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Exploring The Navel

FUN SAN DIEGO DATE IDEA: Check out the Chicano Park Murals | DateOxygen.comOriginally known as “El Ombligo” [“The Navel”], Barrio Logan is a vibrant neighborhood known for its rich Hispanic history and colorful murals. The old beach and pier may be gone, but a renaissance is definitely underway making this place an ideal destination for a date off San Diego’s beaten path. Begin with a tasty Salvadorian breakfast or brunch and discover the joy of “pupusas.” Afterwards, head to a tiny ice cream shop to fill in any stomach gaps, then wander over to the park to satisfy your soul.

  • WHERE: Golden Hill/Barrio Logan
  • VIBE: Eat & Drink, Learn, Shop
  • INVESTMENT: $$
  • WHEN: Morning, Afternoon
  • HOW LONG: 0-2 hours, 2-4 hours
  • MEAL: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
  • DRESS: Casual, Grunge
  • DOG-FRIENDLY: No

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Begin at the home of those glorious pupusas…
    El Salvadoreño
    2845 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92102
    619.231.8254
  2. Next stop is dessert at…
    Tocumbo Ice Cream
    1900 Main Street Ste 188-A, San Diego, CA 92113
    619.230.0391
  3. Once you’ve filled up your stomachs, fill up your souls while gazing at murals at…
    Chicano Park
    Logan Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113
    [at the base of the Coronado Bridge]

ICING ON THE DATE:

Bring a camera and have a blast snapping colorful pictures of each other in the park to keep as a date souvenir.

DATE TIPS:

  • While it’s best not to explore Barrio Logan at night, it really is a wonderful place when the sun is shining. As in any urban area, awareness is the key.
  • Rumor has it that military personnel are not allowed to go to Chicano Park.
  • Wanna impress your date? Learn more about the history of the park before you go.

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