Independent and international films
are the specialty of this historic, single-screen movie theater, built in 1912.
4061 Adams Avenue, Kensington
BLIND LADY ALEHOUSE
Locals love the thin-crust pizza and
craft brews on direct-draw draft. Bring
the kids: this neighborhood hangout
is family-friendly. 3416 Adams Avenue,
The waterfront path that loops
around this sparkling lake
makes the idyllic outdoor
area popular for running,
biking or Rollerblading.
5540 Kiowa Drive, San Carlos
VIEJAS ARENA & OPEN
AIR THEATRE AT SAN DIEGO
In the mood for some music?
Check out San Diego State University’s
on-campus Open Air Theatre, a
state-of-the-art, 4,600-seat outdoor
venue, or the Viejas Arena, where
Lady Gaga is set to play in June 2014.
5500 Campanile Drive, College Area
Central San Diego
Pair an assortment of eclectic, small-
batch wines with
bites, such as
boards, at this
bar. 4095 Adams
CHOLLAS LAKE PARK
Pack a picnic for a quiet day by the lake
at this community park. Fishing (free
for kids under 15), friendly ducks,
wooden play structures and a mini
hiking trail (just 0.8 miles) are the
main draws for the pint-sized set.
6350 College Grove Drive, Rolando
LESTAT’S COFFEE HOUSE
Come here for your caffeine fix
during the day, or for the live
entertainment at night. Open mic
night (Mondays, starting at 6 p.m.)
or comedy night (Tuesdays at 9 p.m.)
are both great options. (Bonus:
they’re free!) 3343 Adams Avenue,
Tight-knit communities like Kensington, La Mesa and City
Heights are home to an eclectic assortment of entertainment
and dining options, just off the beaten path. From an idyllic
picnic at the pond, to a night of local comedy, there’s always
something new to experience.
This local gem special-
izes in approachable
French fare. Enjoy a
romantic dinner or
happy hour (nightly,
and frites, and drinks
are half-off. 4090
This six-block stretch of El Cajon
Boulevard—from Highland to
Euclid avenues—is full of
Vietnamese restaurants with
delectable dishes to discover.
Enjoy fragrant bowls of pho
at this authentic gem.
Try their steamed pork and
shrimp tapioca dumplings
wrapped in banana leaves.
Delicious banh mi sandwiches
are made on fresh-baked
Savor an array of Chinese and
Vietnamese favorites here.