Let’s dish: San Diego conversation starters

Stay grateful this Thanksgiving with these San Diego-themed talking points that aren’t going to cause any arguments over dinner.

San Diego City View from over Balboa Park to Coronado

There’s so much to talk about in the city.

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Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather ‘round the table, but if you start talking about touchy topics, things can get pretty awkward.

You probably want to avoid those uncomfortable conversations, and thankfully, we’ve got some non-polarizing convo ideas to help you keep the mood light, local, and happy.

Make holiday plans

San Diego is its own brand of winter wonderland. With Christmas or Hanukkah right around the corner, discuss fun, snow-free ways to celebrate the holidays together.

Imagine San Diego as a side dish

According to Campbell’s, Californians really like root vegetables as Thanksgiving sides. We’re not sure that fits San Diego’s vibe, so it might be worth discussing which side dish best represents SD.

Why are you grateful to live in San Diego?

Every city has its ups and downs, but we think San Diego has way more ups. Whether you love SD’s parks, hiking trails, or neighborhoods with distinct personalities, there’s no wrong way to love your hometown.

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We know San Diego has the best beaches, but which one is the best of the best?

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Which local beach is best?

It’s no secret that San Diego has the best beaches — so whether your vibe is Ocean Beach, Coronado, or Del Mar, there are no wrong choices here.

What restaurants or dishes have you discovered recently?

While you’re eating Thanksgiving dinner, why not talk about your next meal? San Diego often gets new restaurants, and existing ones frequently update their menus — share recommendations so you can try something new.

What would you build in San Diego?

There are many developments coming to the city, but if you were in charge, which projects would be at the top of your to-do list?

What’s your favorite animal at the San Diego Zoo?

Is it the baby De Brazza’s monkey? Pavrita the baby red panda? Those adorable capybara pups? Or, are you really just waiting for the possible return of the giant pandas?

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