Local San Diego Information

Outdoors. San Diego is lined with miles of beaches. A favorite is Torrey Pines State Beach. Near the UCSD campus is La Jolla Shores Beach. You can rent kayaks from one of the shops on Avenida De La Playa and explore the underwater park. Pacific Beach has a boardwalk, with restaurants and cafe's (end of Garnet Ave).  Black's Beach east of campus is a nude beach.  San Elijo Lagoon behind Solana Beach is a bird sanctuary. At the end of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard you can climb the cliffs.  Other attractions include San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Parkas well as Balboa Park and its museums. Also see Roam-o-Rama Jerry Scha’d’s SD Reader Column, and his books esp. Afoot and Afield San Diego County.

Entertainment. The San Diego Reader comes out on Thursday. Check the listings for dining and entertainment and look for restaurant coupons Also see Signondandiego.com. There are dance clubs along the western half of Garnet in Pacific Beach has dance clubs, and bars, including a Blues bar called Blind Melon's. There are pricier clubs on 5th downtown; try the one underneath Cafe Sevilla or Ole Madrid. Check the La Jolla Playhouse for current shows.

For a good microbrewery, check out Carl Strauss's Columbia Brewery, 1157 Columbia (near B St. downtown), tel. 234-2739. There are also branches in downtown La Jolla and in Sorrento Valley.

Eating out.   My recommendations for restaurants and cafés in the San Diego area.

Here are some web pages maintained by others.

  • www.findagreatrestaurant.com.
  • San Diego Source

  • Maintained by Scott B. Baden. Last modified: 09/27/11