Kensington is a neighborhood of San Diego, California. Its borders are defined by Interstate 15 to the west, Interstate 8 to the north, Fairmount Avenue to the east, and El Cajon Boulevard to the south. Its neighboring communities are Normal Heights to the west, and City Heights to the south.


Things to Do in Kensington

Like the other appealing neighborhoods in town, Kensington is a great, compact walking neighborhood. Just stroll through the winding roads north of Adams Avenue and admire the homes that exude character. Take in the 3-block business district along Adams of local businesses and eateries.


Best Bets for Eats in Kensington

You must go to Ponce’s for Mexican food. It’s been around forever (actually since 1969) at the corner of Terrace Drive and Adams Avenue, serving up no-frills Mexican food at good prices. Local favorite the Kensington Grill offers a hip and stylish setting.


Best Bets for Drinks and Entertainment

The Kensington Club is the place for drinks in Kensington. This venerable, old school neighborhood haunt is one of San Diego’s favorite dive bars. By day, it’s a dark and mellow place to chill. At night, it livens up the quiet ‘hood with live bands and DJs spinning music. For unique entertainment, there’s the art house Ken Cinema, one of the last single screen movie venues in the county. It’s an excellent place to see classic, short and foreign flicks.


Shopping in Kensington

Really not much except for your neighborhood storefront essentials: banks, dry cleaners, coffee house, liquor store, real estate office, travel agency.

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