Tapping into the discerning tastes of our readers for our 14th annual readers’ poll, we present the results of more than 5,000 ballots cast for the best of the best in San Diego. Whether it’s to compare notes or to source who’s tops for your next project or pampering, dinner or diversion, this comprehensive list covers everything.
As one of only 11 properties in the world to earn the prestigious Triple Five-Star award from Forbes Travel Guide in 2019, Fairmont Grand Del Mar captures the elegance of an old-world Mediterranean estate paired with impeccable service and unrivaled luxury. Situated on 400 acres, the resort features pampering treatments at a Forbes Five-Star spa and exquisite dining at Addison, San Diego’s first Michelin-starred restaurant, under the direction of award-winning Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef William Bradley. An abundance of activities offer endless opportunities for fun under the sun, including golf at San Diego’s only Tom Fazio-designed course, The Grand Golf Club, while Club M provides nightlife and entertainment just steps from the resort’s luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites.
The February 2019 signing of the Padres’ 300 million-dollar man took Friar fans’ excitement to stratospheric levels. A four-time All-Star and Gold Glove recipient twice over, Manny Machado’s star power captures the attention of the crowds while his team play earns him respect in the clubhouse. In an interview with Ranch & Coast, Machado’s teammate Greg Garcia referred to him as “arguably the best player in the world.” Fortunately for us, his ten-year deal means we could have nine more superlative seasons of #13 highlights to look forward to.
Located in a 15,000-square-foot showroom in The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, Le Dimora carries the finest names in home furnishings and gifts. Helmed by proprietors Maria Barry and Cindy Cerenzie, with an expert staff of design professionals, Le Dimora is also a full-service interior design firm that focuses on residential and hospitality design in Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, and the surrounding neighborhoods. Beyond San Diego, the team also takes on national and international projects.
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