Area Guide

Our Area Guide

There is so much to see and do in the beautiful city of San Diego! Guests staying at our temporary housing in San Diego can take advantage of the great attractions, restaurants, shopping centers, and nightlife of San Diego. Take the whole family to see the interesting animals at SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo or Safari Park. Dine at one of the 5-­star restaurants in San Diego like Addison. After satisfying your appetite, update your wardrobe at popular stores in the Fashion Valley Mall. When it gets dark out, have a few drinks at one of the bars in the Gaslamp Quarter in Downtown San Diego. When the weather permits, catch some waves or relax in the sand at San Diego’s beautiful beaches.There is something new and exciting to do every day you’re in San Diego so make your plans today!


The city of San Diego offers a variety of fun attractions for all ages. One of the biggest attractions in the area is the SeaWorld Theme Park. At SeaWorld guests can get an up-close look at some of the most amazing and exotic sea animals in the world. There are also plenty of fun and educational exhibits. Another great attraction for animal lovers is the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park. Observe beautiful exotic animals like snow leopards and hippos. The zoo also hosts night music events. The San Diego Convention Center hosts large business conferences, conventions, and live events. Take a trip to Old Town San Diego and immerse yourself in Mexican­-influenced San Diego Culture with delicious restaurants, boutique shops, and independent vendors. The world famous Gaslamp Quarter is home to some of the most popular restaurants in San Diego as well as an amazing nightlife and historical buildings. Those in San Diego can take a shuttle to Coronado Island where visitors can shop, dine, and celebrate San Diego culture.


With 17 miles of coastline, San Diego is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Southern California. These beaches are perfect for fishing, bonfires, and other fun activities. Each beach is easily accessible by public transportation. La Jolla shores is a small beach with calm waves. Visitors can have bonfires, play volleyball, or take scuba diving classes. There is even a playground for children to enjoy. Ocean Beach is a popular beach for surfing and fishing. La Jolla cove is a beautiful beach where you can swim, scuba dive, and enjoy a nice beach picnic. It is also one of the most photographed beaches in Southern California. Pacific Beach is one of the busiest beaches in San Diego. Here you can surf fish from the pier, and have a nice bonfire. Windansea beach has a beautiful shore surrounded by rocks. It is a popular surfing destination and provides beautiful scenery.


San Diego offers plenty of dining options. Juniper & Ivy is the critic’s choice for the Best New Restaurant in San Diego. Diners can enjoy classic American cuisine with a West Coast kick. Enjoy custom cocktails and quality service when you dine at The Patio. If you’re looking for a European­in-fluenced culinary option, try the Bottega Americano. Croce’s Park West is an Award­-Winning restaurant with a patio, lounge, jazz bar, live music, and a contemporary American menu. If you’re looking for a fancy dining option then try Addison and the delicious food on their 5­Star gourmet menu. Celebrity chef Brian Malarkey is the house chef at Searsucker. The chef provides his own twists to the “New American Classics.” Sushi Ota is one of the top sushi places in San Diego. Enjoy the freshness of locally sourced sushi and dishes prepared by the Japanese-­born Chef Ota. When you’re hungry, try one of these great restaurants in the area.


There are numerous shopping centers in San Diego for guests to satisfy all of their fashion needs. The Fashion Valley Mall, also known as the Rodeo Drive of San Diego hosts popular stores like Abercrombie & Fitch, Armani Exchange, Hugo Boss, and more. Kobey’s Swap Meet is the largest swap meet in San Diego. Enjoy freshly cooked food and one of kind clothing, accessories, and other items from independent vendors. Those looking for outlet shopping options should visit the Las Americas and Carlsbad Premium Outlets. These outlet centers provide the best prices on clothes from some of the top clothing brands. The Westfield Horton Plaza is a shopping mall located in the Gaslamp Quarter with stores from popular clothing brands like Banana Republic, Footlocker, and numerous dining and entertainment options.


San Diego provides visitors and citizens with amazing nightlife options. Whether you want to catch a comedy show or dance the night away, San Diego has something for you. Some of the top comedians in the world have graced the stage of the American Comedy Company. Get tickets to a show and laugh until your sides hurt. Guests can enjoy top whiskey from all over the world at the Seven Grand Whiskey Bar. Have drinks a few blocks from the beach the Typhoon Saloon, San Diego’s largest nightclub and sports bar. Party to the best in hip hop at the new upscale F6ix hip hop nightclub. Casbah offers club goers the live performances from local and up-and-coming punk bands. The Tipsy Crow is a hip bar, lounge, and nightclub with three levels, with different genres and atmospheres on each level. When the sun goes down in San Diego, the party gets started.