Where To Eat, Train And Entertain In The San Diego Area

  • By Liz Hichens
  • Published Mar 30, 2011
  • Updated Mar 30, 2011 at 5:25 PM UTC

In town for this weekend’s Ironman 70.3 California race and not sure where to eat, train and entertain? We have put together a short user’s guide to the San Diego area that will help you stay on the road toward a great race and enjoy a post-race celebration that’s worthy of your accomplishment.


Pool Swim/Master’s Programs

Jewish Community Center
La Jolla, Calif.

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA
Encinitas, Calif

Mottino Family YMCA
Oceanside, Calif.

Wavehouse Athletic Club
Mission Beach, Calif

Open-water swim

La Jolla cove is one of the most popular places to swim in the San Diego area.

La Jolla Cove
La Jolla, Calif.

Fletcher Cove
Solana Beach, Calif.

Click here for more open-water swim locations.

Bike Ride

(Big portions of the Ironman 70.3 California bike course are not accessible until race day.)

Short Ride – Highway 56 Bike Path
12-Mile Ride
Click here to see the map.

Medium Ride – Del Mar To Oceanside
38-Mile Ride
Click here to see the map.

Long Ride – Palomar Mountain
63-Mile Ride
Click here to see the map.

See all of the recommended bike routes from the Triathlon Club of San Diego.

Bike Stores

Moment Cycle Sport was named the best bike store in this year's Best Of Competitor Awards.

Moment Cycle Sport

TREK-San Diego Superstore




Post-Race Grub

Stone Brewing Co.

McGregor’s Grill & Ale House

Stone brewery offers brewery tours, as well as food and beer fit for a post-race pig out.

Pizza Port

Old Town Mexican Café



Old Town Trolley Tours

Balboa Park

Gaslamp Quarter

San Diego Zoo

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Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens is the Web Editor of She is an Ironman and marathon finisher and fan of all endurance sports.

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