San Diego

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ShermansTravel experts do the legwork – literally – to walk you through the neighborhoods and regions in your destination. From local geography to notable landmarks to the hotel and restaurant meccas, we detail which areas to scope out during your stay and which spots aren’t worth the cab fare.

San Diego Neighborhoods

Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter

The city’s vibrant heart has returned downtown, where loft living reigns and nightlife explodes amid numerous restaurants, clubs, hotels, movie houses and theaters.

Little Italy

Tucked between downtown, the I-5 freeway, and North Park is an enclave of Italian restaurants, groceries, delis and more. Always popular, the influx of hipsters has made this area an eclectic mix of new San Diego and old Italy.

North Park/Hillcrest

Ground zero for cute boutiques, the local gay scene, and within walking distance to the city’s best museums and the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park.


Take the scenic San Diego-Coronado Bridge into this quiet island town for quaint shops, award-winning beaches, and the historic Hotel del Coronado.

La Jolla

This Beverly Hills-like features the lauded La Jolla Playhouse, stunning ocean views, trendy shopping, and A-list restaurants.

North County

A thirty-minute drive gets you to the racetrack in Del Mar, antique and art shopping in Solana Beach, or golfing in Torrey Pines.

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