Ocean Beach

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Just north of Downtown is San Diego’s home for all things hippie. Ocean Beach is the classic, old-school California beach neighborhood: much of the architecture hasn’t been updated since the 70s, VW vans dot the sidewalks, stores selling crystals line the main drag of Newport Avenue, barefoot surfers troll the streets looking for the next best wave, and there’s always a rogue guitarist -- or five -- setting up shop along the beachfront.

Ocean Beach San Diego
San Diego

Ocean Beach

Bradford Tennyson/Thrillist

Just north of Downtown is San Diego’s home for all things hippie. Ocean Beach is the classic, old-school California beach neighborhood: much of the architecture hasn’t been updated since the 70s, VW vans dot the sidewalks, stores selling crystals line the main drag of Newport Avenue, barefoot surfers troll the streets looking for the next best wave, and there’s always a rogue guitarist -- or five -- setting up shop along the beachfront.