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Things to do in Bird Rock, San Diego

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Coffee Shop
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“Just a 5 minute bike ride from my beach bungalow is some of the best award winning coffee you'll find in town. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“If smoked fish tacos are your thing, THIS IS THE PLACE! So yummy and still reasonably priced. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Delicious food, live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Chill vibe and lovely ambiance. The staff are amazing!”
  • 59 locals recommend
Elementary School
“It’s a little strip of La Jolla with some cool shops and restaurants that you can walk to from the bike path”
  • 11 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Fish tacos etc, eat a full meal on the back patio with an ocean view l (for less than $10) then walk down to scope out the birds, surfers, waves etc. a very local experience!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
“This cafe opened this year and is amazing. We love the fresh bread each day (go after 9am for the baguettes)! We love their breakfast sandwiches. And of course their morning pastries. The Ironside coffee is great too. $$”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“It's in the heart of Bird Rock and serves delicious wood fired pizza...great happy hour menu...awesome brunch on the weekends. You'll love this beautiful indoor outdoor restaurant!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Great spot to walk to for sunrise/sunset or watching surfers. Closest green area since Bird Rock Park is closed this summer (2019) for maintenance. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Sporting Goods Shop
“Great place for bike rentals, board rentals, wetsuit rentals, etc. Also a very cute surf shop with lots of souvenirs and clothing. But the best part of this place is the attached juice/smoothie/cafe - delicious juices and food before you hit the beach! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“cheap mexican food or late night spot... get the Carne Asada Fries burrito.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“No-nonsense neighborhood pub with billiards & a jukebox doling out small bar bites & panini.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“It's very close and comes in handy in case you forget something. Also, you can load your cell phone photos, edit them and get print outs from your vacation. :)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Great sustainable wine spot in the neighborhood. Great tastings and nibbles.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
  • 4 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Owned by a local, very reasonable selection and lots of options from glamorous to beach to day at the office. It’s about a mile away in hip birdrock, lots of shops in the area.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Juice Bar
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“Delicious juice/smoothie bar inside Bird Rock Surf Shop with yummy sandwiches and salads too! Also, a great place to rent surfboards & beach cruisers. Really cute clothes too!”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mexican Restaurant
“If smoked fish tacos are your thing, THIS IS THE PLACE! So yummy and still reasonably priced. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Delicious food, live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Chill vibe and lovely ambiance. The staff are amazing!”
  • 59 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Fish tacos etc, eat a full meal on the back patio with an ocean view l (for less than $10) then walk down to scope out the birds, surfers, waves etc. a very local experience!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“It's in the heart of Bird Rock and serves delicious wood fired pizza...great happy hour menu...awesome brunch on the weekends. You'll love this beautiful indoor outdoor restaurant!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“cheap mexican food or late night spot... get the Carne Asada Fries burrito.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“No-nonsense neighborhood pub with billiards & a jukebox doling out small bar bites & panini.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
  • 4 locals recommend
Juice Bar
“Delicious juice/smoothie bar inside Bird Rock Surf Shop with yummy sandwiches and salads too! Also, a great place to rent surfboards & beach cruisers. Really cute clothes too!”
  • 7 locals recommend

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