Shop Til You Drop – Art & Jewelry
Visiting San Diego for the first time can be quite an overwhelming experience because it has so much to offer! Between the beaches, museums, parks, shopping, spectacular dining, and all the scenery it almost seems impossible to see everything! There are endless possibilities in the city of San Diego, and we want to make sure you get the most out of your experience. This is why we have created itineraries for you and your family to follow. That way you don’t have to worry about a thing! We have it all mapped out for you. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of San Diego and all it has to offer.
Start your day in Balboa Park by browsing some fine art galleries. Enjoy artwork of over 200 artisans and craftspeople showcasing their work in and about 37 colorful working artist studios and galleries at the Spanish Village Art Center. The quaint buildings and courtyards, initially built in 1935 to portray an old village in Spain for the second California Pacific International Exposition, house the individual quaint studios. Wander down the walkways of colorful stones as you marvel at the beautiful art here.
Grab a bite to eat at City Deli in Hillcrest. With real mashed potatoes, homemade salad dressings, custom-made extra lean deli meats, and fresh baked pastries daily, City Deli guarantees the freshest and best ingredients in all their food.
Your next stop is South Sun Products – the largest bead and jewelry store in the US. With their enormous 18,000 sq-ft showroom, it’s hard to believe their incredible prices. Find jewelry for up to 75% off department stores, or buy all the tools needed to make your own. If you don’t know how to make your own jewelry, South Sun offers several classes, including beading, wire-working, and more. South Sun has everything for your jewelry needs!
Continue on your hunt for the perfect piece of jewelry at The San Diego Jeweler’s Exchange. They have eight floors of jewelry vendors and services, so you can browse their selections, or bring in your own jewelry or watch for repair.
When you’re all done and “shopped-out,” it’ll be time to get something tasty to eat. Just a block away, you’ll find Brian’s 24, where you can enjoy breakfast 24 hours a day. Brian’s copper-clad, open kitchen, with its beautiful, historic “Joan Crawford” mahogany bar, combined with a beveled glass window wall and crystal chandelier creates a truly enjoyable atmosphere – and with enormous portions, you’ve got to love this place!