With near perfect weather year-round, 70 miles of spectacular coastline, world-class attractions and a thriving urban core, complete with a sophisticated art, dining and nightlife scene, San Diego has earned the name California’s beach city.
There are plenty of passions to pursue in San Diego. Explore San Diego’s diverse coastal, urban and inland neighborhoods, each with its own flavor.
DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO
Downtown is the vibrant center of it all, and is home to live theatre, more than 150 restaurants, a pulsing music scene, nightclubs, art galleries and shopping. Downtown consists of eight distinct neighborhoods; most notable is the historic Gaslamp Quarter, a 16 ½-block dining and nightlife scene. The Embarcadero along San Diego Bay features the Maritime Museum, USS Midway Museum, and Seaport Village. Little Italy is a quaint and lively neighborhood of patio cafes, Italian restaurants, pubs, art galleries, and plenty of opportunities to enjoy la vita bella. East Village is a rapidly evolving neighborhood of hip boutiques and trendy eateries sprouting around the neighborhood’s biggest attraction – PETCO Park, home to the San Diego Padres.
Located less than 10 minutes from the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, Liberty Station provides visitors a unique experience by combining our nation’s history, arts and culture, and the second largest waterfront park in San Diego. Guests can relax at the beautiful waterfront hotels, visit the historic 1949 USS Recruit Naval Training Ship and Sail Ho Golf Course, stroll through art galleries and enjoy delectable meals at a variety of San Diego’s top restaurants. Additionally, the 46-acre waterfront park offers bike paths, playgrounds, picnic areas, a sports plaza, basketball courts, and water sport activities. Liberty Station is a premier destination, where activities are endless, dining options are abundant and overnight accommodations are ideal.
SAN DIEGO NORTH INLAND
San Diego’s North Inland region encompasses rolling hills and valleys leading to mile-high mountain ranges. Here your attendees will find orange and avocado groves, roadside farm stands frequented by San Diego’s top chefs, equestrian trails, Native American casinos, challenging golf courses and picturesque wineries. This region is also home to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, where wild animals roam free over vast expanses as they would in their native habitats of Africa and Asia.
Mission Valley has become one of the most popular regions in San Diego. In fact, Mission Valley offers San Diego’s second largest convention space, a 27-hole championship golf course (Riverwalk Golf Club), two premier shopping malls (Fashion Valley Mall and Mission Valley Mall), upscale restaurants, family-friendly restaurants and movie theatres. Mission Valley is just 10 minutes from San Diego’s major attractions (San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Old Town, Sea World), as well as San Diego’s International airport. In addition to having several stops along the San Diego Trolley line, Mission Valley sits at the crossroads of the county’s main highways and features many affordable options for groups and leisure travelers.
La Jolla is a postcard-perfect resort getaway with cliff-top vistas, a world-class golf course, and a diverse coastline of beaches, coves and sea-caves for endless recreation options. The quaint La Jolla Village is a blend of boutique and meeting properties, fine dining, galleries, high-end fashion, and epic views. A little further north, you’ll find the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Torrey Pines State Reserve, and the 6,000-acre La Jolla Underwater Park and Ecological Preserve, and the Torrey Pines Golf Course, host to the 2008 US Open. Just a five-minute drive inland takes you to La Jolla’s business triangle, where your attendees can take advantage of an outdoor shopping center, restaurants, and movie theaters.