DAM San Diego 2020

The Art and Practice of Managing Digital Media

Places of Interest

It's not all work and no play...whilst you're in town why not try out some of our recommendations below 


Top 3 Restaurants 

The Crack Shack - Chicken, reimagined. Southern California fried chicken and egg fare in the sunny so-cal spirit of inspired cuisine, spacious ambiance, lawn games and craft drinks for any occasion.

Las Cuatros Milpas – Simple. Mexican. Magnificent.

Death By Tequila – Baja plates: ceviche, tostadas, and street eats like Baja hot wings with tamarind mole. As DxT's name suggests, tequila is the highlight: more than 50 varieties, plus mezcals, which can both be served in flights.


Top 3 Music Venues 

The Casbah - Known for its intimate atmosphere and for having hosted the likes of Nirvana 

The Observatory North Park - An old-age theatre meets new-age sound

House of Blues San Diego - '...where music and food meet the soul', known for its Southern dishes and Gospel Brunch


Top 3 Alternative Museums 

Museum of Making Music – Each gallery features historic milestones and the popular music and instruments of the eras, all organized chronologically, giving visitors a nostalgic glimpse into the music products industry. 

Museum of Photographic Arts – The museum’s collection illustrates the complex and varied history of the medium, focusing largely on modern and contemporary work, social documentary photography and photojournalism in particular.

Women's Museum of California –  one of only three stand-alone museums of women's history in the States


Best of the Rest 

Little Italy Mercato Farmers’ Market - The County's largest farmers' market, bustling with life 

Cave Store – Not your usual kind of store...this one has a hidden tunnel leading to a cave with some stunning ocean views

Gaslamp Quarter - Rewind time in this Victorian-esque part of downtown, and lose yourself in its architecture, art galleries and unique boutiques


And Some Fun Facts   

San Diego's mild climate has temperatures averaging 70 all year long.

The Giant Dipper, a wooden roller coaster at Belmont Park in Mission Beach, is the only roller coaster in the United States to be on the National Register of Historic Places.

Olympian Shaun White and the legendary Tony Hawk were both raised in San Diego. Tony Hawk has made thousands of dollars in donations to help build skate parks throughout the county.

San Diego officials have even declared May 29th to be Tony Hawk day in the city!