Thanks for joining us! Right in the heart of downtown San Diego, our Anyplace Select apartments are minutes walking distance from the Gaslamp District, the metro, and more.

Our team has lived in the properties to find the best coffee shop in the area, work out in the on-site gym, and most importantly, collaborate with the Anyplace team from the equipped office in each accommodation.

We love this place and hope you do too. Before you dive in, connect with fellow Anyplace Select members in your area through our WhatsApp group. Introduce yourself and plan a coffee chat with your new neighbors who are also working remotely.

Here are some local tips to get started.

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Transportation in San Diego

The apartment building is located downtown and about everything you’ll need is within a short walk: restaurants, cafes, grocery stores, bars, and plenty of shopping. That said, if you’d like to head outside of the main city center area, there is a stop for the light rail system – the San Diego MTS – 2 blocks away.

Advice From a San Diego Local

San Diego draws in visitors from all around the world, but there’s something special about making it your home. Here are our favorite businesses in the area.


  • The Taco Stand (645 B St, San Diego, CA 92101): Best tacos and burritos in the area—no contest. Everything is made in-house, including the hand-rolled tortillas.
  • Werewolf (627 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101): Amazing brunch and really lively, fun staff. You’ll feel it as soon as you walk in.
  • Osteria Panevino (722 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101): A warm brick-lined locals’ spot with refined Italian fare and a vast wine list, plus a patio. 

Coffee Shops

  • Achilles Coffee Roasters (800 B St, San Diego, CA 92101): Cool outdoor coffee counter featuring tasty drinks & organic, locally sourced breakfast eats.
  • Spill the Beans (555 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101): Delicious bagels. Unique smears. Dark Horse coffee. Need we say more?
  • Blue Bottle Coffee (180 Broadway Suite 101, San Diego, CA 92101): An institution in California, known for pour-over coffee.

Coworking Spaces

  • WeWork Office Space & Coworking (600 B St, San Diego, CA 92101): One of the many WeWork locations in the area, but this one is only blocks away from your apartment. 
  • Expansive Gaslamp (1111 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101): Convenient location with great ambiance.


  • 625 Broadway—Private Gym (in the apartment building): There is a private gym right in the apartment building. It couldn’t be more convenient.

Pharmacies and Clinics

  • CVS Pharmacy (1023 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101): There’s a pharmacy less than 2 blocks away for optimal convenience if you get sick or need something over-the-counter. 
  • UC San Diego Health Express Care (203 W F St, San Diego, CA 92101): If you’re in need of urgent care, there’s one a 10-minute walk from your apartment. 


  • Laundry: Your unit has a washing and drying machine, but this is our dry cleaning recommendation in the area.
    • 4th Ave Cleaners (724 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101):
  • Haircut:
    • Mitch Barbershop (632 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101): For men’s cut. 
    • Gio & Gio New Concept Salon Downtown (638 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101): For women’s cut. 
  • Nails:
    • Nail Studio Gaslamp (953 Fifth Ave #A, San Diego, CA 92101):

What to Do in San Diego

  • Go to Balboa Park: There is so much to do and see – it’s incredible. Home to 16 museums, multiple performing arts venues, amphitheaters, tea gardens, restaurants, and a whole lot more. It’s a “can’t miss”.
  • Explore the Gaslamp Quarter: A 16-block historic district that offers a ton of restaurants and shops, as well as an eyeful of Victorian architecture. You’ll definitely want to spend some time here, and it’ll be easy – it starts about 1 block from the apartment building.
  • Visit the San Diego Zoo: This is not your normal zoo – far from it. The San Diego Zoo is a world-famous majestic wildlife park and botanical garden located in Balboa Park. It houses over 12,000 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies on 100 acres.
  • Drive up the Pacific Coast Highway: Take US Route 101, aka the Pacific Coast Highway, up from San Diego and drive through a multitude of beach towns along 70 miles of winding coastline.

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Thanks again for choosing us! If you run into any issues during your stay, we’re happy to help. You can contact us at or call +1 415-741-2389.


Joe Frabotta is the Director of Marketing at Anyplace. He's a part-time nomad, traveling + working throughout the year but also having a home base in the mountains of Asheville, NC. When he's not working, you'll probably find him playing guitar, doing a section hike on the Appalachian Trail, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

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