Quick Tips for Business Travelers: San Diego

San Diego skyline with palm trees

Known as “America’s Finest City,” San Diego offers an abundance of activities and restaurant options for visitors. In honor of our Educe team traveling to San Diego this week for Cornerstone Convergence, we have selected a few of our favorite things to do in this SoCal city.

Food and Drink:

For taco fans
Volcano Rabbit is the perfect destination if you’re looking for street tacos or Margaritas. The restaurant has the Gaslamp District’s largest tequila selection and they have great happy hour specials every weekday.

For noodle lovers
Menya Ultra is arguably the best ramen in San Diego. We recommend stopping at this delicious destination as long as you’re willing to brave the long line (trust us, it’s worth it). P.S. Try the Japanese beer.

For nostalgia seekers
If you’re in search of a bar with great beer and retro arcade games, check out the original Coin-Op Game Room. The establishment has 25 childhood games like Pacman and Galaga, and they have 20 craft beers on tap.

For cider connoisseurs
While craft beer is synonymous with San Diego, the concept of craft cider is still a fairly new venture. Bivouac Ciderworks in San Diego just opened this year with a rotating tap list ranging from dry to sweet and everything-in-between. They also have an eclectic seasonal menu.


Coronado Island
Situated just 15 minutes away from downtown San Diego is the historic area of Coronado Island. There are many ways to enjoy the island and admire the unique architecture including golfing, biking, surfing and hiking. Check out the full list of activities here.

San Diego Zoo
It goes without saying that the San Diego Zoo is an absolute must-see if you’re visiting Southern California. With over 3,500 animals and 650 species, you’ll want to dedicate an entire day to exploring everything this zoo has to otter (…sorry).

La Jolla
If you have time to venture outside of San Diego, take the 30-minute ride to the quaint town of La Jolla. The area is a hidden gem for shopping and dining, and there are plenty of entertainment options, from beaches to live music to horse racing.

If you’re a thrill-seeker, you’ll definitely want to stop by this premier indoor skydiving facility. You’ll learn how to float in an 800-horsepower vertical wind tunnel while enjoying two 60-second runs of ‘free-fall’ flight time.


Have more suggestions? Reply in the comment box with your ideas.

Interested in more travel tips? Check out our earlier posts for suggestions on where to eat and what to check out while you’re in the Chicago, NYC and Phoenix area.

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