Where to Stay
A hotel block is available at The Sofia Hotel (150 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101) from June 25-29, 2018. Call 619-234-9200 or 800-826-0009 to make reservations under Startup San Diego (Group# 471853). Group rates are available until Monday, June 4. Deluxe rooms with one queen bed are available at the group rate of $135 plus hotel taxes and fees. Note a credit card is needed for booking.
Balboa Park – Walk down a lane lined with Spanish style architecture. Explore the Museum of Man or the Botanic Gardens, along with a host of other museums!
Cabrillo National Monument – Check out the the trademark lighthouses, play in the tidepools, or enjoy a view of San Diego Bay.
Downtown La Jolla/La Jolla Cove – Sea lions, beautiful views, and beautiful people. If you want to get active, try out kayaking or paddleboarding here.
Old Town San Diego – Experience the feel of a real baja Mexican town. The founding place of San Diego!
World Famous San Diego Zoo – Check out the pandas!
USS Midway – Explore a real-live formerly functioning ship from the WWII era.
Spruce Street Suspension Footbridge – Check out this gem in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood! Built in 1912, it connects two sides of a canyon and is still used by local today.
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial – Get a 360 degree view of San Diego!
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park – Admire the pristine Pacific Coast from this scenic spot, but be careful, the rocks can be slippery!
For the Foodies Downtown
Currant Brasserie – For when you get that craving for French food.
Grabbagreen – Salads and juices for when you’re feeling healthy (or not healthy).
Tender Greens – Salad, meat, you name it!
The Local – All around solid American food, some fusion.
The Taco Stand – Solid Mexican. Get the tacos. Or the burritos.
WestBean Coffee Roasters – Not food, but some pretty solid coffee can be found here.
For the Foodies Around Town
Cucina Urbana – Modern Italian.
Extraordinary Desserts – A San Diego favorite in two locations.
Pappalecco – A gelato and pastry favorite, with several locations around town.
Sushi Ota – Best sushi in San Diego.
Tacos El Gordo – Don’t miss out on the most delicious tacos.
The Noble Experiment – Snuggled inside The Neighborhood bar is a speakeasy with strong drinks.