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Fabulous food, craft beer and local wine... What else could you ask for?

Nothing caps a day at the beach quite like a cold brew or glass of local California wine, paired with an exceptional meal. And thanks to award-winning chefs, an explosion of world-class breweries, and a thriving local wine region, San Diego delivers on all three. Here’s the lowdown on what to eat and drink after a day of lounging by the sea or enjoying a fun-packed afternoon exploring everything San Diego has to offer. 

San Diego Food Flavors

San Diego is hailed as one of the Best New Foodie Cities in America by Thrillist Travel, touting that the region is surrounded by farms and ocean and restaurateurs offer abundant high-quality ingredients to produce fantastic, environmentally responsible dishes. Called one of "America's best cities for foodies," by Travel & Leisure magazine, San Diego’s culinary scene is a burgeoning, vibrant mix of locally inspired flavors, from delightfully simple to sophisticated and artful. The city's proximity to the ocean and Mexico has greatly influenced both the local cuisine and culture. From fish tacos to groundbreaking Cali-Baja fine dining, San Diego's gastronomic scene sits at the intersection of two culinary styles: California cuisine, distinguished for its devotion to fresh local ingredients and farm-to-table roots, and Mexico's Baja Med cuisine, a food revolution that combines traditional Mexican ingredients with those of the Mediterranean. From tacos to the best burgers in San Diego, bring your curiosity and a hearty appetite.  

Craft Beer Culture

San Diego’s craft brew scene has garnered respect from around the globe. With more than 140 breweries and a collection of distinctive distilleries throughout the county, along with a wealth of local talent, San Diego has earned props as one of "One of the World's Top Beer Cities," according to Beer Connoisseur. Pioneer brewers like Karl Strauss Brewing, Ballast Point and Stone Brewing Co. put San Diego on the craft beer map. A trip to a brewery, or a beer tour, is a must for any beer connoisseur, but you’ll also find plenty of taps pouring local suds at restaurants and bars all over town, so you can enjoy a West Coast IPA or smooth saison whenever the thirst strikes. 

San Diego Uncorked

Wine drinkers have cause to rejoice too, with more than 100 dynamic wineries located in all corners of the county and ample opportunities to sip local varieties at restaurants, wine bars and urban tasting rooms in the city. In San Diego’s wine region you won’t find busloads of tourists or over-the-top estates, but rather small owner-driven boutique wineries that offer friendly tours and tastings in intimate settings that reflect the laid-back San Diego lifestyle.

 

1 TRAVEL + LEISURE IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF TIME INC. AFFLUENT MEDIA GROUP AND IS USED UNDER LICENSE. FROM TRAVEL + LEISURE, MARCH 10, 2015 © 2015 TIME INC. AFFLUENT MEDIA GROUP. USED UNDER LICENSE. TRAVEL + LEISURE AND TIME INC. AFFLUENT MEDIA GROUP ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH, AND DO NOT ENDORSE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OF, SAN DIEGO TOURISM. 

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Champagne Vineyard Adventure

Jan 4 - ongoing

Enjoy an evening of ample tastes in San Diego wine country on a fully guided, VIP all-inclusive experience!

PERFECT for a romantic date night or any sparkling wine lovers!

NO NEED TO DRIVE! We'll pick you up directly from your hotel/residence*!

Champagne Vineyard Adventure Includes:**

• Approx. 3.5 hour*** VIP guided adventure to stunning and unique local vineyard.
• Ample tastings at one (1) custom-appointed winery (about 5 different wines!)
• Entertaining commentary on local history, and viticulture.
• Celebrate with bubbly to start off a lovely dinner!
• Wine tasting appreciation presentation, and guided winery tour.
• Delicious 4-course Winery Dinner with DESSERT!
• Complete coordination by San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours. 

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The World-Famous Winery Train Tour

Jan 4 - ongoing

Enjoy the breathtaking coastal scenery as we ride up and down the San Diego coast!

Partake in guided historic strolls as we get on and off the train for visits to local urban wineries and tasting rooms.

NO NEED TO DRIVE! Travel "green" with the comfort and convenience of rail on the guided Winery Train Tour of San Diego. 

World Famous Winery Train Tour Includes:**

• Approx. 5 hour adventure by rail. Enjoy beautiful coastal scenery to stops in coastal beach towns and historic villages.
• Ample tastings at four (4) urban wineries, restaurants and/or tasting rooms (about 15 pours!).
• Beer options available (in lieu of wine).
• Entertaining commentary on local history and viticulture.
• Delicious fruit and cheese plate.
• Wine and CHOCOLATE!
• Guided historic, sightseeing walks (1 mile, about 15 min. walks at a time).
• Delicious wine pairing light luncheon (small plate appetizer portions of food).
• Wine tasting appreciation presentation, and behind-the-scenes tour.
• Complete coordination by San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours.

 

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Jun 10 - Jun 13, 2021

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Stay tuned for updates to come. And for now, be sure to mark your calendar for June 10 plus the weekend of June 12-13.

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Feb 11 - ongoing

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Wine All Day Wednesdays

Hope 46 Restaurant
Valid: Apr 6 - ongoing

Receive 50% off our wide selection of wine bottles $50 and under.

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TUESDAY 5 at 5

Hope 46 Restaurant
Valid: Apr 6 - ongoing

Receive $5 off house cocktails from 5pm to close.

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Cutwater Spirits
Valid: Mar 29 - ongoing

Join us at the Cutwater Tasting Room for 50% off flights every Wednesday!

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