Destination Deep Dive: San Diego
With miles of white, sandy beaches and its amazing, temperate climate, San Diego is the perfect location for those who want some sunshine on their face and a little breeze in their hair. Curious about the second largest city in California but unsure about what unique experiences “America’s Finest City” has to offer? Let’s take a deep dive and explore some of the most popular local options from our Hello! California experts.
Craft Beers and Microbreweries
San Diego’s craft beer culture has exploded in recent years, with micro-, craft-, and nano-breweries pouring specialty ales in over 150 locations. Whether you’re in the mood to walk or roll to your brews, Hello! California can get your taste buds dancing with a lively tour of the San Diego suds scene.
Craft Brewery Walking Tour
Experience one of the world’s leading craft beer scenes right in the heart of downtown San Diego! This progressive tour takes guests to some of the newest and most popular breweries in town. Whether you’re into pale ales or strong stouts, you’ll be sure to get a wonderful taste for San Diego’s craft beer culture. Duration: 3.5 hours
Trolley ‘N Taps Tour
Over the last several years, San Diego has surged onto the local brewing map and is now known as the beer capital of the world. This custom tour taps into San Diego’s rich history and its bustling beer scene. Via their trademark vintage-style trolleys, you’ll journey through San Diego’s most culturally significant neighborhoods to sample some of American’s finest brews! Duration: 5 hours
Today’s frenzied way of life has caused a reliance on fast food but yet a craving for farm-fresh cuisine. Farm-to-Table dining experiences are all about bringing the freshness of the field to your plate while creating an inspired and elevated culinary experience.
This local, sustainable, and delicious tour focuses on offering the ultimate food and beverage experience while educating guests with tastings and sights along the way. Throughout the day, guests will get exclusive behind-the-scenes tours and tastings at some of San Diego’s best-kept secrets. You’ll tour organic farms, specialty coffee roasters, urban wineries, award-winning breweries and restaurants, butcher shops, and fish markets. We’ve searched high and low for the most inspiring, influential, and innovative local artisans around the county. Whether you’re a local or a traveler, this tour is a great way to see an alternative side of America’s Finest City! Duration: 3.5 hours
Electric Bike Experience
Choose from one of six tours and take a ride on electric bicycles through the best sites of La Jolla, Balboa Park, Los Penasquitos Canyon, or Pacific Beach. Learn about the history of San Diego as you ride along the harbor and take in views of the Bay. Ride around Scripps Coastal Reserve and through the park where you can see kites and parasailers soaring through the sky, as well as a perfect view of the La Jolla Cove. Your tour could also take you through Balboa Park, home to gorgeous tree-lined paths, botanical and cactus gardens, and through the Spanish Art Village. Your guide can show you all the best that San Diego has to offer, regardless of which terrain suits your interests most! Duration: 2 hours
“Benvenuto” to Little Italy
Welcome to San Diego’s “Little Italy,” a lively and flourishing neighborhood packed with patio cafes, restaurants, art galleries, wineries, and fine shopping. With a wide selection of distinctive eateries and things to do, Little Italy is the perfect place to take a break from the indoors.
Experience a piece of the 147-year history of Little Italy, San Diego. Embark on a docent-led progressive dining experience that is part historical tour, part delicious experience of local Italian flavors. Experience a chef demonstration of artisanal pasta making, followed by lunch at a local restaurant, and top it off with some hand-crafted gelato. Duration: 3 hours
Sneak Peek: InterContinental San Diego
Wondering what’s new in San Diego? Here’s an insider’s sneak peek of the InterContinental San Diego, opening in 2018!
The InterContinental San Diego will be the city’s waterfront gem where you can indulge in making memories while experiencing the highest levels of luxury. Located on San Diego’s waterfront at BRIC (Broadway at Pacific Highway), one of the most prominent and visible sites in downtown, the hotel embraces guests with an exquisitely curated lifestyle resort that provides a welcome and exclusive escape.
Redefining comfortable, casual elegance, the InterContinental’s interior design and 400 guestrooms (many with expansive ocean views) embrace the resort’s waterfront location, creating an enchanting world-class oasis.
Host meaningful and thoughtfully crafted events in their intuitively designed meeting space, elegant sun-lit ballrooms, and unique venues totaling 90,000 square feet, to include 18 unique meeting rooms. Take joy in indulging on one of their many private outdoor sunset terraces while looking out over the ocean and toasting your decision to come to San Diego.
Ready to embrace the city with a laid-back lifestyle and unique, hidden treasures? Contact our Hello! California team to make your next meeting or program a true vacation and revel in the excitement and adventure of being a San Diegan.