Little Italy, San Diego

Saturday mornings on India Street are sure to bring your senses straight to Italy. The farmer's market sprawls over four blocks, bursting with local organic produce, handmade snacks and trinkets, the Olive Oil lady, the saucy Bitchin' guys' bars and spreads, and always live music with kids old and young tapping along. Men and women in sets of two's and three's brush past the market in a hurry to open shops and Ristorantes, talking loudly in Italian as smooth as a freshly steamed latte.

If waking up early to find a parking spot isn't your deal, mozy on down during the evening for homemade pasta and a twinkling view of the bay. Other craft restaurants include Underbelly (pho), Craft & Commerce (american gastropub), and Ballast Point Distillery (local beer, spirits, and food). Next, catch a show at San Diego's best underground music scene - The Casbah. Or watch the planes come in and sip a glass of wine outside. There's no shortage of entertainment in this quaint little neighborhood.