San Diego is a large city and extremely spread out. Most people visiting have the big things on their itinerary, like the beach and the zoo, but tourists who have never been here before might have a hard time finding the lesser-known spots worth seeing. To experience the real side of San Diego, check out these streets.
To experience colorful cottages and eclectic boutiques, take a walk down Fir Street. The one-time homes have been turned into fun boutiques that sell everything from hand-poured candles to unique books. Fir Street attracts the free spirit within everyone thank to its easy and laid back ambiance.
Located in the Little Italy District, and within walking distance of several Little Italy hotels, Kettner Blvd invites visitors to explore various boutiques, art galleries, and furniture designers found on the boulevard. Often, the galleries will entice guests with wide-ranging artwork, while offering complimentary wine and appetizers.
Quince Street Bridge
The Quince Street Bridge is part of the Seven Bridge Walk located near Balboa Park. Built in 1905, it is one of the last wooden trestle pedestrian bridges. Visitors will get a mild adrenaline rush when they realize they are walking over a wooden bridge 60ft above a deep canyon! An early walk over the bridge is a perfect start to the day.
Along 5th Avenue you’ll find a host of San Diego Gaslamp Quarter hotels, boutiques, and renowned restaurants like the century-old, authentic Irish Pub that was shipped directly from the Old World, delicious Japanese fare from the famous Nobu, and the Gaslamp Strip Club where patrons grill their own meat. You can also take a leisurely stroll and pick up a simple souvenir, a great piece of art, or grab a cocktail.
Coast Blvd offers visitors breathtaking views of the ocean from Coast Blvd Park. You can also explore La Jolla Cove and its crystal clear waters perfect for snorkeling or kayaking. Visitors can also head to the Cave Store and Sunny Jim’s cave, one of seven sea caves worth seeing at least once.
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