Welcome to San Diego Blog | April 6, 2011

Bike Riding in Downtown San Diego

Peddling Around San Diego

When I was showing a client a condo property in Little Italy last week I was asked “where can you ride a bike around here?”  For all those people in San Diego that want a nice bike ride there s a GREAT path and sidewalk that goes from north of Seaport Village all the way to Harbor Island and Shelter Island.  If you want to pack yourself a picnic lunch there are picnic tables at Harbor Island in the park on the bay.  If not one can stop at the dockside deli and catch lunch or a cold drink.  While your catching your breath you can check out the boat slips or continue on down to Tom Hams Light House and catch happy hour.  The bike path continues around Harbor Island where you can see people jogging or watch fathers teach their sons and daughters how to fish.

Continuing on you’ll pass by the Old Navy Training Center and the stationary ship the sailors use to train on.  Riding on to Shelter Island one will see the large yachts in dry dock being repaired and cleaned.  Riding on there are countless places to stop for lunch or a cold soft drink.  Once you reach the end of Shelter Island you can see the submarine base and watch the ships coming and going in San Diego Bay.  The  ride back is just great as the ride there.

 BalBoa Park is another nice ride.  You can ride up fifth street to Laurel turn right and continue straight into Balboa Park.  Riding across the old bridge that spans over hwy 163  and into the El Prado, check out the Old Globe Theater and the various  museums, gardens and side walk entertainment.  Sit by the fountain by the Ruben Space Theater and have a cold drink and watch the children play in the fountain and cool off.  Continue on to the Hospitality House Cottages and visit with the host representing different country”s.  Ask them why they are here  and what’s going on in there country.  Get their story of why they are here and what difference they can make.  Continue on down to the gym and see if a basket ball game is being played or just continue biking and take in all the sights.  On the return trip, don’t hesitate to swing by Little Italy and stop in for a pizza, or some pasta and a good glass of wine.

Let me know what you think of the bike ride and how you ended your day.


Written by: david

Categories: Downtown San Diego, Little Italy, Marina District, Uncategorized

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