Named for its location north of Balboa Park, this evolving neighborhood is home to an exciting array of restaurants, bars, and shops. High-end condominiums and local merchants are often cleverly disguised behind historic signage from barbershops, bowling alleys, and theater marquees. The stretch of Ray Street near University Avenue is home to several small galleries, as well as the Ray at Night art walk, held the second Saturday of each month. Just around the corner on University Avenue lies the stunning 1920s-era North Park Theatre. With a steady stream of new openings in the neighborhood, North Park is one of San Diego’s top dining and nightlife destinations. Beer enthusiasts won't want to miss the breweries and tasting rooms along the 30th St. Beer Corridor for a chance to sample San Diego's famous ales.
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