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Little Italy’s Famous Mercato

Events in Little Italy – Visit the Authentic Mercato

True Italian flavor awaits those who stroll through the sunlight walkways of San Diego’s Little Italy district. With authentic European heritage and a spectrum of Italian traditions to marvel at, Little Italy is an Old World haven waiting to be explored.

The Little Italy district is San Diego’s best kept secret. This quaint enclave pays homage to quintessential Italian living. Among the most popular events in Little Italy is the weekly Farmer’s Market (Mercato) that rolls by every Saturday morning.

Looking for fresh fruit, crisp vegetables, oysters, live sea urchins and something to wash it all down with? Look no further, the Mercato vendors are awaiting your arrival. Visitors have the opportunity to sample fresh, locally grown products and are given the opportunity to talk with the vendors to learn more about their amazing products.

For visitors who are visiting after dining at one of the classic Italian restaurants lining the streets, there are a wide array of craft vendors offering handmade trinkets, clothes made of fine Italian fabrics and beautiful paintings and artwork. In addition, visitors are able to enjoy excellent bay views and a crisp ocean breeze from almost any part of the Mercato. With the beautiful scenery and live entertainment, a trip to Little Italy’s Mercato is truly a trip to paradise.

Enjoy the wonderful sights, sounds and smells of one of the best events in Little Italy. There is no better Farmer’s Market in San Diego and one Saturday morning trip will be sure to leave you craving Little Italy food, crafts and entertainment for the rest of the week. No matter where you are from or what age you are, Little Italy’s Mercato has something for everyone.

Start Planning Your Vacation to this Beautiful Italian District

When planning your next visit to San Diego, book your stay at the Pacific Inn & Suites, the quality, yet inexpensive hotel in the Little Italy district. We are located only a few blocks from the fun and eccentric area, providing guests with easy access to authentic Italian dining, shopping and entertainment. Our convenient location and discount pricing helps vacationers make the most of their vacation to San Diego and their Little Italy experience. During your stay, feel free to ask our staff about other events in Little Italy including the annual street fair. Call us today to at 1-800-571-2933 to make a reservation by phone or use our quick and convenient online reservation form.

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