Find Shops, Restaurants, and Entertainment in the Gaslamp Quarter

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Just six minutes from IDEA1 is the West Coast’s premier entertainment district. We’re talking about the Gaslamp Quarter, and this 16 ½ block area is complete with Victorian architecture, shops, entertainment, and nationally recognized nightlife venues. Highlights include: Parq Parq is known for offering an unparalleled atmosphere where guests feel as though they’re enjoying a meal in […]

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Mission Brewery Welcomes IDEA1 To The Neighborhood

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Say cheers to IDEA1 and stop into Mission Brewery November 7th for discounted pours and tasty snacks between 6 and 8pm. Be sure to get there early, as they’ll be offering $1 pints for the first hour. Mission Brewery is another amazing local business that makes the East Village so vibrant. After being originally established […]

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An East Village Secret: Cookies at 5&A Dime

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Less than half a mile from IDEA1 there is a fabulous locally owned clothing store featuring uniquely designed artisan tees, hoodies, and accessories. 5&A Dime has been a fixture of San Diego’s eclectic downtown shopping scene since 2004 and is a testament to the level of support residents offer to innovative one-of-a-kind shops in the East Village. […]

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How To Entertain Out-Of-Towners In San Diego

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Living in the dynamic East Village of San Diego, you are bound to have family and friends calling on you to host, entertain, and make sightseeing suggestions for their trip. When choosing an itinerary for these out-of-town guests, help them embrace the lifestyle of the locals and enjoy quintessential California activities. In San Diego, this means […]

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4 Notable Sights to See in Balboa Park

IDEA1 is just six minutes from a place where culture and nature meet. It’s known as Balboa Park, and this 1,200-acre property features lush gardens, seventeen museums, and so much more. The park’s site is one of the oldest in the country and just some of what visitors can see and do include: The San Diego […]

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Three Unique Bars in San Diego’s East Village

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San Diego’s East Village is a booming community full of new and interesting restaurants, shops, and bars. Whether you are looking for a drink with friends, or a thrilling night on the town, the East Village nightlife scene offers something for everyone. Listed below are three bars that anyone who enjoys a drink and a […]

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