San Diego County has been ranked as the #7 best foodie cities to go to out of 182 cities! This is why as a foodie you must plan a vacation to southern California beach resorts and try out all the cuisine in San Diego.
Whether it is Mexican cuisine, Italian flavors, Asian dishes, there is no shortage in the moderate temperature location. San Diegans know the diverse cuisine found across the county from food halls such as those in Carlsbad (Windmill Food Hall), Little Italy (Little Italy Food Hall), Point Loma (Liberty Station Food Hall) too many specialty food markets across the region.
Southern California beach resorts are close to restaurants with the most amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and a gorgeous sunrise or sunset that is a must on your foodie vacation.
Food Halls Are All Over San Diego
Unlike a food court that has fast food options and certainly not designed for a foodie, food halls mix local artisan restaurants and other food-oriented boutiques under one roof. It is perfect to experiment with new cuisine.
Carlsbad’s Windmill Food Hall has a variety of food options from New England Lobster Rolls, waffles, gourmet sliders, and Korean fried chicken. There is a bar and outdoor seating along with tons of indoor tables and couches to relax on. The 12,000 square foot hall is located near the Carlsbad Outlet and Legoland.
Liberty Station Food hall has an eclectic set of choices that a gourmet foodie will love. From Korean-Mexican fusion to southern, to bao buns and New York pizza, it is sure to be a hit with all food adventurers.
Restaurant Musts Near Southern California Beach Resorts
There are many restaurants that you must hit up when visiting the gorgeous southern California coastline.
PAON Restaurant and Wine Bar is a high-end French-inspired California cuisine. They use locally grown organic produce and organic meats. Located in the heart of Carlsbad Village, they have an old Hollywood vibe with indoor and outdoor seating.
Park 101 is a fantastic answer for some fun lounge dining, in a multi-level plaza that is kid and dog-friendly. From salads, daily smoked bbq and sides, to charcuterie boards there are many options for a relaxing afternoon and evening.
If you are in the mood for Mexican food, there are many options to fulfill your needs all serving the best authentic food around. From fast food casual to sit down with mariachi entertainment, these are some of our favorites, Norte Mexican Food, Casa de Bandini, Miguel’s Cocina and Casa Guadalajara.
A Southern California Beach Resort You Will Love
Ocean Palms is a southern California beach resort that you will love. With its comfortable and spacious suites and proximity to the beach. It is one block away! It is a full-service resort without the resort fees. You are within walking distance, a quick Uber, or train ride from some of the best cuisine in southern California. It is the perfect setting for an unforgettable foodie vacation in San Diego.