Pacific Beach

Pacific Beach

In many ways, Pacific Beach is the typical Southern California beach town, with taco stands, surf shops, a pier and a popular, sandy beach. But in recent years, Pacific beach has been transformed into one of San Diego's most popular and vibrant entertainment meccas. Here, in this happening neighborhood, you can have fun both day and night. With more than a dozen trendy nightclubs and many popular restaurants and bars, Pacific Beach is a favorite hangout among 20-somethings.

The location of Pacific Beach, along a wide, long stretch of white sand beach to the west and miles of shoreline along Mission Bay to the south, makes the Pacific Beach community a natural choice for recreation. All the way to the west, along the oceanfront, once chaotic Ocean Boulevard was permanently closed to automobile traffic so that pedestrians and bicyclists can enjoy the wide boardwalk and paths along Ocean Boulevard Park. Ocean Boulevard Park in Pacific Beach is the perfect place to watch the sunset. As the sun dips behind the beautiful Pacific Ocean in Pacific Beach, see if you can catch a glimpse of the elusive Green Flash!

Beyond Pacific Beach dining and entertainment, the centerpiece of Pacific Beach is Crystal Pier, a Pacific Beach landmark since the 1920s. The 725-foot pier at the foot of Garnet Avenue, for decades a favorite spot for fishermen, is also a favorite vacation spot with its small white clapboard cottages perched above the pounding surf.

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