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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Hotel
“SUNBURN is the ultimate day party in San Diego, set atop the Hard Rock Hotel overlooking the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter. Featuring a laidback pool, tasty eats, VIP daybeds, and cabanas with lounge seating and flat screen TVs”
  • 7 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Nobu, the world's most recognized Japanese restaurant known for its innovative new style Japanese Cuisine, is in heart of San Diego! Try the most delicate omakase in the city! Price Range: $$$$”
  • 8 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“The best place to start a night on the town. Across the street from the convention center, in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter lies this gem. The food never disappoints, and the people-watching from the patio bar is ideal. You can't go wrong with the steaks or seafood. Must Have: Filet Mignon”
  • 7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“From Harbor Drive to Broadway on 4th, 5th, and 6th Aves. Tons of bars and restaurants.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Reasonably priced grilled or fried fresh fish tacos and seafood platters. Local fish from Baja includes ceviche and street tacos. Lots of selection for beers.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Good italian food, italian sodas, great selection of wines & beers; fun environment in the heart of the city”
  • 3 locals recommend
Light Rail Station
“Popular site to visit while in San Diego with a great variety of restaurants, bars, night clubs, etc. Located in San Diego's downtown area close to the harbor.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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Lodging
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Inside the Hard Rock Hotel with it's own street entrance. Great breakfast with a cool vibe. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
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Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Clothing Store
“Women's paradise for sandals, dresses, jewelry, and handbags. Cozy and trendy without the attitude. ”
  • 1 local recommends