Getting around is a breeze thanks to a variety of transportation options for you during your stay.

SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Located just three miles from the San Diego Convention Center, getting to and from the airport is a snap. Within the airport terminals, attendees will find more than 80 shops and restaurants, with many vendors showcasing San Diego’s craft beers and fine seafood. For flight information, visit SAN.org.

CAR RENTALS

The San Diego International Airport is home to a brand new car rental center with 14 rental car brands in one facility. Sixteen energy-efficient shuttle buses will take you to and from the airport’s terminals to the center, located at 3355 Admiral Boland Way, on the north side of the airport near Interstate 5.

SAN DIEGO MTS

The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) offers fast and convenient service to and from the convention center. MTS operates the San Diego Trolley and bus route 992, which directly services the airport and the downtown area.

TAXIS

Look for the taxi pick-up zone in the airport’s transportation plaza for a quick 10-minute ride to the San Diego Convention Center. If you’re departing our facility, our guest services team or concierge representatives can flag you a taxi.

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AMTRAK

Amtrak offers rail service from San Diego to Orange County, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. Trains run out of the Santa Fe Depot, located in the heart of downtown San Diego and within walking distance of the convention center.

DecoBike

Enjoy one of the fastest and most convenient ways to get around the city! Bikes can be checked out and returned to any DecoBike station in San Diego. Ask our concierge for the closest locations.

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Metropolitan Transit System MTS buses and trolleys go where the fun is!

No car? No problem! Ride the bus or trolley to many popular San Diego destinations including the Gaslamp Quarter, Old Town, SeaWorld, Coronado, Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. Going shopping? Just jump on the trolley for Fashion Valley. Going to the beach? From Old Town, MTS buses make frequent trips to Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Point Loma and La Jolla. The trolley also stops at Petco Park for Padres games and at Qualcomm Stadium for Chargers games. It’s more fun when you save! Purchase a Day Pass and get unlimited rides on MTS buses and trolleys. Day Passes are sold at all trolley station ticket machines. Visit sdmts.com for easy trip planning, or view bus and trolley route maps and schedules.

THE DETAILS SPECIAL SERVICES

All MTS trolleys and buses are wheelchair accessible

HOURS

Seven days a week, early morning to late night

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$5 Day Pass for unlimited rides on MTS, $2 Compass Card

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Enjoy convenient airport service on bus route 992, running every 15 minutes from Santa Fe Depot. Includes curbside terminal drop-off.


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What’s

NEW No matter how many times you visit, there is always a new adventure waiting for you in San Diego. New options and activities to explore come along every day, keeping this captivating Southern California spot fresh and exciting! Check out what’s new in San Diego for attendees and locals alike.

SAN DIEGO FREE RIDE

There is a new environmentally-friendly electric shuttle service bringing all of downtown San Diego closer. Best of all, this service is completely free to ride. Wave down one of the San Diego Free Ride electric vehicles and hop on and off as you wish. Chances are you’ll walk away with a free water, giveaway or discount to a local spot! San Diego Free Ride runs seven days a week, 12-9pm and later on weekends. Wave them down or visit thefreeride.com to request a free ride anywhere within the downtown San Diego coverage area.

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SAN SALVADOR

The Maritime Museum of San Diego proudly launched their long-awaited labor of love this past year, a reconstruction of the San Salvador, the vessel that Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed into the port we now call San Diego in 1542. This replica was entirely constructed here in San Diego by scores of skilled boat-building professionals and volunteers. The ship was the first recorded European vessel to sail along Southern California and survey the coastline. She functions as an “origin symbol” ship for San Diego. Now available for public viewing, see this reproduction of nautical history at its new home, the docks of the Maritime Museum.


CAT CAFÉ

Bringing a whole new meaning to the term “afternoon pick-me-up” is the San Diego Cat Café (472 Third Ave.), the first business of its kind in Southern California. Enjoy award-winning, locally-roasted coffee and neighborhood-produced baked goods while an adoptable cat makes itself at home in your lap. This belly-rub friendly spot works with local rescue organizations to bring a unique experience to its patrons. Once inside, you may pet cats, play with cats or stare cheerily at them for as long as you’d like. If you feel that you’ve found a new cat companion, you’ll even be able to adopt and bring them home!

LIBERTY PUBLIC MARKET Following a path paved by iconic markets such as Seattle’s Pike Place and the

Ferry Building in San Francisco, the Liberty Public Market in Point Loma has taken a 1920s-era, warehouse-style building and converted it to an indooroutdoor marketplace that features purveyors of cheeses, butchered meats, baked goods, seasonal produce and locally caught seafood. Housed in a historic collection of buildings that was once the Naval Training Center and is now home to a thriving art, culture, dining and shopping area, the centrally-located public market brings the best of what the region has to offer to Liberty Station seven days a week.

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Filled with history, charm, shopping and good food, San Diego’s diverse neighborhoods are among the must-see attractions while you are in town. Some are close enough to visit between meetings and others may have you deciding to extend your stay! The next few pages will take you on a tour.

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GASLAMP QUARTER

Steps from the convention center’s front doors you’ll find award-winning food, drinks, shopping and more! The 16-block historic Gaslamp Quarter has it all – from upscale dining to casual settings you can enjoy with colleagues and family. Start your adventure outside Hall E. The Gaslamp Quarter sits just across the street, down Fifth Ave. @GaslampQuarter

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DINING OPTIONS

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While you are here…... See if you can find Prohibition (548 Fifth Ave.), a speakeasy spot where bartenders are artists specialized in delivering a sensory experience. Hint, don’t look for their sign, look for their address.

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EAST VILLAGE OLD TOWN

SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BALBOA PARK LITTLE ITALY

As downtown San Diego’s most rapidly developing neighborhood, the East Village boasts an eclectic mix of arts, culture, education and entertainment. Located just east of the Gaslamp Quarter between Seventh Ave. and 18th St., you’ll find a trendy neighborhood home to over 700 businesses including landmarks like Petco Park and the San Diego Central Library. Between or after your meetings, take a picturesque stroll across the Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge and discover what this neighborhood is all about. @EastVillageSD

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BY THE NUMBERS

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The number of times Petco Park could be filled with the nearly 20 million attendees who have visited the convention center since 1989.

While you are here…... watch the world stroll by from the charming sidewalk patio of the classic French cuisine inspired Cafe Chloe. With an award-winning menu complimented by gourmet coffee, tea and boutique wines, this spot offers a variety of enjoyable experiences.


LITTLE ITALY

Located minutes away from the convention center by the Green Line trolley is the charmingly historic neighborhood of Little Italy, home to some of the finest shopping, restaurants and entertainment San Diego has to offer.

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The number of shops and art galleries in the Kettner Art & Design District, a shopping area that features antique furnishings and eclectic décor from local artists.

go to The Crack Shack, a fun spot for chicken and egg dishes with outdoor seating, a full bar and a bocce court. Their creative chicken concoctions and house ‘cracksup’ sauce are sure to satisfy your inner foodie.

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Just across the bay awaits the charming island of Coronado. You don’t need a car to get there - the ferry conveniently leaves from behind the convention center to take you across San Diego Bay. After enjoying aweinspiring views from the water on your way over, you will be greeted by food, shopping and adventure at the Coronado Ferry Landing. Stroll down the famous Orange Ave. for a variety of shopping and dining experiences and don’t miss the beauty of the historic Hotel del Coronado. Be sure to meander along the shore of the Pacific Ocean and enjoy the relaxing ambiance of one of the best beaches in the nation. @Visit_Coronado 28

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The number of spans in the San DiegoCoronado Bridge.

While you are here…... stop by Peohe’s for sensational island-inspired seafood dishes complimented by a magnificent panoramic view of the downtown skyline across San Diego Bay. Located steps from the Coronado Ferry Landing, this waterfront dining experience is one not to miss.


FLOATING HAPPENS ON LAND When the voyage never ends, in a place where the current takes you from one vivid adventure to the next, and each stop on your personal itinerary comes with a story to tell. Step off the dock and continue your cruise, leaving a trail of good times in your wake.


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EMBARCADERO OLD TOWN

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One of the advantages to having your meeting at the San Diego Convention Center is the easy access to our beautiful waterfront! Four miles of charmingly scenic San Diego bayfront walking paths begin just outside our back terraces. Along the way, you’ll pass Seaport Village, The Headquarters, the USS Midway Museum and the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

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Acres of open park space you’ll find along the Embarcadero waterfront.

While you are here…... Photo courtesy The County of San Diego

enjoy a sweeping view of the San Diego Harbor from the 12-acre Waterfront Park (1600 Pacific Hwy.). The park is highlighted by an impressive interactive fountain that shoots streams of water in 14-foot arcs over 40-foot wide, one-inch shallow pools using 80,000 gallons of clean recycled water. 30

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Good food, history and culture combine in the neighborhood we refer to as Old Town San Diego. Considered the birthplace of California, it’s home to 27 historic sites and authentic Mexican food eateries where you can watch tortillas be made by hand. After you eat, do some shopping at Bazaar del Mundo for one-of-akind gifts. To get there, take the Green Line trolley (catch it in front of the convention center) or hop aboard the Old Town Trolley.

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By The Numbers

1769

Year that San Diego became California’s first Spanish settlement when a mission and fort were established.

2000

Number of bottles of tequila you can sample at the Tequila Museum.

While you are here... soak up the neighborhood charm at Casa Guadalajara. Their award-winning cuisine, delicious margaritas, exceptional Mexican folk art and lively mariachis are sure to provide an unforgettable San Diego experience.

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Want to dig your toes into the sand? There are 70 miles of beaches in San Diego to do just that! Here are four that made it in San Diego’s top 10 beaches as ranked by USA Today.

Coronado B EACH Nicknamed “Crown City,” Coronado Beach is fit for royalty. With history dating back as far as the 1800’s, take some time between meetings to experience this island. Whether it’s surfing, sailing, shopping or eating, it’s not hard to find activities everyone can enjoy.

WHAT TO DO • Dive into the Pacific Ocean with surfing or paddleboard lessons. • Dog lover? Go for a run out on the North Beach Dog Run. • End your day with dinner and an oceanfront view of the San Diego skyline at Peohe’s. (page 48)

15 MINUTES

Length of the ferry ride from the convention center to Coronado

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BEACHES

Pacific BE AC H

Adjacent to the Crystal Pier, Pacific Beach (or PB as it’s known by locals) is truly a San Diego gem. That’s why 12 of its streets are actually named after precious stones! Take a stroll along its boardwalk lining the beach while exploring the shops, bars and restaurants along the path.

WHAT TO DO

• Pacific Beach is known for its surf, so catch some waves and get your feet wet. • Take a bike ride or rollerblade down the boardwalk after meetings. • Enjoy fresh, local produce along with live art and entertainment at the Tuesday Farmers Market.

3.2 MILES

Length of the oceanfront boardwalk

LaJolla SHORES

Abo ut 20 m inutes no rth o f o ur co nventio n ce n t e r, L a Jolla is home to f ine dining , s h o p p i n g a nd a ma zing views o f the o c e a n ! If you love t h e o utdo o rs, g o h i ki n g , ka ya kin g or sno rk eling in its f am o u s cove or surf t h e waves.

WHAT TO DO

• Watch the seals sunbathe at the La Jolla Children’s Pool. • Rent some snorkel equipment to venture through caves, reef areas and kelp beds. • Enjoy fresh seafood and seasonal dishes at The Marine Room while overlooking the ocean.

CHOOSE YOUR SURF LA JOLLA SHORES (beginner)

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LA JOLLA COVE

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Ocean BEACH

Unwind after your meetings at Ocean Beach, the most laidback beach of them all. Known for its independent and familyowned businesses, the unique local culture is charming and relaxing!

WHAT TO DO

• Explore the Ocean Beach tide pools at the foot of Newport Ave. • Take a self-guided tour of the community art murals. • Watch the sunset as dogs run leash-free at Dog Beach.

1,971 FEET Length of the OB Pier

Luv Surf Vacation Homes Ditch the hotel

Luv Surf Vacation Homes is a luxury, pet-friendly vacation rental company. We own and maintain all of our beach homes. Whether your family is small and prefers a charming seaside bungalow or you have a large group and would feel more comfortable in a three-story home, we have many options to suit your needs. Our homes are in the heart of Mission Beach, surrounded by ocean and bay breezes.

3792 MISSION BLVD., MISSION BEACH | 619.822.2186 LUVSURFVACATIONHOMES.COM

THE DETAILS SPECIALTY

GETTING THERE

UNIQUE FEATURE

CONTACT

Choose from seven bayside and three beachside luxury vacation homes. Enjoy essential amenities and more, including boogie boards, beach chairs and outdoor showers!

Located in the heart of Mission Beach, a 15-minute cab ride from the SDCC. Reserve online or by phone Mon-Sun 9am-7pm.

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DINING

Dining SAN GO SA N DIE DIEGO

TASTE OF THE GASLAMP

Step outside the San Diego Convention Center into the Gaslamp Quarter and choose from more than 100 restaurants to please any palate.

QUICK REFERENCE

FRESH CATCH

MEALS SERVED

Situated along the Pacific Ocean, San Diego is home to fresh seafood. We are arguably one of the best places to find fish tacos, sushi, oysters and the fresh catch of the day!

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PRICING $ Up to $20 $$ $20–$30 $$$ $30–$40 $$$$ $40+

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If you are looking to sample cuisine as diverse as our region, you won’t be disappointed! One of the best things about the dining options for hungry travelers is our surrounding neighborhoods that serve up flavors from around the world. The following pages offer a list of great dining options near the convention center.

DINING WITH A VIEW

FLAVORS OF THE WORLD

Catch a sunset along our breathtaking bayfront while you dine! San Diego is home to fine dining along the waterfront that is sure to be among the most memorable moments of your trip.

Worldly cuisine awaits you throughout San Diego’s neighborhoods. Craving Mexican food? Head to Old Town. Enjoy the tastes of Italy in Little Italy. You’ll also find Indian, Brazilian, Persian and Thai dining options nearby.

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Rei do Gado Brazilian Steak & Seafood House

Enjoy a trip to Brazil without leaving San Diego!

THE DETAILS ON THE MENU

Rei do Gado, owned by a local family, has been a San Diego favorite since 1999. We invite you to experience the only Brazilian churrascaria with mesquite charcoal in San Diego. A Churrasco, known as a traditional Brazilian barbeque, is a unique and healthy way of roasting meats over mesquite flame that preserves tenderness.

Brazilian steak and seafood house

Come enjoy unlimited access to our fresh gourmet salads, authentic Brazilian side dishes and an exquisite seafood bar (dinner only). Turning the chip over to the green side will signal to our Passador, or meat server, to deliver varied meats to your table – skewer after skewer! Also, don’t miss out on live entertainment every night and samba dancers during weekends. Private room for up to 250 people and group packages are available.

Short walk from SDCC

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HOURS

Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

GETTING THERE PRICE $$$

WHAT’S INSIDE

Unlimited grilled meats with gourmet salad and authentic side and seafood dishes


McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks Fresh, seasonal and local

From fresh seafood and shellfish to aged steaks, our goal is to exceed your dining expectations. Our menus reflect seafood from the Pacific Rim, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Products are sourced from local ranches and farms to showcase regionally inspired dishes. The beautiful bar area offers a comfortable environment to enjoy wines, beers, classic drinks and trendy cocktails. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

675 L ST., GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.645.6545 MCCORMICKANDSCHMICKS.COM

THE DETAILS ON THE MENU

PRICES

HOURS

WHAT’S INSIDE

Seafood and steaks

$$$

Fresh seafood and regionally-inspired dishes

Sun-Thurs 6am-10pm Fri-Sat 6am-11pm

GETTING THERE

Located in the Omni Hotel across the street from the convention center

SAN DIEGOʼS PREMIER NATURAL FOODS GROCER AND TRUSTED SOURCE OF NON-GMO VERIFIED PRODUCTS • INCREDIBLE SELECTION OF LOCAL AND ORGANIC PRODUCE • FULL LINE OF ALL NATURAL GROCERIES • LARGE SELECTION OF VITAMINS, SUPPLEMENTS, HEALTH & BEAUTY AIDS • HORMONE-FREE AND ANTIBIOTIC-FREE BEEF, POULTRY AND PORK • SEAFOOD DELIVERED FRESH DAILY • DELI SELECTIONS PREPARED FRESH RIGHT IN THE STORE • A MADE-FROM-SCRATCH BAKERY • A REFRESHING JUICE BAR • WOK BAR • BURRITO BAR

ORGAN IC INGRED IENTS USED W HENEVER POSSIB LE!

• HUGE SELECTION OF RAW AND VEGAN PRODUCTS!

CONVENIENT, FREE GARAGE PARKING ON LEVEL 4 PINEAPPLE! | VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.JIMBOS.COM

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DINING Bandar Restaurant

Chef Farahani invites you to a classic Persian experience, starring prime meats and seafood accompanied by fabulous wines. Award-winner since 1996.

845 4TH AVE., GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.238.0101 SUN-THURS 11:30AM-10PM, FRI-SAT 11:30AM-11:30PM BANDARRESTAURANT.COM

Brooklyn Bagel

Downtown’s only authentic New York style bagels made in house daily. Enjoy San Diego’s favorite locally roasted coffee with delicious breakfast and lunch sandwiches.

1000 ISLAND AVE., EAST VILLAGE 619.546.7610 MON-FRI 6:30AM-2:30PM, SAT-SUN 7AM-2PM ORDERMYBAGEL.COM |

Cafe Chloe

Cozy, neighborhood cafe serving bistro classics, gourmet coffee and boutique wines. Join locals on the sunny patio to linger over breakfast, lunch or dinner.

721 9TH AVE., EAST VILLAGE | 619.232.3242 MON-FRI 8AM-CLOSE, SAT-SUN 8:30AM-CLOSE CAFECHLOE.COM

Carnivore Sandwich

A West Coast twist on the classic New York style deli, Carnivore Sandwhich serves mile-high sandwiches for breakfast and lunch daily. Ask about our catering.

317 10TH AVE., EAST VILLAGE | 619.338.8301 MON-FRI 7AM-4PM, SAT-SUN 8AM-4PM CARNIVORESANDWICH.COM

Gaslamp BBQ

The Gaslamp’s best BBQ smokehouse and full sports bar, featuring 17 LED televisions and 28 beers on tap. Stop by for happy hour Monday through Friday!

ON THE MENU

Persian and Mediterranean dishes

GETTING THERE

Short walk from SDCC

PRICES $$

ON THE MENU

Bagels, espresso, breakfast and lunch

GETTING THERE

Corner of 10th Ave. and Island Ave.

PRICES $

ON THE MENU

French bistro cuisine

GETTING THERE 10-minute walk from SDCC

PRICES $$

ON THE MENU

East Coast overstuffed sandwiches

GETTING THERE

3 locations in downtown San Diego

PRICES $

ON THE MENU BBQ

GETTING THERE 3 blocks from SDCC

524 ISLAND AVE., GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.696.6996 SUN-THURS 10AM-12AM, FRI-SAT 10AM-2AM GASLAMPBBQ.COM

Hornblower Cruises & Events

Hornblower offers a deliciously different dining experience, combining the best cuisine on the bay with exquisite views, music and first-class service.

970 N. HARBOR DR., EMBARCADERO 619.686.8715 TICKET BOOTH: MON-SUN 8:30AM-7PM HORNBLOWER.COM |

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PRICES $

ON THE MENU

Salad, beef shortribs, salmon, chicken and dessert

GETTING THERE

5 minutes from SDCC

PRICES $$$$


Lolita’s at the Park

Enjoy our award-winning burritos, tacos, tortas, carne asada fries, super chips (pictured) and many other dishes. Don’t forget to join us for happy hour!

202 PARK BLVD., EAST VILLAGE | 619.269.6055 MON-SAT 8AM-10PM, SUN 8AM-9PM LOLITASMEXICANFOOD.COM

Lotus Thai Downtown

Award-winning, elegant and authentic Lotus Thai Downtown presents the flavors of regional recipes from Bangkok and northern Thailand.

906 MARKET ST., EAST VILLAGE 619.595.0115 LUNCH: 11AM-3PM, DINNER: 5PM-10PM (FRI-SAT 11PM) LOTUSTHAISD.COM |

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Morton’s The Steakhouse offers the finest quality foods, featuring USDA Prime aged beef, fresh seafood, decadent desserts and award-winning wines.

285 J ST., GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.696.3369 MON-SAT 5PM-11PM, SUN 5PM-10PM MORTONS.COM/SANDIEGO

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

Sleek and sophisticated, The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy the freshest seafood flown in daily from around the world.

ON THE MENU

Authentic Mexican food

GETTING THERE

Across the street from Petco Park

PRICES $

ON THE MENU

Happy hour, lunch specials and vegetarian friendly

GETTING THERE

Short walk from SDCC

PRICES $

ON THE MENU

Premium steaks and fresh seafood

GETTING THERE

Short walk from SDCC

PRICES $$$

ON THE MENU Delicious seafood

GETTING THERE Short walk from SDCC

400 J ST., GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.858.2277 SUN-THURS 5PM-10PM, FRI-SAT 5PM-11PM THEOCEANAIRE.COM

The Old Spaghetti Factory

For over 40 years, guests have enjoyed OSF’s deliciously famous 3-course meals at affordable prices with exceptional service in a charming atmosphere.

275 5TH AVE., GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.233.4323 LUNCH AND DINNER DAILY OSF.COM

Operacaffe

Authentic Tuscan cuisine prepared by Tuscan chefs. Experience the taste and atmosphere of Florence right here in San Diego.

835 4TH AVE., GASLAMP QUARTER 619.234.6538 LUNCH: 11AM-3PM (EXCEPT SUN), DINNER: 3PM-10PM OPERACAFFE.COM |

PRICES $$$

ON THE MENU

Family-friendly Italian

GETTING THERE

Corner of 5th Ave. and K St.

PRICES $

ON THE MENU Italian cuisine

GETTING THERE

5-minute walk from SDCC

PRICES $$

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DINING Peohe’s

Peohe’s offers breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay and skyline. Specializing in fresh seafood, steaks and a superb sushi bar. (3-hour parking validation)

1201 1ST ST., CORONADO FERRY LANDING | 619.437.4474 LUNCH: 11:30AM, DINNER: 5PM, BRUNCH: SUN 10AM PEOHES.COM

Rei do Gado Brazilian Steak & Seafood House

Enjoy unlimited premium charcoal-grilled meats accompanied by gourmet salad bar, Brazilian side dishes and seafood bar (dinner only).

939 4TH AVE., GASLAMP QUARTER 619.702.8464 SUN-THURS 11AM-10PM, FRI-SAT 11AM-11PM REIDOGADO.NET |

Sushi Lounge on Market

Enjoy a hip sushi restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter that is just five short blocks from the center. Serving lunch, dinner and happy hour. Delivery is available.

411 MARKET ST., GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.696.6262 MON-THURS 11:30AM-10PM, FRI-SAT 11AM-12AM, SUN 2PM-10PM SUSHILOUNGEONMARKET.COM

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ON THE MENU

Fresh seafood and steaks

GETTING THERE

Cab, ferry or water taxi

PRICES $$$

ON THE MENU

All-you-can eat Brazilian BBQ buffet

GETTING THERE

Short walk from SDCC

PRICES $$$

ON THE MENU Sushi

GETTING THERE

Between 4th and 5th Ave. on Market St.

PRICES $$


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Retro Chic Diner Steps from the Convention Center

sun – fri 6:30 am – 10 pm || saturday 6:30 am – 3 am at hard rock hotel san diego || corner of 5th avenue & L street

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DINING

DINING with a VIEW

What better way to compliment some of Southern California’s best cuisine than with breathtaking views. Choose from one of these extraordinary San Diego restaurants for a dining experience you will never forget.

PEOHE’S

Just steps from the Coronado Ferry Landing, nestled on the water’s edge, Peohe’s offers sensational Pacific Rim influenced seafood dishes complimented by a magnificent panoramic view of the downtown skyline across San Diego Bay. Whether you drive across the iconic San Diego-Coronado Bridge or catch a ride on a water taxi, stop in for an award-winning taste of San Diego.

BERTRAND AT MISTER A’s

Only minutes from the convention center via car or cab, the extremely attentive staff of Bertrand at Mister A’s is waiting to pamper you as you sit perched high above downtown with views of the San Diego skyline, San Diego Bay, Balboa Park, Coronado and Point Loma. Enjoy nationally-acclaimed American cuisine as you toast the San Diego sunset from their outdoor, wrap-around balcony.

Photo courtesy Bertrand at Mr. A’s

THE FISH MARKET

The Fish Market is a downtown San Diego waterfront landmark. Since 1989, this flagship restaurant has been serving residents and visitors the freshest fish available. With their casual atmosphere that features an oyster bar as well as a first-rate sushi bar, it’s easy to see why they have been a popular spot for so long.

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DINING

The freshesT fish • The finesT seafood • The fish MarkeT

the FiSh Market 619/232-FISH 750 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego

Top of The MarkeT 619/234-4TOP 750 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego

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DINING OPTIONS BY NEIGHBORHOOD Make reservations or get more information about dining options at the concierge desk, located in Lobbies B and E.

$ Up to $20 $$ $20–$30 $$$ $30–$40 $$$$ $40+

BANKERS HILL

CORONAD0

DOWNTOWN

Bertrand at Mister A’s $$$ 2550 5th Ave. 619.239.1377 asrestaurant.com

Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill $$ 1701 Strand Way 619.435.0155 bluewatergrill.com

1919 $ 560 5th Ave. 619.501.1919 1919sandiego.com

BARRIO LOGAN

Il Fornaio $$ 1333 1st St. 619.437.4911 ilfornaio.com/coronado

Border X Brewing $ 2181 Logan Ave. 619.501.0503 borderxbrewing.com

PRICING

Prices are average per person for entreé

Allure Restaurant $$ 825 4th Ave. 619.236.0800 allurerestaurantsd.com

Nicky Rottens $ 100 Orange Ave. 619.537.0280 nickyrottensoncoronado.com

Asti Ristorante $$$ 728 5th Ave. 619.232.8844 astisandiego.com

CARLSBAD

Peohe’s $$$ 1201 1st St. 619.437.4474 peohes.com

Bandar Restaurant $$ 845 4th Ave. 619.238.0101 bandarrestaurant.com

Casa de Bandini $$ 1901 Calle Barcelona 760.634.3443 casadebandini.com

Vigilucci’s Coronado $$$ 1300 Orange Ave. #200 619.522.0946 vigiluccis.com

barleymash $ 600 5th Ave. 619.255.7373 barleymash.com

MishMash $$ 1985 National Ave. #1133 619.955.8544 mishmashsd.com

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DINING BiCE $$$ 425 Island Ave. 619.239.2423 bicesandiego.com

Burger Lounge $ 528 5th Ave. 619.995.5727 burgerlounge.com

Blush Ice Bar + East-West Kitchen $$ 555 Market St. 619.501.9158 sandiego.blushicebar.com

Cafe 21 $$ 802 5th Ave. 619.795.0721 cafe-21.com

Brian’s 24 $ 828 6th Ave. 619.702.8410 brians24.com

Café LuLu $ 419 F St. 619.238.0114 cafelulusd.com

Ciné Café $ 412 K St. 619.595.1929 Coyote Ugly $$ 820 5th Ave. 619.308.8459 coyoteuglysaloon.com Crab Hut Restaurant $$ 1007 5th Ave. #101 619.234.0628 crabhutrestaurant.com Crazy Goose Bar & Lounge $$ 789 6th Ave. 619.255.6703 crazygoosebar.com

Broken Yolk Cafe $ 355 6th Ave. 619.338.9655 thebrokenyolkcafe.com

Cafe Sevilla $$ 353 5th Ave. 619.233.5979 cafesevilla.com

Buca di Beppo $$ 705 6th Ave. 619.233.7272 bucadibeppo.com

The Cat Café $ 472 3rd Ave. 619.786.2289 catcafesd.com

de’Medici $$$$ 815 5th Ave. 619.702.7228 demedicisandiego.com

Bugsy’s BBQ $ 827 5th Ave. 619.235.8700 bugsysbbqsd.com

Chocolat Cremerie $ 509 5th Ave. 619.238.9400 chocolatsandiego.com

Dick’s Last Resort $ 345 5th Ave. 619.231.9100 dickslastresort.com

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345 5th avenue (btwn j&k) in the gaslamp 619-231-9100

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Donovan’s Steak & Chop House $$$$ 570 K St. 619.237.9700 donovanssteakhouse.com Double Deuce $$ 528 F St. 619.450.6522 doubledeucesd.com Fleming’s Steakhouse $$$$ 380 K St. 619.237.1155 flemingssteakhouse.com Florent Restaurant & Lounge $$ 672 5th Ave. 619.595.0123 florentsd.com Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse $$$$ 668 6th Ave. 619.338.0500 fogodechao.com

Full Moon Sushi & Kitchen Bar $$ 926 5th Ave. 619.233.3711 fullmoonsd.com

Hard Rock Cafe $$ 801 4th Ave. 619.615.7625 hardrock.com/sandiego Henry’s Pub $ 618 5th Ave. 619.238.2389 henryspub.com

Gaslamp BBQ $ 524 Island Ave. 619.696.6996 gaslampbbq.com

House of Blues $$ 1055 5th Ave. 619.299.2583 houseofblues.com/sandiego

Gaslamp Pizza $ 505 5th Ave. 619.231.7542 gaslamppizza.com Ghirardelli Chocolate $ 643 5th Ave. 619.234.2449 ghirardelli.com

Jimbo’s...Naturally! $ 92 Horton Plaza 619.308.7755 jimbos.com

Gran Havana $$ 745 4th Ave. 619.234.2826 granhavana.com

Le Parfait Paris $ 555 G St. 619.245.4457 leparfaitparis.com

Greystone Steakhouse $$$$ 658 5th Ave. 619.232.0225 greystonesteakhouse.com

Lou & Mickey’s $$$$ 224 5th Ave. 619.237.4900 louandmickeys.com

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DINING Maryjane’s Retro Diner $$ 207 5th Ave. 619.764.6950 hardrockhotelsd.com

Osteria Panevino $$ 722 5th Ave. 619.595.7959 osteriapanevino.com

The Shout House $ 655 4th Ave. 619.231.6700 theshouthouse.com

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks $$$$ 675 L St. 619.645.6545 mccormickandschmicks.com

Panda Inn $$ 506 Horton Plaza 619.233.7800 pandainn.com

Striders $$ 100 Harbor Dr. 619.363.7166 striders.com

Pizza on 5th $ 734 5th Ave. 619.231.7582 pizzaon5th.com

Subway $ 611 K St. 619.525.0022 subway.com

Pushkin Restaurant $$ 750 6th Ave. 619.496.1908 pushkinrestaurant.com

Sultan Shawarma $ 543 4th Ave. 619.231.1824 sultansd.com

Quad AleHouse $$ 868 5th Ave. 619.239.3339 quadalehouse.com

Sushi Lounge on Market $$ 411 Market St. 619.696.6262 sushiloungeonmarket.com

McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon $ 731 5th Ave. 619.795.2500 mcfaddenssandiego.com Mezé Greek Fusion $$ 345 6th Ave. 619.550.1600 gaslampmeze.com Mint Downtown Thai $ 732 4th Ave. 619.546.8424 mintsdthai.com Morton’s The Steakhouse $$$ 285 J St. 619.696.3369 mortons.com/sandiego Nordstrom Marketplace Cafe $ 103 Horton Plaza 619.239.1700 restaurants.nordstrom.com The Oceanaire Seafood Room $$$ 400 J St. 619.858.2277 theoceanaire.com Ocean Pacific Grille $$ 531 F St. 619.578.2828 oceanpacificgrille.com

Rei do Gado Brazilian Steak & Seafood House $$$ 939 4th Ave. 619.702.8464 reidogado.net Richard Walker’s Pancake House $ 520 Front St. 619.231.7777 richardwalkers.com Rockin’ Baja Lobster $$ 310 5th Ave. 619.234.6333 rockinbaja.com Royal India $$ 329 Market St. 619.269.9999 royalindia.com

Taka Restaurant $$ 555 5th Ave. 619.338.0555 takasushi.com Tin Fish Gaslamp $ 170 6th Ave. 619.238.8100 thetinfishrestaurants.com Tin Roof $ 401 G St. 619.230.8606 tinroofsandiego.com Tivoli Bar & Grill $ 505 6th Ave. 619.232.6754 tivolibarandgrill.com

The Old Spaghetti Factory and Dussini Loft Bar $ 275 5th Ave. 619.233.4323 osf.com

Salvatore’s Cucina Italiana $$$$ 750 Front St. 619.544.1865 salvatoresdowntown.com

Toscana Café & Wine Bar $$ 238 5th Ave. 619.231.5788 toscanacafesd.com

Operacaffe $$ 835 4th Ave. 619.234.6538 operacaffe.com

Samurai Pie $ 820 5th Ave. 619.814.5700 samurai-pie.com

Union Kitchen & Tap $$ 333 5th Ave. 619.795.9463 gaslampunion.com

Osetra Fishhouse $$$ 904 5th Ave. 619.239.1800 osetrafishhouse.com

Searsucker $$$ 611 5th Ave. 619.233.7327 searsucker.com/san-diego

Urban India $$ 1041 4th Ave. 619.238.8380 urbanindiasd.com

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ViVa Bar + Kitchen $$ 409 F St. 619.255.2800 vivabarkitchen.com

Half Door Brewing Co. $$ 903 Island Ave. 619.232.9845 halfdoorbrewing.com

Water Grill $$$ 615 J St. 619.717.6992 watergrill.com

Lolita’s at the Park $ 202 Park Blvd. 619.269.6055 lolitasmexicanfood.com

Whiskey Girl $$ 702 5th Ave. 619.236.1616 whiskeygirl.com

EMBARCADERO Carnitas’ Snack Shack $ 1004 N. Harbor Dr. 619.696.7675 carnitassnacks.com The Fish Market $ 750 N. Harbor Dr. 619.232.3474 thefishmarket.com

Lotus Thai Downtown $ 906 Market St. 619.595.0115 lotusthaisd.com

FOX Sports Grill $ 1 Park Blvd. 619.231.9000 foxsportsgrill.com

Social Tap $$ 815 J St. 619.398.8938 socialtapsandiego.com

Kansas City Barbeque $ 600 W. Harbor Dr. 619.231.9680 kcbbq.net

Cafe Chloe $$ 721 9th Ave. 619.232.3242 cafechloe.com

SOL CAL Cafe $ 910 J St. 619.255.2927 solcal.com

Marina Kitchen Restaurant & Bar $$ 333 W. Harbor Dr. 619.699.8222 marriott.com

Carnivore Sandwich $ 317 10th Ave. 619.338.8301 carnivoresandwich.com

Zanzibar Café $ 707 G St. 619.230.0125 zanzibarcafe.com

Roy’s San Diego Waterfront $$ 333 W. Harbor Dr. 619.239.7697 roysrestaurant.com

EAST VILLAGE Brooklyn Bagel $ 1000 Island Ave. 619.546.7610 ordermybagel.com

Come Early, Stay Late Located in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, Searsucker is a nationally recognized restaurant serving New American Classic cuisine from Top Chef Alum, Brian Malarkey. Open for weekday lunch, nightly dinner service, happy hour and weekend brunch.

611 Fifth Avenue / San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 233-7327 searsucker.com

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DINING Top of the Market $$$$ 750 N. Harbor Dr. 619.232.3474 thefishmarket.com

LA JOLLA The Marine Room $$$$ 2000 Spindrift Dr. 858.459.7222 marineroom.com

LA MESA Casa de Pico $$ 5500 Grossmont Center Dr. 619.463.3267 casadepico.com

LITTLE ITALY The Crack Shack $$ 2266 Kettner Blvd. 619.795.3299 crack-shack.com Juniper and Ivy $$$$ 2228 Kettner Blvd. 619.269.9036 juniperandivy.com Pan Bon $ 1450 Kettner Blvd. 619.241.2443 panbon.us Prepkitchen Little Italy $$ 1660 India St. 619.398.8383 prepkitchenlittleitaly.com

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OLD TOWN Cafe Coyote $ 2461 San Diego Ave. 619.291.4695 cafecoyoteoldtown.com Casa Guadalajara $$ 4105 Taylor St. 619.295.5111 casaguadalajara.com El Agave Restaurant and Tequileria $$$ 2304 San Diego Ave. 619.220.0692 elagave.com Old Town Mexican Cafe $ 2489 San Diego Ave. 619.297.4330 oldtownmexcafe.com

SEAPORT DISTRICT Buster’s Beach House $$ Seaport Village 807 W. Harbor Dr. 619.233.4300 bustersbeachhouse.com The Cheesecake Factory $$ The Headquarters 789 W. Harbor Dr. 619.231.0036 cheesecakefactory.com Eddie V’s $$$$ The Headquarters 789 W. Harbor Dr. 619.615.0281 eddiev.com

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Edgewater Grill $$$ Seaport Village 861 W. Harbor Dr. 619.232.7581 edgewatergrill.com Harbor House $$ Seaport Village 831 W. Harbor Dr. 619.232.1141 harborhousesd.com Puesto $ The Headquarters 789 W. Harbor Dr. 619.233.8880 eatpuesto.com Seasons 52 $$ The Headquarters 789 W. Harbor Dr. 619.702.0052 seasons52.com


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RAISE YOUR GLASS

San Diego is home to awardwinning craft breweries (12 within walking distance of the convention center). Make sure to taste what’s on the local taps! (Map on pg. 63) For a truly unique entertainment experience check out Striders, where you can sip classic cocktails and craft beers while you place your bets on horse racing.

LISTEN TO THE MUSIC

The Gaslamp Quarter is home to a vibrant nightlife! Take in live bands at the House of Blues, or Maryjane’s Underground at the Hard Rock (which never charges a cover). The Shout House is a truly unique experience, home to dueling pianos where you select and sing the songs. And if you dare, take on some karaoke at Tin Roof.

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There are many ways to relax and unwind following a long day of meetings. Here are some suggestions for winding down, just a short walk from the convention center!

Photo courtesy the Haunted Hotel

Photo courtesy of Striders

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GO EXPLORE

Go for a run, rent a bike or simply take a walk along the waterfront to enjoy our fabulous weather. For a real challenge, run up our Grand Staircase with its 100 stairs! The view is worth it. No car? No problem! Just get onboard the Old Town Trolley. Their hop-on, hop-off privileges allow you to see San Diego’s famous sites at your own pace.

HAUNTS & ESCAPADES

Get a group together and have some fun you can only experience in San Diego! Did you know the Gaslamp is home to one of the top haunted houses in America (Check out the Haunted Hotel in October!) Year-round, experience the Great Room Escape San Diego (pg. 84), where you’ll spend one hour attempting to escape based on clues and codes. Room themes include a laboratory and an Aztec Temple!

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Brimming with more than 100 breweries and brewpubs, San Diego has earned the nickname, “Capital of Craft.� Popular for putting out handcrafted beers that have the hops world abuzz, aficionados come from around the globe in search of our award-winning brews. Boasting one of the largest concentrations of microbreweries in the nation has resulted in a vast array of craft beer varieties with wildly different flavors, tastes and textures. Pull up a chair and explore the local beer culture for yourself at a downtown brewery or hop on a tour (Brewery Tours of San Diego, pg. 64) to sample the seemingly endless assortment of award-winning San Diego beers where they are brewed!

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Taste a range of local suds straight from the tap at any of these local libation stations:

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2181 Logan Ave. 619.501.0503 borderxbrewing.com

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672 5th Ave. 619.595.0123 florentsd.com

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524 Island Ave. 619.696.6996 gaslampbbq.com E ST.

903 Island Ave. 619.232.9845 halfdoorbrewing.com

619.544.0555 missionbrewery.com

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Border X Brewing

WHY GO?

2181 LOGAN AVE., BARRIO LOGAN | 619.501.0503 TUE-WED 4PM-8PM, THURS 2PM-8PM, FRI-SAT 2PM-11PM, SUN 1PM-6PM BORDERXBREWING.COM

GETTING THERE

MishMash

WHY GO?

Craft brewery with Latin-inspired beer. Enjoy local art, food and award-winning Jamaica Blood Saison and Horchata Golden Stout in the Barrio Logan Arts District!

Inspired by the American melting pot, MishMash offers an eclectic mesh of flavor and experience. MishMash also provides table service to adjacent Iron Fist Brewing.

1985 NATIONAL AVE. #1133, BARRIO LOGAN | 619.955.8544 MON-SAT 11AM-10PM, SUN 9AM-7PM MISHMASHSD.COM

Pet and familyfriendly craft brewery tasting room featuring Latin-inspired beer South Chicano Park & Coronado Bridge

New American handcrafted food in a vibrant space with intimate seating

GETTING THERE

Mercado del Barrio by Iron Fist Brewing

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SHOPPING

SHOPPING SA N DI EGO

Whether you’re looking for souvenirs, a new outfit for your visit or some self-pampering, San Diego has plenty of options for you!

DOWNTOWN SHOPPING

BLOOMINGDALE’S AT FASHION VALLEY MALL

Your convention badge means savings for you! Enjoy high-end shopping with a 15-percent discount at the one and only Bloomingdales, located in the Fashion Valley Mall. It’s just six miles north of the convention center.

Photo courtesy Bazaar Del Mundo

With all our San Diego sunshine, there are plenty of options for shopping in walking distance. Westfield Horton Plaza is home to 100 well-recognized stores, including Macy’s. (Ask for a Macy’s Visitor Savings Pass!) And walk along the bayfront to shop at Seaport Village and The Headquarters at Seaport.

GET PAMPERED!

After a day of shopping and exploring San Diego, go get pampered! Meridian Salon, just a short walk from our convention center, will give you a cut, color and mani/pedi before or after your meetings.

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BAZAAR DEL MUNDO Experience the colorful boutiques offering unique gifts from all over the world at Bazaar del Mundo, located in historic Old Town. Inside you’ll find collectibles, handcrafted artisan jewelry, plus creative fashion, arts and crafts. Then head next door for a margarita at Casa Guadalajara!


Meridian Salon

Just a quick walk from the convention center, Meridian Salon offers haircuts, hair color, styling, blowouts, manicures and pedicures.

220 WEST G ST., DOWNTOWN | 619.233.6211 MON 10AM-3PM, TUES-SAT 9AM-6PM MERIDIANSALON.COM

Mermaids Cove

An aqueous emporium offering destination shopping for sea-inspired gifts, unique coastal furnishings and every conceivable embodiment of the mermaid.

2415 SAN DIEGO AVE., OLD TOWN 619.795.1911 MON-THURS 11AM-7PM, FRI-SAT 11AM-8PM, SUN 11AM-5PM MERMAIDCOVEONLINE.COM |

Westfield Horton Plaza

Find art, culture, food and style in the heart of downtown. Visit Westfield Horton Plaza to discover the charm and treasures of America’s Finest City.

324 HORTON PLAZA, DOWNTOWN | 619.239.8180 MON-FRI 10AM-8PM, SUN 11AM-6PM WESTFIELD.COM/HORTONPLAZA

WHY GO?

Quality hair services using Moroccanoil and Bumble and bumble products

GETTING THERE 3 short blocks from SDCC

WHY GO?

“Mermazing” shopping for the sea-spirited

GETTING THERE

Short cab ride or half-mile walk from Old Town Transit Center

WHY GO?

Nordstrom, Macy’s, Jimbo’s...Naturally! and 90 other shops

GETTING THERE

8-minute walk from the convention center

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SHOPPING

WATCH ∙ LEARN ∙ SHOP

Visit the 37 working artists studios and colorful courtyard representing over 250 local artists. open daily 11am-4pm www.spanishvillageart.com Spanish Village Art Center

∙ 1770 Village Place ∙ San Diego, CA 92101

LOCATED ACROSS FROM THE PREMIUM OUTLET CENTER

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WELCOME TO SAN DIEGO Receive a 15% off all-day savings certificate when you show your badge at our Fashion Valley store, then shop the top designer names in fashion and beauty.*

S A LV AT O R E F E R R A G A M O | M C M BURBERRY | LINKS OF LONDON DAVID YURMAN | SANDRO | L A MER TH E KOO P LE S | TE D BAK E R | MA J E

FASHION VALLEY 7057 FRIARS ROAD, 619-610-6400 GIFT WRAP ON 2

*See certificate in-store for details and restrictions. Reserved for visitors only.


ARTS & CULTURE

SAN DIEGO

ARTS & CULTURE San Diego is home to renowned performing arts venues, museums and cultural experiences that are unique to our destination.

MUSEUMS

San Diego is home to the largest concentration of museums west of the Mississippi River! You’ll find 15 major museums in Balboa Park, including the San Diego Air & Space Museum, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, the San Diego Railroad Museum and the San Diego Natural History Museum. Explore our military history at the USS Midway Museum and our nautical beginnings at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

MUSIC

Listen to the symphony under the stars in summer at Summer Pops or enjoy free Sunday concerts at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. The Music Box serves up live music along with craft cocktails and a variety of small plates in an upscale three-story venue near Little Italy. 70

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THEATRE

Did you know that San Diego has sent more shows to Broadway than any other city in the U.S.? Between The Old Globe, the San Diego Repertory Theatre and the Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse, you’ll be sure to find a musical, a comedy, a drama or the classics of Shakespeare to take in while you’re visiting.

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES Balboa Park is home to a hub of arts and culture: View the only Rembrandt painting on public display in San Diego at the Timken Museum; visit cottages representing 32 countries in Balboa Park; watch hand-blown glass wares come to life before your eyes at the Spanish Village Art Center.

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San Diego Air & Space Museum

Photo courtesy Balboa Park

P ER FO R M I N G A RTS Photo courtesy Balboa Park

MUSEUMS

Spreckels Organ Pavilion Enjoy the sounds of Balboa Park with free weekly organ performances every Sunday at 2pm.

Photo courtesy Balboa Park

Bring your family and friends and take flight as you explore over 50 historical aircraft.

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The Old Globe Take a seat at The Old Globe and enjoy one of the 15 plays and musicals held throughout the year.


Balboa Park, known as a landscape of arts and culture, has over 1,200 acres that are the perfect place to discover San Diego. Standing only two miles from the convention center, the park is filled with a variety of history, culture and adventure. Explore and experience all that Balboa Park has to offer. Whether admiring the art museums or celebrating 100 years of the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park is a must-see destination.

@BalboaPark

A DV EN T U R E Photo courtesy Balboa Park

GA R D EN S

Zoro Garden (Butterfly Garden) Breathe in the fresh air and experience the many colors of butterflies in the Zoro Garden.

San Diego Zoo The Zoo is celebrating 100 years in Balboa Park! Come visit and see 3,500 animals.

Botanical Building

Biking and Hiking Trails

Capture the vibrant seasonal flower displays in this must-see garden.

Explore 65 miles of various hiking and biking trails. Use your GPS to find your way.

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ARTS & CULTURE

Here are the most popular convention center photo ops we see on social media. Tag us @SDConventionCtr on Twitter and Instagram and we may share your photo. A WATERFRONT CONVENTION CENTER

A jealousy-inducing San Diego photo, the view from the Upper Level Terrace is breathtaking any time of day.

Hall H

The hall signs and the wave-shaped overhangs of the front drive make a great photo for attendees to share their arrival at an event on social media.

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The Portal

A favorite among attendees, we have fondly dubbed these columns of barreled-glass windows “The Portal.� This photo was taken from the escalator in Lobby D.


Plaza Park AND PUBLIC ART

Grand Staircase

Right outside of Hall H is Plaza Park, featuring the eye-catching sculpture “Coming Together” by Niki de Saint Phalle.

The 100 stairs of the Grand Staircase are a great spot for a picture, whether it’s a selfie on the steps or a panoramic view of downtown from the top.

San Diego Symphony Enjoy Bayside Summer Nights at Embarcadero Marina Park South

This is where music lovers gather to enjoy a picnic on the lawn, share a bottle of wine or sit in the grandstands taking in the beauty of San Diego Bay. Bayside Summer Nights continues the tradition of Summer Pops, offering an eclectic variety of artists, genres and performances in a one-of-a-kind outdoor concert setting. The summer season includes Diana Ross, Seth McFarlane, Chris Botti, Bernadette Peters, Tchaikovsky Spectacular, Raiders of the Lost Ark and more!

206 MARINA PARK WAY, EMBARCADERO | 619.235.0804 SANDIEGOSYMPHONY.ORG

THE DETAILS WHY GO?

World famous performers in a one-of-a-kind setting

GETTING THERE

Located behind the convention center at Embarcadero Marina Park South

PRICES

$21-$86, military and senior discounts are available

HOURS

Daily 10am until concert time

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On Exhibit

HOT TICKETS 2016

JUNE 24 – SEPT 4

BLUE WHALE WATCHING ON HORNBLOWER CRUISES & EVENTS hornblower.com

JULY 8 – 12

2016 ALL-STAR FANFEST

San Diego Convention Center visitsandiego.com

JULY 12

2016 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ALL-STAR GAME AT PETCO PARK Downtown San Diego sandiego.padres.mlb.com

SEPT 3 – 5

FESTIVAL OF SAIL

CLIMB CALIFORNIA TOWER

SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF MAN Ongoing For the first time since 1935, the California Tower is open to the public. Climb the once hidden staircase, seven floors to the top of the tower and experience the beauty of Balboa Park and San Diego. Tickets are required. museumofman.org

Maritime Museum of San Diego sdmaritime.org

SEPT 24 - JAN 2

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO: THE USES OF PHOTOGRAPHY La Jolla mcasd.org

SEPT 25 - OCT 2

SAN DIEGO RESTAURANT WEEK sandiegorestaurantweek.com

DEC 2-3

BALBOA PARK DECEMBER NIGHTS

balboapark.org

Photo courtesy Balboa Park

2017

MACHINE INSIDE: BIOMECHANICS

SAN DIEGO NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM Oct. 16, 2016 – Jan. 2017 Survive, move and discover the marvels of natural engineering. sdnhm.org

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MARDI GRAS

Gaslamp Quarter sdmardigras.com

FLIGHT OPS: EXPERIENCE LIFE ON A FLIGHT DECK

USS MIDWAY MUSEUM Ongoing Explore the USS Midway Museum’s expanding air wing of restored aircraft dating back to World War II. midway.org

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY Gaslamp Quarter stpatsparade.org

APR 4-9

FINDING NEVERLAND

San Diego Civic Theatre sandiegotheatres.org

MAY 5

CINCO DE MAYO

Old Town oldtownsandiegoguide.com


in Balboa Park 2001 Pan American Plaza San Diego, California 92101

619.234.8291 sandiegoairandspace.org

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

(619) 238-1233 www.rhfleet.org

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ARTS & CULTURE Maritime Museum of San Diego

Housed on one of the world’s finest collections of historic vessels, the museum is a perfect place to spend a day on the bay.

1492 N. HARBOR DR., EMBARCADERO | 619.234.9153 DAILY 9AM-8PM (SUMMER 9PM) SDMARITIME.ORG

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

At 27,000 sq. ft., the museum is one of the largest indoor model railroad displays in the world and the only accredited railroad-themed museum.

1649 EL PRADO, BALBOA PARK | 619.696.0199 TUES-FRI 11AM-4PM, SAT-SUN 11AM-5PM SDMRM.ORG

San Diego Watercolor Society

Visitors are astonished to find such an impressive 4,000 sq. ft. gallery dedicated to the presentation and celebration of world-class watermedia art.

2825 DEWEY RD., STUDIO 105, POINT LOMA | 619.876.4550 WED-SUN 10AM-4PM SDWS.ORG

Spanish Village Art Center

Visit with local artists in 37 working art studios throughout the colorful courtyard. Located in Balboa Park and open daily to watch, learn and shop.

1770 VILLAGE PL., BALBOA PARK | 619.233.9050 DAILY 11AM-4PM SPANISHVILLAGEART.COM

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WHY GO?

A picturesque, unique and historic museum on the water

GETTING THERE

Half mile from SDCC

PRICE OF ADMISSION Free-$16

WHY GO?

California railroads brought to life

GETTING THERE Short cab ride from SDCC

PRICE OF ADMISSION $10

WHY GO?

Original art, workshops and more

GETTING THERE Short cab ride from SDCC

PRICE OF ADMISSION Free

WHY GO?

See artists at work

GETTING THERE Located in Balboa Park

PRICE OF ADMISSION Free


Go Local.

Go Midway. f Battle o ater e h T Midway

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An Adventure for the Entire Family! Audio tours for adults and kids, videos, climb-in aircraft, flight simulators and more!

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Last admission at 4 p.m. 910 N. Harbor Dr. (Downtown San Diego)

(619) 544-9600 www.midway.org


ATTRACTIONS

Stay for the vacation! There’s a variety of attractions for you and the whole family to explore while you are in San Diego.

SAN DIEGO ZOO | sandiegozoo.org

There’s no better time to visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo; this popular attraction is celebrating its centennial year! Experience everything the zoo is known for, from pandas to koalas – you can even feed a giraffe! Nestled in the heart of historic Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo is at the very heart of the San Diego experience. With more than 3,500 animals, a renowned botanical collection, live shows and an aerial tram, this is a must see.

@SanDiegoZoo

SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK | sdzsafaripark.org

Enjoy an exotic safari without leaving San Diego County! Just 30 miles north of our convention center adventure awaits at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. You can ride alongside herds of animals roaming natural habitats throughout its 1,800-acre park and then explore your wild side on a zip line! Be sure to visit Tiger Trail, a must-see exhibit featuring Sumatran Tigers.

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ATTRACTIONS SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO | seaworld.com A staple of San Diego, this aquatic park hosts whales, dolphins, penguins, sharks and other marine life. For thrill seekers, hop aboard Manta, a coaster that adds an educational exhibit on manta rays. Hang on, this ride pulls three to four G’s and has a thrilling 54-foot drop!

@SeaWorld

LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA | legoland.com

“Build your own adventure” at LEGOLAND California, a 128-acre park geared specifically towards youth ages 2 to 12. With over 60 family rides, models made of 60 million LEGO bricks and even a water park, LEGOLAND California provides education, adventure and fun in this first park of its kind in the United States. The park is located in Carlsbad, about 34 miles north of downtown San Diego.

@Legoland_CA

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ATTRACTIONS

3-Day Weekend with the Family Attending a convention with your family? San Diego has a wide array of activities that kids of all ages can enjoy.

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Their world awaits... At La Jolla’s renowned Birch Aquarium.

aquarium.ucsd.edu

Award Winning Coffee & Adoptable Kitties

catcafesd.com

472 Third Avenue (a short walk from the convention center)

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ATTRACTIONS Five Star Tours

We are proud to be San Diego’s tour bus and sightseeing experience leader. We specialize in group transportation and tour services for all guests.

1050 KETTNER BLVD., DOWNTOWN | 619.232.5040 DAILY 8AM-6PM FIVESTARTOURS.COM

Great Room Escape San Diego

Enjoy a one-hour group challenge with special effects, clues and puzzles. Rooms include Houdini’s Hidden Workshop, Forbidden Aztec Temple and The Lab.

424 MARKET ST., GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.988.3733 THURS-SUN (HOURS VARY) GREATROOMESCAPESANDIEGO.COM

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WHY GO?

Enjoy top-notch sightseeing tour packages with knowledgeable guides

PRICE

Get a quick quote online or over the phone

WHY GO?

An interactive and fun group challenge

GETTING THERE 5-minute walk from SDCC

PRICE OF ADMISSION $34.95 (Group discounts available)


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B ST.

MARKET ST.

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BROADWAY

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5TH AVE.

C ST.

20TH AVE. AVE. 20TH

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55

11TH AVE. AVE. 11TH

10TH AVE. AVE. 10TH

46

52

31

ISLAND AVE.

J ST.

9TH AVE. AVE. 9TH

8TH AVE. AVE. 8TH

9

11

G ST.

27 K ST.

32

MARKET ST.

25

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21ST AVE. AVE. 21ST

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MTS/SAN DIEGO TROLLEY LINE

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SAN DIEGO VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER

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19TH AVE. AVE. 19TH

16TH AVE. AVE. 16TH

12

15TH AVE. AVE. 15TH

38

17TH AVE. AVE. 17TH

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24

5

F ST.

13TH AVE. AVE. 13TH

6TH AVE.

7TH AVE. AVE. 7TH

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7TH AVE.

65

6TH AVE.

54

HORTON PLAZA

BALBOA PARK

163

35

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FERRY LANDING


THE-SEA

RANCHO PEÑASQUITOS

SOLANA BEACH

56

51

66

DEL MAR

MIRA MESA SORRENTO VALLEY

Torrey Pines State Reserve

15

UCSD

59

LA JOLLA

805

52

163

5

Mission Trails Regional Park

PACIFIC BEACH MISSION VALLEY

MISSION BEACH

Belmont Park

48 Seaworld San Diego

OCEAN BEACH

8

10

56

POINT LOMA

San Diego International Airport

64

CORONADO

HILLCREST

OLD TOWN 3

EL C

Mission Basilica SD De Alcala

125 8

SDSU

NORTH PARK

LA MESA 94

San Diego Zoo

LEMON GROVE

BALBOA PARK DOWNTOWN 30

41 75

805 San Diego Bay

54

NATIONAL CITY

BONITA CHULA VISTA Silver Strand State Beach

5

SAN DIEGO COUNTY

OTAY MESA

Knott City

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IMPERIAL BEACH

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LOCATION MAP DINING 1 2 3

1919 Bandar Restaurant Bertrand at Mister A’s

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Brian’s 24 Broken Yolk Cafe Brooklyn Bagel Burger Lounge Buster’s Beach House Cafe Chloe Cafe Coyote

11 12 10

Cafe Sevilla Carnivore Sandwich Casa Guadalajara

13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 22 30 34 35 36 37 38 39 16 40

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(San Diego County map)

Crab Hut Restaurant The Crack Shack Dick’s Last Resort The Fish Market Florent Restaurant & Lounge Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse Gaslamp BBQ Hard Rock Cafe Hornblower Cruises & Events Jimbo’s…Naturally! Lolita’s at the Park Lotus Thai Downtown Maryjane’s Retro Diner McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks Mezé Greek Fusion Morton’s The Steakhouse Music Box Nicky Rottens (San Diego County map)

The Oceanaire Seafood Room The Old Spaghetti Factory and Dussini Loft Bar Operacaffe Panda Inn Peohe’s (San Diego County map)

Puesto Rei do Gado Brazilian Steak & Seafood House Richard Walker’s Pancake House Searsucker Social Tap Sushi Lounge on Market Top of the Market Whiskey Girl

TIME TO UNWIND 41 Border X Brewing

(San Diego County map)

42 Double Deuce 43 Henry’s Pub 41 Iron Fist Brewing Co. (San Diego County map)

41 MishMash

(San Diego County map)

44 Mission Brewery 45 Prohibition

46 The Shout House

SHOPPING

47 Agora Galleries 10 Bazaar del Mundo

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48 Bloomingdale’s

(San Diego County map)

49 Downtown Ace Hardware 22 Macy’s 50 Meridian Salon 10 Mermaids Cove

(San Diego County map)

51 St. John Outlet

(San Diego County map)

52 Tatyana

22 Westfield Horton Plaza

ARTS & CULTURE

53 Maritime Museum of San Diego 54 Reuben H. Fleet Science Center 54 San Diego Air & Space Museum 54 San Diego Model Railroad Museum 54 San Diego Natural History Museum 55 San Diego Symphony 56 San Diego Watercolor Society (San Diego County map)

54 Spanish Village Art Center 57 USS Midway Museum

ATTRACTIONS

58 Airborne San Diego 59 Birch Aquarium

(San Diego County map)

60 The Cat Café 61 Five Star Tours 62 Great Room Escape San Diego 63 Old Town Trolley Tours 64 San Diego International Airport (San Diego County map)

65 San Diego Zoo

66 San Diego Zoo Safari Park (San Diego County map)


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