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By Catherine Sung
February 27, 2018
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Greg in San Diego and Tijuana
Check out what our Doer Greg explored on his trip to San Diego and Tijuana and get all the insider details.

Imagine 70 miles of sun-drenched coast, an inviting ocean, and a year-round daily forecast of 70°F, and you’ll understand why this southernmost stretch of the state of California is all about outdoor fun. From the spectacular coast to scenic communities, variety of entertainment, plethora of good food and buzzing nightlife make San Diego an attractive place for anyone. Just south of San Diego lies Tijuana, the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California and the busiest land-border crossing in the world. Notorious for their sin city reputation, Tijuana is also one of the biggest medical-device manufacturing capital of North America and is one of the fastest growing cities in Mexico. Check out what our Doer Greg explored on his trip to San Diego and Tijuana and get all the insider details.  

 

Eats and Drinks in San Diego

 

Coffee at Lofty Coffee (Little Italy)

If you’re looking for a cool place to grab some hipster coffee and food, this is the spot to be. It’s a 4 minute drive from the Hard Rock Hotel. They source organic ingredients from local producers and keep their food menus full of fresh and healthy options. Their business is committed to sustainability and producing quality products.

 

 

The Lion’s Share

The drinks here were hand crafted extremely well and very unique. The food was beyond delicious and reservations are recommended. Our doer Greg mentions, “We arrived early without a reservation and they were able to seat us but it was packed within 1 hour of opening.”

 

False Idol

A hidden speakeasy within Craft & Commerce bar and restaurant. Our doer says, “Don’t even try to get into False Idol without a reservation- it won’t happen.” A very fun and interesting change of pace from the normal speakeasy bars. This Tiki bar has handmade Tiki cups crafted by local artists and for $40-$100, you can purchase one for yourself. 

 

Cloak & Petal

Cross the threshold into a mystically transformed Japanese social dining lounge and enjoy some great fusion food and drinks. The beautifully decorated space and tasty food provide the perfect ambiance for a great night. Reservations are highly recommended as this place is always packed.

 

Noble Experiment

A very small, intimate speakeasy perfect for a night out with a small group of people. If you think you can just walk in, think again. They won’t even let you stand at the bar without a reservation. Hidden in the Neighborhood Eatery and if you need a tip about how to get in, just push the hidden door of beer kegs.

 

Café 21

They call themselves the champion of sustainable farming, and only use locally grown organic ingredients. Their menu has plenty of delicious food and drinks and our doer Greg recommends the mimosa tower and shrimp omelette for brunch. Reservations are recommended.

 

Nightlife

 

 

Greg recommends, “A great way to get around from bar to bar is to do Social Cycle,” which is a party bike tour where individuals pedal to get from one place to another.

 

 

 

Knotty Barrel Gastropub

A fun atmosphere for food and drinks. They have a great outdoor area with a fire pit and a big indoor area as well.

 

Moonshine Flats 

A country bar in downtown San Diego with lots of bar games, pool tables, beer pongs and bags. Reminiscent of the bars in Nashville, if you like country music, this is the place to go. They have country events going on all the time so check it out!

 

 

Omnia 

One of the most popular clubs to go out in San Diego. The line wraps around the block and if don’t want to wait an eternity, Greg suggests to get a table. Bottle services start at $500 and Omnia also have a big rooftop area as well.

 

Activity

 

 

San Diego Zoo

One of the most famous and biggest zoos in the United States, housing over 3,700 animals of more than 650 species. Greg says, “The best way to get to the San Diego Zoo is to take an Uber or a transfer that’ll drop you off right at the front.”

 

Tijuana Eats

 

 

Telefonica Gastro Park

A very cool area with awesome food and a great atmosphere. Truly a place where anyone can find something to eat. They have options for vegans, vegetarians, meat eaters, and salad loves. Definitely a place to check out when you cross the border into Tijuana. You won’t be disappointed.

 

Places to Stay

  

 

Hard Rock Hotel- Located in the “Gaslamp Corridor,” the centralized location of variety of bars and restaurants. A great location if you want to be close to all the hustle and bustle of downtown.

 

K Tower Tijuana – Great Rooftop with a sushi bar. The main area decorations are immaculate and meticulously designed from top to bottom. All of the staff are fluent in English.