This route is a great way to see so many of the parts of San Diego that make it the place I have chosen to live and to enjoy some of the city's best food, sights and roads. All within easy cruising distance of the mid city area.
Map & Logistics
Ride with GPS
- Holland Bicycles (Coronado) - $25+ daily for cruiser, city, fixie, hybrid, fat tire, long tail, electric, road, tandem, kid's, bike trailer, kids's seat
- Metrocyclery - $25 daily for cruiser
- Stay Classy Bikes - $25+ daily for commuter, road and kids' bikes
- The Bike Revolution - $20+ daily for city, cruiser, mountain, road, tandem, kids' bikes; trailer, kids' seat
What to Bring?
Water bottle to fill, money for food and drinks
A. Dark Horse Coffee Roasters 3794 30th St | darkhorseroasting.com | 619-344-6962
Not only do Dark Horse roast their own beans which have quickly become a San Diego staple, they've got bike racks outside . Get the iced champ and people watch, it's delicious and refreshing on a sunny San Diego morning. M-Th 6:30am-6:30pm / F 6:30am-7pm / Sa-Su 7am-7pm
B. Mariscos El Pulpo 415 Market St | elpulposd.com | 619-795-8570
You can't come this close to the border without eating some Tacos and San Diego is the city that gave the world the fish taco. Enjoy some authentic Baja food and an agua fresca to take the edge off the heat. Su-Th 11am-10pm / F-Sa 11am-11pm
C. Waterfront Park 1600 Pacific Hwy | www.sandiegocounty.gov | 619-232-7275
This new park was only built last year and it's great! Watch kids splashing in the fountains and then join in yourself. If you can corner a spot on the swings it's a great way to really soak up the sunshine and the atmosphere, I feel like a kid in the summer holidays every time I stop by, which is often.
D. Balboa Park www.balboapark.org | 619-239-0512
Built for the World's fair, the park is full of fascinating museums. Pro tip, check out the Cottages on Sunday where communities from the different nations represented at the fair will present food and folklore from their own cultures.
E. Panama 66 1450 El Prado | www.panama66.com | 619-696-1966
Inside the park itself is Panama 66, one of 3 bars owned by a local company that was at the forefront of the San Diego craft beer movement and is really family friendly. They also offer a discount of 10% for anyone arriving by bike. Sit outside, grab a local brew and some delicious food and enjoy sculptures and live music in the sunset. Kids are welcome and encouraged to dance! M 11am-4pm / Tu-F 11am-10pm / Sa-Sa 10am-10pm
F. Waypoint Public 3794 30th St | www.waypointpublic.com | 619-255-8778
Finish just a few yards from where you started in this location in the heart of San Diego's trendiest neighborhood. This is a much loved and still locally owned brewery with a great tap list and bike parking right outside. Enjoy the floppy disc coasters and mural and delicious brew. M-Tu 4-10pm / W-Th 11am-10pm / F 11-1am / Sa 10-1am / Su 10am-10pm