The Experience

Street tacos in City Heights, San Diego

Dining & Entertainment

City Heights offers an abundance of dining options that showcase the unique cultural heritage of the community. From authentic taquerias and noodle houses to independent coffee roasters and cafes serving Ethiopian cuisine, there is something for everyone. After dark, bars along University Avenue offer hip atmospheres for grabbing a drink, listening to live music, and experiencing the vibrant community.

Arts & Culture

There’s no place in San Diego quite like City Heights. Walk down University Avenue and you will experience a community rich in cultural diversity and deeply rooted in artistic expression. Large murals and street art line the sidewalks, bringing vibrant color and character to the urban streets. Look closely at the buildings, and you’ll find unique architectural details from a bygone era of San Diego’s history. City Heights is also home to a thriving Farmers’ Market, and many festivals and gatherings that celebrate the diverse cultural traditions of the community. 

Dia de los Muertos celebration in City Heights
Local City Heights business owner working in a coffee shop

Local Businesses

Locally-owned, independent businesses are at the heart of City Heights. They provide goods and services to the neighborhood and beyond, and support the growth and development of the community. From salons and auto shops to international grocery stores, City Heights is home to both traditional and niche business offerings. Come explore the business district and you’ll understand why City Heights is San Diego’s international marketplace! 

Community Services

City Heights is home to a variety of non-profit organizations that provide helpful resources and services to community members. With a strong focus on health and education, these organizations are integral to City Heights’ thriving community. 

City Heights public library