T housands upon thousands of people flock to San Diego each year for the beautiful weather, beautiful beaches, and beautiful people -- but even paradise has its pitfalls. Sure, it's stupid-easy to get sucked into the "anything goes" philosophy here and spend your days bar-hopping from patio to patio down Garnet. But when you end up "napping" on the sand by noon and suffering a brutal sunburn for the remainder of your stay, don't say we didn't warn you. So before you dive head-first into the SD experience, here are a few crucial mistakes to avoid while you explore "America's Finest City" -- and how to keep from getting a gnarly case of hepatitis.
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Beach Warning Flag | Medioimages/Photodisc/getty images
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Zarlito's Family Restaurant | Bradford Tennyson/Thrillist
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Scavengers Brewery Tours | Courtesy of Scavengers