Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
207 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Know that old proverb about all work and no play? Well, it’s true. Once you’ve registered for the 2024 Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, you’ll want to make plans to explore the many must-see sights in beautiful San Diego, California.
Make the most of your stay in San Diego
A Shopping Mecca
Find a mix of vintage and new items at Hunt & Gather, or one-of-a-kind eclectic treasures available only in San Diego at Pangaea Outpost. Historic Liberty Public Market is where locals and visitors alike immerse themselves into the works of amazing local artisans. And the North Park and South Park (not that South Park) commercial areas are lined with indie shops, boutiques and galleries you don’t want to miss.
If craft beers call out to you and your peers after a busy day of learning and networking, head to North Park and visit Modern Times Flavordome. For an artisanal cocktail with a sidecar of 70s retro style visit Sycamore Den, or for extra-flavorful drinks in a tropical Tiki surrounding that you’ll talk about for years, check out False Idol. For those who would rather live the Great Gatsby lifestyle, Prohibition Lounge is just what the doctor ordered. And for something entirely sophisticated and elegant, Fifth & Rose is ideal. Better Buzz Coffee boasts delicious brews and homemade pastries, or savor super foods, power shots, smoothies made from organic fruits and veggies from local farms at Nekter Juice Bar.
If prime cuts in a see-and-be-seen atmosphere fits the bill, check out Born and Raised. If sushi is how you roll (har har), head to Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub for inventive dishes. Plumeria Vegetarian Restaurant specializes in high-quality vegan and vegetarian dishes free of fish sauces and animal products, or check out Grains Cafe for a unique East-meets-West plant-based menu. And if no trip is complete without a taste of local BBQ, turn to Bowlegged BBQ for award-winning, multi-generational recipes served up in a downhome family reunion atmosphere.
The best things to do in San Diego are outdoors. Start by heading to a beach. Another must is Balboa Park, home to 15 museums, beautiful gardens, hiking trails, and the San Diego Zoo. In San Diego, there’s no good excuse for running on an indoor treadmill. Take a scenic run instead. Loosen things up on a bike tour of the historic Gaslamp Quarter, or opt for an electric bike tour. Prefer to let someone else drive? A trolley tour is the answer!
Times Gone By
San Diego is rich with history. Aircraft carrier USS Midway is one of the city’s most popular attractions. 1905 Arts & Crafts-style mansion, Marston House, sits on five acres of beautiful grounds. National Historic Landmark Mission San Luis Rey houses artifacts of Native American, Spanish, Mexican and US military origin, while Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala served as home to early pioneer priests and the Kumeyaay Indians.
We look forward to meeting with you in San Diego!