Comfort Inn San Diego At The Harbor
5102 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
Phone: (619) 223-8171
Fax: (619) 222-7330
This popular nautical bookstore and chart agency located in Point Loma is owned and operated by boat enthusiasts. It offers coffee table books, gifts, maps, fiction and non-fiction reading and videos for sale or rent. If you are planning your next cruise, this is an excellent place to get charts, chart advice and to meet other cruisers. Whether you are looking for good nautical reading or are in need of charts for your next cruise, this is the place.
This gourmet wine shop is no newcomer to the world of fine wines. Owned and operated by Point Loma residents, Robert and Angela Bistro, this shop is a dream come true, offering their favorite wines and delicacies to friends and sharing their love and knowledge of fine wines with all. Each month, the couple offers a "Find of the Month". This is their way of exposing a little-known wine that they believe people will especially enjoy, then offer it at a special price. Also available are caviar, pates, imported cheeses, mustards, salami, olive oils, balsamic vinegars and gift baskets.
If you like good bread, this is the place for you. Bread is baked fresh daily without additives, preservatives, fats, oils or sugars. Daily breads include French Levain Batard and kalamata olive. Specialty breads are cranberry-orange walnut, challah and Gruyere and chive. The bakeshop/cafe is a great place to have lunch while enjoying the aromas and watching the people in Point Loma Village. Credit cards are not accepted.
Point Loma Village Florist is conveniently located near the airport, Shelter Island and Harbor Island. It offers customized floral arrangements for all special occasions from weddings to funerals. Along with a complete array of floral arrangements and bouquets, it offers fruit and gourmet baskets, gift baskets, stuffed animals, and gift items. It also carries green plants, flowering plants, dish gardens, European basket gardens, and large floor plants. It is a member of FTD, and caters to personal and commercial accounts.
Water sports reign supreme in San Diego County and this establishment offers top-notch necessities for your nautical adventures. Since 1851, the diving company has been outfitting divers and sailors with the finest of ocean-going equipment and clothing. Also available at this location are unique nautical gifts for anyone who loves the sea. Practical items include hats, visors, jackets, sunglasses and sunscreen. Stop by and browse though the selection. Top of the line name brands are standard fare here.
Within a block of the Pacific Ocean, you can tour these shops and restaurants occupying the small community of Ocean Beach. Eclectic by nature, as the residents claim, Ocean Beach is an attitude, not an address. Along the main street of Newport Avenue, collectors will find more than 15 separate antique shops carrying merchandise from dozens of dealers. For collectors, the antique shops are the main draw, but this unique seaside community has something for everyone, from surf to food to fine antiques.
Largest along the strip of antique shops that dominate Newport Avenue in nearby Ocean Beach, this 18,000-square-footbuilding houses dozens of collections by antique dealers. From massive antique furniture to the most diminutive china thimbles, this shop truly has something for everyone. It is a good thing that the owners included a coffee house, since visitors will need a break halfway browsing through all these treasures. Plan to spend a day searching for the perfect something.
Cowabunga, dude! This is where the real local San Diego surfers come to buy their boards and almost everything else a surfer could need. New and used surfboards are this shop's mainstays but it offers repairs and rentals, too. The owners also offer the latest in surf wear, wax, wet suits, shoes and accessories. Name brands such as Quick Silver, Duffs, K2, Toobs and Counter Culture line the shelves with a full line of both men's and women's clothing. Hang ten and chill - this is the place for the serious (and just wanna-be) wave chasers!
New Age channeling happily meets Tibetan Buddhism and Wicca at this metaphysical crossroads located in Ocean Beach. There is a good book selection, with magic and herb books alongside dream interpretation manuals and astrological books aimed at both the amateur and professional. Feng shui mirrors, Celtic jewelry, hand-mixed bath salts, incenses, oils, candles and gifts fill the shelves. Regularly scheduled classes are offered in subjects such as Wicca, Feng Shui and Chi Gong. Special appearances by authors are frequent.
The laid-back Ocean Beach lifestyle might not seem compatible with antiques, but this beachside town has a dozen shops to choose from. Nearby wares include Balinese batik sun dresses, unusual smoking accessories, body piercing and jewelry, plus fine jewelry stores which cater more to the Point Loma residents up on top of the hill than the beachcombers down below. Lined up one after the other on Newport Avenue, even a quick shopper will need hours to get through each antique store. Several inexpensive restaurants make great lunch stops, and the local splurge choice is elegant Qwigg's along the shore, where the second-story windows give a great view of the sunset. Wednesday nights bring a full Farmer's Market that takes over the street with food, llama rides and fresh fruits and vegetables sold by the people who grew them. Credit card acceptance varies by business.
This market is a great and unique resource for New Orleans food. The shelves are filled with spicy foods that will inspire you to spice up your own cooking and experiment with some new ingredients. It offers hundreds of hot sauces from which to choose, so it may take a while before finding one that is just right for your needs. There are plenty of other New Orleans style food items to get your mouth watering, as well as a deli where you can purchase fresh gumbo and other traditional Louisiana fare. In addition, it sells some authentic Italian meats and cheeses.
The Boot World draws people from all over the San Diego area with its great prices. Boots range in price from USD20-USD2,000. The average pair usually sells for about USD90. The more exotic pairs of boots are made of snake or ostrich. Most pairs, however, are made of cow leather. The store carries the popular boot brand Lucchese, which keeps many boot lovers coming back for yet another pair. Men, women and children enjoy looking through the wide selection of leather goods that includes jackets, belts and wallets. Quality work clothing and socks are also sold here.