Are you curious why San Diego locals call fall “secret summer?” Psst, we’ll reveal the secret – it’s because you can experience summer weather fun without breaking the bank, and avoid the crazy crowds hopping from attraction-to-attraction while you’re at it. In America’s Finest City, visitors can expect sunny 70-degree days to accompany tide pooling adventures, pumpkin picking, beer sipping and fine dining, spa treatments and more — all beginning with a convenient waterfront stay at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.
1. Views, Views and More Views
Did you know Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is the tallest hotel on the West Coast? Yes, it’s true. From the Top of the Hyatt located on the 40th floor, guests can revel in a bird’s-eye view of southern California’s stunning Pacific Ocean and thriving downtown urban center bustling with an abundance of activities, cultural attractions and world-class dining. Each of their upscale suites also provide the luxury of vast ocean views and glowing downtown skyline, making it very appealing to grab a cocktail of choice, unwind and fill your camera roll with snaps of the pretty sunset. Catch more expansive views while relaxing poolside at their two rooftop pools, during a nourishing spa treatment, or heart-pumping cardio session in their 24-hour fitness center.
2. Reserve a Table with a View
Imagine sipping a handcrafted cocktail or savoring a seasonal California seafood dish while overlooking the iconic San Diego Bay from a comfy, plush chair. Dreams can become reality at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, taste Sally’s famous oysters, fresh assorted sushi or order off the secret menu and receive 50 percent off bottles of wine and draft beers, $2 oysters and more at Sally’s Fish House & Bar. Even better, furry friends are welcome to dine al fresco off a special dog-approved menu.
Take the elevator to the 40th floor for cocktails with a view from 40 stories above the San Diego Bay at Top of the Hyatt. With 180-degree views of downtown, the San Diego Bay and Coronado Island, guests are transported into a whimsical evening, sampling thoughtfully selected meats and cheeses, flat breads, or indulging in craft cocktails. Pop over to their secret menu for 50 percent off select bottles of wine, $2 off any craft cocktail and $5 domestic bottles of beer.
3. Sightsee Top Attractions
Whether you love to stroll charming gardens and trails, get a dose of shopping and posh nightlife, learn cool tidbits about naval history, or prefer spending your stay among cute sloths and giraffes, there’s an entertaining experience for you. Just steps from the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego lies popular attractions: Balboa Park, historic Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Zoo and the USS Midway Museum. Not to mention tidepool adventures perfect for spotting cool sea critters, even several area farms for selecting the perfect pumpkin, farm-fresh apples and sipping on a festive drink. Pumpkin spice latte anyone?
4. Tour the City’s Craft Beer Scene
Visit Brew30, and you’ll learn why San Diego is known as the Craft Beer Capitol of the U.S. With 30 rotating taps serving up local craft brews and spirits, visitors can sip or swig all the beer their hearts desire, complemented with a locally sourced salad, gourmet burger or other mouthwatering bite. Order a flight for a taste of everything, or pick and choose what you like, from an iconic IPA to a smooth blonde ale. Pro tip: get your fix during their daily happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Brews, glasses of wine, cocktails and shared menu items are all $2 off.