Special thanks to the frontpagers at Bruins Nation for their suggestions on the finer points of America's Finest City.
San Diego, home of the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl and LA's sister city to the south, is known as America's Finest City due to its year-round great weather, strong military presence and general laidback atmosphere. While there are plenty of tourist attractions (San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wild Animal Park and Sea World anyone?), our frontpagers have a few lodging and dining suggestions for those who will be staying in the city.
Hotel del Coronado - Ask for room 1408 if you believe in ghosts
Hotel Solamar - Check out the rooftop bar
Andaz San Diego - Party on the roof!
San Diego Marriot Gaslamp Quarter - The rooftop lounge is nice.
Hotel Indigo San Diego - what do you know? This place has a nice rooftop bar too.
Dining and (Responsible) Drinking Suggestions
Jake's Del Mar
Poseidon Restaurant On The Beach
Urban Bar & Grill
Encinitas Ale House
George's at the Cove
Midway (near the San Diego Sports Arena)
Broken Yolk Café
BGR The Burger Joint
Lucha Libre - Try the Surf and Turf Burrito and call early to reserve the champions booth.
Little known fact: In the movie Anchorman starring Will Ferrell, Jack Black, while riding a motorcycle gets a Lucha Libre burrito thrown at him.
PB Fish House
PB Shore Club
The Tap Room
Broken Yolk Café (2)
Qualcomm Stadium Adjacent
McGregor's Bar & Grill
If you are from San Diego or from around the area, please feel free to add your own favorite spots for dining and responsible drinking.