San Diego Neighborhoods
Explore our guide to the must-visit neighborhoods in San Diego.
San Diego offers a verity of places to visit, like historic Balboa Park and charming Little Italy. With so many family-friendly activities in San Diego, you’ll never have to worry about keeping the kids entertained. Speak to our expert concierge service for suggestions, ideas, tips and a helping hand in arranging things to do near Kona Kai.
Kona Kai Resort & Spa’s closest neighbor, Point Loma, is the go-to spot to take in a stunning SoCal sunset, hike or watch the waves crashing off the cliffs. The area is home to the Cabrillo National Monument, which commemorates the arrival of the Spanish in 1542, and the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, the highest lighthouse in the world. Spend some time with nature by exploring protected area tidal pools, catching waves at the various surf breaks or walking the one mile trail.
Historic Old Town
Featuring museums, art galleries and restaurants, the San Diego Historic Old Town also offers modern day attractions. Old Town features authentic Mexican food, along with historic (and haunted) houses. Be sure to stop and watch the tortilla making and bring some home to enjoy.
The San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, located in the historic heart of San Diego, features a variety of shops, boutiques, restaurants and nightclubs. A highlight of the nightlife is the abundance of rooftop bars with amazing views. This area is a great stop on the way to a Padres game.
Explore 14 acres of waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment in the heart of San Diego. Recreating a harbor-side setting from 100 years ago, Seaport Village includes 54 unique shops, 13 casual dining eateries and 4 fine dining waterfront restaurants.
Once home to San Diego’s flourishing tuna fishing industry and generations of Italian families who made their living on the sea, Little Italy is a quaint and lively neighborhood filled with patio cafés, restaurants, pubs, art galleries, shops and the beautiful Amici Park.
With 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park has an ever-changing calendar of exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts and classes. The best way to start your journey through Balboa Park is with a stop at the Balboa Park Visitors Center. Open from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, the Visitors Center offers brochures, maps, audio tours, free guided tours of the Park, transportation information, dining advice, and more.