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In a city like San Diego, which has resplendent beaches, world-class cultural experiences, a thriving culinary scene, and everything else a sophisticated metropolis could offer—not to mention unfailingly perfect weather—trying to decide what to do can be overwhelming. Still, to those who know the region, certain attractions stand out above the rest. These are the ten things you must do in San Diego.
Gaslamp Quarter. San Diego’s buzzy epicenter for dining and nightlife is a 16-block neighborhood where Victorian-era structures live beside modern skyscrapers. With how up-to-the-moment everything seems here, it’s easy to forget that this is a historic district—many of the buildings went up in the 1800s. Today, sleek rooftop bars like The Nolen are “dedicated to advancing the art of the cocktail,” while offering incredible views of the bay, Coronado Bridge, and the downtown skyline. Down on street level, hot new eateries like Rustic Root and Café 21 keep the food scene fresh. Plenty of the stellar dining rooms here, like the original Searsucker, run by Top Chef Brian Malarkey, turn into deejayed lounges after dark.