WHY IT'S GREAT Nestled in downtown San Diego, a few blocks from the harbor as well as Little Italy, this modern hotel has hosted Katy Perry and Nicki Hilton. Visitors to the city of sails should hit Rice, the W’s restaurant, renowned for its seafood. And then head upstairs to the hotel’s sand-floored outdoor bar.
WHAT TO DO Wander around the Gaslamp district, which has loads of shops and restaurants; picnic in Balboa park (San Diego’s version of Central Park) or watch the killer whales perform at Sea World.
BRING IT BACK San Diego is frequently named the healthiest city in the country with an abundance of outdoor activities. Get in the fitness mood with the retro athletic styles at the Adidas Originals store in the Gaslamp district.
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