In just two short weeks nearly 2,500 attendees will be arriving in San Diego for the 2014 AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly. Everyone is looking forward to another year of top notch education sessions and some sunshine after a long winter. Below are suggestions for restaurants and hot spots that the locals love and can’t miss attractions for everyone.

Restaurants
Extraordinary Desserts in Little Italy
Café Coyote in Old Town
Casa Guadalajara in Old Town
Lotus Thai
A.R. Valentien – fine dining
Bandar Persian – try their amazing chicken shish kabob
Candelas Gourmet Mexican
Hexagone – French cuisine
Old Town Mexican Café
Blue Point Coastal Cuisine
The Fish Market & Top of the Market (upstairs)
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks
Ocean Beach
Phils BBQ
South Beach Bar & Grille
Oscars- go to the Newport Ave Location
Hodads- burgers
BO-beau Kitchen & Bar
Sushi Ota- need a reservation
Hane Sushi
Winstons fun bar with good music

Neighborhoods
Hillcrest- lively, great restaurants
Gaslamp Quarter- tons of restaurants and is easy walking from the convention center
Seaport Village- near downtown has shopping and restaurants along the bay

Other Attractions
Shopping- Fashion Valley and Las Americas Premium Outlets
Sea World
Legoland
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo: Safari Park
DisneyLand
La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Children’s Pool
Whale watching- Hornblower Cruises and Flagship Cruises
Midway Museum and USS Midway the retired aircraft carrier is fascinating
Padres baseball at Petco Park
The New Children’s Museum
Coronado- there is a ferry that goes from the convention center to Coronado. Bicycle rental is available at the ferry landing on Coronado. There are also three nice restaurants near the ferry landing. Home to Hotel Del Coronado from Some Like it Hot. Check out Miguels across from the Hotel Del Coronado

For more information about everything that San Diego has to offer check out the San Diego Convention Center and the San Diego Tourism Authority.

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