Located in the heart of Downtown, the Wyndham has many nearby opportunities for food, drinks and entertainment.
Three blocks east of the hotel, at W Ash & India St, is the south end of San Diego’s Little Italy. There you will find a variety of cafes, galleries, restaurants, and a Rite-Aid on the corner of W. Ash & Kettner.
Less than one mile walk along the waterfront leads to Seaport Village where there are a variety of restaurants, cafes and shops.
Get there free… Try FReD, if the weather is nice. It is a free ride service that you order from your phone using their Lyft-like app.
Claim Jumper – 0 miles – Casual chain restaurant. Wyndham Lobby.
Little Italy Farmers Market – 0.5 miles – Saturday 8am – 2pm only. San Diego County’s largest Farmers’ Market, on Cedar Street from Kettner Blvd to Front Street. Featuring local farmers’ fruits and vegetables, eggs, meat, poultry and cheese. Plus artisan foods including seafood, olive oil, sauces, fresh bread, and chocolate. Find crafts and gifts too! 200+ booths every Saturday! Cedar Street between Kettner and Front.
Starbucks – There is a Starbucks kiosk near the elevators at the east end of the Wyndham lobby. If that is not open, the closest Starbucks to the Wyndham is located at 600 W Broadway #115 at the San Diego Trolley Station.
Coava Coffee Roasters – 0.6 miles – San Diego outlet of the Portland coffee company. Coffee, espresso, pour-overs, and house-made vanilla and Cocanú chocolate for vanilla lattes and mochas are served at this woodsy-chic space. 400 W Broadway.
There are too many great Italian restaurants in nearby Little Italy to list here. These are a few of the oldest places in the neighborhood, so they must be doing something right.
Bertrand at Mister A’s – 1.5 miles – Perched high atop an example of mid-60’s brutalist architecture you will find fine dining in this French restaurant with excellent views of San Diego bay and surrounding areas. Although the restaurant is expensive, there is also an outdoor balcony where you can enjoy cocktails and appetizers without breaking the bank, and watch one of San Diego’s spectacular sunsets at no additional charge. Reservations for indoor dining are recommend. Please review and follow the dress code or you might be turned away. 2550 5th Ave.
Steak & Seafood
Pokez – 1.4 miles – Yes, of course we have a Mexican skate-punk vegetarian and vegan restaurant in San Diego. Classic Mexican fare, as well as breakfast all-day. Many vegetarian & vegan menu items available. 947 E St.
Extraordinary Desserts – 0.5 miles – Patisserie / restaurant in Little Italy, which in addition to lavish cakes, tortes, pastries and ice creams features a wide selection of savory dishes, including creative panini and salads, artisan cheeses and more, as well as appealing gluten-free and vegan fare. Our small batch roasted organic coffee, tea blends sourced from around the world, eclectic collection of boutique wines, all of them organic or sustainably produced, and unique beers from San Diego’s celebrated craft brewers make perfect accompaniments. 1430 Union Street.
Old Town San Diego
Old Town San Diego is the historic heart of San Diego, with many historic buildings, museums, and restaurants. We recommend using your favorite transportation service to get there as it can be difficult to find parking on weekends in Old Town. Another option is the Trolley to Old Town, which leaves every 15 minutes from the County Center/Little Italy Station just east of the hotel. It arrives at the Old Town Transit Center in about 8 minutes, and will cost about $2.50 per person.
El Agave Restaurant and Tequileria – 3.1 miles – serves Mexico City nouvelle cuisine, and they boast a selection of over 2,000 tequilas. They have a private party room that can accommodate up to 28 people. Located on the southern outskirts of Old Town at 2304 San Diego Avenue.
Casa Guadalajara – 3.7 miles – makes their tortillas fresh, right before your eyes. They have dining indoors, in the bar, and on an outdoor patio under the shade of a giant pepper tree. Try some of the Mexican seafood dishes. Located on the north-western edge of Old Town at 4105 Taylor Street.
Casa de Reyes – 3.7 miles – is located in the heart of Old Town San Diego. This is what drinking margaritas and savoring some antojitos on the patio of a hacienda is all about. Live mariachi music and folklorico dance shows on the weekends. 2754 Calhoun Street.
North Park, San Diego
For the more adventurous foodies that don’t mind going a bit out of the way, North Park is fast becoming the foodie/Brewpub destination of San Diego. There are literally too many great places to eat and drink to list here. The center of activity is around the intersection of University and 30th St, far from tourist areas and among the locals. If you are driving, we suggest you use the public parking structure just south of the intersection, on the west side of 30th St, because finding parking on the street can be difficult. The North Park Scene web site can help you wade through the long list of restaurants in the area.
Many other restaurants can be found in the San Diego Restaurant Guide.