Oct. 16 2013 08:28 AM

Your picks for the best hotels, monuments and more in San Diego


Best Annual Event (non-music)

Honorable mention: San Diego County Fair, LGBT Pride, December Nights, Earth Day

Best Annual Music Event

Adams Avenue Street Fair
Honorable mention: Humphreys by the Bay Concert Series, Del Mar Summer Concert Series, San Diego Symphony Summer Pops, Gator by the Bay

Best Beach

Honorable mention: La Jolla Shores, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Moonlight Beach

Best Elected Official

Todd Gloria
Honorable mention: Lorena Gonzalez, Toni Atkins, Ron Roberts, Scott Peters

Best Hotel Swimming Pool Open to the Public

The Lafayette Hotel
Honorable mention: Hard Rock Hotel, Marriott Marquis Hotel & Marina, The Pearl, Handlery Hotel

Best Bank

Honorable mention: Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Union Bank, US Bank

Best Local Credit Union

San Diego County Credit Union
Honorable mention: Navy Federal Credit Union, Mission Federal Credit Union, California Coast, North Island Credit Union

Best Local Hotel (non-chain)

Hotel Del Coronado
Honorable mention: Lafayette Hotel, The Pearl, Catamaran Resort, Inn at the Park

Best Lawyer or Law Firm

King Aminpour & Associates Attorney At Law
Honorable mention: San Diego Law Firm, Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP, Mr. Traffic Ticket, Coast Law Group

Best Monument or Landmark

Balboa Park
Honorable mention: Sunset Cliffs, 
Torrey Pines State Park, Coronado Bridge, Cabrillo National Monument

Best Tourist Attraction

San Diego Zoo
Honorable mention: Balboa Park, SeaWorld, San Diego Safari Park, Legoland

Best Nonprofit for Animals

San Diego Humane Society & SPCA
Honorable mention: Helen Woodward Animal Center, PAWS, Friends of Cats, Animal Protection and Rescue League

Best Place for Free Wi-Fi

Honorable mention: Public Library, Caffe Calabria, Filter, Krakatoa

Best Place to Get Married

Hotel Del Coronado
Honorable mention: La Jolla Cove, The Prado, Balboa Park, Japanese Tea Garden

Best Place to Get a Bail Bond

King Stahlman
Honorable mention: Alladin Bail Bonds, All Pro Bail Bonds, Bee Out Bail Bonds, Archer Bail Bonds

Best Place to Go Camping

Cardiff State Beach
Honorable mention: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, La Jolla Indian Reservation, Green Valley Falls, Mount Laguna

Best Hiking Spot

Cowles Mountain
Honorable mention: Torrey Pines State Park, Iron Mountain, Mount Woodson, Pacific Crest Trail

Best Neighborhood

North Park
Honorable mention: Hillcrest, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Normal Heights

Best Public Park

Balboa Park
Honorable mention: Mission Bay, Presidio Park, Chicano Park, Kate Sessions Park

Best Theme Park

San Diego Zoo
Honorable mention: SeaWorld, San Diego Safari Park, Legoland, Belmont Park

Best Charity Event

San Diego Blood Drive
Honorable mention: Mama's Day for Mama's Kitchen, Fur Ball (San Diego Humane Society), Alex's Lemonade Stand, From Farm to Bay (Living Coast Discovery Center)

Best Career College

Coleman College
Honorable mention: California College San Diego, The Art Institute of California San Diego, Kaplan College, Healing Hands School of Holistic Health

Best College or University

UC San Diego
Honorable mention: San Diego State University, University of San Diego, Southwestern College, Palomar College

Best Music School

School of Rock
Honorable mention: Rock & Roll San Diego, Oak Park Music Conservatory, Recreational Music Center, Staump School of Music

Best Tour Company

Brewery Tour of San Diego
Honorable mention: San Diego Old Town Trolley Tours, San Diego Harbor Excursions, San Diego Whale Watching Tours, Pacific Nature Tours


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