We love San Diego and are so excited that ASRM is going to be held in our home town this year! We polled around the office and came up with a list of things we typically take visitors to see. We also added a few pro tips from the local perspective.
From scenic and breathtaking views to rich cultural and historical museums, you can find something to suit virtually any taste. We've compiled a list of our very own 'Must See' experiences around the downtown San Diego area. No matter what you find to do, we're hope you enjoy your stay!
Take a moment to enjoy some history along with breathtaking coastal views. Cabrillo National Monument sits along the San Diego coastline that recognizes the very first European to set foot on the west coast in 1542. (directions)
Balboa Park is the nation's largest urban park (1200 acres) and home to over 15 museums. Blast off to the Air and Space Museum or roll through the Automotive Museum, or visit any of the other dozens of options nestled in Balboa Park. (directions)
Nestled inside Balboa Park, the Japanese Friendship Gardens offer a peaceful koi pond, serene herb and tea gardens, and a beautiful cherry tree grove. This is a wonderful place to learn more about Japanese heritage and culture and offers a peaceful escape to the city life. You can also order a wide selection of hot teas and imported Japanese snacks. (directions)
An excellent place for great beer brewed locally here in San Diego. Mission Brewery has won two national medals at the Great American Beer Festival and has a rich history dating back to when Friar Junipero Serra started the San Diego mission. Some other great locations for excellent beer are Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery and Neighborhood SD. (directions)
One of the 'Must See' attractions of San Diego is the first class San Diego Zoo. From Panda bears to elephants, the Safari Park and unique Skyfari experience, this is one attraction you don't want to miss if you have the time! If you do find yourself at the zoo with an appetite, we highly suggest stopping by Albert's, named after the famed silverback gorilla. (directions)
Experience the beginning of the San Diego mission as it was back in the early 1800's. From the State Historic Park to some excellent shops and dining options, Old Town San Diego is a must see for those visiting. If you're interesting in dining here, we highly recommend checking out Old Town Mexican Cafe. (directions)
If you have any questions about these attractions or San Diego in general, please leave them in the comments below. Also, please come and see us at ASRM in booth 126. We will be there talking about the latest trends in digital marketing for the fertility industry.