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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.
Scenic Lookout
“Potato Chip rock is a popular tourist destination but its great for those wanting one of the area's most prime photo op as it is usually surrounded by hikers also hoping someone will help them snap the highly-coveted picture that's impossible without help! Just make sure to pay it forward and help out those around you! It's also an easier hike with lots of traffic making it a safe outing even for those who aren't usually the hiking type.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Trail
“Very nice trail. It's about a 5k round trip. It gets intense towards the end, but definitely worth it. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Winery
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“Live music outdoors on Sundays. Relax with a wine tasting, bite to eat, or visit the shops. Tucked away in a pleasant neighborhood.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Lake
“You can go on a hike to Potato Chip Rock or rent a fishing boat at the dock.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Nature
“Steep hike, but worth it to get your picture taken on the thin potato chip! It hasn't broken yet! (even with the hundreds of people who perch on it daily) ....yes, there's a line for the picture so go early.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“This is the ultimate walk. It is for people who are fit as it is quiet strenuous. But worth the effort. This is just one of many hiking trails around San Diego. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Warehouse Store
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  • 2 locals recommend
Resort
“Old world, charming well maintained resort open to public. Great for any meal. make a reservation to dine in the evening and ask to sit outside. Live band, numerous fire places out side. Charming, stay and walk around the resort or make a reservation for a spa treatment!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Very famous and popular hike in Poway. A strenuous hike on a rocky, granite boulder trail. Bring A LOT of water. But a photo of you on Potato Chip Rock at the end will be worth it. Best to do on weekdays or very early in the day on weekends as the line for that photo can get very very long. Google for more information.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Wine and Food; they also own the Urge next door for beer, and Brother's Provisions”
  • 7 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Festive spot for craft beers, burgers & more pub fare in a warm space with stone walls & sports TVs.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best BBQ in town - see the pattern here? You will be smelling this when you get in and out of your car! Mmmmm!”
  • 9 locals recommend
History Museum
“Bustling park offers a Saturday farmer’s market, vintage train rides, a museum & historic buildings. About 5 minutes away! Address: 14134 Midland Rd, Poway, CA 92064”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A local San Diego chain, great coffee and all types of breakfast and lunch foods. A local favorite. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Trail
“This mountain features Potato chip rock, a popular place to take a picture that looks like you're standing on a potato chip. Amazing views the whole way, great workout. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Poway was a small horse/farm town that has developed into its own city. Old Poway Park captures the history and feel of this country style community.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Wine Bar
“Wine and Food; they also own the Urge next door for beer, and Brother's Provisions”
  • 7 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Festive spot for craft beers, burgers & more pub fare in a warm space with stone walls & sports TVs.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best BBQ in town - see the pattern here? You will be smelling this when you get in and out of your car! Mmmmm!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A local San Diego chain, great coffee and all types of breakfast and lunch foods. A local favorite. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sports Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Locally owned. NOT IHOP! Best buttermilk pancakes ever (except for Snooze who puts white chocolate syrup, etc on theirs). Basic eggs and bacon diner as well. Very long waits if you don't get there by 8am on the weekends. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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