North Park Art Walk: A DIY Tour Guide

North Park Art Walk: A DIY Tour Guide

DIY North Park Art Walk

Local art is abundant throughout the North Park neighborhood of San Diego. Almost every surface available is graced with colorful paintings and murals, from building walls to utility boxes. You won’t be disappointed by this fun and artsy neighborhood full of local character. 

To enjoy all the neighborhood has to offer, take your own North Park art walk. All you need is a map of the area, some walking shoes, a spirit of adventure, and your camera.

Read on to find out where to go, where to dine, and what to do.

North Park Art Walk: Mural of Prince on wall of parking lot found in North Park San Diego

Where to go

Some of the best streets to check out for art are 30th St, Upas St, University Ave, and N. Park Way. Once you map out where those streets are, make the walk your own and be open to new discoveries. Art can be found in many nooks and crannies all over the neighborhood, all you have to do is look.

North Park Art Walk: Mural of Amy Winehouse on a wall in North Park San Diego

Where to dine

As you wander the neighborhood most likely you will work up a hunger. Not to worry there are so many great places to eat in North Park that you would need several days just to try them all. Some favorites are:


Urban Solace – American comfort food in a New Orleans style setting


Caffe Calabria – freshly roasted Italian style coffee drinks

Lunch/Happy Hour

Tacos Perla – serving out of this world adobada tacos and happy hour deals

City Tacos a self-styled “craft taqueria” with inventive flavor combinations


Urbn – yummy coal-fired pizzas and more in a lively environment

North Park Art Walk: Mural of sleeping girl with a book under a tree in North Park San Diego

What to do

Looking for more to do in North Park? Why not check out:

Pigment: beautifully curated local store complete with plants, paper goods, and house ware

Farmers Market: local farms, artisan food vendors, and music every Thursday evening, 3pm-7pm

Festival of Arts – every May explore the historic neighborhood with local art, music and food

Ray at Night – every 2nd Saturday monthly art walks on Ray Street

Art Mural of Singer in North Park San Diego

Mural of dinasaur and monster in North Park

Painting of pink cat on utility box in North Park

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