If you were to ask me which San Diego neighborhood has the most charm, I would tell you it’s South Park. Yes, there’s a real place called South Park without funny, crass cartoon characters running around – causing havoc.
Instead, our South Park has old bungalows and early 20th Century mansions that have kept their integrity, resilient to the effects of time. It has hundred year old trees gracefully embellished with delicate white lights – neighboring boutiques; cafes; bike shops; taverns; and artist studios. Our South Park reflects a culture and lifestyle we lost somewhere along the way.
This is a place I enjoy spending time in when I want to venture outside my beach bubble, especially when it involves a savory crepe from Cafe Madeleine and a scoop of Macadamia Nut Toffee Ice Cream from The Daily Scoop on Juniper, an ice cream parlor reminiscent of an earlier time, long before I was born.
If you want to escape to a quaint small town in a big city that’s off the beaten path, spend a few hours in South Park. You’ll enjoy it!