Yes, San Diego’s downtown is undergoing a culinary and cultural renaissance, but the beach towns of north county are worth a visit in their own right. Here’s our guide to North County San Diego, heavy on the beach vibes and low on the hustle and bustle:
Venice Beach has always marched to the beat of its own drum – the small, beachside community embodies Southern California culture and is a total haven in the midst of the massive sprawl that is Los Angeles. Next time you head this way, give yourself ample time to wander among the bungalow-lined streets and get in on the full experience with some of our top picks:
Sydney can feel simultaneously like a big mix of cultures and a bunch of intimate, intentional communities. Surry Hills is a suburb in Sydney that represents this perfectly: an eclectic area filled with great food, people, and culture.
If NYC’s Brooklyn and LA’s Melrose Avenue had a baby, I’m pretty confident their offspring would be the trendy neighborhood of Daikanyama. Daikanyama is where you’ll find the stylish locals partaking in retail therapy at small boutiques, drinking cappuccino at small cafes and meeting friends for dinner and drinks.
Just south of Downtown Dallas, Bishop Arts District was the site of Dallas's busiest trolley stop in the 1930's and is now home to nearly 60 independently owned boutiques, cafes, galleries, and restaurants. Although it's only a couple blocks in each direction, it's jam packed and crazy photogenic.
That’s so “Brooklyn.” The world’s favorite borough has officially become an adjective, applied to everything from edgy fashion to flexible work schedules to hand-crafted design. Yet beyond the omnipresent stereotype of Williamsburg’s “hipsters,” an entire borough of hidden charms awaits over in Carroll Gardens.