Make the most of your time while in San Diego for the MEC meeting with this handy guide, curated by your fellow pilots. Restaurants, entertainment and other must-see attractions are shown on the map below to help you plan your stay. Save this map to your phone or other mobile device, and get walking or transit directions. Missing a must-see venue? Email email@example.com with suggestions.
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Restaurants & Cafés
Bright, buzzy Italian joint offers, subs, salads, and thin crust or deep dish pizza
Nozomi La Jolla
Hefty Pan-Asian dishes in a trendy atmosphere with hopping happy hours.
Red O Taste of Mexico
Sleek space for upscale Mexican fare. Tequila Lounge. Patio with fire pits.
Hawaiian fusion fare in a higher end setting.
Massive beer list. Happy hour. Small plates.
Upscale spot offering seasonal American fare.
Mini-chain deli offering many breads & sandwich fillings at rustic communal tables.
Regional chain serving elevated burgers, craft beer & whiskey in industrial-chic surrounds.
Counter-serve stop for quick, farm-to-table cuisine such as pizzas, sandwiches & salads in mod digs.
Low-key eatery specializing in customized Hawaiian-Japanese poke bowls, plus beer, wine & sake.
George’s at the Cove
Renowned chef Trey Foshee’s seafood-centric cuisine served in an elegant setting with ocean views.
Duke’s La Jolla
Airy two-story destination for Hawaiian-inspired fare with outdoor seating & ocean views.
Cafe serving up locally roasted coffee & an array of brunch-inspired fare on a beachside plot.
Shore Rider Bar
Outdoor eatery with a straightforward menu, craft beer & casual, surf-inspired decor.
Prepkitchen La Jolla
Tapas, meats & craft drinks at this cozy & casual eatery.
Bars, Pubs & Breweries
lounge atop the Hyatt Regency featuring a full bar, humidor & a patio with TVs & fire pits.
Legacy Brewing Tap and Kitchen
Relaxed stop featuring an array of craft beers, plus burgers & other bites, in a casual setting.
Rough Draft Brewing Company
Laid-back brewery tasting room with an industrial vibe showcasing unique, handcrafted draft beers.
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Chain brewpub offering American bar food with a gourmet twist alongside house-brewed craft ales.
Breakfast & Coffee Shops
Snooze an AM Eatery
Vibrant, retro chain serving a seasonal menu of creative breakfast & lunch fare, plus cocktails.
The Cottage La Jolla
Californian daytime cuisine served on a patio with a white picket fence or inside a vintage home.
Einstein Bros Bagels
Trails & Fitness Centers
Marriott Fitness Center
Cardiovascular Equipment and Free Weights. 24 hours. Outdoor heated swimming pool.
24 Hour Fitness Center
Located in the Mall across from the Marriott.
La Jolla Beach
1-mile long sandy beach located in the community of La Jolla
Rose Canyon Open Space Park
Rugged venue offering trails, wildlife-viewing & bird-watching among canyons & valleys.
Museums & Tours
San Diego Zoo
Considered one of the finest in the world.
USS Midway Museum
Legendary aircraft carrier offers exhibits, restored planes.
San Diego – La Jolla Underwater Park
This huge underwater park with artificial reefs & kelp beds is popular with marine life enthusiasts.
Torrey Pines Gliderport
Views and paragliding/hang gliding with an adjoining cafe.
La Jolla Cove
Stretch of sand tucked between sandstone cliffs for swimmers, snorkelers & scuba divers.