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Secrets of Downtown San Diego’s Urban Living

By Mike in May 2009 with 0 Comments

Farmers Market Horton SquarePlatinum CollectionHeavenly CupcakesSan Diego Pet SupplyFarmers Market MercatoPerry Meyer Fine Art

Downtown San Diego offers something for everyone such as relaxing walks along the waterfront, shopping, ballpark, plays, excellent Condo and Loft living with amazing views and much more. It can be a little tricky even for the long time resident to keep track of everything that happens in this vibrant city of ours.

Want to find out about some hidden secrets for your everyday Urban Living in Downtown San Diego? Here are a few tips:

San Diego Pet Supply

San Diego Pet Supply located on 15th Street and Island Avenue in the East Village/ Ballpark District is now open for business. George Galino is free from grocery store dependency and is now available for all animal lovers. Stop by and check it out and take advantage of the green 30 min free parking spaces right in front of the building. Want a 5% off coupon visit their website here

Heavenly Cupcakes

Heavenly cupcakes on 518 Sixth Avenue located in the Gaslamp Distict have some sweet treats. Who does not love cupcakes? Here you have varieties for only $3 each. Along your stroll stop by for a cup of coffee and a treat that you do not want to miss out on. Check out heavelycupcakes.com

Platinum Collection

Want luxury furnishings, jewelry and the coolest unique gadgets for your pleasure and entertainment? Want personalized DNA artwork? Stop by at Platinum Collection located at 345 Sixth Avenue in the East Village/Ballpark District. Check it out on King of Platinum

Cafe Noir

Gloria Poore and her husband Ben saved a historic building at 447 Ninth Avenue located in the East Village/Ballpark District and opened the coolest of the cool coffee shops. Come by and enjoy great coffee, tea and $2 beer.

Farmers Market at Horton Square

On your way to work grab a bunch of flowers, fresh food or a bag of fruit at the Farmers market at Horton Square located right in front of Horton Plaza in the Gaslamp District. The market runs every Thursday from 11am to 3pm from March to October.

Farmers market at The Little Italy Mercato

Starting on Date Street to Union Street in the Little Italy District Downtown San Diego’s largest open air market is taking place. Every Saturday from 9am to 1.30pm experience more than 70 boots and a festive day.

Perry Meyer Fine Art

When the Little Italy Mercato farmers market shuts down at 1.30 keep walking to India and Kalmia Streets and visit Perry Meyer Fine Art. More than 300 people visited the gallery during the last Kettner Nights. Change is in the air – this District is modeled after New York City’s Art and design district Soho and Chelsea.

New Public Art Park

Downtown San Diego’s newest park is located next to the Hilton San Diego Bayfron Hotel. Bring your blanket and picnic basket sit down and relax in this public art park. One of the attractions are the seven wind-activated sculptures and the 26 benches. The park is 4.3 acres and is overlooking the water and include a tricked out Fox Sports Grill and Starbucks. When the arty pedestrian bridge across Harbor Drive opens and traffic can again flow to the waterfront the park will also mark the terminus of Park Boulevard, which will be a lot more interesting. Visit our earlier blog Downtown San Diego’s Harbor Drive’s View is Now Forever Changed. Don’t hesitate taking a ride with the new water taxi for some adventure.

The Ultimate Engagement Cocktail

The last Martini you will ever need is a flashy cocktail garnished with a one carat diamond and is on the menu at the luxury Keating Hotel. The deal is sealed when the happy couple is whisked over to another of Keating owner Eddie Kaen’s holdings, the San Diego Jeweler’s Exchange, where the gem is mounted. The price: $15,000.

Keating Hotels Owner Eddie Kaen has a sense of humor. His recession package offers 33% off the second night of a two night stay and the 432 F Street Hotel if the guest shows up in the lobby wearing a barrel, top hat and suspenders, the trademark outfit of depression-era stock brokers.

For more information visit San Diego Metropolitan Magazine