As one of San Diego's most eclectic and historically rich neighborhoods, Golden Hill has much to offer. Golden Hill is located just south of the world-renowned Balboa Park and overlooks the Downtown San Diego skyline, making it only a short transit away from the city's greatest attractions, museums, restaurants and more. And that's not including all the wonders Golden Hill holds within its very own boundaries.
Many of the homes and apartments in Golden Hill were built in the late 1800s, making the architecture a wonderful visual treat on its own. Colorful exteriors adorned with unique Victorian-inspired accents present beautiful streetscapes to admire. This makes Golden Hill a great and popular place to go for a walk or a bike ride.
Golden Hill is home to a diverse community, including many artists, writers and musicians. Notable establishments include Iacon Sound, a music venue and art gallery that showcases many musicians, bands, and artists including local acts in support of San Diego's creative endeavors.
The Women's History Museum and Educational Center is a small non-profit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring people about women's contributions and experiences throughout history. With ongoing events like fundraisers and festivals as well as changing exhibits, growing collections, and programs, there is always something to learn and appreciate at this important establishment.
As a tight-knit neighborhood, Golden Hill's restaurants, coffee shops and bars exude the strong ties of community members, while inviting newcomers with a welcoming spirit. The Turf Supper Club is one of Golden Hill's most popular bar/restaurants and features classic drinks and hot food fresh from the grill. Golden Hill's Pizzeria Luigi is a great spot to try multitudinous slices, and has gained quite a bit of fame since being featured on The Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Influx Cafe and Krakatoa are two popular coffee shops, offering hand-crafted espresso creations, pastries, and menus packed with savory sandwiches, wraps and more.
Going north on 25th Street, you'll be delighted to see that the road curves off into the beautiful Golden Hill Community Park, with large, shade-providing trees, large grassy areas, and plenty of room for an afternoon picnic, a game of soccer, walk , or a bike ride. The edge of the park overlooks the downtown skyline, offering an inspiring view to accompany the day's activities.