Neighborhood Guide: South Park
The tight-knit community showcases an impressive variety of restaurants, boutiques, and brews
South Park This Month
South Park Walkabout
Kalmia and 30th streets, extending south to Beech Street
Trivia at The South Park Abbey
1946 Fern Street
Vegan eats, craft cocktails, and high design converge at this glamorous restaurant designed by Paul Basile.
1503 30th Street
Like your boutiques on the quirky side? Junc.Life is filled with offbeat finds—like the book Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Led Zeppelin—as well as candles and leather goods handmade by owner Jeffrey Parish.
2209 Fern Street
Wine and dine at this intimate bottle shop, which serves lunch on Thursdays and Fridays, weekend brunch, and a daily happy hour, as well as a monthly four-course wine pairing dinner.
2219 30th Street
Their selection of jewelry, clothing, and home decor embraces a distinct California vibe that leans equal parts skater, surfer, and bohemian.
2220 Fern Street
For a hyper-local shopping experience, this shop stocks home goods, clothing, and other giftables made exclusively by San Diego and Tijuana artisans.
2207 Fern Street
Dive into antique glassware, beaded purses, and midcentury furniture at this vintage store. Bonus: Owner Tanya McAnear pours a welcome drink for all shoppers (and window shoppers).
2205 Fern Street
The wildly popular Neapolitan pizzeria is adding a second location in Liberty Station this spring, but its charming flagship will always be a favorite, thanks to the gregarious waitstaff and inviting patio.
3001 Beech Street
Mariscos Nine Seas Seafood
This food truck’s take on the fish taco is one of the city’s best, especially when topped with their ultra-spicy pickled onions.
Fern and Hawthorn streets
South Park Brewing Company
From Scot Blair, the beer impresario behind Monkey Paw Brewing and Hamilton’s Tavern, is the indoor-outdoor brewpub, which serves local drafts alongside tacos, steak sandwiches, and seafood from Catalina Offshore.
1517 30th Street
Located on a quiet corner of 30th Street that could double as a Parisian rue, Madeleine is a sweet retreat for croissants, crêpes, and café au lait.
2248 30th Street