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Our Top 5 Things To Do In San Diego – Recommended by Locals

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San Diego, or “America’s Finest City,” is truly a delightful destination to enjoy a vacation filled with sunshine.
The city has numerous world-class attractions, theme parks, museums, water sports and more but for those of you looking for a more authentic San Diego experience, we have a few recommended spots from San Diego locals that you might not find in a travel magazine.

1. Happy Hour at Bali Hai

Located on the northern tip of Shelter Island, is a chic Polynesian paradise that first opened its doors in 1954. Tom Ham, a San Diego restaurateur, saved the island’s first “tiki temple,” which remains one of the largest original tiki temples in the world. Aside from it’s tasty bites, the Bali Hai is also well-known for World Famous Mai Tai’s and other classic tropical drinks. The Bali Hai has happy hour Mon-Fri from 3:00pm-6:00pm and is a must stop to satisfy your taste buds!
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2. Liberty Public Market

Liberty Public Market is a 7-day a week Public Market and event venue offering the best of what the region has to offer. Showcasing a rustic environment with prepared foods, beer, wine, specialty cocktails, produce, fish, desserts and pastries, pastas, arts and crafts, a test kitchen, pop up dinners, and educational driven events.
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3. Sail the Bay with Sail San Diego

As the #1 voted best boat tour business in San Diego by Tripadvisor, Sail San Diego offers one-of-a-kind sailing tours that showcase the wonder of San Diego Bay. From day sails to whale watching to bachelorette parties and fishing charters, Sail San Diego offers an exceptional and unique experience you will never forget!
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4. Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach is a community dominated by small, independent businesses. Ocean Beach offers a variety of events from chili cook offs to kite festivals and one regular event is the farmers market held every Wednesday from 4:00-8:00pm. For an authentic, beach culture experience full of unique events, shops and restaurants, Ocean Beach is the perfect spot.
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5. Ballast Point Brewery

At Ballast Point Brewery, quality is the cornerstone. It filters through everything Ballast Point does —especially their beer. In fact, they have over 300 quality checkpoints from grain to glass to ensure you’re enjoying the best version of our brews. If you are a lover of craft beer, Ballast Point Brewery is the perfect stop to add to your weekend adventure!
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