San Diego, California, is home to countless outdoor activities, including surfing, sailing, kayaking and golfing. But Fashion Valley, just northeast of downtown San Diego, welcomes thousands of people each day for another popular outdoor activity in this sunshine-filled city: shopping. With over 200 stores and restaurants -- and some 1,700 parking spots -- Fashion Valley also offers reputable hotels for shoppers to rest their weary feet.
Many business travelers choose Fashion Valley as a hub while staying in San Diego because of its easy access and convenient location to major freeways, trolley stops and downtown airport. The Town & Country Resort & Conference Center near Fashion Valley offers 200,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 41,000-square-foot meeting hall and pavilion. The hotel’s five restaurants also make accessible meeting spots for more intimate, on-site business gatherings, whether at the casual Trellises Garden Grille for Thursday jazz happy hours or more upscale Kelly’s Steakhouse for live piano and prime rib or salmon dinners.
Fashion Valley serves as a convenient gateway to leisure exploration. The Mission Valley Resort, located within 1.2 miles of Fashion Valley, is a convenient hotel for relaxing in between exploring San Diego’s other areas. At the hotel, book a spa or massage treatment, swim in the resort’s heated pools, play shuffleboard or buy a cold six-pack at the on-site liquor and convenience store. In the evening, it’s a quick drive to San Diego’s Old Town to watch tortilla-making demonstrations, watch a mariachi band over a shrimp enchilada dinner or sort through hammered sterling silver jewelry for trinkets to take home.
Traveling With Kids
The Vagabond Inn, located within a five-minute drive of Fashion Valley, offers a budget-friendly Kids’ Suite featuring a bunk bed outfitted with a twin-size top bunk and full-size bottom bunk, DVD player for entertaining the kids during down time and snack package for when they get the munchies. Enjoy free Internet access, parking and breakfast. Fashion Valley offers easy access to kid-friendly venues including the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld, both within a five minutes’ drive from the hotel.
Fashion Valley is conveniently located near two major golf courses: the Tecolote Canyon Golf Course and Riverwalk Golf Club. The Handlery Hotel & Resort lies adjacent to the 27-hole championship Riverwalk Golf Club and driving range, with special packages available that pair two rounds of golf with accommodation. In the summer, drop by the hotel’s poolside dive-in movies and Sunday pool party. There’s also babysitting services, a hair salon and an on-site Enterprise car rental agency at the hotel, located less than one mile from Fashion Valley.
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