San Diego

#1 Coffee First

Coava Coffee Roasters
400 W Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

The Vibe:
Modern & woodsy with full bar seating

TL Insider Note:
 Get the pour-over coffee

#2 Best Place to Stay

Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118

The Vibe:  A sprawling, luxurious hotel on the Pacific Ocean.
- The kind of hotel you never have to leave

TL Insider Note:
The ice cream at The Del is better than Moo Creamery

#3 Iconic Bite

Locally Brewed Beer

The Vibe: Take the Scavengers Beer & Adventures Tour to visit up to three breweries in one afternoon via safari vehicle.
- Check out Bay City Brewing, Pizza Port, Coronado Brewing, Ballast Point, etc.

TL Insider Note:
Sign up for the VIP experience to get a coozie, cooler & sunglasses for the ride!

#4 Thrill Seeking Adventure

Hot Air Balloon Ride

The Vibe: Enjoying champagne from the heavenly skies while soaking in the gorgeous views of the Pacific Coast from above.

TL Insider Note: Time starts might get delayed due to weather and winds. Block out at least 4 hours for the entire trip. Will be canceled if there’s rain.

**BONUS: Why There’s Always Champagne On a Hot Air Balloon Ride:

Invented in France in the 1780s, hot air balloons were largely considered a ground-breaking science. It’s said that back in the day, local farmers believed hot air balloons may have been aliens, dragons in the skies, or enemy attackers. 

As legend has it, to soothe the farmer’s fears and make peace, hot air balloon pilots would share a bottle of champagne upon landing with whoever’s land they might’ve disturbed.

#5 Romantic Excursion

Sunset Cruise & San Pasqual Winery - Seaport Village
805 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

The Vibe:
Cruise across the San Diego harbor on a captained boat 

TL Insider Note: Ask to dock near the San Pasqual Winery - it’s a must-stop for tasting delicious local wines.

#6 Best Sightseeing

Old Town San Diego

The Vibe: Like a Mexican village meets the Wild West

TL Insider Note: If visiting during Day of the Dead celebrations, prepare for much larger crowds than usual.

#7 Wild Card

L. Frank Baum House
1101 Star Park Circle
Coronado, CA 92118

The Vibe: Scope the home where the Wizard of Oz author once lived!

TL Insider Note: It’s a super quick walk-by viewing - 5 minutes maximum.

#8 The Happiest Hour

Kettner Exchange
2001 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

The Vibe:  Rooftop bar on the harbor with multiple levels and separate dining areas.
-perfect for a date night spot

TL Insider Note: Come during sunset

#9 Dinner with an Atmosphere

The Lion’s Share
629 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

The Vibe: An upscale Renaissance dining experience with dark lighting & funky artwork.
-Storybook style menu

TL Insider Note: If you don’t see a cocktail you like on the menu, they will make one specifically for your liking.

#10 Night Out Spot

The Tipsy Crow
770 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

The Vibe: Multiple levels of party, each with their own bar and style.

TL Insider Note: Stay downstairs for the loud and crazy. Go upstairs for lounge chairs and games.