Found yourself in San Diego? Had a chance to explore a bit of the Gaslamp Quarter and looking to steep yourself in a little more of the charm and history of this great coastal city? Consider spending some time in San Diego’s Little Italy.
This somewhat hilly little neighborhood lying just at the northern corner of downtown has undergone quite a makeover since its urban renewal during the 1980s. Today you can stroll these streets and see a fun and eclectic mix of Old World Italian eateries, boutique shopping storefronts, funky condos, and a couple fun bars and nightclubs. A great experience for locals and tourists, you’re sure to find a lot to entice you in Little Italy.
Consider starting your foray into San Diego’s Little Italy with Little Italy’s One-Mile Walk. Starting on the corner of Ash and Union Street, this safe and attractive walk was developed to give visitors and residents a way to see a good chunk of Little Italy in easy to digest 1/8 mile segments. Armed with this experience, you can grab a good idea of what it is Little Italy is all about.
After seeing all the shops and trying the local fare (lots of great Italian cafes and restaurants here), consider spending some time in Amici Park. Located at the corner of State and Date Streets, the park features a small amphitheater, a large playing field, and several bocce courts. Amici Park is a fun way to express the inner Italian in you should you find yourself altogether too in love with San Diego’s Little Italy.