How San Diego has become the Epitome of Cali Cool

How San Diego has become the Epitome of Cali Cool

Whether you are seeking eccentric cuisine, an immersive cultural experience or a laid-back, beach escape, San Diego has so many layers to uncover. Fancy hitching a Lowrider ride and soaking up those rays? Here’s our guide to exploring the destination that has earned itself the reputation of America’s Finest City.

In partnership with

first episode of our three-part podcast series with Visit
, Claudia Rodriguez-Biezunksi, owner of San Diego based sustainable clothing brand Sew Lowka, gives us
her insight into the city’s buzziest neighbourhood; Barrio

A fountain of knowledge on the area and an integral part of the
community, she explains why this is the epicentre of the city’s
Mexican-American culture and takes us on a tour of the cutting-edge
art, independent shopping and innovative cuisine.

Plus, The Upgrade hosts Fleur and Amira compare notes on the
must-visit places that are on their radar. From speakeasies to
cultural hotspots, there is so much to savour.

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Seeking a culturally rich city break? Look no further than San Diego’s shores

The Lowdown

This episode was recorded at Soho Works, the members-only
co-working space from Soho House with locations in Los Angeles,
London and New York. Visit

Keep up with our hosts travels and follow Fleur Rollet-Manus on
@fleur_rm and Amira Hashish on @thedesigneditor.