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Credit: Kristian Gallego

Where to Dine, Shop and Explore in San Diego’s Bankers Hill Neighborhood

From Decadent Sushi to Cute Boutiques, Here’s What Not to Miss in Bankers Hill

Quaint and quality, Bankers Hill is a happening area full of savory eats, delicious drinks and unique shopping–all while maintaining a family-friendly, historic feel. Neighboring beloved Balboa Park, this urban, walkable area has a relaxed feel full of San Diego culture. Initially developed in the late Victorian period, you will find hints of the era at every turn through the architecture with a few classic residences transformed into now beloved eateries. Read on for a few of the best spots to visit in this charming neighborhood! Bankers Hill San Diego

 

DINE

Mostra Coffee

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Need that caffeine kick ASAP? Get the absolute most at Mostra Coffee, a beloved San Diego coffee company with beginnings in North County. Mostra is the Italian word for performance, and this women-, minority-, veteran- and immigrant-owned micro coffee roaster brings full performance to each cup. Whether you’re opting for a classic Americano or their signature Campfire Latte, there’s no better way to start your day in Bankers Hill.

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Hane Sushi

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Let the good times roll–sushi style! Hane Sushi is a hot spot for locals and visitors alike, dubbed one of San Diego’s 15 must-visit sushi spots. This classic sushi bar hosts fresh classics like the shrimp tempura and rainbow roll to wordplay must-trys like the Fish and Chips Roll—potato chips served atop a delicious roll. Discover the possibilities for lunch or dinner seven days a week!

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Cucina Urbana

Cucina Urbana
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It’s always happening at Cucina Urbana, where you’ll find authentic Italian flavors paired with California’s finest local farm fresh ingredients. Seasonal dishes and staple favorites like charcuterie boards and homemade pasta and artisanal breads fill their consistently rotating menu, making it the perfect spot for regulars or a one-time treat. Pop in on a whim or make sure you’ve got a seat for your celebration with a reservation.

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WetStone Wine Bar & Cafe

Wet your whistle and satisfy your cravings at WetStone Wine Bar & Cafe. Treat yourself to divine pairings and a wide selection of reds and whites at this hidden gem. Not sure what red pairs best with your juicy steak skewer? Your server can point you in the right direction. Savor your next date night or unwind at a happy hour in the charming ambience of WetStone.

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SHOP

Thread and Seed

Get some fashion inspo at Thread and Seed—Bankers Hill’s trendy clothing boutique complete with self-care products and giftable goodies at every turn. Shop local and support local—the store stocks products from many local emerging designers and artists! From rompers and dresses to tees and jeans, we guarantee you’ll find something you didn’t know you needed (but you suddenly can’t live without).

Out of the Closet

Who said thrifty couldn’t be trendy? At Out of the Closet, that’s all you’ll find. With the motto “thrifting is righteous,” this secondhand store shelves vintage finds unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else. By giving these retro clothing pieces a second life, you’re not just saving the planet, you’re saving your wardrobe.

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Stroll Boutique

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Take a stroll through Stroll Boutique, a boho chic-inspired shop filled with comfortable yet stylish clothing pieces and adorable gifts. Find a new free-flowing dress or two-piece set with unique prints to catch the eyes of every passerby, or give your home a breath of fresh air with delightful candles and decor. Show off your new favorite fit and tag them on Instagram for a chance at a feature!

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Spruce Street Suspension Bridge

This picturesque 375-foot pedestrian footbridge was built in 1912 to create a passage for easy access to the old trolley lines. Today, it’s a unique gem within the city, resting above a lush canyon. Is the suspense of suspending killing you? It’s all in the name—head over to Spruce Street in Bankers Hill!

 

Yoga at Sojourn Healing Collective

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Start your journey towards self-healing and actualization at Sojourn Healing Collective, a studio with a safe community approach to yoga, healing and growth. Choose from their package options that feature in-house and virtual yoga, healing classes and more, or go big by attending a transformational retreat in serene locations like Sedona, Arizona or Costa Rica. Align with your purpose and reach your highest potential with a like-minded community in this enriching environment.

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Saffron & Sage

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Experience holistic healthcare at Saffron and Sage, working under the core belief that self care is health care. Reach wellness goals from something as simple as a relaxing massage or breathwork to targeted acupuncture. Find professionals with every specialty under one roof; their goal is to listen and help you achieve your wellness goals. Drop in for your first session and get started!

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Jaclyn is a sunshine chasing San Diego native with an extensive writing background. When she isn’t word-smithing, you can find her playing beach volleyball, skating the boardwalk, or on a rooftop enjoying a drink in the sunshine with her pals.

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