San Diego Neighborhoods to Add-on Your Must-Visit List
Must-Visit Neighborhoods of San Diego
Eight Neighborhoods of San Diego to Visit This Year
The best way to truly grasp the big picture of the city you live in is to experience it through its pieces, neighborhood by neighborhood. San Diego is well known as ‘America’s Finest City’, but it would not get this title if the beauty and the beat of its pieces, from the north of Oceanside to the south of Chula Vista, wasn’t so exceptional. Beautiful California weather can actually distract us with luring us to just chill at the beach all the time, but sunny skies are also inviting us to explore San Diego’s parts you haven’t visited. This year decide to visit all the unvisited places that San Diego is serving and revisit all of those you promised you’ll come back to.
Here are the neighborhoods you want to add to your must-visit list:
Every San Diego guide will describe La Jolla in superlatives. Most upscale neighborhood, most sought-after vacation destination of Southern California, has one of the country’s best beaches, and finest restaurants – it all applies to La Jolla, a unique piece of San Diego County that stands out with all its amenities. La Jolla’s popular site, Torrey Pines has wonderful cliffs living in symbiosis with the ocean and its waves. If you pick your gazing spot to be the beach then grab a fishing pole with you, surf fishing is another thing La Jolla is well known for. Get to know why La Jolla is named one of the best shopping districts and when it’s time for dinner choose one of the world-class restaurants.
Oh, Little Italy! The world’s list of Little Italy places is long, but what makes San Diego’s so special is that this neighborhood is just overall a great place to live. Great food on every corner, art galleries, design stores, and history that connects it all makes Little Italy an interesting spot for residents and out-of-towners. Check the events calendar of Little Italy since you wouldn't want to miss some fun events like Fiestas or Carnivals.
Just minutes away from the Downtown commotion, Point Loma has some silent treats for us all. Cabrillo Tide Pools, Old Lighthouse, Cabrillo National Monument, and Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery are just some of the historic landmarks which peacefulness you’ll appreciate at Point Loma. With silence as your background music, you’ll want to spend some time enjoying the best view of San Diego where Harbor ships are touching the ocean while skyscrapers are touching the sky right in front of you.
With one of the largest surfer’s community in the world, San Diego has to have a location where surfers will gather in clusters, share the waves and wave-riding stories. Ocean Beach (OB) is that spot where you can get the best snaps of surfers and remarkable nature. OB is proud to have the longest concrete pier on the West Coast, so make sure to leave your footprints on its 1,971 feet long length. After spending a day on the beach, grab a bite at one of the cool and hip eateries. Ocean Beach is all about being laid-back and comfortable.
It’s hard to miss any of the Embarcadero’s spots, they are all so close to each other making them easy to explore with no interruption. Here you will find some of San Diego’s biggest landmarks like the postcard famous San Diego Harbor, USS Midway Museum, the Convention Center, or Embarcadero Marina Park. Enjoy your sunny afternoon at the park which is overlooking the Coronado Bridge or stroll down to Seaport Village and check out the museums, shops, and cafés.
If you’re a resident, the chances are you’ve revisited Balboa for many reasons, and if you’re a tourist, Balboa Park will be everyone’s answer when you ask which place to visit first. Based on your interest, Balboa Park is full of amazing museums and galleries, lots of green space and flower gardens, squirrels, trees with the most fascinating roots, and owns the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ. Balboa is the neighborhood people visit a few times a year, and with free admission for the residents to various museums on Tuesdays gives us no excuse to get a dose of some art and culture.
The story of North Park began over a hundred years ago and since then this area has been developing into a vibrant neighborhood. Located north of Balboa, North Park is home to many cool places to hang out and hip events like KAABOO Festival or Ray at Night Art Walk every second Saturday of the month. On a random day when you decide to browse through North Park start with sipping some delicious coffee from popular Holsem Coffee and definitely stop by for some world class ice-cream at Hammonds. Choose from more than one hundred flavors that this award-winning place makes daily and start your dinner with a dessert.
This upscale neighborhood of San Diego has the ideal location overlooking Old Town, San Diego Bay, and Downtown and is the address of many young families’ houses, boutique shops, and restaurants. The charming neighbor of Hillcrest and one of the oldest neighborhoods invites everyone to get a picnic and relax in Pioneer Park or Mission Hills Park. After an afternoon of chillaxing our date night suggestion includes dining at The Patio on Goldfinch, one of the finest restaurants of Mission Hills, and watching a movie with ‘Cinema under the Stars’.