San Diego’s Evolving Food Scene
Winter is in full swing in other parts of the country, but in San Diego locals will be unwrapping their presents in flip flops. And those chestnuts roasting may just be on a bonfire at the beach. With almost 300 days of sunshine in Southern California, you’ll have plenty of daylight to enjoy all that San Diego has to offer for your next program, especially considering this destination has become a foodie’s paradise with their rapidly evolving food scene.
Known for its picturesque beaches and world-class museums in Balboa Park, San Diego is the perfect blend of business and pleasure when it comes to meetings and conventions. San Diego isn’t just a feast for your eyes—your appetite will thank you, too. “America’s Finest City” has restaurants cropping up on every street in and around town. Check out the Top 10 Reasons why San Diego’s food scene is considered one of the hottest in Southern California, according to Conde Nast Traveler and George’s at the Cove.
Enjoy a nice farm-to-table meal while overlooking the San Diego Bay, or Kobe beef sushi rolls in the heart of Balboa Park at the Prado. It truly is no wonder that San Diego is gaining notoriety as a new food destination, with its mixture of California comfort food of Latin or Asian flare. Couple that with local ingredients, world-class seafood, and a strong economy in tourism and you have a recipe for success. Take a stroll through the Gaslamp Quarter or Little Italy in Downtown San Diego on any given night and you will see a vibrant, thriving, and exciting culinary adventure at every corner. San Diego prides itself in housing not one, but two Top Chef contestants’ restaurants: Brian Malarkey’s Herringbone and Richard Blaise’s Juniper and Ivy. At every turn, you get a real taste of San Diego’s multicultural background through their menus.
And if delicious, local ingredients aren’t your cup of tea, maybe it can be your pint of craft beer. San Diego boasts itself as a world-renowned beer destination, hosting one of the largest and most complex craft beer communities in the world. Lagers, ales, and stouts—oh my! San Diego has it all, ranking it as a top destination for beer in the world by Travel and Leisure Magazine. From brewery tours to flight tastings, your guests can enjoy all of the complexities of our microbrews with the Pacific Ocean just over the horizon.
San Diego is a city built on its natural beauty, and the economy continues to be driven by local businesses and its microbrewery scene. For your next program, consider San Diego, and give your guests a lifetime of memories during their stay. We promise you, they’ll be craving our seafood tacos and much as our sunshine when the winter blues kick in again.
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