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North Park & South Park

Where hipsters, craft beer, families and music converge

Mix and Mingle with the Locals

Southeast of downtown and bordering Balboa Park, you’ll find the diverse and eclectic uptown neighborhoods of North Park and South Park. Catering to a local crowd, streets here are lined with coffee shops, boutiques, art galleries, diverse restaurants and craft beer pubs.

North Park

The epicenter of North Park is the bar-hopping intersection of University Avenue and 30th Street, which holds claim to being "the best beer neighborhood in the nation," thanks to numerous craft-beer establishments such as Toronado, Tiger! Tiger! and Modern Times Flavordome. Craft cocktails are also a mainstay with bars like Bar Pink and Seven Grand offering creative concoctions. The neighborhood pulses with great restaurants, shops, entertainment and art blocks, such as Ray Street, which boasts dozens of galleries, live theater and musical shows. The historic Observatory North Park, in the heart of the business district, offers an impressive year-round line up. Fronting the theater is the lively West Coast Tavern.

South Park

South Park is a haven for indie shops, progressive galleries and restaurants that give top priority to seasonal organics and sustainable meats and seafood with cuisine ranging from contemporary and healthy to rustic and downright sinful. Craft beer is also celebrated here at bars like Hamilton’s Tavern, consistently rated “best beer bar” on the West Coast, and the family friendly Station Tavern where burgers and beer are served in an old trolley station. Local art, fashions and one-of-a-kind treasures, that can’t be found at any mall, make shopping in South Park a true treat. Stores like Make Good, Bad Madge & Company, Junc Life and Graffiti Beach Boutique, are all found on Fern Street. And, events like the quarterly Walkabout, with local shops and restaurants open late and offering special deals and bites, highlight the neighborhoods’ diversity and pride in the local arts, crafts and culture.

 

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Getting to North & South Park

If we give you directions to North Park and South Park, please promise you'll come back - this neighborhood will leave you wanting more of its craft breweries, culinary hot spots, and boutique shops. From downtown, follow Park Avenue north through Balboa Park, and turn east on University Avenue. Hit 30th Street and you've made it! University Avenue is the primary route into North Park from the west (airport, beaches, and Interstate 5) - and also, from Interstate 805 from the east. To reach South Park, head south on 30th Street to Juniper Street. Park, hop off the bus, or exit your Uber - you're in for a treat as South Park's restaurants and shops begin here.

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Uptown Bike Ride Route

Follow the path from downtown through uptown neighborhoods and Balboa Park. 

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Balboa Park, The Cultural Heart of San Diego

Just minutes from downtown, explore the history, legacy, and future of this ever changing, always amazing cultural park.

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Art Around Every Corner

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PRIVATE CUSTOMIZABLE ICONIC CITY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

Mar 7, 2019 - ongoing

Journey with award winning tour guide Julie around San Diego’s cultural and historic sites—on a private tour of fun and informative must-see sightseeing hotspots.

OLD TOWN:   Take a trip into the past and learn about our rich Spanish and Mexican heritage and why we are the “Birthplace of California.” Experience our original city—colorful and festive now, but find out why it wasn’t always that way.

DOWNTOWN:  Explore these San Diego Downtown essentials: scenic San Diego Bay’s Embarcadero waterfront, the famous and vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, hip and historic Little Italy, and Petco Park.

BALBOA PARK:  The cultural heartbeat of our city; you will fall in love with the country’s largest urban cultural park and be dazzled discovering its origins as you take in its incredible vegetation, gorgeous flowers and ornate architecture.

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Half Day Coastal Tour

Aug 14, 2018 - ongoing

Feel like you live here on our 3-3.5 hour beach day cruise with a local guide to keep you company. Don't forget to BYOB if you want to have a drink while your on the bus!

What you get:

- Cooler with Ice onboard to keep your drinks nice and cold!

- Bottled water and small snacks

- Music and TV for entertainment inbetween stops

- Local guide

Stops:

- 1 Beach

- Lunch (various options from tacos to hawaiian and more)

- 1 Beach bar

 

 

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University Heights Summer in the Park

Jul 5 - Aug 2, 2019

Come out this summer for fun & free entertainment on Fridays during University Heights Summer in the Park concert series! Bring a picnic dinner and try our mobile vendor Mrs. Frostie for ice cream treats, or visit any of the University Heights restaurants for a bite before or after the concerts.

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Film & Float: Top Gun

Jul 5, 2019

Hey, Maverick.... in case "You've Lost That Loving Feeling," grab your wingman and head to the Lafayette on Friday, July 5th for the Film & Float screening of TOP GUN, filmed in our very own Mississippi ballroom!

Sing-along to the infamous bar scene while indulging in a fleet of cocktail specials, like Goose's Juice, The Viper or our exclusive, Maverick Martini. Bring the whole crew, post Independence Day, for drinking games, photo opps, and a very special celebrity guest!

We're gonna take you right into the danger zone, with food & drink specials starting at 7pm. Bomber jackets and aviators suggested attire. Movie will start at sun down!

Admission is free. RSVP for complimentary tickets!

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PRIVATE CUSTOMIZABLE ICONIC CITY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

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Half Day Coastal Tour

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University Heights Summer in the Park

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Film & Float: Top Gun

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Family Friendly- Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Amazing Scavenger Hunts by Urban Adventure Quest
Valid: Nov 26, 2018 - ongoing

Enjoy an Amazing Race type adventure with your family and Save 20% when you use Promo Code SDFUN. Only $39.20 for a Team of 2-5 people. Have fun and do something unique!

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10% off Summer Time Craft Brewery Tours

Five Star Tours & Charter Bus Company
Valid: Apr 22 - ongoing

Save 10% off any of our Craft Beer Experiences at Five Star Tours.  Learn how beer is made and how to taste it. Get special behind the scene access to breweries and brewers and find out the...

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Valid: Jan 31 - ongoing

Are you ready for a long weekend in San Diego? Book your 3-day weekend and and save up to 50% on Sunday. Bike along the La Jolla coastline. Soak up the sun on the beach. Wander through the zoo,...

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