In October 2017, San Diego breweries took home 10 medals at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. San Diego County brewers brought home four gold medals, four silvers and two bronze. The San Diego breweries that won medals include Second Chance Beer Co., Monkey Paw Brewing, Ballast Point Brewing Co. and its Home Brew Mart, OB Brewery, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens at Liberty Station, AleSmith Brewing Co., Pizza Port Ocean Beach and the newly opened SouthNorte Beer Co.
In October 2017, San Diego ranked in the top 10 in multiple consumer lists including the USS Midway Museum being recognized as a Top Museum in the World by TripAdvisor, Point Loma recognized as a Hot Neighborhood according to Lonely Planet magazine, and North Park ranked 3rd Hottest Hipster Neighborhood by Realtor.com, and Yelp.com, which analyzed local businesses, culture and the underlying strength of the local real estate market. San Diego ranked 9th as the Best Foodie City in America according to a WalletHub study. San Diego was the 1st of 8 Cities Whose Entrepreneurship Communities are Booming as ranked by Entrepreneur magazine. And truth be told, San Diego was named The Most Honest City in America by Honest Tea, as featured on the Today Show.
In September 2017, Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, selected San Diego as a must-visit destination for families. The website included San Diego in its top ten listing of “Best City for…” the following categories or attractions: Best Cities for Families, Best for Infants and Toddlers (0-2): La Jolla Cove; Best for Little Kids (3-6): San Diego Zoo; Best for Big Kids (7-9): Balboa Park; Best for Tweens and Teens (10-13+): California Surf Museum. Coronado Beach was also ranked in the top ten Best Beaches for Families in 2017.
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