Take a leisurely walk from the Gaslamp Quarter or Horton Plaza and escape the madness of the city for awhile. Stroll down miles of cobblestone paths taking in the greenery, ponds and fountains as you make your way around 54 one-of-a-kind shops, 13 casual dining eateries and four fine-dining restaurants. Unsurpassed views of the bay, its ships and the San Diego-Coronado Bridge surround the park. Complete with a carousel dating from the 1890s, this is a great place to visit for the day. A monthly calender features live blues, jazz, country and swing bands.
Bazaar del Mundo is one of the happiest and most colorful of all marketplaces in San Diego to shop. Part of historic Old Town, where the city's first inhabitants set up the original city, this shopping area is a true delight. Colorful parrots screech, color blooms everywhere, mariachis stroll the grounds, sparkling fountains babble and delicious Mexican dishes permeate the air and tempt the palate. Five restaurants, 15 international specialty shops and plenty of historic sites in adjacent Old Town provide much to explore.
Solo's 4,000 square foot space is located in Solana Beach, California. They offer beautiful vintage furniture and home decor items, as well as coffee table books, stationery, and enchanting toys for kids. Whether you're looking to decorate your home or find a great gift for someone, you'll love what Solo has to offer!
For years, tourists have flocked to the artistic district in La Jolla. Meanwhile, Solana Beach has remained a relatively less-crowded venue for those interested in design. It's located on Cedros Street, just south of Lomas Santa Fe Drive. The overhead signs welcome discriminating clientele into the area, which features scores of art galleries and custom-designed furniture stores.
Within a block of the Pacific Ocean, you can tour these shops and restaurants occupying the small community of Ocean Beach. Eclectic by nature, as the residents claim, Ocean Beach is an attitude, not an address. Along the main street of Newport Avenue, collectors will find more than 15 separate antique shops carrying merchandise from dozens of dealers. For collectors, the antique shops are the main draw, but this unique seaside community has something for everyone, from surf to food to fine antiques.
If you know and love wine, this is the shop for you. A brilliant collection of worldwide wines packs two floors, where a bottle of Chaucer's Mead is found in a corner of a room holding a 1982 Chateau Lynch Bages imperial (5-liter bottle) of Bordeaux. At the Wine Bank, separate rooms are devoted to the output of specific nations or, in some cases, to a particular type of wine, allowing easy comparisons. Regular wine tastings are scheduled. So swirl your glass and sip on to the finest of varieties!
This establishment offers a huge selections of the highest quality Oriental and Persian rugs. It is a family-owned business operating for over two generations, specializing in rare and collectible rugs. With agents all over the world searching for the finest selection, this store sells antique, semi-antique and modern rugs from their La Jolla showrooms. In the event you should want a change after a few years, you can trade-in or exchange your rug for a new one. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and patient.
This is a specialty store selling supplies to needle pointers. It sells a large selection of needlepoint canvases as well as ornaments. Also stocked are a large selection of needlepoint how-to and idea books. In addition, the shop sponsors several workshops and classes designed to aid and inspire needle pointers of all skill levels. Classes are also offered that deal with technique as well as design and are taught by experienced instructors.
San Diego's Golden Triangle offers visitors a variety of activities to choose from. Whether you're in the mood for shopping, dining out or going to an event, this district has it all. For those who enjoy a high quality, healthy meal, try Daily's Fit and Fresh, winner of San Diego channel 8's Best Healthy Restaurant Award. If you are in the mood for an extensive shopping trip, stop by the Westfield UTC, the Golden Traingle's major shopping center with a range of department stores. If timed in advance, visitors can watch the annual MCAS Miramar Air Show, where military aircraft perform aerial flybys for guests.
This establishment is a specialty shop offering gifts, books, tapes and cards that uplift and encourage us during times of need and stress. Something for every recovery program can be found here with everything to provide a positive, uplifting influence for someone in need. Find a fine selection of medallions and tokens for recovery programs. The store will ship anywhere in the world.
Little bits of paper go a long way in getting your feelings across and some beautiful ones are also preserved for years. And why not, especially when they are from the Green Field Paper Company; not only are they environment friendly but also appealing to the eye. Visit the store, and you'll find regular stationery like envelopes, journals and sketchbooks, and some novelties, such as handmade paper and other special paper products. Don't miss out on the Grow a Note Greeting Cards, which have real plant seeds that you can sow. You needn't bother too much with them, as the directions are printed at the back of the card. So go ahead and plant lasting memories!
Want a memorable gift or souvenir? Consider coin jewelry made with modern, ancient or foreign coins or a beautiful art ingot of solid sterling silver, engraved with any of hundreds of designs. It is an inexpensive and memorable gift. This store also offers investment-grade gold and silver coins, proof and mint sets and gold and silver bullion. Are you buying or selling coins? The shop is a member of the International Numismatists Guild, the Better Business Bureau and many other professional organizations.