Planning a @VisitSanDiego trip soon? Good call. But where to make your home base? #SanDiego Local and @artelexia founder Elexia de la Parra recommends #NorthPark. ⁣

“The walkability is huge. There’s a really cool vibe with a lot of great little bars and restaurants – it’s mostly mom-and-pops,” she says. “There’s a huge sense of community here. Everyone is really friendly – you’ll notice that right away.” ⁣

Here are her top recommendations for the neighborhood: ⁣
🌮 Mexican fare: “Everything at @el_comal_sd is amazing. It’s very homestyle Mexican cooking. I like their tamales, tacos, barbacoa, and their sopa de pollo.”⁣
🍻 Best beers: “There are lots of breweries, but I love @pretzelsandpintsnp. They’re known for having all of the local North Park beers, so you can try everything in one place.”⁣
🧺 Perfect picnic spot: “I love Bird Park… You can see people doing dance classes, practicing the cello, and you have an amazing view of all of downtown – it sort of feels like a utopia.” ⁣
📚 Best bookstore: @verbatim.books “It’s one of those places you can just lose yourself in.”⁣

We caught up with Elexia as part of our California Locals series, where we learn about California gems from the locals who know the area best. Check out our link in bio for more tips. ⁣⁣

📷 : L. Garcia⁣
#VisitCalifornia #VisitSD

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