Dining and Drinking Through San Diego

San Diego travel guide

San Diego has some of the world’s best beaches and ranks among the top destinations for outdoor adventurers and sun seekers. America’s Finest City is experiencing a renaissance in fine food, wine, and craft beer culture. Be sure to sample all the flavors of this culturally vibrant coastal California city on the border of Mexico. Traveling to San Diego in January is the most economical time to visit, even when the climate still hovers around 70 degrees Fahrenheit and the coast is blessed with plenty of sunshine. If you plan your vacation after the holidays, hotels and restaurants offer specials and packages not seen in other times of the year.

pendry hotel

Pendry Hotel

Pendry Hotel strikes a balance between modern luxury and classic Southern California style. This home away from home is simple and stunning in design and hosts San Diego’s finest spots for fine food and spirits. Enjoy the Suite Life with a one-night stay, champagne and chocolate amenity, $200 credit to relax at Spa Pendry or enjoy one of the hotel’s six restaurants and bars, late checkout (on availability), and complimentary valet. Thursday through Saturday guests get a bonus front of line pass to Oxford Social Club.

san diego restaurant weekRestaurant Week

Experience San Diego’s finest food and wine destinations during Restaurant Week, January 21-28, with more than 180 of San Diego’s finest restaurants, showcased over 8 days. Participating chefs also share their favorite recipes after each event. Check out this list of recipes from past events and keep your eyes peeled for this year’s highlights.

Liberty Public Market

Liberty Public Market

Open 7-days a week, San Diego’s Liberty Public Market and event venue offers an incredible variety of prepared foods, wine, beer, specialty cocktails, fish, produce, pastries and desserts, pastas, arts and crafts, pop up dinners, a test kitchen, and educational events. Check out happy hour, Monday – Friday, 3-6 pm, and live music every Sunday, 1 – 4 pm.

san diego beer fest

2018 San Diego Beer Fest

Stop by Liberty Station noon to 4 pm, January 13, for the 7th Annual San Diego Beer Fest. Thousands of craft brew fans will gather to sample dozens of local and international beers as well as San Diego’s most popular food trucks. Tickets: General admission is $45 with access 1 – 4 pm. $55 VIP tickets get you in the gate an hour early at noon. Food sold separately.

san diego farmers market

Farmers Markets

California is the world’s 5th largest supplier of food and other agricultural commodities. Farms big and small can be found throughout the region and nearly every community in San Diego County hosts year-round farmers markets. Select from dozens of farmers markets every week, featuring locally grown fruits, vegetables, dairy, meats, and local-caught seafood. Most markets also feature prepared food booths and trucks, local artists, and live music.