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Solamar's Finest Present San Diego's Best Attractions off the Beaten Path

Getting off the beaten path and discovering hidden gems is one of the wonders of travel. But how do you find those special places? Ask a local. Hotel Solamar helps you make the most of your San Diego stay. See our 1 City 4 Ways guide to our many neighborhood and our staff's favorite picks and insider tips.

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Drink
Eric Manning

Eric Manning

Director of Sales & Marketing

  • You need to try Tipsy Crow. It’s a great bar with three floors, each with a separate vibe.

  • Tractor Room with an award winning collection of mixed drinks! AND, if you get hungry….you must try the Mac n Cheese and Cornbread.

Play
Nick Bray

Nick Bray

Sales Manager

  • The Old Globe theater is also an exciting place to visit nearby historic Balboa Park, with both an indoor and outdoor venue (open during the summer).  Schedule can be viewed here

  • If you are traveling with your furry friends, then explore Dog Beach in Ocean Beach, with a variety of friendly dogs and owners. Tristan (pictured) likes to go once a week.

Wellness
Tracy Wood

Tracy Wood

Sales Manager

  • Myxologie Juice Bar featuring healthy and fresh juices, smoothies, probiotic frozen yogurt, and my favorite... Acai Bowls!

  • My all time favorite run in San Diego is along Mission Bay on the inside track. It's a total of 11.3 miles but start anywhere along the path and run in either direction as far as you'd like.

Retail therapy
Ashley Douis

Ashley Douis

Sales Manager

  • This downtown shopping destination has become the Local's fashion treasure chest for unique and stylish delicacies. Dolcetti, translates in Italian to "Sweet Little Things".

  • When hanging out in Little Italy, stop by Vocabulary Boutique. This boutique has multiple options to personalize your style! 

Eat
Laurel Tonon

Laurel Tonon

Sales Manager

  • You have to stop by Dolcetti Boutique! Located on 5th Avenue, this local boutique specializes in apparel, accessories, shoes, jewelry and gift items for men and women.

  • Located in North Park, Pigment is your one-stop shop for art, flora, furniture and thoughtful gifts. Plus, they always showcase a beautiful selection of local artists and artisans.

One of a kind
 Kristin O'Rourke

Kristin O'Rourke

Conference Services Manager

  • C Level – Resting on stilts atop San Diego Bay overlooking the city skyline and Coronado, there’s nowhere better for dining with a San Diego skyline view

  • Bay Water Taxi – Don’t drive when you can take a boat over to Coronado Island for shopping, dining or a day at the beach