by Sasha Milena
Antique and Retro Shopper's Map is heading South and bringing you the best shops in San Diego! We know where all the shops are (and believe me there are tons) and putting the best stores on one convenient map. We're doing all the leg work and all you have to do is grab a map and go!
When I heard we were creating a San Diego Shoppers Map I immediately pictured myself taking fun road trips to the Southern California city and coming back with a tan and new treasures. The excitement of discovering new stores, meeting new people, and driving down the coast was just more than I could handle.
Here's a little sneak peak on the best areas of town you may want to visit:
Ocean Beach is not just known for its great surf and laid back attitude. The beach is also known for its vast antique malls and quaint shops.
North Park and Hillcrest
North Park not only has a lot of vintage and thrift stores but is also a great area to stop for an afternoon cocktail or close by is the San Diego Zoo inside of Balboa Park. Just a few miles West you will find yourself in the Hillcrest area where there are very hip shops including Wear It Again Sam and Frock You. Just two blocks down from Frock You is a great store that sells mid-century modern furniture and art called, Design One.
Little Italy/Kettner St.
Kettner St. is where you will find more upscale and high end shops. Nearby is Little Italy, and after a full day of shopping and sight seeing, an authentic plate of pasta and a glass of wine should hit the spot.
If you have time, take the scenic route and drive down the Pacific Coast Highway to San Diego. All of the beach towns along the way are amazing and unique. If you only have a day just hop on the freeway and from the LA area it should only take a couple hours. Imagine that, a new city to discover or re-discover only a couple hours away!
San Diego Shopper's Map is coming soon! Check back soon to print your map.