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InterContinental San Diego

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Michael Chacon
Chef Concierge

It is our pleasure to welcome you to San Diego at our modern waterfront hotel. Our team relishes the opportunity to share our expert, local insider knowledge to help you discover our city, and we look forward to curating your personalized & unforgettable stay with us.

Things to do
The Perfect Day


Wake up to a sunny Southern California morning with a coffee drink from Starbucks, or settle in at the Vistal Bar + Restaurant for a deliciously hearty breakfast with a waterfront view. At this local favorite, the menu features breakfast dishes with a Pacific coastal spin. Once you're fueled for the day, explore Seaport Village. Famous for its seaside location and hand-carved carousel, this vibrant destination has more than 50 shops, art galleries, cafes, and restaurants. You can also head over to the Maritime Museum of San Diego to experience one of the largest collections of historic sea vessels available in the U.S.


Next, make your way to the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, or indulge in a little shopping at BRIC's local shops and boutiques. Located in San Diego's North Embarcadero, BRIC offers a variety of restaurants and cafes reflective of Southern California cuisine. You can also visit the newest exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, which is just a short walk away. Later, explore the USS Midway, a historic aircraft carrier-turned-museum offering a host of activities that will keep the whole family entertained. Take a self-guided audio tour, hop in the flight simulator or discover the carefully restored aircraft and helicopters that date all the way back to 1942. Experience Little Italy, San Diego. This charming 1920s neighborhood features dozens of local boutiques and bodegas. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, stop by the piazza for Italian cuisine at one of the several restaurants helmed by celebrity chefs. Then, head to the Museum of Us, a cultural anthropology museum dedicated to exploring the human experience from various multicultural perspectives.


Uncover many things to do in downtown San Diego during the fall and winter. Start your night out on the town by enjoying the incredible performing arts lineup at Spreckels Theater and the San Diego Civic Theater. Sports fans stop by the award-winning stadium, Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres. If you are visiting during the offseason, take a tour of the stadium to get a behind-the-scenes look. For dinner, head to the Gaslamp Quarter, a lively, history-rich neighborhood that's home to award-winning local restaurants, rooftop bars, and diverse architecture that includes modern and Victorian-age buildings. Later, go to the famed Balboa Theatre to see a Broadway show or musical. Back at our hotel, enjoy a few moments of relaxation at the rooftop pool, and take in the splendid views of this beautiful, intriguing city.

Did You Know?

    InterContinental® San Diego is located on the historic grounds of Lane Field, the baseball stadium for the San Diego Padres from 1936 through 1957. Fans can walk in the footsteps of former players, including the famed Ted Williams, along glass sidewalk panels commemorating the exact locations of home plate and the three bases.


    Home to more than 12,000 animals, the San Diego Zoo is a world-famous conservation park that entertains and educates more than 4 million visitors each year. Get ready to be transported to all seven continents of the world, and observe the remarkable inhabitants of the zoo in open-air, cageless exhibits.


    Every year, more than 130,000 people gather to be a part of San Diego’s Comic Con. Whether you’re looking to cosplay as your favorite superhero or snag a photo with a celebrity, this annual event is one you won’t want to miss.

What to Pack