Welcome to San Diego! Get the most out of OPTECH and your three day stay in San Diego. The Hilton Bayfront Hotel is within walking distance of an array of places to eat and sites to see, where you can indulge in everything from pancakes the size of steering wheels to dinner from a Top Chef Champion.
With help from our peers at ConAm here are some of the places you can enjoy during your stay.
Juniper and Ivy: Modern dinner place with great cocktails, from a Top Chef winner.
Bang Bang: Good sushi, very hip atmosphere, just about any one-word, hole-in-the-wall taco shop.
Bottega Americano: - Named one of the 11 hottest new Italian restaurants around the U.S. by Zagat.
Hash House a Go Go: Local institution with a killer brunch. Known for their huge portions - pancakes literally the size of steering wheels. Freat food, great drinks, an awesome place to go with a small group.
Común Kitchen & Tavern: "A seasonal menu of seafood and fresh ingredients with a south-of-the-border twist. Bonus: on Tuesdays, the tostadas are just three bucks and come topped with everything from octopus & ceviche to beef tartare & carnitas" (Thrillist).
Don Chido: Tasty street tacos and an impressive bar with over 100 tequilas. (If there is a California Burrito on the menu at any point on your trip, order it. It's a San Diego speciality that locals go crazy for).
Extraordinary Desserts: Craving something sweet? Extraordinary desserts is a good place to sit down and satisfy your sweet tooth.
The Fish Market: Recognized as a premier destination for seafood and San Diego bay views, The Fish Market is a waterfront landmark.
Tavern and Bowl: "Nothing beats Brews and Bowling!" Have some competitive fun at this small boutique bowling alley and bar.
First time at OPTECH? Why not dine with fellow newcomers by attending an OPTECH Dine Around.
Balboa Park: - 15 museums, a botanical garden, restaurants, liver performances and more.