“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
Food, food, food! Just outside downtown along the bay, Little Italy serves generous helpings of Italian pasta plus English pub fare, burgers, upscale Chinese, and Argentine steaks. Little Italy was once the hub for Italian fishermen who worked San Diego's tuna fleets—but when the boats sailed off, the bayfront became its own attraction. Since the neighborhood is close to the airport, zoo, downtown, and Sea World, there are several boutique hotels and a B&B here. This district stays classy, clean, and walkable. Burn off that tiramisu browsing the San Diego Firehouse Museum and the local architectural salvage shop.