Nov. 8, Day 6: San Diego
The Birthplace of California
Join Noelle Carter, L.A. Times Test Kitchen director, and Bill Esparza, James Beard award-winning culinary expert, to explore handpicked local sights and tastes.
Visit the Cabrillo National Monument, perched at the tip of Point Loma, that commemorates the landing of the first European to set foot on what is now the West Coast of the United States, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay in 1542.
Explore Old Town San Diego, originally the site of a Spanish mission and fortress, and considered the birthplace of California.
Visit the Old Town Tequila Factory and watch tortillas as they're freshly prepared for your lunch, and enjoy a tasting of three tequilas.
Next, sample award-winning tacos and view Chicano murals in the historic Barrio Logan neighborhood. Your culinary journey ends at a vibrant coffee shop, which serves up everything from Italian-style espresso to 'Mexican Mocha,' and fresh fruit juices called 'agua frescas'.
Enjoy a group dinner tonight at the Salty Dog Gastropub.