SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — You may notice a few more tourists around San Diego this year.
That's because San Diego was recently named to Forbes' Top 19 Destinations of 2019. The list, in no particular order, San Diego was named alongside destinations including Singapore, the Grand Canyon, Istanbul, and Paris.
Among San Diego's biggest upcoming attractions, according to Forbes: Its up-and-coming food scene.
The publication hailed additions to town such as Din Tai Fung's "beloved soup dumplings" and upcoming restaurant debuts from chef Michael Mina (International Smoke) and Akira Back (Lumi).
- Seven San Diego breweries named among 100 best brewers in the world
- A taste of New Zealand moves into University Heights with Kairoa Brewing
San Diego's craft beer scene didn't go unnoticed either, with Pendry San Diego's Nason's Beer Hall drawing applause.
"Yet what has us most excited to visit is its rise as an up-and-coming foodie city. Fine-dining stalwarts like Five-Star Addison Restaurant and Four-Star Veladora have been impressing for years, but an influx of new foodie spots is finally capturing people’s appetites. Taiwanese xiao long baopurveyor Din Tai Fung recently brought its beloved soup dumplings to town, and spring will see the debut of both chef Michael Mina’s barbecue-centric International Smoke and celebrity chef Akira Back’s modern Japanese restaurant Lumi.
We can’t discuss San Diego’s culinary explosion without mentioning its strong craft beer scene. Get a taste of it at Pendry San Diego’s Nason’s Beer Hall."
As Forbes points out, with 2019 being San Diego's 250-year anniversary, it might be the perfect time to celebrate in town.