San Diego for Visitors
At the Hornbrook Center for Dentistry, a significant percentage of our patients come from out of town, out of state, and out of the country. Tourism dentistry means visiting beautiful San Diego, California for some of the best cosmetic dentistry in the world, and returning home from site-seeing with a brand-new smile.
As such, our staff is happy to assist you in arranging transportation and lodging while you’re here for treatment. Our practice is approximately a 20-minute drive from the airport, with access to some of the best hotels and restaurants in the San Diego area.
Lodging and Hotels in San Diego
Manchester Grand Hyatt – This gorgeous Hyatt hotel is conveniently located just off the San Diego Bay. The spacious rooms and suites boast plush mattresses, luxurious bathrooms, and huge flat screen televisions. On site dining locations make this lodging option highly convenient for out out-of-town guests.
Andaz San Diego – The Andaz is one of San Diego’s most exquisite hotels. In fact, it’s more than just a hotel—it’s a lifestyle experience. Located near to the East Village and Gaslamp Quarter areas, this sophisticated and sleek location includes free snacks and beverages, a roof top bar/lounge, and sophisticated art and lighting.
Hotel del Coronado – Modern conveniences and Victorian charm come together in this 4-star luxury hotel that was built over 100 years ago along the picturesque coastline. But don’t let the nostalgia for yesteryear fool you. Each of the beautiful rooms includes contemporary amenities such as a small fridge, Keurig coffee maker, and plush bedding. Plus, there are several choice dining options within the hotel.
Pendry – Located in the historic Gaslamp District, the Pendry offers modern convenience with vintage charm. This hotel boasts six restaurants and bars, a rooftop pool, and a wellness spa, among other benefits. To boot, it is within walking or biking distance of some of San Diego’s most premier neighborhoods, such as Little Italy, East Village, and North Park.
San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter – Adjacent to Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, the San Diego Marriot is in the middle of shopping, nightlife, and the energy of the city. Unique amenities like SmartDesks and the comforts of home ensure you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your stay in San Diego.
Hilton Mission Valley – In the middle of downtown San Diego, the Mission Valley Hilton is the perfect base for exploring the city. With stylish rooms that whisper of serenity and comfort, and the Polanco, a Baja-Latin restaurant that uses fresh, local ingredients, this is your home away from home!
Dining and San Diego Restaurants
Antica Trattoria – For upscale Italian cuisine, Antica Trattoria is sure to satisfy. It’s just a short drive away from our practice and includes everything from traditional lasagna and linguine to a choice of both vegetarian and vegan selections. Don’t forget to ask for the wine list!
Swami’s Café – If traditional American food is more of your liking, Swami’s Café is a relaxed and casual spot for people of all ages. They have an extensive breakfast menu, smoothies, sandwiches, and a few select international favorites.
Island Prime – The Island Prime restaurant is one of San Diego’s best steakhouses. They also have an extensive choice of beers, wines, and creative cocktails. Located on the shoreline, you can also count on them for having a great selection of crab and lobster.
Bottega Americano – Old World Italian meets California sensibilities at Bottega Americano. Just outside of the Gaslamp Quarter, this eatery offers fresh fare served European style. Interactive food bars allow you to choose your food and watch as it transforms into a meal. Not just a restaurant, Bottega Americano also offers a marketplace for a la carte and “grab & go” choices.
Water Grille – The Pacific Coast offers the widest variety of seafood available anywhere, and the Water Grill brings it fresh to your table. A classic nautical theme provides a relaxing atmosphere for an intimate dinner or a working lunch. Just a short walk from Petco Park, it’s the perfect place to start an evening out.
Lionfish – One of the six restaurants in the Pendry, Lionfish has developed a network of farmers and fishermen to bring the freshest seasonal ingredients to the table. Featuring prime meats and a rotating sushi bar, Lionfish is eclectic without being excessive!
Donovan’s – A stylish chophouse in downtown San Diego, Donovan’s offers a classic menu including in-house cut meats and market fresh seafood. Whether you visit us for starters before enjoying an evening in the Gaslamp Quarter or finish your evening with wine and dessert, our high standards will shine through.
Blind Burro – Looking for something different than your usual steak and seafood? The Blind Burro offers the freshest Baja plates to be found in San Diego. Enjoy fresh, local ingredients, unique menu offerings, a walk-up bar and an after-hours lounge. The casual atmosphere will let you relax and enjoy your evening.
Activities and Entertainment
Gaslamp Quarter – No trip to San Diego is complete without a trip to the Gaslamp Quarter. Visit at night for some time to unwind, or pop in during the day for unique shopping opportunities.
SeaWorld San Diego – SeaWorld features interactive marine life exhibits and education for visitors of all ages. All guests can attend the live marine shows or hop on a ride to get their adrenaline pumping.
Balboa Park – Where can you find more than 1,200 acres of urban oasis? Balboa Park is the largest cultural park in the United States. Just a few of its prime attractions include:
- The San Diego Museum of Art
- Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
- The San Diego Hall of Champions
- The Botanical Building
- California Native Plant Garden and Desert Garden
- And of course, the world-famous San Diego Zoo!
For more assistance with your tourism dentistry planning, contact the Hornbrook Center for Dentistry in San Diego today. We will be happy to help you plan your trip into town!