Hotel/Area Information

Hotel

InterContinental San Diego

Address: 901 Bayfront Court, San Diego, CA 92101

Distance from Airport: 3 miles

Phone: 619.535.0452

Amenities:

  • 2 restaurants and 3 bars
  • Club InterContinental
  • Business center
  • 3,300 sq. ft. health and wellness center
  • Lane Field Park
  • Relaxation pool with cabanas
  • Valet and self-parking
  • Pet-friendly accommodations
  • Concierge
  • 24-hour room service

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Transportation from airport

Uber/Lyft: Available from all terminals in designated "Ride Share" areas.

Taxi: Follow the signs leading to the Transportation Plazas.

City Bus: $2.25/one way. Route 992 picks up Terminal 1 and 2, and the closest stop to our hotel is America Plaza (approx. 2 blocks away).

Transportation from Train Station

The downtown San Diego Santa Fe Depot Train Station is just 500 yards from the InterContinental. The Pacific Surfliner route – serviced by Amtrak – is a great option for our California-based partners. Because kicking back with WIFI beats traffic on the 405 Freeway any day.

San Diego Attractions: Day

Beaches

Coronado IslandHigh-end, quaint beach town is the quintessential San Diego postcard experience.

  • Hotel Del Coronado
    • Address: 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118
    • Phone: 619.435.6611
    • Note: Historic beachfront hotel featured in Marilyn Monroe’s 1958 film "Some Like it Hot."

Mission BeachSan Diego’s classic boardwalk beach town that is parallel to Mission Bay.

  • Boardwalk/Ocean Front Walk
    • Address: Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
    • Note: Longtime beachfront boardwalk featuring shops, an old-school amusement park and ocean activities. A lively scene of three-and-a half-miles from Mission Beach to Pacific Beach.
  • Mission Bay
    • Address: 2688 E. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
    • Notes: 4,600 acres of equal parts water, shoreline and good times is the largest water park of its kind in the world. From kayaking and stand up paddle boarding to water skiing, sailing, kite surfing and everything in between.

Ocean BeachVibrant, bohemian, funky vintage beach town where all are welcome.

  • The Ocean Beach Municipal Pier
    • Address: Niagara Ave., San Diego, CA 92107
    • Note: One of the longest piers in Southern California, extending a half-mile out to sea. One of the few places in San Diego where you can fish without a valid California fishing license.
  • Sunset Cliffs
    • Address: Ladera St., San Diego, CA 92107
    • Note: 68-acre park stretching along the Pacific Ocean with amazing ocean views and a spectacular sunset destination.
  • OB Brewery
    • Address: 5041 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA 92107
    • Phone: 619.955.8053
    • Note: This local brewery embodies the Ocean Beach vibe with three stories of rustic tasting rooms.

Pacific BeachAn endless summer beach party vibe keeps this beach town moving.

  • Crystal Pier
    • Address: 4500 Ocean Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109
    • Phone: 800.748.5894
    • Note: First built in the1920’s, the wooden pier is a serene spot to enjoy sweeping coastal views or watch surfers at play. The adjacent beach is an inviting spot to lounge with your toes in the sand.

Golf

  • Balboa Park Golf Course
    • Address: 2900 Golf Course Drive, San Diego, CA 92102
    • Phone: 619.235.1184
    • Note: This course is a challenging par 72 with views of Balboa Park, Point Loma and the Pacific Ocean.
  • Coronado Municipal Golf Course
    • Address: 2000 Visalia Row, San Diego, CA 92118
    • Phone: 619.522.6590
    • Note: Rated one of the best golf courses in the nation, this golf course is located just minutes outside of downtown and offers views of the San Diego Harbor.
  • Mission Bay Golf Course
    • Address: 2702 N. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
    • Phone: 858.581.7880
    • Note: Par 58 executive course, located in the community of Pacific Beach.
  • Riverwalk Golf Club
    • Address: 1102 Fashion Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
    • Phone: 619.296.4653
    • Note: Offers an 18-hole resort style full length par 72 course complimented by a 9-hole sunset course.
  • Torrey Pines Golf Course
    • Address: 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037
    • Phone: 858.552.1662
    • Note: A 36-hole municipal golf facility sits on the coastal cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Shopping

  • Fashion Valley
    • Address: 7007 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108
    • Phone: 619.688.9113
    • Note: Explore hundreds of luxury stores at this high-end San Diego mall, which features 18 restaurants and a cinema in a lively outdoor setting. Indulge at designer boutiques like Gucci and Tiffany’s.
  • Liberty Station
    • Address: 2850 Womble, San Diego, CA 92106
    • Phone: 619.756.7992
    • Note: This former Naval Training Camp has a little bit of everything including shops, dining, art exhibits and the Liberty Public Market with various cuisines, desserts and drinks.
  • Little Italy
    • Address: Starting at W. Cedar Street and India St. and India St. and continuing North.
    • Phone: 619.233.3898
    • Note: This urban neighborhood in Downtown San Diego has the best Italian cuisine in town with several outdoor patios, small shops, markets, and th
  • The Headquarters
    • Address: 789 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.235.4013
    • Note: The Headquarters is an open-air destination recently built and full of eclectic architecture, specialty shops and restaurants.
  • Seaport Village
    • Address: 849 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.530.0704
    • Note: Just half a mile from the Intercontinental Hotel, this waterfront destination includes more than 70 shops, galleries and eateries.

Museums/Parks/Historic Landmarks

  • Balboa Park
    • Address: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.239.0512
    • Note: The cultural jewel of San Diego features 16 museums, the San Diego Zoo, performing arts centers and restaurants, all just 1.3 miles from our hotel.
  • Belmont Park
    • Address: 3146 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109
    • Phone: 858.488.1549
    • Note: Get some beach side fun at Belmont Park located in Mission Beach. The carnival-themed park includes several rides, snacks and shops for some leisurely fun.
  • Cabrillo National Monument
    • Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
    • Phone: 619.557.5450
    • Note: This monument signifies the first European, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, to step foot on the West Coast of the United States in 1542. The only national park in San Diego, offers hiking, views, and coastal marine life education.
  • Old Point Loma Lighthouse
    • Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
    • Note: The original Point Loma Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse located on the Point Loma peninsula at the mouth of San Diego Bay situated in the Cabrillo National Monument
  • Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
    • Address: 410 Island Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.233.4629
    • Note: Take some time to explore the oldest standing residence in the Gaslamp Quarter, dedicated to preserving and promoting the architecture, culture, and history of this neighborhood. Check out the ghost tour for an eerie look inside the house.
  • Mission San Diego de Alcala
    • Address: 10818 San Diego Mission Road, San Diego, CA 92108
    • Phone: 619.283.7319
    • Note: Mission San Diego de Alcala was the first of the 21 California Missions showcasing the beginning of Catholicism in this region of the word.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
    • Address: 1100 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 858.454.3541
    • Note: The region’s foremost forum devoted to the exploration and presentation of the art of our time, presenting works across all media created since 1950.
  • Old Town State Park
    • Address: 4002 Wallace St., San Diego, CA 92110
    • Phone: 619.220.5422
    • Notes: Built in 1925 Old Town San Diego Historic Park is rich with San Diego early history and culture. The park includes museums, exhibits and plenty of spots to get the best Margaritas in town including: Café Coyote and Miguel’s.
  • San Diego Zoo
    • Address: 2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.231.0251
    • Note: Right in Balboa Park you’ll find the San Diego Zoo with more than 3,500 animals.
  • SeaWorld
    • Address: 500 Sea World Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
    • Phone: 619.222.4732
    • Note: Come get your close-up animal experience at San Diego’s SeaWorld including and oceanarium, outside aquarium and marine mammal park.
  • San Diego Harbor Cruises: Book your cruise around the San Diego Harbor to see all the best waterfront sights!
    • Horn Blower
      • Address: 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
      • Phone: 619.686.8715
      • Note: Sightseeing on San Diego Bay with a professionally narrated tour of more than 50 storied landmarks covering 13 miles. Additional cruises include sunset cocktail cruise, whale and dolphin watching adventures, and more.
    • Flagship
      • Address: 990 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
      • Phone: 800.442.7847
      • Note: San Diego’s fleet since 1915 with cruises of all types including sunset cruise, harbor cruise, dinner cruise and more.
    • San Diego Bay Cruises
      • Address: 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
      • Phone: 619.928.2441
      • Note: San Diego’s premier private yacht charter network for something as simple as an intimate dinner cruise, a sunset cruise, a sport fishing excursion, or an overnight experience.
    • Patriot Jet Boat Thrill Ride
      • Address: 990 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
      • Phone: 619.234.4111
      • Note: 30-minute high-speed tour on open-air jet boat complete with spins, tricks and turns. Caution, you can get wet.
    • USS Midway Museum
      • Address: 910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
      • Phone: 619.544.9600
      • Note: Just steps from the Intercontinental Hotel, tour the USS Midway, the longest-serving aircraft carrier in the 20th century.

Tacos

  • Café Coyote
    • Address: 2461 San Diego Ave., San Diego, CA 92110
    • Phone: 619.291.4695
    • Note: 29 years old and counting, Café Coyote is in the heart of Old town with traditional Mexican food and festive atmosphere.
  • El Indio
    • Address: 3695 India St., San Diego, CA 92103
    • Phone: 619.299.0333
    • Note: A casually decorated and popular spot servicing traditional Mexican fare since 1940.
  • Mitch’s Seafood
    • Address: 1403 Scott St., San Diego, CA 92106
    • Phone: 619.222.8787
    • Note: In the Point Loma are of San Diego, Mitch’s specializes in fresh seafood locally sourced from San Diego water.
  • South Beach Bar and Grille
    • Address: 5059 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA 92107
    • Phone: 619.226.4577
    • Note: Just a few miles west of Downtown, South Beach Bar and Grille is the home of the world-famous Mahi fish taco.

Spa & Wellness

  • Bayside Nail & Spa
    • Address: 900 Bayfront Ct., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.677.3338
    • Note: Located right across from the harbor Bayside Nail and Spa has manicures, pedicures and any additional spa needs.
  • Eforea Spa
    • Address: 1 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.564.3333
    • Note: Located in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront this spa offers a variety of wellness services.
  • Iconic, Marilyn Monroe Spa
    • Address: 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101.
    • Phone: 619.358.6699
    • Note: Get pampered at the full-service salon overlooking the San Diego Bay. Located on the third floor of Harbor Tower.
  • Spa Kingston
    • Address: 2230 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 858.888.0655
    • Note: Sophisticated and chic spa where you will find all your spa essentials.

San Diego Attractions: Night

Music/Theatre

  • Balboa Theatre
    • Address: 868 Fourth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.570.1100
    • Note: Recently named in the top 15 of the “World’s Most Spectacular Theatres” by CNN Travel, Balboa Theatre is a 1,339-seat contemporary performing arts venue located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter.
  • Broadway San Diego
    • Address: 3651 Fourth Ave., San Diego, CA 92103
    • Phone: 619.564.3000
    • Note: The civic theater is a 2,967 capacity performing arts theatre home of the San Diego Opera.
  • House of Blues
    • Address: 1055 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.299.2583
    • Note: Every music lover should take in a show at the nearby House of Blues® San Diego in the Gaslamp District. This music hall presents concerts by regional and national artists, and features a restaurant and bar serving American and international dishes created by a rockin' band of chefs. Replenish your soul and your appetite at their Sunday Gospel Brunch.
  • Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
    • Address: 2241 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
    • Phone: 619.224.3577
    • Note: Humphreys Concerts covers the total spectrum of entertainment from rock and jazz to comedy, blues folk and international music.
  • San Diego Symphony
    • Address: 750 B St., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.235.0800
    • Note: Discover the greatest score of your life when you experience the San Diego Symphony Orchestra at the Civic Theatre. This Tier 1 orchestra performs over 100 concerts every year, including Jacobs Masterworks, City Lights, and Young People’s Concerts.
  • San Diego Musical Theatre
    • Address: 444 Fourth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 858.560.5740
    • Note: Located in the beautiful, historic Spreckels Theatre in downtown San Diego, SDMT provides professional musical theatre to the area. The theater is a spectacular setting for Broadway and Off-Broadway performances.
  • The Old Globe
    • Address: 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.234.5623
    • Note: Longtime theatre with shows ranging from Shakespeare and classic musicals to first-run new plays.

Drinks

Coffee

  • Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
    • Address: 2295 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 760.269.8938
    • Note: Award-winning coffee shop for organic, fair-trade java in stone-and wood digs with big windows.
  • Coffee + Tea Collective
    • Address: 2911 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104
    • Phone: 619.564.8086
    • Note: Pour-overs, espresso drinks and Belgian street waffles served in a stylish and amiable atmosphere.
  • Influx Cafe
    • Address: 750 W. Fir St., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.255.0735
    • Note: The coffee house offers Café Moto beans and health-conscious fare in a functional, friendly environment. A must try for those with dietary restrictions.
  • Pappalecco
    • Address: 1602 State St., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.238.4590
    • Note: Tuscan influence serving award-winning Italian gelato, coffee, breakfast, panini, salads, pizza and wine.
  • Spill the Beans
    • Address: 555 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.233.3836
    • Note: California-style bagels and Dark Horse coffee are offered at this mod café with a breezy patio.

Craft Beer

  • Ballast Point
    • Address: 2215 India St., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.255.7213
    • Note: Located in the heart of Little Italy, this location offers bayside breezes, award-winning and experimental brews, and a casual dining ambiance indoors and out.
  • Bottlecraft Beer Shop
    • Address: 2252 India St., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.487.9493
    • Note: A selection of bottles from domestic and international craft breweries, plus a tasting room.
  • Coronado Brewing
    • Address: 170 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118
    • Phone: 619.437.4452
    • Note: Kid-friendly brewpub with warm wood décor serving house beers and basic bar fare, plus steaks and pasta.
  • Half Door Brewing
    • Address: 903 Island Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.232.9845
    • Note: Cozy, cool haunt with deck seats serving a creative pub menu, house-brewed beer and craft cocktails.
  • Mission Brewery
    • Address: 1441 L St., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.544.0555
    • Note: Established in 1913, the brewery is unique in that the brewhouse is set overlooking the tasting room. When you visit the space, you will be right in the middle of the action.

Rooftop Bars

  • Altitude Sky Lounge
    • Address: 660 K St., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.446.6086
    • Note: Altitude is 22 stories above the historic Gaslamp district pairing a view of the city with a fine selection of wine, beer, and cocktails.
  • Manchester Grand Hyatt
    • Address: 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.232.1234
    • Note: 40 stories above the San Diego Bay, this destination is the perfect spot for a signature cocktail and a light bite.
  • Rooftop Cinema Club at Grand Hyatt
    • Address: 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101.
    • Phone: N/A
    • Note: This rooftop is all about city skylines, sunsets, starlit evenings, awesome drinks, delicious food and great movies on the big screen. Located on the fourth-floor sport terrace of Harbor tower.
  • Rustic Root
    • Address: 535 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.232.1747
    • Note: American Cuisine with craft cocktails with an inventive modern flair.
  • The Nolen
    • Address: 453 Sixth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.796.6536
    • Note: Destination rooftop with a view of Petco Park all the way to the Coronado bridge.

Speakeasies

  • Vin de Syrah Spirit & Wine Parlor
    • Address: 901 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.234.4166
    • Note: Speakeasy with an Alice in Wonderland theme. Established in 2009.
  • Prohibition Liquor Bar
    • Address: 548 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.501.1919 (GENERAL)
    • Phone: 619.559.1600 (PRIVATE EVENT MANAGER)
    • Note: Stylish, red-hued haunt with a 1930’s vibe, featuring live music and seasonally inspired cocktails. Find Lawyer Eddie O’Hare’s office door for this bar.Hours of operation are Wed-Sat 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Noble Experiment
    • Address: 777 G St., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.888.4713
    • Note: If you’re heading to the restroom of East Village eatery The Neighborhood and watch someone disappear behind a stack of kegs, don’t worry, you’re not seeing things. Booking a text reservation is the only way to get inside this small, swanky and immaculately-appointed bar adorned with a wall of skulls.
  • False Idol
    • Address: 675 W. Beech St., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: N/A
    • Note: Pass through a walk-in cooler inside Little Italy’s Craft & Commerce to find this immersive tiki bar, a collaboration between CH Projects and tiki expert Martin Cate (of San Francisco’s Smuggler’s Cove fame). This trendy tiki bar - where reservations are recommended - has made a name for its strong cocktails and syrupy-sweet cave-like ambiance, where no detail has been left unturned.

Wine Tasting

  • Carruth Cellars
    • Address: 2215 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 858.847.9463
    • Note: This urban winery has award winning wines with a beautiful garden patio.
  • Pali Wine Co.
    • Address: 2130 India St., San Diego, CA 92101
    • Phone: 619.569.1300
    • Note: This tasting room is located near the heart of little Italy, stop in to try a Pali wine flight of their award-winning Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.