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Here’s How to Spend 24 Hours in Barrio Logan in SD Like a Local

What to Eat, See and Do With One Day in Barrio Logan

Written By: Nadine Blanco What to Do in Barrio Logan

Just a stone’s throw away from Downtown San Diego in south central is Barrio Logan. Radiating with artistic Latinx culture that has long been established in the area for several generations, the history and culture remain a strong presence despite new developments. With new independent shops, restaurants and bars, Barrio Logan has become one of San Diego’s best-kept secrets. You won’t want to miss out on the amazing art and delicious eats here but don’t worry—we have your day all planned out!

What to Do in Barrio Logan

7 a.m. – Morning Coffee

Kick-start your day at Por Vida, where you can try something different, such as the Mazapan Latte or their Horchata Cold Brew. You’ll love the charm of this San Diego favorite!

What to Do in Barrio Logan

8 a.m. – Cozy Breakfast

Breakfast is just around the corner at Maggie’s Café. Maggie’s offers fan favorites such as the South of the Border Benedict and the Stuffed French Toast.

What to Do in Barrio Logan

9:30 a.m. – Shop for Art

Simón Limón is a creative space that supports contemporary artists from both sides of the border. These “artipreneurals” not only showcase and sell their work here, but they also offer workshops.

What to Do in Barrio Logan

11 a.m. – Fuel Up at Lunch

Las Cuatro Milpas has been a Barrio Logan mainstay since 1933. It may seem like any old-school Mexican joint, but once you get a taste of their homemade tortillas, it’s no wonder why there’s usually a line out the door.

What to Do in Barrio Logan

1 p.m. – Art Crawl

Check out the talented artists showcased at La Bodega Gallery. Since 2013, this space has shown both new and established artists in a warm and fun environment.

3 p.m. – Take a Walk

Chicano Park is home to a vast, colorful collection of outdoor murals that recount the history of the Mexican-American and Mexican immigrant communities. As a cornerstone of the Chicano Movement, Chicano Park fully immerses you into the rich history that Barrio Logan is all about.


6 p.m. – Time for Dinner

Dinner at Pan y Sal is a must for self-proclaimed foodies. Run by chefs Jorge García Flores and Marcela Corrales, this new food hall has a bakery and deli that doles out an array of fresh tortas, bread and baked goods.


8 p.m. – Nightcap

Whet your whistle and grab a few brews. Border X injects Mexican flair into San Diego’s flourishing craft beer scene with crushable favorites such as the Horchata Golden Stout or Gran Jefe.


10 p.m. – Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Just over two miles from Barrio Logan is Andaz San Diego in the Gaslamp Quarter. Andaz is a unique four-star boutique hotel with stylish amenities and accommodations, including a rooftop pool and rooftop dining.  

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