City Heights is beginning an urban renaissance, but it hasn't lost its diverse ethnic working-class roots. As you might guess from the multilingual business and street signs, Hispanic, Cambodian, Ethiopian, and Vietnamese are among the largest local communities. Neighborhood mom-and-pop restaurants are big on flavor and value, featuring global family recipes and California-grown ingredients.
Getting Around San Diego
The best way to get around San Diego is by car. A rental car will allow you to explore the whole San Diego region. Taxis are abundant throughout downtown and can be hired for $2.80 plus $3 per mile. San Diego's public transit system is economical to reach major attractions. Fares are generally $2.25 for a one-way ticket and $5 for a day pass. $2 will be added to your first purchase of a Compass Card, a reloadable card which can be used throughout the system. Downtown, the waterfront and certain neighborhoods like Pacific Beach, La Jolla and Hillcrest are well-suited for strolling.
- San Diego International Airport-SAN
Things to Do and See Near City Heights
- Balboa Park
- Tijuana International Airport
- University of California, San Diego
- University of San Diego
- Petco Park
- San Diego Zoo Safari Park
- Point Loma Nazarene University
- Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
- Hotel del Coronado
- San Diego Zoo