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Artsy Neighborhoods in San Diego

As the second-largest city in California and home to over 1.3 million people, San Diego is a thriving multicultural hub rich in history, substance and potential. This exciting metropolitan area offers a fascinating variety of diverse neighborhoods, each with its own special charm and sense of style. For lovers of culture, art and music who long for a passionately creative environment, a handful of neighborhoods rise above the rest.

Gaslamp City Square

As the "historic heart of downtown San Diego", the Gaslamp Quarter is nearly 20 blocks of Victorian-style facades featuring funky boutiques, trendy restaurants and lively entertainment. Once upon a time, the Gaslamp Quarter served as the "red light" district of the city. Over 100 years later, this district has established itself as a local hot spot with over 40 nightclubs, 100 restaurants and numerous art galleries and performance theaters. Convenient to some of the most attractive elements of downtown San Diego, Gaslamp District is always exciting, awake and alive. 

Hillcrest

Nestled near Balboa Park, Hillcrest is one of the most vibrant, dynamic and diverse neighborhoods in San Diego. With an eclectic vibe breathing new life into the sleek and sexy architecture reminiscent of 1920's, this open and inviting district is home to some of the best nightlife in the city and serves as the epicenter for both San Diego's LBGT community and its thriving foodie movement. 

North Park

North park features an interesting mix of businesses, arts, apartment complexes and single family dwellings. With Craftsman bungalows that reflect the memory of suburbia, this neighborhood is a sprawling urban melting pot with a staggering variety of coffee shops, art galleries,...

Family Activities in Santaluz

Santaluz, a gated community about 25 miles north of San Diego, California, is a terrific place for families to live. There are many activities, programs and happenings for kids to be involved. Various events and activities for children are as follows.

One of the most popular events in Santaluz is the annual Children’s Winter Holiday Celebration. In this celebration, kids come and participate in various craft making activities that feature various themes of the season including Christmas, snow, Santa and more. Children have the opportunity of decorating cookies with sprinkles, frosting and other toppings. Families and individuals coming to the event can enjoy Christmas and other holiday music. In addition to this, Santa Claus stops by and is available for having his picture taken with kids. He is always willing to hear what kids want for Christmas. 

The Spring Fling & Dash on the Grass brings the community together with the celebration of the end of winter and the beginning of spring. There are many activities for kids to do at this event. There is a craft section where kids can cut, glue, paint and color various themes and works of art that celebrate the beginning of spring. Kids can design and eat their own cupcakes. Frosting, sprinkles and other toppings are provided. A number of inflatable activities help kids have fun, run off energy and enjoy the weather. Peter Rabbit stops by to greet families and interact with kids. There are several outdoor games for kids of all ages and abilities to enjoy.

Santaluz’s Summer Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular is one of the biggest events of the year for the community. Residents and visitors gather and enjoy great food and watch an amazing display of fireworks at the end of the evening. Kids can enjoy various outdoor activities including games, crafts and more. Children can get their faces painted and get a balloon animal made by...