San Diego Area Guide
San Diego Area Guide
San Diego—From Ocean Beach to The Gaslamp Quarter
Ocean Villa Inn is the only beachside hotel in the small coastal community of Ocean Beach, San Diego. Ocean Beach is home to the largest cement pier on the West Coast, the Ocean Beach Pier, which is an excellent spot for people watching while enjoying a wonderful ocean view. As awesome as Ocean Beach is, Ocean Villa Inn is also close to San Diego with its own selection of groovy places and activities, including Seaworld and the San Diego Zoo.
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Essential San Diego Sights
Ocean Beach is known for its fervent support for pet-friendly local businesses and plenty of pet-friendly activities. You’ll be surprised at how many dog owners and dogs roam the streets of OB freely. Dog Beach is the favorite beach stop for dog lovers in San Diego, and shops and restaurants often (not always) will allow man’s best friend into their establishments. There are businesses that provide water bowls and dog hooks. In case that you forgot your dog friend’s poop bag, there are plenty of waste bag holders present throughout the town. Last but not least, if you love to pamper your dog there are restaurants and shops that offer dog treats and menus as well.
Dining & Shopping
Dining in Ocean Beach reflects the laid-back lifestyle and earthy ideals of our community. Vegan and alternative establishments sit next to bar/restaurants with unusual hours (some bars open in the morning) and hip breakfast and lunch cafes. Ethnic cuisine abounds as well, ranging from Vietnamese, to Korean, Mexican, French, and Indian food. There are also plenty of surf n’turf restaurants for those who want to satiate their seafood cravings.
San Diego Beaches
San Diego’s 70 miles of coastline and yearlong spring weather have made it a world-wide destination for more than 32 million tourists, and many of those are coming just for San Diego beaches. Walk the iconic boardwalk of Mission Beach, San Diego’s most famous beach. Hang out at La Jolla Shores and relax in its calm waters, an excellent choice for learning how to surf, scuba or kayak. Enjoy a day-off at Moonlight Beach, an all-inclusive recreational beach with green areas, volleyball nets, fire pits and a snack shop. Spend a day outside, San Diego offers endless beach activities and the perfect weather to enjoy them.