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Downtown San Diego

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Address: San Diego, CA
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San Diego Brewery Tours

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Great downtown atmosphare.

Take the trolley to get there as parking is expensive & limited. You can walk to Seaport Village on the bay or catch a game at Petco Park. Great resturants and night life.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A lot of Great stores and shops, especially in the Gaslamp district. Also close by is Seaport Village with a very relaxing vibe!

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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I've stayed multiple times in the downtowns of LA, SF, and Sacramento, but my first-time stay last week in San Diego makes their downtown Number One with me. Which is not to say those other center cities aren't unique and wonderful, but that SD is even better than excellent. The reasons? 1) It stays livelier at night. 2) It's got... More 

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Oakfield, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We saw a lot of attractions and walked downtown. Went to interesting restaurants. We went to an antique store.

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Miramar, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Wear flat shoes, eat, and be happy!! Nice place to walk around and sightsee. Lots of unique little stores. Try Nombu Japanese restaurant.

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San Diego
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Take the trolley to get there as parking is expensive & limited. You can walk to Seaport Village on the bay or catch a game at Petco Park. Great resturants and night life.

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wallsend
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Easy transport to centre lots of bars and shops pleasant walk down harbour drive to marina and seaport village

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Tehachapi, California
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370 reviews 370 reviews
58 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

San Diego has done a lot in Gaslamp. Attractive, lots of Bistro's and bars, restaurants. One of the best cities in the US. Many homeless living in tests and cardboard fabrications. Sort of like Tijuana in the 70's. Stay in the better parts of town. Stay away from Market St and Park Blvd.

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Marietta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were in San Diego staying with family and just did a quick drive through to see where everything is. Our next trip will be on our own so we can visit more attractions. San Diego is a beautiful city.

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Glendale, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Lots of shops and restaurants as well as fun architecture, but watch out for all the one-way streets and no turn signs. Also, bicyclists ride as if they're bullet-proof - very scary - and other drivers are quite aggressive, taking stop signs as suggestions, so watch out!

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

After being here for a week, we have come to the conclusion that bad service is endemic to San Diego. All restaurants seem to have the same attitude -- here's your food, eat it and don't expect anything more. Oh, and come find us when you want the check.

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