Food, food, food! Just outside downtown along the bay, Little Italy serves generous helpings of Italian pasta plus English pub fare, burgers, upscale Chinese, and Argentine steaks. Little Italy was once the hub for Italian fishermen who worked San Diego's tuna fleets—but when the boats sailed off, the bayfront became its own attraction. Since the neighborhood is close to the airport, zoo, downtown, and Sea World, there are several boutique hotels and a B&B here. This district stays classy, clean, and walkable. Burn off that tiramisu browsing the San Diego Firehouse Museum and the local architectural salvage shop.
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 Little Italy
- Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
- Hotel del Coronado
- University of San Diego
- Balboa Park
- University of California, San Diego
- Petco Park
- San Diego Zoo Safari Park
- Point Loma Nazarene University
- Tijuana International Airport
- San Diego Zoo