Hidden Gems for San Diego

Find great things to do in San Diego

With over 100 days of sunshine each year, it’s no wonder that San Diego is a popular destination to go to during winter time. This city is simply so laid-back, beachy, vibrant, diverse and beautiful. In our travel guide you will find great things to do in San Diego.

1. Hidden Gem San Diego: Potato Chip Rock

This hike is definitely worth a picture! People standing on the edge of a thin rock that looked like it will break at any moment. But don´t worry you, will be more or less safe. The hike to Potato Chip Rock is in Poway near Poway Lake. It is located about 30 minutes north of San Diego. There are several trails that will bring you to the top, but starting at the lake is probably the nicest. Make sure to start in the early morning as there is no shade at all.

Potato Chip Rock

Potato Chip Rock / © Instagram: ginalud

2. Hidden Gem San Diego: The Nolen Rooftop Bar

The Nolen is a lovely and modern rooftop bar in San Diego, with spectacular city views from the Coronado Bridge to Point Loma. From the roof terrace you can see all of San Diego’s skyline! The Nolen San Diego rooftop bar specializes in modern and timeless cocktails. This is definitely a paradise for cocktail lovers.

Nolen Rooftop Bar

Nolen Rooftop Bar / © Instagram: thenolenrooftop

3. Hidden Gem San Diego: Gratitude Café

This lovely location is a plant-based restaurant specializing in gourmet cuisine using 100% organic ingredients. The menu is all about supporting health and sustainability for the community and the planet. Don´t be surprised: the dishes on the menu are affirmations (for example, if you want a raw mexican lasagna, you order it by saying, “I Am Faboulos”). All in all: great location, gorgeous interior and mouthwatering food.

Gratitude Cafe

Gratitude Café / © Instagram: morgan_smile

4. Hidden Gem San Diego: Coronado Beach

Coronado Beach, aka Central Beach, starts at the famous Hotel del Coronado and continues north to Sunset Park. Coronado is not an island. It’s a peninsula connected to mainland San Diego via a narrow 7-mile strip of land. The beach is simply beautiful and is popular through all ages: Just come here for swimming, sunbathing, surfing or a nice sunset walk. Perfect for a all-day stay.

Coronado Beach

Coronado Beach / © Instagram: magda_lucariello

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