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SAN DIEGO 2019–2020 ATTENDEE GUIDE

Inside EXPLORE

Your guide to the hottest spots to shop, sip, relax and renew

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San Diego Dining Group’s newest concept: The Butcher’s Cut Steakhouse! The Butcher’s Cut is passionate about serving perfectly aged steaks, vegetables grown locally, and an award winning wine list. This casual, contemporary grill and steakhouse, features a 4,000 pound meat locker/dry-aging case, and offers a private and semi-private space. 644 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 235-8144 butcherscutsteakhouse.com

Osteria Panevino is one of the oldest Italian Restaurants in the Gaslamp Quarter. With a historic setting, our Italian chef strives to create innovative and contemporary dishes while honoring the original culinary creations. The authentic staff delivers a memorable and Italian experience, while catering to all dietary restrictions. Panevino welcomes the opportunity to host your private and corporate event. 722 5th Ave, San Diego, CA (619) 595-7959 | osteriapanevino.com

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Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood is nested in a 1900’s movie theater. Awarded the People’s Choice Best Steakhouse and Fine Dining in the Gaslamp, Best Steakhouse California, and Best Steakhouse San Diego. Offering an extensive menu, along with Vegetarian and Gluten Free options. The venue also has three private dining rooms, with AV and special accomodations to ensure an unforgettable dining experience. 658 5th Ave, San Diego, CA (619) 232-0225 | greystonesteakhouse.com

Osetra Seafood and Steak features the only wine tower with live wine angels in the West Coast. Offering a full bar, craft cocktails, and a raw bar in a playful and sophisticated chic ambiance. Osetra has the capacity of hosting events up to 400 guests. 904 5th Ave, San Diego, CA (619) 239-1800 | osetraseafoodandsteaks.com


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WELCOME On behalf of the citizens of San Diego, welcome to America’s Finest City!

Our city offers a relaxed atmosphere filled with friendly people and a thriving tourism industry. It is no surprise that San Diego is host to many large conventions and events every year. This year, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the San Diego Convention Center, our region’s premier gathering place. Although we’ve seen a lot of changes since 1989, people continue to want to come back for the San Diego experience. 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 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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CONTENTS…

8 30th Anniversary 10 Attendee Information

Helpful hints for making the most of your visit. 10 Building Map & Amenities 12 Five Reasons You’re Lucky to Meet in San Diego 14 What’s New? 15 Concierge Services 16 Getting Around 17 International Traveler Resources 18 Real-Time Flight Tracker 19 Airport Tips

22 Neighborhoods

Explore San Diego’s icons and diverse neighborhoods.

36 Beaches

A trip to San Diego wouldn’t be complete without visiting the beach.

40 Dining

Dining San Diego-style is always delicious and diverse. 46 A Slice of San Diego 56 Rise & Shine Breakfast Options 59 Dining with a View 65 Dining Options by Neighborhood

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DINING WITH A VIEW

Photo courtesy of Bertrand at Mister A’s


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TACOS & BEER

70 Time to Unwind

Find out where to go sip, shop and pamper yourself! 74

Tacos & Beer

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Top Spots to Sip

80 Arts & Culture

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. 82

Balboa Park

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International Cottages

88 Attractions

Check out exotic animals at our world-famous zoo, a historic aircraft carrier along the bay or visit a LEGO® theme park! 90 3-Day Weekend with the Family

98 San Diego Maps

Simple guides for getting around.

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1989

30 Convention Center Years of Your San Diego

AUGUST 1996 More than 30,000 people attend the Republican National Convention.

MAY 1985 Groundbreaking ceremonies are held.

NOVEMBER 24, 1989 More than 200,000 people attend Opening Day celebrations.

JUNE 1998 Voters approve the Convention Center expansion by 62%. NOVEMBER 30, 1989 San Diego International Boat Show is the first event held.

JULY 1991 Comic-Con International comes to the Convention Center. 8

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our San Diego Convention Center first opened its doors on November 24, 1989. For 30 years, our events have been changing lives. We are proud to be the region's premier gathering place, hosting meetings, conventions and trade shows creating economic benefits for the region.

JULY 2016 MLB All-Star FanFest celebration comes to San Diego.

NOVEMBER 2001 Grand opening is held for the Convention Center's expansion.

FEBRUARY 2018 New LED colored lights debut.

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TODAY Over 23 million people have come through our doors since 1989.

JANUARY 2003 NFL uses the Convention Center as the official Super Bowl XXXVII media center.

APRIL 2017 Convention Center becomes LEED Gold Certified.

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ATTENDEE INFORMATION

UPPER LEVEL

SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER

EAST TERRACE

AMENITIES & LEGEND

PLAZA 28E TERRACE 28D 28C 28B 28A

CONCIERGE & GUEST SERVICES Have questions? Need directions? Our friendly team of uniformed guest services and concierge professionals can help you find your way. FEDEX OFFICE BUSINESS CENTER Do all your shipping, mailing, printing and other business needs at our on-site business center located in Lobby D.

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ATM We offer two ATMs. Find them in Lobbies B and E. NURSING MOTHER’S ROOMS

We are proud to offer two nursing mother’s rooms in the women’s restroom of Lobbies A (Sept. 2019) and E. 10

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STARBUCKS Get fueled up on coffee! Choose from three locations in Lobbies A, C and E. Hours of operation vary based on event. CHARGING STATIONS Take a quick break to charge your devices at one of our 27 charging stations, located along the lower level lobbies.

MEETING ROOMS 1–11 & 21–33 BALLROOMS 6 & 20 SAILS PAVILION

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GENDER INCLUSIVE RESTROOM We are proud to soon offer attendees a gender inclusive restroom in Lobby A (Sept. 2019).

FREE WIFI Available in all lobbies.


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ATTENDEE INFORMATION

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LOCATION

The San Diego Convention Center is located along a beautiful waterfront setting, just three miles from the San Diego International Airport, within walking distance of nearly 14,000 hotel rooms, waterfront parks, scenic San Diego Bay and hundreds of dining, shopping and entertainment options!

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This is the city to “come for the convention and stay for the vacation!” Visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo, check out the aquatic animals at SeaWorld, step onboard the USS Midway Museum or take a stroll through Balboa Park.

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BEACHES

You can’t visit San Diego without making time to visit our famous beaches. Our Southern California coastline is home to 70 miles of beaches, all just a short drive away.

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5 Reasons You’re Lucky to Meet in

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FOOD!

Bring your appetite! The Gaslamp Quarter, just across the street from the San Diego Convention Center, is home to worldly cuisine. From an upscale night out on the town to a casual evening, you’ll find more than 150 restaurants and bars to choose from.

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NETWORKING

San Diego is a gateway for global business opportunities. Home to cleantech, biotech, life sciences, research institutions, craft breweries and the military, our city is a bi-national mega-region offering a robust investment economy.

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ATTENDEE INFORMATION

What 's New?

No matter how many times you visit San Diego, there is always a new adventure waiting for you!

THEATRE BOX

The Gaslamp’s newest luxury cinema theatre, Theatre Box, is now open! Developed by Hollywood’s historic TCL Chinese Theatre and restaurant bar partner Sugar Factory, this hot spot offers elaborate goblet-sized cocktails.

Photo courtesy of Theatre Box

COMIC-CON MUSEUM

Are you ready for the official Comic-Con Museum? Set to open in 2021, plans are underway to capture the excitement and magic of Comic-Con in a year-round attraction being built in San Diego’s historic Balboa Park! There are some special events being held as 2019 marks the 50th Comic-Con. Visit comic-conmuseum.org to receive monthly updates.

Photo courtesy of Comic-Con Museum

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SEAWORLD

Strap yourself in and catch a ride on SeaWorld’s newly-built "Tidal Twister" roller coaster. Riders will twist and bank as if they are riding the tide on a figure eight track that includes a zero gravity roll at the center section!

Rendering courtesy of Seaworld San Diego

PIAZZA DELLA FAMIGLIA

Little Italy invites you to experience Piazza Della Famiglia, a 10,000 sq. ft. Euro-inspired piazza featuring a tiled fountain along a quaint cobblestone street. You'll feel as if you've been transported to Italy! Explore the farmers’ market, which takes place twice a week: Wednesdays 9am-1pm and Saturdays 8am-2pm, rain or shine.


Convention Center

CONCIERGE Located conveniently in Lobbies B and E, you’ll find our concierge services team ready to assist you with everything from dining reservations to transportation to local attractions. Here’s how we can help: • Providing menus, pricing and directions to the region’s finest restaurants • Making restaurant reservations • Assisting with easy-to-follow directions anywhere in San Diego • Tickets for local attractions • Recommending tours and activities to match your time and interests • Assisting you with car rental information

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

FuelRod

Charge your mobile device on the go, then recharge or swap for a fresh charger! FuelRod is a low-cost charging service that uses automated kiosks to dispense and exchange portable device chargers.

GREATER SAN DIEGO AREA | 1.844.383.5763 FUEL-ROD.COM

WHERE?

Located at the SDCC, Airport, Visitor Center, Zoo, SeaWorld and more!

PRICE

$20 for a portable charging unit with unlimited swaps

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ATTENDEE INFORMATION

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.

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 more information, visit SAN.org.

CAR RENTALS

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

FRED SAN DIEGO

Get around downtown on the electric, open-air, free ride FRED (Free Ride Everywhere Downtown). Download the app via the company website: thefreeride.com/fred and request a driver. FRED seats five passengers. Check the website for hours of operation.

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 representatives can flag you a taxi.

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 station, located in the heart of downtown San Diego and within walking distance of the Convention Center.

SCOOTERS

App-based bike and scooter rentals are the latest way to zip around San Diego, but please exercise caution. We ask that you keep some safety tips in mind, especially around the Convention Center’s front entrances and driveway: • Please do not ride through crowds or on the sidewalk. • Do not block doors or accessibility ramps. • Wear a helmet (required if you are under 18). 16

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Photo courtesy of sandiego.org

Resources for International Travelers At the San Diego Convention Center, we want our guests traveling from overseas to experience the best of our region. Here are some resources to enhance your stay as an international attendee. • San Diego Diplomacy Council Discover another side of San Diego through excursions led by locals, community events or professional outings tailored to your international group or organization: sandiegodiplomacy.org • World Trade Center Connect with local companies and seek international business consulting: sandiegobusiness.org/wtcsd • San Diego Tourism Authority View a translated guide to San Diego as a tourism destination: sandiego.org/plan/international-travelers For more information on local resources such as translation services or recommendations for cultural food considerations, please contact our Public Affairs team at publicaffairs@visitsandiego.com. SAN DIEGO ATTENDEE GUIDE 2O19-2O20 17


ATTENDEE INFORMATION

Real-Time Flight Information Want to know what gate you’re leaving from or if your flight is on-time? The San Diego Convention Center has teamed up with our friends at the San Diego International Airport to provide you the newest attendee amenity: a real-time, flight status display board showing airlines, gate numbers and arrival/ departure times. You’ll find them in Lobbies B and E.

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AIRPORT TIPS 1 Avoid placing the following items

in checked baggage, as they may pose a challenge for security screeners: • Small, heavy-bound books with glossy pages • Samples of thick creams or lotions with the consistency of paste • Cylinder-shaped awards with cords • Holograms on badges or other materials • Sand from the beach

2 The TSA has a toll-free

helpline to assist you with any questions related to prohibited items and screening policies: 1.855.787.2227. You can also review polices online at TSA.gov.

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• For $85, you can speed through security by enrolling in TSA Pre ®. Visit tsa.gov/precheck to pre-apply and then schedule your appointment to complete the process at the enrollment center in Terminal 2 East.

4 Lost & Found in Terminal 2 Baggage Claim

• Open daily from 6am–11pm • 619.400.2140

5 Questions for Customs & Immigration • 619.230.8178

6 The San Diego International

Airport has two foreign currency exchange areas in Terminal 2. • Baggage Claim 5am–6pm • Gate 24 5am–1pm, 4:30pm–7:30pm

SHIP AHEAD

Visit our FedEx Office, conveniently located in Lobby D, to ship any unusual or oversized items.

Need a rental?

Whether you need a car, truck or van, Enterprise is the perfect choice for your business rental needs.

For reservations, visit enterprise.com and reference Account # XZB4018

Pick-up subject to geographic and other restrictions. Enterprise, We’ll Pick You Up and the “e” logo are registered trademarks of Enterprise Rent-A-Car. ©2018 Enterprise Rent-A-Car. I03875 3.18

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ATTENDEE INFORMATION

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

Choose Transit! 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. 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

RIDER TIP

Purchase your Day Pass on the Compass Cloud mobile ticketing app

UNIQUE FEATURE

619.233.3004 OR 511 | TTY/TDD 619.234.5005 24-HOUR INFO 619.685.4900 OR 511 SDMTS.COM

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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.


CHOOSE TRANSIT. The best way to explore San Diego. Three Trolley lines and over a hundred connecting bus routes will take you to all the hot spots.

Green Line Trolley

Fashion Valley

Old Town

Stadium

To Sycuan Casino Resort Shuttles

Bus Connection Rts. 8, 9, 30 & 35 to Beaches & SeaWorld

Little Italy Orange Line Trolley

Santa Fe Depot

City College

Blue Line Trolley

Bus Connection Route 992 to Airport

Bus Connection Route 7 & Rapid 215 to San Diego Zoo & Balboa Park

DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO

Seaport Village Convention Center

Explore full maps online

sdmts.com/explore

Compass Cloud Mobile Ticketing App • One-Day & 30-Day Passes • Multiple Riders per Phone

(619) 233-3004 sdmts.com/explore

Petco Park Gaslamp Quarter

12th & Imperial Bus Connection Route 901 to Coronado

To East San Diego

To Mexico


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1 SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER Celebrating our 30th anniversary, the San Diego Convention Center has hosted nearly 6,000 events since opening our doors in 1989. Be sure to look up at the iconic Sails Pavilion roof: you might catch our colorful LED lights illuminating the skyline.

OCEAN BEACH

2 SAN DIEGO–CORONADO BAY BRIDGE Famous for its graceful curve, the blue bridge that spans our bay has connected Coronado Island to San Diego since opening 50 years ago on August 3, 1969.

NEIGHBORHOODS AND ICONS

3 PETCO PARK Take me out to the ball game! O  ur neighbors, the San Diego Padres, are celebrating their 50th anniversary. Be sure to cheer them on this season.

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

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

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6 BALBOA PARK This outdoor treasure is home to 15 major museums, performing arts venues, gardens and the San Diego Zoo.

7 HILLCREST This neighborhood is the center of San Diego’s LGBTQ+ scene. Be sure to visit the 65-foot high rainbow flag at the corner of University Ave. and Normal St.

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8 CHICANO PARK Visit this colorful 7.4-acre National Historic Landmark below the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge.

9 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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NEIGHBORHOODS

GASLAMP QUARTER

Step outside the San Diego Convention Center and you are in the historic heart of the city, known as the Gaslamp Quarter. Spanning 16 1/2 blocks, the neighborhood is always busy with great shopping, dining and nightlife venues sure to make a memorable experience for locals and visitors alike! Pose for a picture under the historic archway on Fifth Ave., or stop by the famed bars, restaurants, galleries, boutiques and museums. @GaslampQuarter 24 SAN DIEGO ATTENDEE GUIDE 2O19-2O20


BY THE NUMBERS

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WEIGHT OF THE FAMOUS GASLAMP QUARTER ARCHWAY

While you are here... Enjoy tasting flights and wines by the glass at the Callaway Tasting Room (pg. 72). Open seven days a week!

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NEIGHBORHOODS

EAST VILLAGE

@EastVillageSD

Step over the pedestrian bridge from the San Diego Convention Center and you’re in the neighborhood known as East Village. It’s home to Petco Park, where the San Diego Padres play. Take in a ballgame and cheer on the team as they celebrate their 50th anniversary! In search of a quiet space? Explore the San Diego Central Library (330 Park Blvd.) and its three-story domed reading room. It’s also home to the largest baseball research collection outside of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

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1288 Market Street, San Diego Be-shock.com (619)-501-9612


@LittleItalySD

LITTLE ITALY

A charming, historic waterfront neighborhood awaits you in Little Italy. With incredible cuisine, cafes, upscale boutiques and a farmers’ market, it’s a must see. This neighborhood was once the hub of the world’s tuna fishing and canning industry. For a great photo op, visit the iconic Little Italy landmark sign!

While you are here… . ..

BY THE NUMBERS

Pull up a stool at the Stone Brewing Tap Room (pg. 72) and experience San Diego craft beer. This tasting room and retail store features a patio garden housed in a nationally registered historic building, located at 1202 Kettner Blvd.

1888

The year the oldest house in Little Italy was built.

FARMERS’ MARKET Wednesdays: 9am-1pm & Saturdays: 8am-2pm

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NEIGHBORHOODS

CORONADO

@CoronadoCity

Just across the bay awaits the charms of Coronado. No car, no problem! The ferry conveniently leaves from behind our Convention Center for a beautiful ride across San Diego Bay. You will be greeted by restaurants, shopping and adventure upon arriving at the Coronado Ferry Landing. While there, make time to visit the historic Hotel del Coronado and end your visit with a sunset stroll along the Pacific Ocean shore.

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Did you know?

• There is a ferry that will take you from the San Diego Convention Center across the bay to Coronado. • Purchase tickets at the Flagship Ferry Ticket Booth, 600 Convention Way.

While you are here... Dine on the waterfront at Peohe’s (pg. 54), where seafood dishes are complimented by a magnificent view of the downtown San Diego skyline.


@OldTownSD

OLD TOWN 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 being made by hand. After you eat, do some shopping at Bazaar del Mundo for one-of-a-kind gifts. To get there, take the Green Line trolley (catch it in front of the Convention Center) or hop aboard the Old Town Trolley.

While you are here... Experience a menu of modern Mexican food (a mix of Oaxacan cuisine with influences from Baja) and a tasting room specializing in the agave spirit of mezcal at Tahona (pg. 49). You’ll find them located at 2414 San Diego Ave.

By The Numbers

1769

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

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Photo courtesy of Fabulous Hillcrest

NEIGHBORHOODS

@FabHillcrest

HILLCREST

Photography by Cali Griebel/Fabulous Hillcrest

Located only a few miles north of downtown, Hillcrest is San Diego's most colorful, vibrant, proud and diverse neighborhood. It is known as San Diego's LGBTQ+ center, offering an array of bars, restaurants, coffee houses, boutiques and unique shops.

Rich with history, and spanning over a dozen blocks, it's home to a towering rainbow Pride flag just off Hillcrest's main thoroughfare of University Ave., at the corner of Normal St. The landmark serves as the starting point for San Diego LGBTQ+ Pride's parade held each July. Just a block away sits Harvey Milk St., where the San Diego LGBT Community Center resides. 32 SAN DIEGO ATTENDEE GUIDE 2O19-2O20


BARRIO LOGAN Barrio Logan is a historical and culturally-rich hidden gem located south of East Village, between Harbor Dr. and Interstate 5. You’ll find visionary works of local artists and musicians woven throughout craft beer, handcrafted coffee and authentic Mexican-food establishments.

Photography by Stacy Keck

BY THE NUMBERS

72

Number of outdoor murals at Chicano Park, the largest collection in the U.S. and a unique depiction of Barrio Logan’s heritage and civil rights activism.

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NEIGHBORHOODS

EMBARCADERO 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 and jogging paths await you just outside our back terraces. Along the way, you’ll pass Seaport Village, the USS Midway Museum and the Maritime Museum of San Diego. This is the place to be on the 4th of July for the Acres of open annual Big Bay Boom Fireworks show. park area along the Embarcadero Our terraces have one of the best views!

BY THE NUMBERS

44.6

SAN DIEGO’S BEST CONCERT VENUE IS STEPS AWAY FROM THE CONVENTION CENTER! TICKET S & INFORMATION

SANDIEGOSYMPHONY.ORG | 619.235.0804 34 SAN DIEGO ATTENDEE GUIDE 2O19-2O20


portofsandiego.org/wonderfront


BEACHES

Want to dig your toes into the sand? There are 70 miles of beaches in San Diego County to do just that! Here are five beaches for you to explore and enjoy.

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Coronado B EAC H

15-MINUTE FERRY from the Convention Center to Coronado

Nicknamed “Crown City,” Coronado Beach is fit for royalty. With history dating back as far as the 1800s, 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.

Silver Strand State Beach • Located just 15 miles south of Downtown San Diego, this state beach provides space for RV camping, fishing, surfing and picnicking. There is a fee to enter. Call 619.435.5184 for more information. • Fun Fact: The beach is named for the tiny, silvery seashells that line its white sands.

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BEACHES

Pacific B E AC H

WHAT TO DO Adjacent to the Crystal Pier, Pacific

Beach (PB) 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

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

3.2 MILES

of oceanfront boardwalk

exploring the shops, bars and restaurants along the path.

LaJolla SHORES WHAT TO DO

About 15 miles north of our Convention Center, La Jolla is home to fine dining, shopping and amazing views of the ocean! If you love the outdoors, go hiking, kayaking or snorkeling in its famous cove or surf the waves.

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CHOOSE YOUR SURF LA JOLLA SHORES (beginner)

LA JOLLA COVE

(intermediate)

WINDANSEA

(advanced)


Ocean BEACH

Unwind after your meetings at Ocean Beach (OB), the most laid-back beach of them all. Known for its independent and family-owned 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. The OB Pier is

1,971 FEET

and even has a cafe on it!

Imperial B EACH As the most southwesterly city in the continental U.S., Imperial Beach is home to big surf and unparalleled open space. With 3.5 miles of coastline, grab a board, take a swim and catch a wave.

WHAT TO DO

• Enjoy a nature walk and birdwatching at the Tijuana Estuary, a California State Park. • Follow the ancient surfboards along Palm Ave. for the outdoor Surfboard Museum. • Grab your surfboard and catch the best surf in the city at Boca Rio.

15-MILE

bike ride along the Bayshore Bikeway

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DINING

Dining SAN GO SA N DIE DIEGO

TASTE OF THE GASLAMP

Just steps from the San Diego Convention Center awaits the restaurants of the Gaslamp Quarter. Choose from more than 100 restaurants to please any palate. Dine al-fresco, check out a sports bar or enjoy a five-star experience.

QUICK REFERENCE

FRESH CATCH

MEALS SERVED

With the Pacific Ocean in sight, San Diego is undeniably home to freshly-caught seafood. During your stay, be sure to sink your teeth into San Diego’s famous fish tacos, sushi, oysters and sustainable fresh catches!

Breakfast Brunch Lunch Dinner

PRICING $ Under $20 $$ $20–$30 $$$ $30–$40 $$$$ $40+

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Bring your appetite! San Diego’s dining options are delicious and as diverse as our neighborhoods.

Photo courtesy of BESHOCK Ramen & Sake Bar

One of the best things about being a hungry traveler in San Diego is the variety of food options you can find, many within walking distance of the San Diego Convention Center. This section of our guide offers a list of options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a late-night snack.

FLAVORS OF THE WORLD

HEALTHY OPTIONS

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

If you have food restrictions, we’ve got you covered. From gluten-free meals to a fast-food spot with healthy meals and smoothies on the menu, you don’t have to go far to stick to your diet.

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DINING

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 barbecue, 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

939 4TH AVE., GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.702.8464 REIDOGADO.NET 42 SAN DIEGO ATTENDEE GUIDE 2O19-2O20

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


DINING

Jimbo’s...Naturally! Natural foods grocer and trusted source of non-GMO products

Jimbo’s…Naturally! is a complete natural foods grocery store. In order to fulfill its mission of providing the highest quality organic and natural foods, Jimbo’s… Naturally! places a strong emphasis on local and organic produce. Jimbo’s… Naturally! also carries a full line of groceries, vitamins, health and beauty aids, hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, an in-house deli, a made from scratch bakery, burrito bar, wok bar and a juice bar.

THE DETAILS ON THE MENU

PRICES

HOURS

WHAT’S INSIDE

Health food

Mon-Fri 7am-9pm Sat-Sun 8am-9pm

GETTING THERE

92 HORTON PLAZA, DOWNTOWN | 619.308.7755 JIMBOS.COM

Short walk down First Ave. to Horton Plaza

$

Organic ingredients, natural foods and non-GMO products. Check out their large selection of raw and vegan products!

McCormick & Schmick’s

Fresh seafood, steaks and oysters Featuring fresh seafood, prime steaks and signature oysters, our commitment to freshness is reflected in our daily changing menu. From our seasonal Wild Isles Salmon caught off the coast of Scotland’s Shetland Islands, to our Hawaiian seafood delivered daily from the Honolulu Fish Auction, our menu incorporates regional tastes, farm fresh products and local and sustainablysourced ingredients.

THE DETAILS ON THE MENU

Fresh seafood and prime steaks

HOURS

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

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Daily 6am-12am

GETTING THERE

Located in the Omni Hotel across the street from the Convention Center

PRICES $$$

WHAT’S INSIDE

Fresh seafood with sustainably-sourced ingredients


A SLICE OF SAN DIEGO

DINING 8

5

While you’re in town, don’t miss out on a slice of San Diego’s pizza!

9

LITTLE ITALY

BEECH ST

1 ASTI RISTORANTE

CEDAR ST

6

728 5th Ave. astisandiego.com

ASH ST BEECH ST

BEECH ST

2 BASIC BAR / PIZZA

6

12

UP TO 30-MINUTE WALK

ASH ST

410 10th Ave. barbasic.com

3 BIGA

950 6th Ave., Ste. C bigasandiego.com

4 BUCA DI BEPPO

705 6th Ave. bucadibeppo.com

UP TO 15-MINUTE WALK

5 CAFÉ GRATITUDE

3

1980 Kettner Blvd. cafegratitude.com

6 CAP’S PIZZA & BAR

1428 1st3 Ave. capspizzaandbar.com

10 13 1 11

7 GASLAMP PIZZA

505 5th Ave. 10 gaslamppizza.com

4

13 & WOOD 8 HERB

7

EAST VILLAGE

GASLAMP QUARTER

2

1 Kettner Blvd. 2210 4 11 herbandwood.com

9 LITTLE ITALY FOOD HALL 550 W. Date St. littleitalyfoodhall.com

10 OPERACAFFE 7

835 4th Ave. operacaffe.com

11 PANEVINO

722 5th Ave. osteriapanevino.com

12 PETRINI’S

610 W. Ash St. petrinis-sandiego.com

13 PIZZA ON 5TH

734 5th Ave. pizzaon5th.com

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CAJUN CREOLE SAN DIEGO’S ONLY STEAM KETTLE BAR ! 551 J STREET, SAN DIEGO CA 92101 (619) 501- 2845

Italian Cuisine

Seafood Specialties Prime Steaks

(619)702-7228

Proudly serving the historic Gaslamp Quarter for over 20 years!

GROUP ACCOMMODATIONS AVAILABLE, INCLUDING PRIVATE DINING !

demedicisandiego.com • info@demedicisandiego.com • 815 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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TO WN , CA

IT IR THE SP

OF AG AVE

D OL

A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE IN OLD TOWN, SAN DIEGO!

MEZCAL TASTING ROOM, GOURMET MEXICAN FOOD & CRAFT COCKTAILS /TAHONAMEZCAL

TAHONABAR.COM 619.255.2090 2414 SAN DIEGO AVE, SD 92110

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BREAKFAST Brunch & Lunch “we’ve got huevos”

THEBROKENYOLKCAFE.COM


Voted best breakfast 4 years in a row!

Steps Away From The Convention Center!

GASLAMP 355 6th Avenue 619.338.YOLK (9655) 6AM - 3PM •DAILY


DINING BASIC Bar / Pizza

Thin-crust, brick-oven pizza and a no-nonsense drink list with raw industrial design elements complete the massive 5,000 square foot restaurant and bar.

410 10TH AVE., EAST VILLAGE | 619.531.8869 11:30AM-2AM DAILY BARBASIC.COM

BESHOCK Ramen & Sake Bar

BESHOCK is one of San Diego’s award-winning ramen shops, serving sake from certified sake sommeliers. Enjoy our housemade ramen and delectable sushi rolls with variety of craft cocktails.

1288 MARKET ST., EAST VILLAGE | 619.501.9612 SUN-THURS 11:30AM-9:30PM, FRI-SAT 11:30AM-10:30PM BE-SHOCK.COM

BIGA

Centrally-located, BIGA is a unique Italian culinary experience that nurtures your heart and soul through locally-sourced, handcrafted cuisine in a welcoming setting at a price point you’ll love.

950 6TH AVE., GASLAMP QUARTER 619.794.0444 TUES-SUN 8AM-2PM & 5PM-9PM BIGASANDIEGO.COM |

Brew30 California Taps

True to its name, Brew30 offers 30 rotating taps dedicated to local craft breweries and distilleries complemented by a menu of gourmet burgers and salads.

1 MARKET PL., EMBARCADERO | 619.232.1234 11AM-11PM DAILY BREW30.COM

Casa Guadalajara

A vibrant and lively entrance to Old Town, Casa Guadalajara is known for its festive atmosphere, giant margaritas, strolling mariachis and extensive menu of award-winning, authentic Mexican cuisine.

4105 TAYLOR ST., OLD TOWN 619.295.5111 SUN–THURS 11AM–9PM, FRI 11AM–10PM, SAT 10AM–10PM CASAGUADALAJARA.COM |

Grabbagreen Food and Juice

Eat Clean Grabbagreen! Grabbagreen® is a fast food restaurant where great tasting, healthy food meets the speed and convenience of traditional fast food restaurants.

222 BROADWAY, DOWNTOWN | 619.268.1900 MON-FRI 7AM-7PM, SAT-SUN 8AM-7PM GRABBAGREEN.COM 52 SAN DIEGO ATTENDEE GUIDE 2O19-2O20

ON THE MENU

New Haven-style classic pizza

GETTING THERE 10-minute walk from SDCC

PRICES $$

ON THE MENU

Japanese food, including ramen and sushi

GETTING THERE

Short walk from SDCC

PRICES $

ON THE MENU

Farm-to-table Italian

GETTING THERE Short walk from SDCC

PRICES $$

ON THE MENU

Gourmet burgers and salads

GETTING THERE 5-minute walk from SDCC

PRICES $

ON THE MENU Mexican food

GETTING THERE

Short walk from Old Town trolley station

PRICES $

ON THE MENU

Healthy whole foods, smoothies and juice

GETTING THERE

Short walk from SDCC

PRICES $


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.

1800 N. HARBOR DR., EMBARCADERO | 855.790.8444 PHONE RESERVATIONS: MON-FRI 8:30AM-7PM HORNBLOWER.COM/SDCC

Lolita’s at the Park

Enjoy our award-winning burritos, tacos, tortas, carne asada fries, super chips (pictured) and many other dishes. Proudly serving San Diego for over 30 years!

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

Lotus Thai

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 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

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

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 affordable three course meals in a unique setting. Visit the luxurious upstairs loft bar with big screen TVs and a fireplace!

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

ON THE MENU

Signature salads, steak, seafood and dessert

GETTING THERE

5 minutes from SDCC

PRICES $$$$

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

Seafood and prime steaks

GETTING THERE

Short walk from SDCC

PRICES $$$$

ON THE MENU

Family-friendly Italian and upstairs loft bar

GETTING THERE

Corner of 5th Ave. and K St.

PRICES $

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DINING Parma Cucina Italiana

If you’re looking for authentic Italian food, a quiet atmosphere and friendly staff, Parma is the place to go! Enjoy fantastic Italian cuisine, homemade cooking and exceptional flavor in Hillcrest.

3850 5TH AVE., HILLCREST | 619.543.0049 4:30PM-10PM DAILY PARMAITALIANKITCHEN.COM

Peohe’s

Peohe’s offers breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay and skyline, specializing in fresh fish, seasonal seafood, prime rib and a superb sushi bar. Enjoy the view inside the dining room or the outdoor patio.

1201 1ST ST., CORONADO FERRY LANDING | 619.437.4474 LUNCH: 11:30AM, DINNER: 5PM, BRNCH: 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

Roy’s Restaurant

Expansive views of San Diego Harbor, fresh boat-totable seafood, locally-sourced ingredients and inviting Aloha-style service combine to create a remarkable Pacific Rim-inspired dining experience.

333 W. HARBOR DR., EMBARCADERO | 619.239.7697 OPEN 11AM DAILY ROYSRESTAURANT.COM

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Serving sizzling Prime steaks on 500-degree plates with waterfront views, Ruth’s Chris specializes in creating memories for guests in our main dining room, private rooms and patio.

1355 N. HARBOR DR., EMBARCADERO | 619.233.1422 SUN-THURS 4:30PM-10PM, FRI-SAT 4:30PM-10:30PM RUTHSCHRIS.COM

Sally’s Fish House & Bar

Take in waterfront views from Sally’s expansive patios and recently reimagined dining room. Enjoy inventive takes on classic dishes featuring locally-sourced, sustainable seafood.

1 MARKET PL., EMBARCADERO | 619.358.6740 11:30AM-9PM DAILY SALLYSSANDIEGO.COM 54 SAN DIEGO ATTENDEE GUIDE 2O19-2O20

ON THE MENU

Italian cuisine with gluten-free and vegetarian options

GETTING THERE

Short drive to Hillcrest

PRICES $$

ON THE MENU

Seasonal seafood and prime rib

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

Pacific Rim-inspired seafood, USDA Prime steaks and sushi

GETTING THERE

Short walk from SDCC

PRICES $$$

ON THE MENU

Prime steaks, seafood and over 150 wines

GETTING THERE 1.2 miles down Harbor Dr.

PRICES $$$$

ON THE MENU Local seafood

GETTING THERE 5-minute walk from SDCC

PRICES $$


FIND YOURSELF IN SPAIN A Local Favorite for Over 25 Years! AS FEATURED ON

RESTAURANT & TAPAS BAR 353 Fifth Ave • San Diego’s Gaslamp • 619-233-5979 • CafeSevilla.com

Marina District 655 W Broadway 619.795.1363 M-F: 7-5pm Sat: 8-3pm

East Village 905 J St. 619.501.7529 M-F: 7-7pm S-SU: 8-7pm

copa-vida.com

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DINING

RISE

SHINE

Fuel up for a long day of meetings or sightseeing at one of these breakfast eateries.

Richard Walker's Pancake House

Jimbo's... Naturally!

Find “the pinnacle of pancakes” at this downtown spot just down the street from the Convention Center.

Order smoothies from the organic juice bar and choose from raw, gluten-free and vegan goods.

520 Front St., 6:30am – 2:30pm, daily

92 Horton Plaza, 8am – 9pm, daily

The Broken Yolk Enjoy an extensive menu of creative omelets, eggs benedict and more! 355 6th Ave., 6am – 3pm, daily

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Hob Nob Hill Dine at a San Diego landmark that’s been serving breakfast all day since 1944. 2271 1st Ave., 7am – 9pm, daily


Join Us, the Water’s Great

Nightly Dinner Cruises

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Weekend Champagne Brunch Cruises

Whale Watching Adventures

Sights & Sips Cocktail Cruises

Private Charters

One and Two Hour Harbor Cruises

Weddings & Receptions

$5 OFF *

ANY PUBLIC CRUISE USE CODE CAG5D

HORNBLOWER.COM/SDCC | 855-790-8444 SAN DIEGO

MARINA DEL REY

LONG BEACH

NEWPORT BEACH

SAN FRANCISCO

BERKELEY

NEW YORK

*Mention at time of booking. New bookings only, up to 6 people, holidays/special events excluded, not combinable. Expires 11/30/20.


DINING with a VIEW Photo courtesy of Mister A’s

Photo courtesy of Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

San Diego Bay is the perfect setting for delicious dining with breathtaking views. Visit one of these restaurants for memorable meals and sights of San Diego.

MISTER A’S

ROY’S RESTAURANT

Known for its tropical ambiance and award-winning cuisine, Roy’s was founded by international culinary visionary Roy Yamaguchi. Sip on a tiki-style cocktail and savor a laidback, yet elegant dining experience. Roy’s is located on the bayside of the Marriott Marquis Hotel, just steps from the Convention Center.

Perched on the 13th floor high above San Diego, Mister A’s offers award-winning modern American cuisine and sweeping skyline views. Book a table on their wraparound balcony and experience fine

Photo courtesy of Sally’s Fish House & Bar

dining like you never have before.

SALLY’S FISH HOUSE & BAR

If you want to experience sustainable seafood San Diegostyle, check out Sally’s behind the Grand Hyatt and take in the nautical view and fresh, local flavors. Looking for a place where your furry companion can also have fun? Sally’s has a pet-friendly patio!

THE FISH MARKET Since 1989, The Fish Market has promised fresh, high quality seafood and scenic views from their waterfront location. Featuring a vast menu with an oyster and first-rate sushi bar, this bustling flagship restaurant continues to create memorable dining experiences for locals and visitors.

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DINING

A Tip Top Joint for Food and Drinks 369 10th Ave | East Village | himmelbergs.com

EATBJOE’S

San Diego • 525 E Harbor Dr. 619.233.7391 • joescrabshaCK.com

10% off with Convention Badge* *FOOD ONLY. Cannot be combined with any other offers

Patron’s Corner - Located in the Historic Gaslamp Quarter A few blocks from the Convention Center 332 J St. San Diego, CA | (619) 255 - 0492 | patronscorner.com

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Open Daily For Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner 550 Date St, Ste #A San Diego, CA 92101 619.255.0958 myfarmerstable.com farmerstablesd



Your farm-to-fork destination, where we bring locally sourced organic ingredients together to be savored in an inviting atmosphere!

RECEIVE A

COMPLIMENTARY FLATBREAD* SAN DIEGO - SEAPORT DISTRICT | 619.702.0052 | SEASONS52.COM *Valid at any Seasons 52 San Diego - Seaport District location only. Dine-in only. Limit one per table. May be used once and no change will be given. Not redeemable for cash. Certificate may not be reproduced, sold, transferred, or traded. ©2019 Seasons 52

Serving Comfort Food Since 1944 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

FEATURED ON FOOD NETWORK’S

Diners, Drive-ins and Dives hosted by Chef Guy Fieri 2271 First Ave. (619)239-8176

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MORE SOCIAL. LESS MEDIA. 1485 E Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-452-3352 punchbowlsocial.com 62 SAN DIEGO ATTENDEE GUIDE 2O19-2O20

Photo courtesy of Punch Bowl Social

Be sure to visit Punch Bowl Social! This entertainment venue offers good food and good fun, from arcade games and karaoke to craft cocktails and food. They’re serving up the fun at 1485 E St. Photo courtesy of Punch Bowl Social

Eat Drink Pl ay

Photo courtesy of Punch Bowl Social

DINING


901 Bayfront Court, Suite 105

|

San Diego, CA 92101

DELFRISCOS.COM

|

619.272.5060


DINING

REFINED AMERICAN CUISINE WITH LEFT COAST EDGE

2228 Kettner Blvd San Diego, CA 92101 Located in San Diego’s Little Italy

619.269.9036 J U N I P E R A N D I V Y. C O M

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

BANKERS HILL

CARLSBAD

Hob Nob Hill Restaurant $$ 2271 1st Ave. 619.239.8176 hobnobhill.com

Casa de Bandini 1901 Calle Barcelona 760.634.3443 casadebandini.com

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

$$$

Dough Nations 1985 National Ave. 619.487.0802 doughnationsd.com

$

Il Fornaio 1333 1st St. 619.437.4911 ilfornaio.com

Average per person for entreé $

Under $20

$$ $21–$30

$$$

$31–$40

$$$$

Over $40

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

DOWNTOWN

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

BARRIO LOGAN

$$

PRICING

$$

$$

Cafe 222 222 Island Ave. 619.236.9902 cafe222.com

$

Cap’s Pizza & Bar 1428 1st Ave. 619.237.8081 capspizzaandbar.com

$

Copa Vida 655 W. Broadway 619.795.1363 copa-vida.com

$

FRESH FISH, SEAFOOD AND STEAKHOUSE

BOAT TO TABLE SEAFOOD

411 broadway ave downtown, san diego 619 - 795 -3800 Voted Best Restaurant Taste of Gaslamp

2018

WINNER

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DINING House Of Blues 1055 5th Ave. 619.229.2583 houseofblues.com Richard Walker’s Pancake House 520 Front St. 619.231.7777 richardwalkers.com

$$ Duck Foot Brewing Company 550 Park Blvd. 619.550.1970 duckfootbeer.com $ Half Door Brewing Co. 903 Island Ave. 619.232.9845 halfdoorbrewing.com

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

EAST VILLAGE Amplified Ale Works 1429 Island Ave. 619.458.9443 amplifiedales.com BASIC Bar / Pizza 410 10th Ave. 619.531.8869 barbasic.com BESHOCK Ramen & Sake Bar 1288 Market St. 619.501.9612 be-shock.com The Blind Burro 639 J St. 619.795.7880 theblindburro.com Brian’s 24 828 6th Ave. 619.702.8410 brians24.com Bub’s at the Ballpark 715 J St. 619.546.0815 bubssandiego.com Buca di Beppo 705 6th Ave. 619.233.7272 bucadibeppo.com Copa Vida 905 J St. 619.501.7529 copa-vida.com

$

$

Himmelberg’s $$ 369 10th Ave. 619.541.8301 himmelbergs.com

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

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

$

$

Melvin Brewing 634 14th St. 619.269.2237 $ melvinbrewing.com

$

Moonshine Flats 344 7th Ave. 619.255.7625 $ moonshineflats.com

$

Punch Bowl Social 1485 E St. 619.452.3352 $ punchbowlsocial.com

$$

Stone Brewing Tap Room $$ 795 J St. 619.727.4452 $ stonebrewing.com WhipHand American Brasserie + Beer Bank 935 J St. $$ 619.450.5515 whiphandsd.com

$$

EMBARCADERO $ Brew30 California Taps 1 Market Pl. 619.232.1234 brew30.com

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Burgers, Bait & Beer 200 Marina Park Way 619.672.5578

$

Carnitas’ Snack Shack 1004 N. Harbor Dr. 619.696.7675 carnitassnackshack.com

$

The Cheesecake Factory $$ 789 W. Harbor Dr. 619.231.0036 thecheesecakefactory.com Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse 901 Bayfront Ct. 619.272.5060 delfriscos.com

$$$$

Eddie V’s 789 W. Harbor Dr. 619.615.0281 eddiev.com

$$$$

Edgewater Grill 861 W. Harbor Dr. 619.232.7581 edgewatergrill.com

$$$

The Fish Market 750 N. Harbor Dr. 619.232.3474 thefishmarket.com

$$

Flagship Cruises and Events 990 N. Harbor Dr. 619.234.4111 flagshipsd.com Harbor House 831 W. Harbor Dr. 619.232.1141 harborhousesd.com Hi Poke 789 W. Harbor Dr. 619.994.1990 hipokesd.com Hornblower Cruises & Events 1800 N. Harbor Dr. 619.686.8715 hornblower.com Joe’s Crab Shack 525 E. Harbor Dr. 619.233.7391 joescrabshack.com

$$$

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$$$

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

$ Barleymash $ 600 5th Ave. 619.255.7373 barleymash.com

Marina Kitchen 333 W. Harbor Dr. 619.234.1500 marriott.com

$$ BIGA $$ 950 6th Ave. 619.794.0444 bigasandiego.com Puesto $ The Broken Yolk Café $ 789 W. Harbor Dr. 355 6th Ave. 619.233.8880 619.338.9655 eatpuesto.com thebrokenyolkcafe.com Roy’s Restaurant $$$ Burger Lounge $ 333 W. Harbor Dr. 528 5th Ave. 619.239.7697 619.955.5727 roysrestaurant.com burgerlounge.com Ruth’s Chris The Butcher’s Cut Steak House $$$$ Steakhouse $$ 1355 N. Harbor Dr. 644 5th Ave. 619.233.1422 619.235.8144 ruthschris.com butcherscutsteakhouse.com Sally’s Fish House & Bar $$ Cafe 21 $$ 1 Market Pl. 802 5th Ave. 619.358.6740 619.795.0721 sallyssandiego.com cafe-21.com San Pasqual Winery Tasting Room $ Callaway Vineyard & Winery Tasting Room $ 805 W. Harbor Dr. 517 4th Ave., Ste. 101 619.544.9463 619.478.0899 sanpasqualwinery.com callawaywinery.com Seasons 52 $$ 789 W. Harbor Dr. The Cat Cafe $ 619.702.0052 472 3rd Ave. seasons52.com 619.786.2289 Top of the Market $$$ catcafesd.com 750 N. Harbor Dr. 619.232.4867 sdtopofthemarket.com

GASLAMP QUARTER Asti Ristorante 728 5th Ave. 619.232.8844 astisandiego.com Bandar Restaurant 845 4th Ave. 619.238.0101 bandarrestaurant.com

Chocolat Cremerie 509 5th Ave. 619.238.9400 chocolatsandiego.com $$ Chocolate Lounge San Diego 701 5th Ave. 619.814.2225 sugarfactory.com $$ Cine Café 412 K St. 619.595.1929

$

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Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers $ 322 5th Ave. 619.546.9292 coldbeers.com Crab Hut Restaurant 1007 5th Ave., Ste. 101 619.234.0628 crabhutrestaurant.com

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de’Medici Cucina Italiana $$ 815 5th Ave. 619.702.7228 demedicisandiego.com The Deck 335 6th Ave. 619.255.7625 thedecksd.com

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The Dive SKC 551 J St. 619.501.2845 thediveskc.com

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Donovan’s Steak & Chop House $$$$ 570 K St. 619.237.9700 donovanssteakhouse.com El Chingon 560 5th Ave. 619.501.1919 elchingon.com

$

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar $$$$ 380 K St. 619.237.1155 flemingssteakhouse.com Fogo de Chão Brazillian Steakhouse $$$$ 668 6th Ave. 619.338.0500 fogodechao.com Full Moon Sushi 926 5th Ave. 619.233.3711 fullmoonsd.com Garage Kitchen + Bar 655 4th Ave 619.231.6700 garagekitchenbar.com

$$

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DINING Gaslamp BBQ 524 Island Ave. 619.696.6996 gaslampbbq.com Gaslamp Fish House 411 Broadway 619.795.3800 gaslampfishhouse.com Gaslamp Pizza 505 5th Ave. 619.231.7542 gaslamppizza.com

$ Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine 435 5th Ave. 619.738.7200 $$ lionfishsd.com Lou & Mickey’s 224 5th Ave. $ 619.237.4900 louandmickeys.com

$$

$$$$

Lumi by Akira Back $$ 366 5th Ave. ® Grabbagreen Food and Juice $ 619.457.6521 222 Broadway 619.268.1900 lumirooftop.com grabbagreen.com Machu Picchu Grant Grill $$ Bar & Restaurant $$ 326 Broadway 314 5th Ave. 619.744.2077 619.304.3980 grantgrill.com sandiegoperuvianfood.com Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood $$$$ Mad House Comedy Club $$ 658 5th Ave. 801 4th Ave. 619.232.0225 619.702.6666 greystonesteakhouse.com Havana 1920 $ madhousecomedyclub.com 548 5th Ave. McCormick 619.369.1920 & Schmick’s $$$$ havana1920.com 675 L St. Henry’s Pub $ 619.645.6545 618 5th Ave. mccormickandschmicks.com 619.238.2389 henryspub.com McFadden’s Huntress $$ Restaurant & Saloon $ 376 5th Ave. 731 5th Ave. 619.457.6521 619.795.2500 huntresssteak.com mcfaddenssandiego.com Italia Mia $$ Mezé Greek Fusion $$ 825 4th Ave. 619.844.0220 345 6th Ave. italiamiausa.com 619.550.1600 Jimbo’s...Naturally! $ gaslampmeze.com 92 Horton Plaza Morton’s The Steakhouse $$$ 619.308.7755 jimbos.com 285 J St. Juan Tequila $$$ 619.696.3369 mortons.com 535 4th Ave. 619.458.9455 The Oceanaire juantequila.net Seafood Room $$$$ Las Hadas Bar & Grill $$ 400 J St. 558 4th Ave. 619.858.2277 619.232.1720 lashadasgrillsd.com theoceanaire.com 68 SAN DIEGO ATTENDEE GUIDE 2O19-2O20

The Old Spaghetti Factory $ 275 5th Ave. 619.233.4323 osf.com Operacaffe $$ 835 4th Ave. 619.234.6538 operacaffe.com Osetra Seafood & Steaks $$$ 904 5th Ave. 619.239.1800 osetraseafoodandsteaks.com Panevino $$ 722 5th Ave. 619.595.7959 osteriapanevino.com Patron’s Corner 332 J St. 619.255.0492 patronscorner.com Pizza on 5th 734 5th Ave. 619.231.7582 pizzaon5th.com

$$

$

Pushkin Russian Restaurant & Bar $$ 750 6th Ave. 619.496.1908 pushkinrestaurantsd.com Rei do Gado Brazillian Steak House $$$ 939 4th Ave. 619.702.8464 reidogado.net Rockin’ Baja Lobster 310 5th Ave. 619.234.6333 rockinbaja.com Royal India 329 Market St. 619.269.9999 royalindia.com

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$$


Rustic Root 535 5th Ave. 619.232.1747 rusticroot.com

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

$$$

$$$

$

Herb & Wood 2210 Kettner Blvd. 619.955.8495 herbandwood.com

$$

Sevilla $$ JAMUL Loft 94 $ 353 5th Ave. 14145 Campo Rd. 619.233.5979 619.315.2250 cafesevilla.com jamulcasinosd.com The Shout! House $ Prime Cut Steak House $$$ 655 4th Ave. 14145 Campo Rd. 619.231.6700 619.315.2279 theshouthouse.com jamulcasinosd.com STK Steakhouse $$ Tony Gwynn’s Sports Pub $$ 600 F St. 14145 Campo Rd. 619.354.5988 619.315.2250 stksteakhouse.com jamulcasinosd.com Sugar Factory $$ HILLCREST 701 5th Ave. Parma Cucina Italiana $$ 619.814.2225 3850 5th Ave. sugarfactory.com 619.543.0049 Taka Sushi $$ parmaitaliankitchen.com 555 5th Ave. LA JOLLA 619.338.0555 The Marine Room $$$$ takasushi.com 2000 Spindrift Dr. Tapas & Beers $ 866.644.2351 926 Broadway Cr. marineroom.com 619.564.7255 LA MESA tapasbeers.com Casa de Pico $$ Theatre Box $$ 5500 Grossmont Center Dr. 701 5th Ave. 619.463.3267 619.814.2225 casadepico.com theatrebox.com

Juniper & Ivy 2228 Kettner Blvd. 619.269.9036 juniperandivy.com

$$$$

Searsucker $$ 611 5th Ave. 619.233.7327 searsucker.com

Tin Roof San Diego 401 G St. 619.557.8437 tinroofsandiego.com

$

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

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Volcano Rabbit 527 5th Ave. 619.232.8226 volcanorabbitsd.com

The Whiskey House 420 3rd Ave. 619.546.6289 thewhiskeyhousesd.com

Farmer’s Table 550 W. Date St. 619.255.0958 myfarmerstable.com

LITTLE ITALY

Ballast Point Little Italy 2215 India St. 619.255.7213 ballastpoint.com

$

Café Gratitude 1980 Kettner Blvd. 619.736.5077 cafegratitude.com

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$$ The Crack Shack 2266 Kettner Blvd. 619.795.3299 crackshack.com

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Little Italy Food Hall 550 W. Date St. 619.269.7187 littleitalyfoodhall.com

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Petrini’s $ 610 W. Ash St. 619.595 0322 petrinis-sandiego.com Stone Brewing Tap Room $$ 1202 Kettner Blvd., Ste. 101 619.450.4518 stonebrewing.com

OLD TOWN Cafe Coyote 2461 San Diego Ave. 619.291.4695 cafecoyoteoldtown.com

$

Casa Guadalajara 4105 Taylor St. 619.295.5111 casaguadalajara.com

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El Agave Restaurant & Tequileria $$$ 2304 San Diego Ave. 619.220.0692 elagave.com Old Town Mexican Cafe 2489 San Diego Ave. 619.297.4330 oldtownmexcafe.com Tahona Bar 2414 San Diego Ave. 619.255.2090 tahonabar.com

$

$$

SAN DIEGO AIRPORT At Your Gate 3225 N. Harbor Dr. atyourgate.com

$

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Photography by Stacy Keck, courtesy of Seaport Village

Be sure to make time to experience San Diego. Here are some ways to have fun, relax and unwind following your meetings.

SHOP AND STROLL ALONG THE BAY

BOND OVER BEER

Seaport Village (pg. 73) showcases more than three dozen retailers and 14 dining venues set in charming Spanish-style storefronts along the harbor. The dynamic downtown destination includes souvenir stores and eclectic retailers alongside art galleries, cafes, restaurants and a historic, hand-carved carousel.

Taste San Diego, one craft beer at a time! Brewery Tours of San Diego (pg. 76) offers custom tours – both day and night – for you to sample the award-winning beers of San Diego. Make time before or after your meeting.

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Unwind

TIME T IME TOLooking for a way

Photo courtesy of Theatre Box

to relax and unwind following a long day of meetings. Here are some suggestions that are close and convenient to the Convention Center!

GO EXPLORE!

SWEET TREATS

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 to the top. No car? No problem! The Old Town Trolley (pg. 95) provides hop-on, hop-off privileges allowing you to see San Diego’s famous sites at your own pace.

Want to sample nearly two dozen varieties of truffles, or sip a white chocolate peppermint martini after a long day of meetings? Enter the world of imagination that is the Sugar Factory’s Chocolate Lounge. It’s a new spot to check out inside the Theatre Box (inside front cover), the Gaslamp Quarter’s new luxury cinema, dining and entertainment complex.

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A destination for discovery, Seaport Village is a vibrant, harbor-side hub showcasing more than 3 dozen eclectic retailers alongside art galleries, cafes, restaurants and a historic, hand-carved carousel. seaportvillage.com


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TACOS BEER &

BEECH ST

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Fish tacos are the quintessential San Diego food. And what pairs more perfectly than the other famous San Diego menu item: craft beer! 2

DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO’S

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2 CARNITAS’ SNACK SHACK 6 LAS HADAS BAR & GRILL

10 PUESTO

14 VOLCANO RABBIT

3 EL CHINGON

7 LOLITA’S AT THE PARK

11 PUNCH BOWL SOCIAL

4 THE FISH MARKET

8 MACHU PICCHU

12 ROCKIN’ BAJA LOBSTER

639 J St. theblindburro.com 1004 N. Harbor Dr. carnitassnackshack.com 560 5th Ave. elchingon.com 750 N. Harbor Dr. thefishmarket.com

5 JUAN TEQUILA

535 4th Ave. juantequila.net 558 4th Ave. lashadasgrillsd.com

202 Park Blvd. lolitasmexicanfood.com 314 5th Ave. sandiegoperuvianfood.com

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332 J St. patronscorner.com 789 W. Harbor Dr. eatpuesto.com 1485 E St. punchbowlsocial.com 310 5th Ave. rockinbaja.com

401 G St. tinroofsandiego.com 527 5th Ave. volcanorabbitsd.com


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BEER

CAPITAL OF AMERICA San Diego has earned an award-winning reputation for handcrafted beers. Our region is home to more than 200 breweries, brewpubs and tasting rooms. Stop, sip and savor while you're here.

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TOP SPOTS TO SIP

CEDAR ST

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Taste a range of local suds straight from the tap ASH ST at any of these local libation stations! A ST

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1 AMPLIFIED ALE WORKS 1429 Island Ave. amplifiedales.com

7 CRAB HUT RESTAURANT

1007 5th Ave, Ste. 101 crabhutrestaurant.com

2 BALLAST POINT LITTLE ITALY

8 DUCK FOOT BREWING CO.

3 BREW30 CALIFORNIA TAPS

9 GASLAMP BBQ

4 BURGERS, BAIT & BEER

10 HALF DOOR BREWING CO.

2215 India St. ballastpoint.com 1 Market Pl. brew30.com

200 Marina Park Way

550 Park Blvd. duckfootbeer.com

5 CAFE 21

11 HENRY’S PUB

6 COLD BEERS & CHEESEBURGERS

12 MELVIN BREWING

802 5th Ave. cafe-21.com 322 5th Ave. coldbeers.com

618 5th Ave. henryspub.com 634 14th St. melvinbrewing.com

611 5th Ave. searsucker.com

A ST

14 STONE BREWING15TAP ROOM B ST 795 J St. stonebrewing.com

524 Island Ave. gaslampbbq.com 903 Island Ave. halfdoorbrewing.com

13 SEARSUCKER

15 STONE BREWING TAP ROOM 1202 Kettner Blvd. C ST stonebrewing.com

16 UNION KITCHEN & TAP 333 5th Ave. gaslampunion.com

17 WHIPHAND AMERICAN BRASSERIE + BEER BANK 935 J St. whiphandsd.com

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Renew & Relax Finding time to treat yourself is important. Here’s an easy itinerary to pamper, primp and enjoy a pour. Bangkok Day Spa

Bangkok Day Spa offers the ultimate spa escape in the heart of downtown San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter. Couples massage and walk-ins welcome.

711 4TH AVE., SUITE 201, GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.693.5388 DAILY 9:30AM-10PM BKKDAYSPA.COM

Meridian Salon

Meridian is a chic salon that offers cuts, color, styling, blowouts, manicures and pedicures using quality products including Bumble and bumble and Moroccanoil.

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

San Pasqual Winery

We are a family-owned, urban winery featuring handcrafted, award-winning wines. Experience the local wine country while enjoying the view from our bayfront tasting room. A little San Diego in every glass!

805 W. HARBOR DR., SEAPORT VILLAGE | 619.544.9463 SUN-THURS 10AM-9PM, FRI-SAT 10AM-10PM SANPASQUALWINERY.COM

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WHY GO?

Enjoy authentic Thai massage, body-work, facial or waxing

GETTING THERE

Entrance on G St., located on the second floor

WHY GO?

Relax with a spa pedicure or a blowdry and style

GETTING THERE 3 short blocks from SDCC

WHY GO?

Enjoy wine tastings, pours by the glass and bottles to go!

GETTING THERE

Located on the east side of Seaport Village near SDCC


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 Fun fact: San Diego is home to the largest concentration of museums west of the Mississippi River! You’ll find 17 major museums in Balboa Park, including the Fleet Science Center, home to the world’s first IMAX Dome Theater. Visit the San Diego Model Railroad Museum to see one of the largest model displays in the world! Or go explore San Diego military history at the USS Midway Museum and our nautical beginnings at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. 80 SAN DIEGO ATTENDEE GUIDE 2O19-2O20

MUSIC

Catch the San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights (pg. 32) under the stars this summer. The shows take place at the waterfront park behind the Convention Center. Visitors to Balboa Park can enjoy free Sunday concerts at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, housing the world’s largest pipe organ in a fully outdoor venue.


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 Civic 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.

ONLY IN SAN DIEGO

View the only Rembrandt painting on public display in San Diego at the Timken Museum; watch hand-blown glasswares come to life before your eyes at the Spanish Village Art Center (pg. 86) Baseball fans should head over to the San Diego Public Library; you’ll find a collection of memorabilia donated by the Ted Williams Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research.

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ARTS & CULTURE

Fleet Science Center

Photo courtesy of Balboa Park

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

MUSEUMS

Spreckels Organ Pavilion

With more than 5,000 pipes, the Spreckels Organ is the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world. Enjoy free concerts at this unique venue every Sunday at 2pm.

Photo courtesy of Balboa Park

Become a scientist for a day as you discover more than 100 interactive exhibits and explore the power of science.

San Diego Automotive Museum Put your car in reverse and drive back in time at this museum, featuring more than 80 historic automobiles and motorcycles. Coupon on pg. 87!

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The Old Globe

This theatre is home to Tony Award ÂŽ-winning productions that have gone on to play Broadway. Be sure to catch one of its 15 annual main-stage shows.


Discover one of San Diego’s most popular and beloved destinations. With more than 1,200 acres of gardens, museums and charm, there’s no shortage of activities and entertainment at this park. Experience arts, culture and history just two miles away from the Convention Center.

@BalboaPark

GA R D EN S

EX P LO R E

Botanical Building and Lily Pond

San Diego Zoo

Photo courtesy of Balboa Park

A historic building housing 2,100 vibrant plants, the Botanical Building is the most photographed location in Balboa Park.

Japanese Friendship Garden Take a stroll and immerse yourself in Japanese culture and aestheticism. This garden is among many urban hiking trails in Balboa Park.

Photo courtesy of Balboa Park

Visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo and explore 100 acres of thriving habitats, home to 3,500 animals.

California Tower

Soaring nearly 200 feet in the air, this architectural gem of Balboa Park offers spectacular views of San Diego’s beauty atop the San Diego Museum of Man.

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ARTS & CULTURE

House of Pacific Relations

INTERNATIONAL COTTAGES

Built during the California International Exposition of 1935-1936, the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages is a unique spot in Balboa Park to explore different cultures from around the world. There are 20 physical cottages and 32 cultures represented overall. Each cottage is a miniature museum. You can learn about Persian traditions at the House of Iran, or enjoy some Latin sounds next door at the House of Puerto Rico. Most weekends, volunteers open up the cottages and share photos, food and stories from their homelands. In the center of the cottages, you’ll find an outdoor stage with multicultural entertainment and ethnic cuisine. Check the schedule online at internationalcottages.org

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ial an, Offic Californi nia of Califor Tall Ship

Historic Bay Tours

Tall Ship Adventu re Day Sails

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SAIL to STEAM to SUBMARINE...

Explore ou r "To the War" Foxt Brink of rot Class B-39 Sovi Naval Su et bmarine exhibit

Takes You Aboard Our Historic Fleet San Diego’s only waterfront museum with a collection of historic vessels and on-the-water adventures.

SUMMER HOURS: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM | WINTER HOURS: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

For tickets & information, visit sdmaritime.org

Star of India Wharf

|

1492 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101-3309

|

619.234.9153 x101


ARTS & CULTURE

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

619.234.8291 sandiegoairandspace.org

WATCH • LEARN • SHOP • Visit 37 working artist studios representing over 250 local artists • Acquire unique one-of-a-kind artworks directly from artists • Watch and visit with artists at work • FREE admission–open daily 11am-4pm

www.spanishvillageart.com

video

Spanish Village Art Center • between the Zoo and theNAT in Balboa Park

• INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS • WORLD'S FIRST IMAX® DOME THEATER • KID CITY, JUST FOR KIDS 5 AND UNDER

IN BALBOA PARK

FLEETSCIENCE.ORG

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Your museum adventure awaits. Explore Balboa Park museums with Explorer One-Day and Multi-Day passes, starting at $46.

Buy Online Today: Explorer.BalboaPark.org San Diego Automotive Museum

A grand collection of vehicles designed to inspire everyone from kids to gearheads. Show this listing to receive two adult admissions for the price of one!

2080 PAN AMERICAN PLAZA, BALBOA PARK | 619.231.2886 DAILY 10AM-5PM SDAUTOMUSEUM.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 10AM-4PM, SAT-SUN 11AM-5PM SDMRM.ORG

San Diego Watercolor Society Visitors are thrilled to find a 4,000 sq. ft. art gallery dedicated to the presentation and celebration of original world-class art. Visit our online gallery!

LOCATED IN THE LIBERTY STATION ARTS DISTICT 2825 DEWEY RD., BLDG #202, POINT LOMA | 619.876.4550 WED-SAT 10AM-4PM, SUN 12PM-4PM SDWS.ORG

WHY GO?

Historic automobiles and motorcycles

GETTING THERE

Located in beautiful Balboa Park

PRICE OF ADMISSION Under $10

WHY GO?

California railroads brought to life

GETTING THERE Short cab ride from SDCC

PRICE OF ADMISSION $11.50

WHY GO?

Original art, workshops and more

GETTING THERE Short cab ride from SDCC

PRICE OF ADMISSION Free

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ATTRACTIONS

CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE! There’s always something new in San Diego. Experience these exciting additions at our region’s most popular attractions.

SAN DIEGO ZOO Home to more than 3,500 animals, the world-famous San Diego Zoo is an attraction you won't want to miss. A 27-foot bronze lion named "Rex" greets you as enter this

Photo courtesy of San Diego Zoo Safari Park

iconic attraction founded in 1916.

SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK

Explore habitats that are home to

This 1,800-acre park puts the Safari in San Diego. Feed giraffes while riding along herds of Asian and African mammals in a caravan. Enjoy a birds-eye view of the wildlife while flying 130-feet above the 13 different habitats and distinct regions, on a zip-line! And be transported down under to walk among kangaroos and wallabies at Walkabout Australia!

lions, tigers, gorillas, Asian leopards and koalas! Africa Rocks, the zoo's newest exhibit, brings Africa's diverse habitats to San Diego. Enjoy a guided tour on a double-decker bus or the scenic view from high above on the Skyfari Aerial Tram.

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ATTRACTIONS

Rendering courtesy of SeaWorld San Diego

SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO

Celebrating its 55 th anniversary year, SeaWorld's goal is to inspire its guests to care more about the animals in our world through education and entertainment that celebrates the human and animal connection. Learn all about animals of the sea then find your thrill on SeaWorld’s of three roller coasters— Manta, Electric Eel and Tidal Twister!

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LEGOLAND® CALIFORNIA RESORT

Made purely out of LEGO® bricks, the theme park is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for families with children ages 2-12! Enjoy more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including the SEA LIFE® Aquarium and the LEGOLAND Water Park. Conquer the Dragon Coaster, explore cities built entirely out of LEGO bricks in Miniland or stay overnight in one of two LEGOthemed hotels. The park is located in Carlsbad, 30 miles north of San Diego.

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3-Day Weekend with theFamily

San Diego is an ideal family vacation spot, so why not bring the entire family along during your convention or meeting? Here's an itinerary of options for spending a three-day weekend together:

DAY 1

Old Town Trolley Tours (coupon on pg. 95) can take you wherever you want to go with fully-narrated sightseeing tours that travel all over the city, from Old Town to Coronado. You can also make reservations for a more specialized outing, like a beaches tour or a city lights night tour! After exploring all over the city, take the family to see the newest luxury cinema San Diego has to offer. Theatre Box in the Gaslamp is a one-of-a-kind viewing experience, with eight theaters offering reclining seats.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Explore interactive exhibits and come face-to-face with exciting ocean creatures, see a dive show and enjoy outdoor touch pools with stunning ocean views.

2300 EXPEDITION WAY, LA JOLLA | 858.534.3474 9AM-5PM DAILY AQUARIUM.UCSD.EDU 90 SAN DIEGO ATTENDEE GUIDE 2O19-2O20

WHY GO?

Fun science and cool creatures!

GETTING THERE

20 minutes north of downtown

PRICE OF ADMISSION $19.50 for adults and $15 for children


DAY 2

Devote a day to exploring San Diego’s iconic Balboa Park. Start with a walk through the Spanish Village Art Center, where 37 art studios showcase and sell locally-made artworks, from glass to ceramics to paintings. After lunch, head on over to the San Diego Model Railroad Museum and see the operational train replicas chugging around. Explore science and beyond at the Fleet Science Center and make sure to watch a visual spectacle in their IMAX Dome Theater, or check out the San Diego Air and Space Museum’s collection of aircraft from throughout history, including the Apollo 9 Command Module.

DAY 3

Start the day with a two-hour educational adventure around San Diego Bay with Hornblower Cruises & Events. Continue the nautical theme by heading over to the Maritime Museum of San Diego, where you can experience maritime history and see the world's oldest active ship, the Star of India. If the kids are more interested in oceanic wildlife, take a trip up to La Jolla to the Birch Aquarium to see many creatures of the sea, and be sure to check out their twostory giant kelp forest!

Hornblower Cruises & Events

Hornblower’s San Diego harbor tours and seasonal whale-watching cruises combine sightseeing and wildlife watching for a narrated, family-friendly, two-tours-in-one experience.

970 N. HARBOR DR., EMBARCARDERO | 855.790.8444 PHONE RESERVATIONS: MON-FRI 8:30AM-7PM HORNBLOWER.COM/SDCC

WHY GO?

See San Diego like never before - from the water!

GETTING THERE

5 minutes from SDCC

PRICE OF ADMISSION From $27 per adult, kids cruise for half!

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The Cat Café

Take a break with friendly and adoptable cats just a short walk away! Featuring adoptable cats from The Rescue House, The Cat Café gives attendees like you a chance to get away from the crowds for some purr therapy. Enjoy award-winning coffee and espresso from Cafe Virtuoso and West Coast Coffee Roasters, pastries from Bread & Cie, cookies from The Cravory and sandwiches from Sunshine & Orange. All of these companies are located right here in San Diego. We’re just a fiveminute walk from the Convention Center, so come enjoy a relaxing break with us!

472 3RD AVE., GASLAMP QUARTER | 619.786.2289 CATCAFESD.COM

Eye Cat-Ching Artwork

It’s hard to miss The Cat Café now that this new mural by local San Diego artist Michelle Ruby, aka Mr. B Baby—@mrbbaby on Instagram— is gracing the entrance. The Jacey’s owner shows her the artwork, which new mural and she loves it! went up in February 2019, depicts Jacey the Bengal, who belongs to The Cat Café’s General Manager, Tony! Be sure to snap a pic in front of the mural and tag @jaceythebengal on Instagram! 92 SAN DIEGO ATTENDEE GUIDE 2O19-2O20

THE DETAILS WHY GO?

Relax with friendly cats in between sessions while enjoying locally-made coffee, pastries and sandwiches

HOURS

Daily 8am to 4pm

PRICE

$8 admission fee, which includes one food or drink item

GETTING THERE

Cross Harbor Dr. and turn on Island Ave. towards 3rd Ave.


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Experience Navy Town, USA! Audio tours, Battle of Midway Theater, 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


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Bandar Restaurant BASIC Bar / Kitchen BESHOCK Ramen & Sake Bar BIGA Brew30 California Taps Brian’s 24 Broken Yolk Cafe The Butcher’s Cut Cafe Coyote (San Diego County map) Carnitas’ Snack Shack Casa Guadalajara (San Diego County map) Copa Vida (2 locations) Crab Hut Restaurant Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse de’Medici Cucina Italiana The DIVE SKC Donovan’s Steak & Chop House Dough Nations (San Diego County map) Duck Foot Brewing Company El Chingon Farmer’s Table The Fish Market Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Garage Kitchen + Bar Gaslamp Fish House Grabbagreen Food and Juice Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood Havana 1920 Himmelberg’s Hob Nob Hill Restaurant

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Hornblower Cruises & Events (2 locations) House of Blues Jimbo’s…Naturally! Joe’s Crab Shack Juniper & Ivy Lolita’s at the Park Lotus Thai McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks Mezé Greek Fusion Mister A’s (San Diego County map) Morton’s The Steakhouse The Oceanaire Seafood Room The Old Spaghetti Factory Osetra Seafood & Steaks Panevino Parma Cucina Italiana

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Patron’s Corner Peohe’s (San Diego County map) Puesto Punch Bowl Social

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Amplified Ale Works Bangkok Day Spa Bazaar del Mundo (San Diego County map) The Blind Burro Callaway Vineyard & Winery The Deck Juan Tequila Meridian Salon Melvin Brewing Prohibition San Pasqual Winery Seaport Village The Shout! House Stone Brewing Tap Room (2 locations) Theatre Box

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ARTS & CULTURE Balboa Park Fleet Science Center Maritime Museum of San Diego San Diego Automotive Museum San Diego Air & Space Museum San Diego Model Railroad Museum San Diego Symphony (2 locations) San Diego Watercolor Society (San Diego County map)

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CORONADO

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Birch Aquarium (San Diego County map) The Cat Café Jamul Casino (San Diego County map) San Diego International Airport San Diego Zoo San Diego Zoo Safari Park (San Diego County map)

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48 Rei do Gado Brazilian Steak & Seafood House 49 Richard Walker’s Pancake House 50 Roy’s Restaurant 51 Ruth’s Chris Steak House 52 Sally’s Fish House & Bar 53 Searsucker 54 Season’s 52 55 Sevilla 9 Tahona Bar (San Diego County map) 21 Top of the Market 56 WhipHand American Brasserie + Beer Bank


Think outside the Gaslamp.

Loft 94 Open air beer garden with 48 taps

Prime Cut Steakhouse with private dining room

Tony Gwynn’s Voted San Diego’s Best Sports Bar

SLOTS, TABLE GAMES, AND POKER ACTION UPSCALE AND CASUAL DINING OPTIONS LIVE ENTERTAINMENT | 20 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN For free shuttle info, visit the Concierge Desk at the San Diego Convention Center or email group_tours@jamulcasinosd.com.

14145 Campo Road • Jamul, CA 91935 • 619.315.2250 • jamulcasinosd.com Must be 21 or over. NEED HELP? Call 1.800.GAMBLER (426-2537). Please play responsibly.


Experience The Fleming’s Difference Join us at Fleming’s for an exceptional selection of hand-cut steaks and world-class wines. Be prepared for Chef Theresa to delight you with her new locally curated menu. Conveniently located in the historic Gaslamp District at K Street and Fourth Avenue – Fleming’s is the perfect destination for your next dinner party, private event or last minute dining decision.

Downtown San Diego 380 K Street at 4th 619-237-1155


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San Diego Attendee Guide 2019 - 2020  

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