The iconic, 125-year-old hotel on Coronado Island is definitely a must-see. Even if you don’t stay the night here, you can dine at one of its restaurants, rent a cabanette on the beach, pamper yourself at the spa, or just take a tour of the historical property.
There have been more than two million of the Bali Hai’s famous Mai Tais sold over the last 60 years, which means there have been just about as many hangovers thanks to this potent cocktail. The drink even comes with a warning on the menu since the mix of dark rum, light rum, orange liqueur, orgeat syrup, and sweet & sour has absolutely no fruit juice added to dilute its powerful punch.
The Pacific Beach ice cream shop has been serving soft serve and chocolate shakes from this same location since 1949. On a hot summer day in PB, you’re likely to see a line down the block waiting to get a chili cheese dog or one of its giant whipped cream-covered sundaes.