This diverse area is funkier and more down to earth than its neighbors, Kensington and University Heights. Along its Adams Avenue business strip, students mingle with families. Normal Heights gets its name from the California State Normal School, which was founded in 1897 as a teacher-training college and later developed into the California State University system.
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 Normal Heights
- University of California, San Diego
- San Diego State University
- Qualcomm Stadium
- Cabrillo National Monument
- Balboa Park
- Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
- Cardiff State Beach
- San Diego International Airport
- Union Station
- Marine Corps Air Station Miramar