City Heights is the diverse heart of San Diego. Its immigrant communities and location in the heart of the city make it the perfect neighborhood to explore the arts and culture of San Diego. From murals to renowned galleries such as the AjA Project, City Heights’ vibrant art community pants a true picture of life in the heart of one of California’s largest metropolitans. in murals and public art, but one gallery can’t be missed. City Heights is rich with diverse shops and restaurants as well. Look no further if you want to expand your knowledge of global and hyper-local cuisine. Many City Heights neighborhoods are built amongst beautiful canyons. Most homes here with built mid-century and the hilltop communities celebrate a wide array of architectural styles and greenspaces for all to enjoy. City Heights is such a unique community in the San Diego landscape and well worth revisiting time and again to experience it’s diverse options.
Parks and Recreation
Gardens and farmers’ markets abound in City Heights. You’ll often find public art in the neighborhood’s green spaces. Azalea Park is rich in murals and sculptures. The New Roots Community Farm or the San Diego Peace Garden even has an annual Kale Festival. Hikers, rejoice! There are canyons in City Heights to explore, including the Fox, Swan, and Olivia Canyons. Come see what City Heights has to offer!
Restaurants and Groceries
City Heights has seemingly endless food options. The hilltop community boasts San Diego’s Little Saigon where you can find some of the best Vietnamese cuisine in town. Enjoy Mexican cuisine and unique cooking ingredients at the Pancho Villa Farmer’s Market, or beautiful Ethiopian food at Asmara on University Avenue. Let’s get our grub on in City Heights!
Nightlife in City Heights is local and lively. Visit the Tower Bar for cheap (strong) drinks, and great conversation with the bartenders. The Black Cat Bar is another no-frills hangout but boasts two well-used pool tables, a stellar jukebox, and street tacos out front. Enjoy local music on stage most nights at the Soda Bar, the Hideout, and the ‘Til Two Club. Have a great night out in City Heights!
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