Yesterday I went for a very long walk through Pacific Beach and Mission Beach, two extremely popular beach destinations just a few miles north of downtown San Diego.
I began by walking west along Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach, from around Ingraham Street all the way to the beautiful and historic Crystal Pier. This stretch contains more bars, tattoo parlors, smoke shops and swimwear stores than just about anywhere else in Southern California. It’s a young, hip, beachy sort of place, that’s mostly laid back and unpretentious. You’ll see bikinis and skateboarders and tourists and families and surfboards atop cars and under arms just about everywhere you go.
You’ll also see a lot of very cool urban art: on walls, on windows, on rooftops, in alleys…all over the place! Here are some random pics I took as I walked westward in the sunshine…
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9 thoughts on “Cool urban art on Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach.”
neat !!! Sud log ur posts so that I know what to do next time I come down to SD 😉
Cool! I’m glad you enjoy my blog!
Hello richard. I have been following your posts on my email, but the feature there to leave comments does not work. Almost every day I want to say WOW of *thanks for that info* or *what great photos.* YOu have hit many of my favorite spots and some that I now want to visit. So thank you for this wonderful blog. And it does seem like you are getting lots of healthy exercise. 🙂
Thank you very much! I’ve always been an outdoorsy kind of person, and I just love to walk all over the place, especially in sunny, beautiful San Diego. This blog helps me to discover new places, too! I wish I’d started it years ago. Take care!
i love this and am going to share it on my blog. I walk this stretch alot and have seen some of these but not all of them 🙂
Reblogged this on Walk with me and commented:
I have walked this stretch, while on vacations, since childhood! I missed some of these so wanted to share!
Reblogged this on Will S.' Sunny Side Blog.
I know this post was written a few years back, but I’d invite you to check out the public artwork installed at the new A-1 Self Storage location on Garnet Ave.
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Okay–I’ll keep that in mind! I’m planning to do a walk down Mission Blvd one of these weekends, too.