San Diego, United States
Chyl, 27
Lifestyle Blogger & Influencer
see his San Diego city guide

ask Chyl about

viewpoints beaches cocktail bars café museums asian food food markets

What are the San Diego spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

You have to check out Sunset Cliffs located in Ocean Beach the view is to die for and so peaceful. Another great spot you cannot miss is Old Town, this place is full of great restaurants and exclusive shops, plus its full of history that you can check out. Seaport Village is the go to place if your looking for a family friendly atmosphere. Its a great place to catch a bite to eat and theres a perfect path along the ocean where you can bike, walk, and check out all the cool nick nacks Seaport Village has to offer.

Do’s and don’ts in San Diego: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

Theres definitely more do's then don'ts. I'm going to start with the Do's. Definitely tipping is suggested. Public transportation is great out there but i recommend renting a bike to really catch all the great scenery that San Diego has to offer. I don't recommend going to the east side of San Diego like El Cajon, Lakeside, and southeast San Diego because its a climate change of about 10 degrees hotter and theres not much to see in South East San Diego.

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

Depending on where you go, i.e. downtown San Diego versus Ocean Beach or Pacific Beach your looking to spend around $50-$100 in a night.

Which San Diego shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?

The Black in Ocean Beach has real exclusive finds. South Coast is another great shop to keep you from going to the malls.

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

Ocean Beach is better to experience during the day. Downtown San Diego and Pacific Beach is better to experience at night.

What’s the area in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Santee or Lakeside.

What’s the one place in San Diego you think is underrated?

Ocean Beach

Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?

Downtown or in Little Italy you'll find a great spot thats perfect for a romantic night out.

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in San Diego?

Oscar's is a 24 hour mexican restaurant that is to die for.

Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?

Downtown San Diego

Your go-to brunch spots:


Which local creators do you admire?

@alyssamopia @fidesrex

instagram profile


photos by

Chyl Robinson