Pacific Beach: Pacific Beach, or P.B. as the locals refer to it, historically has been known as the place to go for surfers, college students and young adults. As one of the main centers for nightlife in San Diego, there are many bars, night clubs, and dancing venues to attract those looking for fun after the sun goes down. P.B. also has many upscale restaurants and modern hotels that offer fine dining and spectacular views.
Some Highlights of P.B.:
P.B. Boardwalk: The three mile long boardwalk is flanked by the ocean on one side and bars, restaurants, and local shops on the other. It is a popular spot for joggers, cyclists, rollerbladers, and pedestrians. Along the way you can find bike bars and bicycle and beach rentals.
Crystal Pier: Built in Aztec-style architecture, this 950-foot long pier opened in 1927 with a dance floor decorated with a crystal ball hanging overhead. The pier has been remodeled several times over the years and now contains a very popular hotel, featuring Cape Cod-style suites and cottages. The pier is also known as one of the best fishing piers in California.
Tourmaline: The long stretches of P.B. beaches are segregated into designated swimming and surfing areas. Tourmaline offers a surfing-only beach that is a great place for the novice. This area is also a popular spot for long boarders, windsurfers, and kite boarders.