East Village – At first mention, the phrase “San Diego” may spark thoughts of The Gaslamp District, coastal public beaches and historic landmarks, but in the discrete residential quarter of East Village, guests can have their cake and eat it too! Only three blocks from The Gaslamp District, East Village thrives as a tourist and residential hot-spot with over 700 business, studios and restaurants.
Two iconic structures attract visitors daily with their recognizable exterior appearance and easily accessible locations: Petco Park and Central Library. Central Library’s iconic mesh-dome structure houses the country’s first high school, e3 Civic High, inside a public library. With its neighbor Petco Park nearby, it seems only natural that Central Library would also be home to the country’s second largest collection of baseball memorabilia. Hop on the MTS Trolley to the Gaslamp stop and plant yourself in the heart of San Diego within minutes.
East Village may span from 7th Avenue to 18th Street, but its charming village feel remains humble with dive bars and art galleries. The Knotty Barrel gastropub has a stellar Happy Hour menu with a multitude of choices available Monday through Friday, while every day at Salad Style celebrates the art of gourmet salad making.There’s no better place to brunch except East Village Tavern on Sunday Fun Day mornings for their all-you-can-eat brunch special.
The Thomas Jefferson School of Law and NewSchool of Architecture & Design both are home to East Village and offer world class facilities and programs for the urban collegiate. Free art workshops are offered to the public throughout the year at NewSchool to support their mission of pushing others to explore their creative limits. The area’s reputation as a prime location for vacationing can be largely credited to renovations made in the 1990’s and the nearby establishment of Hotel Indigo. The chic, innovative hotel offers Padre Game Day Specials, pet-friendly rooms and evening views of the San Diego skyline and Petco fireworks. East Village is the perfect location to explore many limits: creative, historic and adventurous, whether you’re just passing through or looking for a warm community to call home.