Top places to go to in North Park – the young, hipster part of San Diego

Looking for a travel guide to North Park, San Diego?

When you are tired of hanging out at the beach and watching the athletic surfers you might consider a trip to the biggest hipster area of San Diego: The North Park neighborhood.


In this blog post I will reveal the most charming places to see when in North Park. Next to shopping, North Park also offers some great street art. Around every corner you will find a wall full of nice graffiti. The neighborhood is changing very fast so always watch out for new places!


Also, if you are into body art you won’t be disappointed. I have seen plenty tattoo studios with great modern designs! However, I am still hesitating to get one so I cannot provide a proper hands-on experience yet 🙂


So here we go: The most noteworthy places in North Park, San Diego

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3801 30 th St – visit website in new tab

I guess this is the best known interior shop in North Park and rightly so. If you are looking for a small souvenir (not touristy), gift or design elements don’t look further. The shop offers everything your heart might desire and is created with love for detail. I could stay there forever to discover all the cute things!


Aloha Beach Club

3039 University Ave – visit website in new tab

Unfortunately this shop was closed when we were around (closed on Mondays) but we did extensive window shopping. The shop offers great modern clothes for men. Good news: They also have a really nice online shop!


Hunt & Gather

2871 University Ave – visit website in new tab

If you are looking for that one statement piece for your wardrobe Hunt & Gather would be the place to go to. They sell amazing vintage clothing. For some pieces, you definitely need the right attitude 😉 It’s a great place to get lost in searching.


The Fresh Yard

3774 30th St – visit website in new tab

Another fashion shop for man with the top streetwear brands. The owner is really helpful and knows all about the latest fashion trends. If you need assistance you are in good hands here!


Holsom Coffee

2911 University Ave – visit website in new tab

Most likely it will be hot when you visit San Diego so I can definitely recommend a cold brew beverage.

The Nutella cold brew is a must! It’s coffee, dessert and cooling all in one. It’s also a good place to relax und discuss further steps.

The coffee shop has a nice atmosphere with a clean & modern design and is a working place to several creatives.


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Let me know what you think

I hope this overview is useful for you. Enjoy walking around the area with its chilled vibes!


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