Things to Do in San Diego

A Handy Guide to San Diego Sites and Sights

At Wyndham San Diego Bayside

The Claim Jumper Restaurant & Saloon is popular with a large audience including families, children, seniors, and professionals. Their friendly environment is ideal for celebrating special occasions, hosting a business lunch or gathering for a delicious meal with friends and family. Claim Jumper is open Monday-Thursday (6:30am-10:00pm), Friday (6:30am-12:00am), Saturday (7:00am-12:00am), and Sunday (7:00am-10:00pm). Phone: 619-531-7994

Ruth’s Chris Steak House is a classic southeastern American steakhouse. Their custom aged prime cuts are prepared for a refined palate, so head on down to your room if you are eager for a fantastic steak and an elegant collection of wines. Ruth’s Chris Steak House is open Monday-Thursday (5:00pm-10:00pm), Friday (5:00pm-10:30pm), Saturday (4:30pm-10:30pm), Sunday (4:30pm-10:00pm), and their daily Happy Hour takes place between 4:30pm-6:00pm. Phone: 619-233-1422

Hazelwoods On the Bay is the Wyndham’s onsite delicatessen that serves healthy, fresh foods made from the finest ingredients. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails while taking in breathtaking views of San Diego’s waterfront. Hazelwoods is open Monday-Sunday (6:00am- 11:00pm), and you can call them at 619-231-9866.

Wyndham Room Service is a great option for lounging in your room or sitting on your private balcony looking out at stunning skyline and waterfront views. You can call down to the front desk or call 619-232-3861 to order between Monday-Sunday (6:30am – 12:00am).

The Wyndham Business Center is your onsite source for printing, copying, faxing, and much more. The business center is open around the clock. You can print, copy, and fax documents, and access the Internet as well.

Coffee Shops and Tea Rooms

Portal Coffee
Location: 1495 Pacific Hwy, San Diego
Phone: N/A
Distance from Wyndham: 0.2 miles

Coava Coffee Roasters
Location: 400 W Broadway, San Diego
Phone: (858) 859-1782
Distance from Wyndham: 0.5 miles

Caffe Italia
Location: 1704 India St, San Dieg
Phone: (619) 234-6767
Distance from Wyndham: 0.5 miles

Subterranean Coffee Little Italy
Location: 1500 State St, San Diego
Phone: (619) 259-9596
Distance from Wyndham: 0.5 miles

Influx Cafe Little Italy
Location: 750 W Fir St. #105, San Diego
Phone: (619) 255-0735
Distance from Wyndham: 0.6 miles

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Location: 160 W Broadway, San Diego
Phone: (619) 238-8047
Distance from Wyndham: 0.7 miles

Brickyard Coffee & Tea
Location: 675 W G St., San Diego
Phone: (619) 696-7220
Distance from Wyndham: 0.7 miles

The WestBean Coffee Roasters
Location: 240 Broadway, San Diego
Phone: (619) 542-9124
Distance from Wyndham: 0.8 miles

Lani Coffee
Location: 101 Market St #100, San Diego
Phone: (619) 299-5466
Distance from Wyndham: 1.1 miles

Bistros, Restaurants, and Gastropubs 

Bayside – Downtown San Diego

Beach Hut Deli
Location: 900 Bayfront Ct #104, San Diego
Phone: (619) 501-3551
Distance from Wyndham: 0.3 mile

Garlic and Tahini Egyptian Kitchen
Location: 1009 N Harbor Dr, San Diego
Phone: (858) 939-9930
Distance from Wyndham: 0.3 miles

Vistal Bar + Restaurant
Location: 901 Bayfront Ct Suite 1, San Diego
Phone: (619) 535-0485
Distance from Wyndham: 0.3 miles

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
Location: 901 Bayfront Ct Suite 105, San Diego
Phone: (619) 272-5060
Distance from Wyndham: 0.4 mile

Carnitas' Snack Shack - Embarcadero
Location: 1004 N Harbor Dr, San Diego
Phone: (619) 696-7675
Distance from Wyndham: 0.4 miles

Animae
Location: 969 Pacific Hwy, San Diego
Phone: (619) 432-1225
Distance from Wyndham: 0.4 miles

Shino Sushi + Kappo
Location: 838 W Ash St, San Diego
Phone: (619) 255-2527
Distance from Wyndham: 0.4 miles

AAHARN by Koon Thai
Location: 1202 Kettner Blvd #104, San Diego
Phone: (619) 542-9595
Distance from Wyndham: 0.4 miles

Little Italy – Downtown San Diego

Petrini's San Diego
Location: 610 W Ash St #100, San Diego
Phone: (619) 595-0322
Distance from Wyndham: 0.3 miles

Isola Pizza Bar
Location: 1526 India St, San Diego
Phone: (619) 255-4230
Distance from Wyndham: 0.4 miles

Indigo Grill
Location: 1536 India St, San Diego
Phone: (619) 234-6802
Distance from Wyndham: 0.4 miles

Burger Lounge
Location: 1608 India St, San Diego
Phone: (619) 237-7878
Distance from Wyndham: 0.5 miles

Sogno di Vino
Location: 1607 India St, San Diego
Phone: (619) 531-8887
Distance from Wyndham: 0.5 miles

Pappalecco
Location: 1602 State St, San Diego
Phone: (619) 238-4590
Distance from Wyndham: 0.5 miles

Buon Appetito Restaurant
Location: 1609 India St, San Diego
Phone: (619) 238-9880
Distance from Wyndham: 0.5 miles

Solunto Restaurant & Bakery
Location: 1643 India St, San Diego
Phone: (619) 255-7826
Distance from Wyndham: 0.5 miles

Sorrento Ristorante
Location: 1646 India St, San Diego
Phone: (619) 546-0365
Distance from Wyndham: 0.5 miles

Gaslamp Quarter – Downtown San Diego

Sultan Baklava Mediterranean Cuisine
Location: 770 Fourth Ave, San Diego
Phone: (619) 795-0244
Distance from Wyndham: 1.1 miles

Cafe 21 Gaslamp
Location: 802 Fifth Ave, San Diego
Phone: (619) 795-0721
Distance from Wyndham: 1.1 miles

La Puerta
Location: 560 Fourth Ave, San Diego
Phone: (619) 696-3466
Distance from Wyndham: 1.2 miles

barleymash
Location: 6916, 600 Fifth Ave, San Diego
Phone: (619) 255-7373
Distance from Wyndham: 1.2 miles

Cafe 222
Location: 222 Island Ave, San Diego
Phone: (619) 236-9902
Distance from Wyndham: 1.2 miles

Blue Point
Location: 565 Fifth Ave, San Diego
Phone: (619) 233-6623
Distance from Wyndham: 1.3 miles

Rustic Root
Location: 535 Fifth Ave, San Diego
Phone: (619) 232-1747
Distance from Wyndham: 1.3 miles

Tivoli Bar and Grill
Location: 505 Sixth Ave, San Diego
Phone: (619) 232-6754
Distance from Wyndham: 1.3 miles

Cafe Sevilla of San Diego
Location: 353 Fifth Ave, San Diego
Phone: (619) 233-5979
Distance from Wyndham: 1.3 miles

Chicano Park / Barrio Logan – San Diego

Mariscos El Pulpo Barrio Logan
Location: 1900 Main St #101, San Diego
Phone: (619) 546-0427
Distance from Chicano Park: 0.2 miles

Las Cuatro Milpas
Location: 1857 Logan Ave
Phone: (619) 234-4460
Distance from Chicano Park: 0.3 miles

El Carrito Restaurant 
Location: 2154 Logan Ave
Phone: (619) 501-0095
Distance from Chicano Park: 0.3 miles

¡SALUD! Barrio Logan
Location: 2196 Logan Ave, San Diego
Phone: (619) 255-3856
Distance from Chicano Park: 0.3 miles

Rolando's Taco Shop
Location: 2303 National Ave, San Diego
Phone: (619) 239-0007
Distance from Chicano Park: 0.4 miles

Local Bars, Pubs, and Breweries

Enoteca Style
Location: 1445 India St, San Diego
Phone: (619) 546-7138
Distance from Wyndham: 0.3 miles

False Idol
Location: 675 W Beech St, San Diego
Phone: N/A
Distance from Wyndham: 0.3 miles

Stone Brewing Tap Room - Kettner
Location: 1202 Kettner Blvd #101, San Diego
Phone: (619) 450-4518
Distance from Wyndham: 0.4 miles

Bar One
Location: 1532 India St, San Diego
Phone: (619) 738-8978
Distance from Wyndham: 0.4 miles

Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Location: 1157 Columbia St, San Diego
Phone: (619) 234-2739
Distance from Wyndham: 1 mile

Star Club
Location: 423 E St, San Diego
Phone: (619) 234-5575
Distance from Wyndham: 1 mile

Patrick’s Gaslamp Pub
Location: 428 F St, San Diego
Phone: (619) 233-3077
Distance from Wyndham: 1.1 miles

Tin Roof
Location: 401 G St, San Diego
Phone: (619) 557-8437
Distance from Wyndham: 1.1 miles

The Tipsy Crow
Location: 770 Fifth Ave, San Diego
Phone: (619) 338-9300
Distance from Wyndham: 1.1 miles

Double Deuce
Location: 528 F St, San Diego
Phone: (619) 450-6522
Distance from Wyndham: 1.1 miles

The Reef Bar
Location: 557 Fourth Ave, San Diego
Phone: (619) 795-8820
Distance from Wyndham: 1.2 miles

The Whiskey House
Location: 420 Third Ave, San Diego
Phone: (619) 546-6289
Distance from Wyndham: 1.2 miles

Fifth & Rose
Location: 550 J St, San Diego
Phone: (619) 738-7050
Distance from Wyndham: 1.3 miles

Upper East Bar
Location: 616 J St #101, San Diego
Phone: (619) 531-8744
Distance from Wyndham: 1.4 miles

Knotty Brewing Co.
Location: 842 Market St, San Diego
Phone: (619) 269-4337
Distance from Wyndham: 1.4 miles

Bub’s At The Ballpark
Location: 715 J St, San Diego
Phone: (619) 546-0815
Distance from Wyndham: 1.4 miles

Noble Experiment
Location: 777 G St, San Diego
Phone: (619) 888-4713
Distance from Wyndham: 1.3 miles

Half Door Brewing Co.
Location: 903 Island Ave, San Diego

Phone: (619) 232-9845
Distance from Wyndham: 1.6 miles

Theater and Live Performances

Balm in Gilead

There are probably still a few tickets available for UC San Diego's theatrical performance of Lanford Wilson’s play Balm in Gilead, at 7:30pm on Nov. 15 or Nov. 16 at the Mandell Weiss Forum on the UC San Diego campus in La Jolla. Five dollar tickets are available at: http://theatre.ucsd.edu/season/5dollartix.htm 

You can find more information at: http://theatre.ucsd.edu/season/BalmInGilead/index.htm

Miss Coco Peru (at Martinis above Fourth)

On November 16 and 17, at 7 pm, famed drag performer Coco Peru will be performing in San Diego. More information about Coco Peru's performances can be found here: https://www.ma4sd.com/service/miss-coco-peru-in-have-you-heard/

Bianca Del Rio

Our block of tickets for Bianca Del Rio's performance on Thursday, November 14 are sold out, but there still seem to be tickets available online. So, search away!

San Diego Area Museums or Galleries

Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship Star of India. Our collection of ships and exhibits are available for daily public tours. One of the best things to do in San Diego! For more information, see (https://sdmaritime.org/).

USS Midway Museum was America’s longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Today, the interactive museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family as guests walk in the footsteps of the 225,000 young men who served on Midway. Visitors explore a floating city at sea, the amazing flight deck and its 29 restored aircraft, flight simulators, and are inspired in the Battle of Midway Theater, included with admission. Admission also includes a self-guided audio tour narrated by Midway sailors in English, Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese, French and German. Visiting Midway is a once-in-a-lifetime experience in San Diego, known around the world as “Navy Town, USA.” For more information, see (https://www.midway.org/).

Museum of Contemporary Art - San Diego (MCASD) offers access to the very best art of our time at two iconic locations. While the La Jolla location is currently closed for a major renovation and expansion project, the downtown location serves as MCASD's primary hub of activity. The downtown campus captures the energy and vibrancy of the city with site-specific installations by artists Jenny Holzer and Richard Serra, and soaring exhibition spaces that once housed the baggage building for the historic Santa Fe Depot. MCASD provides an unprecedented variety of experiences for the community, showcasing an internally recognized collection and a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and public programs. For more information, see (https://www.mcasd.org/). 

San Diego Air & Space Museum – Balboa Park is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Museum houses a collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft from all over the world, including a flight-worthy replica of Charles Lindbergh’s “Spirit of St. Louis,” the actual Apollo 9 Command Module, and the only real GPS satellite on display in the world. View artifacts from the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Wally Schirra and other aviation and space pioneers! The Museum also offers interactive exhibits including MaxFlight® simulators, the Kid’s Aviation Action Hangar, a 3D/4D movie theater, plus dynamic, hands-on and ever-changing traveling exhibitions. For more information, see (http://sandiegoairandspace.org/

Old Town San Diego is the historic heart of San Diego. Created in 1769, Old Town San Diego was California’s first settlement with only a mission and a fort. Wander through lush gardens or browse at one of the many specialty shops for treasures from around the world. Indulge in authentic Mexican food at one of the many restaurants or dance to the strolling mariachis. Pause to reflect at the fountains at Fiesta de Reyes and in the Bazaar del Mundo and plan a day or two to visit the dozens of historic sites. Take a tour of a haunted building and spend a day at one of the many museums. Year round, Old Town is the place for food, folklore, and fun. Visit Old Town, celebrate San Diego’s heritage, and bask in early California ambiance. For more information, see (http://www.oldtownsandiego.org/).

San Diego Museum of Man is located within Balboa Park’s iconic buildings and features cultural anthropology exhibits that educate and entertain visitors of all ages. From monsters and beer history, to the power of secrets, to our relationships with animals and the truth about cannibalism – there’s something for everyone at the San Diego Museum of Man! During your visit, you’ll explore a variety of unique, interactive exhibits that cover a vast range of human history and culture. Plus, you can make your visit even more memorable with a visit to the limited-time exhibit, Cannibals: Myth & Reality. For more information, see (https://www.museumofman.org/). 

Comic-Con Museum is in Balboa Park as well, which is already home to numerous museums, galleries and theaters along with the famous San Diego Zoo. Now, with the help of the City of San Diego, CCI is in the process of converting the 1935 Federal Building into what is planned to be a world-class museum by day, and a very unique fan community venue by night. Hold onto your fandom. It’s happening. Plans are underway to capture the excitement and magic of Comic-Con in a year-round attraction located in San Diego’s historic Balboa Park. The Comic-Con Museum will encourage an appreciation of comics and related popular arts through exhibits, programs and events drawn from across the Comic-Con universe. For more information, see (https://www.balboapark.org/museums/comic-con-museum). 

Women’s Museum of California was established in 1983 as the Women's History Reclamation Project. The mission was to preserve women's history and become an educational resource for the community. Through its original exhibits, educational programming, and community engagement the Women's Museum of California strives to bring untold stories of remarkable women to light. For more information, see (http://www.womensmuseumca.org/). 

The New Children’s Museum is a new model of children’s museum whose mission is to stimulate imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art. The original Museum opened in 1983 in La Jolla as the Children’s Museum/Museo de los Niños and moved to a downtown warehouse in 1993. In 2008, the Museum reopened as The New Children’s Museum – with the word “new” signifying their focus on commissioning contemporary artists to create full scale art installations for children to engage with and explore. The Museum is housed in a dynamic space designed by visionary and award-winning architect Rob Wellington Quigley and is one of the first green museums in California. In 2018, the Museum is celebrating 35 years in San Diego and 10 years as The New Children’s Museum. For more information, see (https://thinkplaycreate.org/visit/). 

Other Fun Family-Friendly Sites


Copy and Printing Shops

ARC Document Solutions
            Location: 555 W Beech St, Suite 111
            Phone: (619) 232-8440
            Distance from Wyndham 0.4 miles

Copyscan, Inc.
           Location: 1133 Columbia St #107
           Phone: (619) 235-8900
           Distance from Wyndham 0.5 miles

Folium
           Location: 501 W Broadway, San Diego
           Phone: (888) 722-6411
           Distance from Wyndham 0.5 miles

Office Depot Print & Copy Services
            Location: 825 W E St, San Diego
            Phone: (619) 618-1698
            Distance from Wyndham 0.5 miles

Minuteman Press
            Location: 1403 Sixth Ave, San Diego
            Phone: (619) 696-3422
            Distance from Wyndham 0.5 miles