Local Favorites: San Diego

San Diego, California

Written by: Kristin Agnes

Welcome to beautiful San Diego—the city where even the locals feel as if they are on vacation. San Diego’s vibe is quite bohemian, encouraging a “don’t worry, be happy” daily mentality. Stroll the streets of the city in your summertime clothes for the majority of the year and enjoy the local dog-friendly beaches along the stretched coast. With cliffs to hike, beaches to surf, and bays for practicing paddle boarding, one cannot be bored in this southern corner of California. San Diego’s warmth can be felt throughout the city— whether tanning in the sand or chatting with a local at the farmers’ market. Welcome! We are so glad you are here to explore!


1557 Columbia St., San Diego, CA 92101

Sit in the company of fresh orange blossoms while dining on Queenstown’s lovely veranda. This southern-comfort inspired restaurant creates a classic ambiance with songs from The Beatles, doily table clothes, and unique grass-lined roof art. Best for a lazy weekend brunch, you can munch on fried chicken & waffles, sweet potato fries, and prawns & grits. P.S. The wide variety of specialty burgers are a must try!


2210 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

Mixture is just that—a contemporary mix of house décor, furniture, local art, and vogue accessories. Peruse the multi-leveled warehouse while listening to a hip, alternative playlist and enjoy the cool San Diego breeze blowing off of the bay as you stroll towards the outdoor deck featuring unique furniture pieces…and perhaps an oversized statue of a mare.

Craft & Commerce

675 W. Beech St. San Diego CA 92101

 Upon entering, you will feel as if you stumbled across an underground mine full of taxidermy and books. Random memos are scrawled across the comfy booth cushions and free etiquette lessons can be heard in the lavatory speakers. It’s a definite experience. Enjoy sipping house-crafted Pimm’s served in a large china punch bowl, the beverage is a suitable complement to the homemade biscuits and cheese fondue. If you are staying long enough in San Diego, you may just go twice.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

1100 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego has a wide variety of museums to frequent , but while downtown, pop into the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Due to the museum’s location in the historical Santa Fe train depot, this contemporary museum has an authentic flair. Tip: Tickets lasts for a week and can be used at the gorgeous La Jolla Beach location as well. *Closed on Wednesdays!

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