Inn-Sider’s Guide: Point Loma
Point Loma is one of the oldest towns in San Diego. You’ll find a lot of its history by heading over to the Cabrillo National Monument located at the tip of the Point Loma Peninsula. Once at this monument, hike to the Whale Overlook where you can watch the migrating Pacific Gray Whales from January to February. It can get cool up there, so wear a light jacket. Wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking. Hilly trails, great for jogging and hiking. Parking is $5.
- If you’re looking for an informal, delicious and fair valued seafood restaurant, then don’t leave San Diego without visiting Point Loma Seafoods. Try the crab sandwich. Park in the parking lot at no charge. CASH ONLY.
- The Brigantine Seafood Restaurant is a good old fashioned seafood restaurant. If you’re in town on a Tuesday, go for their “Taco Tuesday” specials, you’ll find fish, carnitas, chicken. They also have a delicious dinner menu, but try their lunch specials – they are equal in quality and at a much lower price.
- The Harbor Town Pub is a great hang out while enjoying a beer on tap, and having one of their delicious gourmet burgers. They also have a mouth-watering Ahi Club sandwich, a personal favorite. Go for Taco Tuesdays or Karaoke Wednesdays!
- Find Polynesian food and A-M-A-Z-I-N-G views of the San Diego skyline at Bali Hai. It is also the first Tiki temple erected in the area (area is actually called Shelter Island).
- An absolute avorite is Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano, they make their own pasta and offer many traditional Italian dishes. It may get a little loud around dinner time, but it is so worth it. Leave room for their chocolate bread pudding with gelato, it’s the closest you’ll come to a chocolate soufflé.
- Craving pizza? At Pummaró Pizzeria you can get traditional thin crust Napoletana pizza, baked in a wood fired oven. This style of pizza is soft and foldable. Quality ingredients, great service!
- If you like wine and plan to drink lots of it during your vacation, we suggest you head over to Grape Connections. Bob, the owner of this quaint little wine shop, really knows his stuff. He is all about quality, value and service and if you ask, he is always ready for some wine tasting . Take your own bottle to dinners around town and pay only the corkage fee (usually $10-15).
- Now that you’re filled with a wine glow, cross the street and visit The Elegant Truffle for delicious handmade chocolates! The owner will usually greet you with samples to get a feel for your palate before making recommendations! She is passionate about chocolates.
- Haven’t had time to travel to Greece but you’re dying to see a Greek amphitheater? Now you can! Sitting on the Point Loma Nazarene University campus, this theater was built in 1901. It is the first open air Greek Theater in the United States. To see it, go to the entrance booth at the University and tell them you’re there to see the theater.