A tasting tour is a fun, palatable way to trick your stomach into believing that its dream of becoming a flight attendant has finally come true. Perform some gastronomic subterfuge with today's Groupon: for $39, you get to take one of A Taste of San Diego's walking tours (a $75 value). This deal is valid for either the A Taste of Downtown or the new A Taste of Mission Hills tour. Both tours run from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on different days.
Explore downtown San Diego on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday by foot and mouth with the deliciously motile A Taste of Downtown tour. On the stroll, which covers 16 blocks and three hours of leisurely sight-tasting, you will visit six locations and delight your taste buds with offerings from around the culinary globe. Fresh-baked bread and freshly captured bottled water will aid your stamina and mental clarity on the trek, while Vietnamese, Chinese, and Mexican cuisines stimulate your face's wanderlust and drive your taste buds ever onward. Sail your tongue into port and drop tonsil for the Mediterranean cuisine, and finish loading up your toothsome cargo hold with cheese, wine, and dessert as you amble about enjoying the views. Don't let your tongue trick you into sampling everything, though—the statue only looks like fondant. The A Taste of Mission Hills tour, which runs Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, will take famished followers through the heart of this charming borough on a three-hour trek to view architectural wonders and taste culinary crafts at six different eateries. Guests on this tour will be allowed to pair their newly discovered morsels with wine or champagne tastings for an additional $25 per person.
Tours only run with four to eight people, so hustle up some support from friends, relatives, coworkers, and anthropomorphized pigeons. Back at your homestead, your legs, stomach, and eyeballs will have plenty of memories to share while you sleep.
A Taste of San Diego
If you can't decide where to eat amid San Diego's wealth of top-tier restaurants, it might be time to go ahead and try them all at once. A Taste of San Diego leads culinary tours through the city's most interesting and respected foodie favorites, from the seafood of Seaport to the desserts of Eclipse Chocolate to the candy-paved sidewalk that connects the two. Other tour highlights might include gourmet olive oil from Olivetti Oil and Vinegar, the swank charm of Jsix, or Venissimo Cheese's world-renowned shrine to dairy. Tours dip into different neighborhoods depending on the theme, and the guides are always scoping out the scene to uncover hidden gems to add into the mix.