If you're not from San Diego and would like to go to the beach that truly represents San Diego life and living, go to Ocean Beach. People in the beach town are really from San Diego and you don't find that many tourists there. There aren't a lot of options on places to stay there too so this beach town usually just bring day trippers.

What's unique about Ocean Beach is you find very few franchises here as well. You get real local food from restaurants owned by OB residents.

Come visit this place on Wednesdays if you have a chance to see their weekly farmer's market. They have bands playing every week for this market. It's so unique to OB.