Thursday, August 30, 2007

Nightlife Fun in San Diego

Nightlife fun in San Diego is plentiful. San Diego is known as one of the top spots for family vacations, so there are plenty of places to take the kids after a day seeing the sites. You can't go wrong with a place like The Old Spaghetti Factory, a festive place with great food and messy-as-you-wanna-be dining surrounded by antiques that tell a story of the city. For something a little fancier, try Anthony's Fish Grotto on the Bay located next to the Star of India, which is another beautiful site not to be missed. Over the bay, you'll see the lights of the United States Navy ships shining, leaving behind a gold shimmer on the waters. It's a peaceful experience, and Anthony's has delicious food to compliment such a gorgeous view. Beware when walking around by the Star of India, however; the boat, they say, is haunted.
If a romantic night out is what your looking for, try The Crab Catcher in La Jolla, San Diego. The view is breath taking, and the service is impeccable. Everything on the menu is splendid and it comes with a built in romantic walk with a view of the cove. One of the best long time standards for romance in San Diego is George's on the Cove with views of the ocean all around and wonderfully creative and tasty dishes. Dark velvety reds and candlelight have lent themselves to endless proposals at Bertrand at Mister A's in downtown San Diego. Exquisite food seals the deal and twinkling skyline views add to the ambiance of this fine restaurant. Downtown San Diego, in the historic Gaslamp Quarter is a great place to play at night with dancing, live music, great restaurants and maybe a baseball game at PETCO Park. It's a great place to dress up and go on a date, or go out on the town with friends with a lot of variety. The ever-popular Martini Ranch claims live music, nightclub, big screen sports, and great food. The Blue Tattoo provides pumping hip hop, dance, and techno for you to shake it up to with different DJ's spinning their special flavor on different nights of the week. If chilling out and catching a slow groove is more your style, check out Croce's, owned and operated by Ingrid Croce as a tribute to her late husband, singer/songwriter Jim Croce. Croce's Top Hat Bar & Grille deals out the soul and funk, and is a fabulous place to catch national and up and coming local blues acts. The Jazz Bar has been said to have some of the best contemporary and Latin jazz in Southern California.
For a little more casual evening in San Diego, head to the Pacific Beach where flip-flops are always in fashion and you will find pink-cheeked surfer boys and girls fresh and salty from the beach taking in a micro brew. Sushi bars abound in the beach area, as do top-notch places to pull up a stool and have a beer. Pacific Beach Bar & Grill is a must see for the singles crowd and is known to the locals as a great place to meet that cute guy or girl, but also has a dance floor and pool tables for those just out for some drinks and laughs. Pacific Beach has more laid back options, but dressing up in strappy shoes and low jeans is always an option. If you like your Mellon ball with an ocean view, Canes Bar & Grill is the place for you right smack on the boardwalk where Pacific meets Mission Beach. In Mission Beach, we have The Pennant and The Beachcomber, filled with happy locals with the beach on one side and the bay on the other. If one is too crowded, you can walk across the alleyway to the other. People here tend to have known each other, and someone just might call you Norm when you walk in the door. For a truly beachy, laid back experience, try Ocean Beach and pop into Sunshine Company Saloon Ltd. There are no strappy sandals in O.B., as the locals call it, and the only dance club plays reggae. At Sunshine Company, you will admire palm trees indoors, have a beer and play some pool. There isn't a lot of activity, but after a night running around in Pacific Beach, this may be exactly what you want.
No matter where you decide to spend your evening in this beautiful city of San Diego, the texture of its landscape and architecture along with the variety of things to do and see will keep you and yours entertained for quite some time. Many thanks to Luxury Travel.

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