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The zodiac signs interpreted as San Diego neighborhoods

Your home, your favorite coffee shop, your daily commute aren’t just written in the skyline — they may be written in the stars.

SD Little Italy

The Piazza della Famiglia in Little Italy.

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One of the most lovable things about San Diego is the distinct character found in each neighborhood, district, and corner of town. They all have their own personalities and purposes — some would say it was written in the stars. Let’s take a look at how our neighborhoods align with the zodiac signs.

SD spring in San Diego Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach is always a good idea.

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Aquarius: Ocean Beach | Jan. 20-Feb. 18

The unique businesses and general vibe of the OB community embody the eclectic nature of an Aquarius.

We recommend heading straight to Newport Avenue and grabbing a one-of-a-kind burger from Hodad’s or a barrel-aged sour beer from California Wild Ales. On Voltaire Street, check out City Tacos’ colorful OB Playground and the quirky merch at Vervor Shop.

SD Mission Beach Boardwalk

The Mission Beach Boardwalk is a welcome escape.

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Pisces: Mission Beach | Feb. 19-March 20

Mission Beach provides the perfect escapist moment for a water sign like Pisces.

Enjoy biking, walking, jogging, roller skating, or skateboarding along Ocean Front Walk — or sit on the sand and recharge by peacefully gazing at the Pacific Ocean. Go on a fun date at Belmont Park or check out live music at Beach House.

SD Gaslamp Quarter

The Gaslamp Quarter is giving Aries vibes.

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Aries: Gaslamp Quarter | March 21-April 19

Known as the passionate and confident leader of the zodiac, an Aries would feel right at home in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

William Heath Davis established the town in 1850 and in 1867, Alonzo Horton — aka the “Father of San Diego” — began to develop what he called “New Town.” The area soon boomed with residential and commercial activity, and gas lamp street lights, certainly a match for the fiery sign.

SD Liberty Station Arts District

Liberty Station is a match for the loyal Taurus.

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Taurus: Liberty Station | April 20-May 20

As a lover of loyalty, you’ll feel right at home in Liberty Station, a neighborhood linked to the city’s past and present.

The area served as the Naval Training Center starting in 1923, welcoming US Navy recruits as it expanded through the decades. Today, it’s a hub for dining and shopping, with Liberty Public Market, the Arts District, and family-friendly events all year long.

SD North Park

Gemini, you’re going to love fun-loving North Park.

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Gemini: North Park | May 21-June 20

The extroverted nature of a Gemini means they tend to get along with all kinds of people — similar to North Park, a neighborhood brimming with diverse offerings.

Enjoy a concert at The Observatory, the annual North Park Music Fest, or the community’s Thursday Market. The food and drink scene also offers something for everyone. Don’t miss craft breweries like Eppig Brewing Co., Modern Times, and North Park Beer Co., and restaurants like One Door North, The Friendly Tavern, and Louisiana Purchase.

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Old Town San Diego is also known as the “Birthplace of California.”

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Cancer: Old Town | June 21-July 22

The sentimental and gentle nature of this sign is the perfect match for Old Town San Diego.

Take a scenic stroll along San Diego Avenue and marvel at the landmark that’s considered the “Birthplace of California,” stop for a tour through the historic Whaley House (if you dare), grab a beer at Societe Brewing Company, and grab grub at the laid-back Old Town Urban Market.

San Diego Pride

The Pride Parade takes over the streets of Hillcrest in uptown San Diego. | Photo via San Diego Pride

Leo: Hillcrest | July 23-Aug. 22

Hillcrest is a perfect fit for the welcoming and proud nature that a Leo embodies.

This sign makes its presence known — similar to the neighborhood’s popular community assets like Pride Plaza, the Hillcrest sign, San Diego Pride celebrations, and 200+ restaurants (we see you, Baja Betty’s, Urban Mo’s, Gossip Grill, and Crest Cafe).

SD Little Italy

The vibrant Little Italy Mercato.

Virgo: Little Italy | Aug. 23-Sept. 22

This earth sign has very practical and grounded qualities, making the Little Italy neighborhood a perfect fit.

Between the array of fun events, the Little Italy Food Hall, the beloved Little Italy Mercato, plethora of restaurants and shops, and views of San Diego Bay, this spot will leave a Virgo’s busy mind feeling right at home.

SD South Park San Diego

South Park’s energy is as balanced as a Libra.

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Libra: South Park | Sept. 23-Oct. 22

South Park’s active yet small-town vibe is just as balanced as a Libra.

With local bars like The Whistle Stop, coffee spots like Communal Coffee, the famed Shawarma Guys food truck, those adult slushies at Fernside, and shops like Bad Madge & Co., this quirky yet calm part of SD is fitting for this air sign.

SD East Village San Diego

Downtown San Diego’s East Village in all its glory.

Photo via Oveth Martinez + East Village Association

Scorpio: East Village | Oct. 23-Nov. 21

The thriving aura of East Village and its colorful, public street art encapsulates this water sign.

This downtown San Diego neighborhood spans 130 blocks and includes Petco Park and 700+ local businesses. The restaurant scene is strong, as are the constant community events happening in this neighborhood.

SD Embarcadero downtown San Diego

Embarcadero offers plenty of adventure for the Sagittarius.

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Sagittarius: Embarcadero | Nov. 22-Dec. 21

As an adventure seeker, you’ll be able to make a speedy getaway from Embarcadero with easy access to San Diego International Airport, San Diego Bay, and Interstate 5. This sign’s need for constant change and adventure can be fed by quick jaunts to nearby Coronado Island or local spots like The Rady Shell or USS Midway Museum.

SD University Heights

Capricorns, University Heights is calling.

Capricorn: University Heights | Dec. 22- Jan. 19

With how hardworking you are, you’ll be pleased to hear there are plenty of spots in University Heights to work remotely — especially at cute coffee shops like Lestat’s on Park and Mystic Mocha. When it’s time to cut loose, Capricorns will have plenty of food, drink, and recreation options.

Is there a San Diego neighborhood missing from our list that pairs perfectly with one of the zodiacs? Tell us about it — bonus points if you can explain why.

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