Little Italy is one of San Diego’s liveliest neighborhoods, brimming with great restaurants and popular bars serving stiff drinks. If you’re just in town for a few days, book a cheap hotel in Little Italy and take advantage of all the area has to offer. If you’re pressed for time, (and aren’t we all), do your best to check out the following places. You won’t be sorry you fit them into your schedule.
The Waterfront Bar & Grill
This reasonably priced bar was established in 1933, making it one of the oldest and most historic bars in San Diego. It is frequented by visitors and locals alike and known for its great beverages and delicious food. Whether you are craving breakfast, lunch or dinner, The Waterfront is the place to go for great food and a relaxed atmosphere. Swing by on a Friday or Saturday night to see how the locals do weekends in Little Italy.
Little Italy Mercato Farmers’ Market
Open every Saturday morning, the Little Italy Mercato Farmers’ Market draws in lovers of fresh and organic fruits and vegetables at good prices. With over 150 vendors, no visitor will walk away empty-handed. Most Saturdays, farmers’ market regulars enjoy live music and all types of art in addition to the fresh produce.
Built in 2004 and located on Fir and India Streets, the Piazza Basilone gets its name from the Italian war hero John Basilone, but it was also constructed in reverence to other war veterans. Although small in size, Piazza Basilone is a serene and beautiful plaza that includes a statue, fountain, and places for people to sit and enjoy the sights. During your visit, spend a relaxing morning in the piazza with a cup of coffee and good people watching.
San Diego Firehouse Museum
This museum houses firefighting equipment used from the late 1800s. It also features a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, the first fire engine from the city of La Jolla, and numerous other artifacts. Kids and history buffs will enjoy exploring the extensive exhibits and displays. Admission is reasonably priced at $3 for adults and $2 for children.
Looking for a cheap hotel room in Little Italy? Check out the San Diego Pacific Inn. Come stay in one of our newly remodeled rooms and enjoy free Wi-Fi, 24/7 fresh coffee and tea (great for those long nights at Waterfront), and our best rate guarantee. Reserve your room with one of our friendly Reservation Managers by calling 1-800-571-2933 today.