San Diego

San Diego Travel Guide

The hotel takes full advantage of its location on kid-friendly Mission Bay.

Altitude Sky Lounge is an open-air bar on the rooftop of the 22-story San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter. Views of the city's skyline are the main attraction at this bar, where specialty cocktails such as chocolate martinis are served and a DJ plays hip-hop and house music.

Besides trails, dog parks, and play areas, the historic Balboa Park is home to such attractions as the world-famous San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Museum of Art. The massive park covers 1,200 acres and has around 100 attractions ranging from museums to performing arts halls.

For the aromatherapy massage (from $135) therapists blend a range of essential oils to relieve your emotional tensions and give you a three-ounce bottle to take with you.

Twice a week at the Sè’s Kama Sìrèn bar, a rotating cast of Cirque du Soleil–type performers—aerial acrobats and mermaid contortionists—turns the open- air space into an interactive stage. Specialty What bartenders call molecular mixology: vodka-infused fruits and vegetables.

The clear waters and beautiful sandstone cliffs of La Jolla Cove make it one of the San Diego area’s most breathtaking spots. Time your visit with sunset.

San Diego's art-minded museum has studio space where kids can decorate a 1973 VW Bug.

This California-based surf school runs intensive weeklong surf camps for women in Costa Rica, between the months of November and July.

One of San Diego’s breakout breweries sprouted from a home brew supply shop called Home Brew Mart, and now occupies a Scripps Ranch warehouse due east of the original location.

This shop sells handcrafted gifts like jewelry and purses by over 150 artists.

Named one of the top 20 beaches in the nation by Travel + Leisure, this isolated section of shoreline is located just south of downtown La Jolla, steps away from a residential area.

Special Booking: For several Texan clients, Arklind orchestrated a classic Scandinavian Christmas holiday, with an airport transfer by dogsled and an arrival greeting from the Finnish Santa Claus, Rovaneimi. They then attended a New Year's Eve dinner in Stockholm.

Known locally as “The AC,” the Air Conditioned Lounge is located in a non-descript white stucco building with red tile roof. The interior, however, is retro, with walls and leather chairs that glow orange.

The theater is the perfect way to follow a beachside sunset viewing.