San Diego Tourism Authority

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San Diego Tourism Authority

Regional Descriptions for Sales Materials


La Jolla
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 hotel 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.

Mission Bay/ Mission Beach and Pacific Beach
Located less than 10 minutes from downtown San Diego, Mission Bay Park is a city-owned, 4,600-acre aquatic playground, the largest park of its kind in the world. Your attendees can sail, swim, powerboat, and fish in separate designated public areas year-round.  Mission Bay is also home to SeaWorld San Diego and waterfront family hotels and upscale resorts. For off-site dining options, Mission Beach and connecting Pacific Beach are overflowing with casual beachside fare, ethnic cuisine, or restaurants with Pacific Ocean views. Adjacent to Mission Beach is Belmont Park, featuring a vintage roller coaster, amusement arcades and the Wave House, a beachside outdoor event center with a simulated surfing platform.


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 neighborhoods biggest attraction – PETCO Park, home to the San Diego Padres.

Just across the bay from downtown San Diego,Coronado is a charming resort destination with a small-town quaintness, palatial Victorian mansions, bayside parks and golf course, and stunning white sandy beaches. Referred to as an “island” by the locals, Coronado is actually an isthmus, attached to the mainland at the southern end of Silver Strand State Beach. Along Coronado’s main stretch, you’ll find cafes and restaurants with al fresco dining, theatres, wine bars, bookstores and boutiques. The Coronado Ferry Landing Marketplace, at the north end of town, also offers head-on views of downtown San Diego. From downtown San Diego, you can reach Coronado via a 15-minute ferry ride or by driving across the Coronado Bay Bridge.

Mission Valley
Mission Valley has developed and 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, movie theatres and Qualcomm Stadium, home to the San Diego Chargers.  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 some affordable options for groups and leisure travelers.

Shelter Island & Harbor Island
On the north side of San Diego Bay, Shelter Island and Harbor Island feature several hotels to fit a wide range of budgets, as well as restaurants, parks, nautical-themed stores, and some of the most amazing views of the downtown skyline. Hotels on Harbor Island have the distinction of being waterfront and across the street from the airport, while Shelter Island is the departure point for sport fishing charters, whale-watching tours and harbor cruises.

San Diego North County Coastal
San Diego’s North County Coastal region exudes SoCal beach culture at its finest. Your attendees will have fun exploring the mixture of funky beach towns and affluent enclaves that makes up this region. North County Coastal is also home to LEGOLAND California, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, scenic Highway 101, numerous golf courses, European-style spa resorts, luxury boutiques, fine dining and miles of beautiful beaches…from sandy turf to dramatic cliff formations.

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’s Wild Animal Park, where wild animals roam free over vast expanses as they would in their native habitats of Africa and Asia.

East County
East County is San Diego’s rugged outback with rocky foothills, chaparral-covered canyons, and tree-lined mountains. The area is a scenic backdrop for your attendees outdoor adventures in hiking, rock climbing, ATVing, backpacking and mountain biking. San Diego’s East County is also home to the charming mountain community of Julian (famous for its apple pies), the 600,000-acre Anza Borrego Springs Desert State Park, expansive golf courses, and Native American resort casinos for exciting gaming action.


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