Sand Diego Slideshow ImageIf you’ve been California Dreamin’ this winter, pack your bags and book a getaway to the state’s second largest city, San Diego.

With miles of beaches and a climate termed “ideal,” San Diego is a colorful and scenic destination, replete with activities and restaurants to fill your time (and your tummy!)

Located near the Mexican border, this oceanfront city offers innumerable activities for visitors, as well as a rich selection of international cuisine, complemented by neighborhood favorites in each of the city’s unique districts.

If the proximity to the border has you craving Mexican food, visit Old Town, the site of the original San Diego, and Mission Valley, one of the city’s main commercial strips, where you can dine alongside the 18th century Spanish architecture characteristic of the area.  While there, consider dining al fresco – 57% of restaurants in San Diego offer outdoor dining options.

If you’re traveling with kids, visit the world famous San Diego Zoo located in Balboa Park to see the rare Giant Panda and SeaWorld to see the home of the beloved Shamu.  The Maritime Museum of San Diego also makes a great educational option for the kids to explore the city’s rich naval history (and large current large naval presence).

When all your activities (or all that time spent lying on the beach) start to make your stomach growl, visit the Gaslamp Quarter, a 16 ½ block neighborhood that is a national historic district and the heart of the city’s nightlife and restaurant scenes. offers savings at more than 20 restaurants near the heart of the city, including the zoo and Gaslamp Quarter, with dozens more in surrounding zip codes.  There’s somewhere for everyone to save on this vacation: 72% of our restaurants in San Diego are child-friendly, while 53% have been deemed romantic.  If you need a starting point, these top 10 most popular restaurants in San Diego are a good bet!

Studio Diner – American    *Rated Good For Families with Kids by our Verified Diner Ratings and Reviews!*

Boathouse Restaurant – Seafood

Marion’s Fish Market & Restaurant – Quick Service

Taverna Blu – Greek

DAO Fu – Vietnamese

The Beachwood – American

Urban Bar and Grill – Contemporary

Bernard’O Restaurant – French

Currant American Brasserie – American

The Waffle Spot – American