Places to go in National City

National City Events

Eric Andersen

Eric Andersen


Friday, May 4, 7:30 p.m.

Olivewood Seedling Soirée

Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center

Saturday, May 5, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally

Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally


Saturday, May 19, 7:30 p.m.

Spring New Wine Release Party

Sunday, May 20, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

National City News & Stories

National City council member subject of probe

How come Cano paid zero in fines for a dozen violations?

Shortly after midnight on Wednesday (April 18), National City council member Jerry Cano became the subject of an investigation into whether he violated state law by using his official position to influence a government decision ...

Shark fins at Black's Beach and Pacific Beach

“Did I freak out? Yes! Did I get out of the water? No.”

Name: Beth Colton Age: 34 From: National City Location: Ocean Beach Pier Occupation: Staff at the San Diego Humane Society Beth Colton just got done surfing with her nine-foot Sunova board inlaid with balsa wood ...

Squeeze on National City elders

Southern Highland rents climb steadily

Lydia Horne received a free haircut and a toiletry bag – at the Age-Less Beauty (Blessing our Seniors) gathering on March 31. The event happened at about noon in the courtyard of the Southern Highland ...

Grabbing the grilled pork at Villa Manila

"Most Filipinos like eating with their hands when it comes to feasting. It ties them to the old ways.”

“With your fingers, dude?” says Wes. “Hey, what else did people eat with, before you French brought in the fork, right? You invented cutlery! The Curse of the Eating Classes!” Actually, Wes has always been ...

10 bedrooms with their own bathrooms and closets — in National City

Don't need picket fence

The lot is irregular, and so is the proposed housing model; developers see it as lemons to lemonade. Neighbors and some National City planning commissioners, however, see the four-unit communal living style project as a ...

National City Photos

Historic "Brick Row" in National City. ...

The historic Wallace Dickinson House in ...

National city. Ship yard sunset

Giant Tree with Rope Swing in ...

National City HOLLER

Holler about this neighborhood in the comment section below. Share anything and everything about National City: compliments, critiques, lost-n-found items, recommendations, neighborhood crime watch, you name it!


sonnyblack March 20, 2013 @ 1:42 p.m.

So City Bought Skate San Diego and now it's just sitting there gutted out. What's up with that? WASTED WONDERLAND :( It's doors have been closed since sept 31 2012


coolinout1 June 8, 2013 @ 5:25 p.m.

I'm still amazed that McDini's now does a 18+ Hip Hop club (BAR105) on Fri/Sat nights! Gotta hand it to them for changing and finding ways to gain more customers!

Also, has anyone been to Niederfranks lately? I keep meaning to go there and get a scoop of their delicious lemon cream flavor.

One more thing, props to Frank's Barbershop on 8th Street for doing such a great job!


VT June 20, 2013 @ 12:11 p.m.

Follow up to the earlier comment about McDinis, they also have a "tardeada" every Sunday afternoon from 4:30 - 8:30. Mainly an older crowd but also some younger faces. Latin Breed plays corridos, cumbias, boleros and even a little James Brown, War and Doobie Brothers. Good times!


Barbara Zaragoza July 15, 2013 @ 10:36 p.m.

Off the I-5 in National City, I never knew but the SAn Diego Electric Railway Association has a museum with a large train set up for kids. There are also old train cars. Who would have thought? Everything you always wanted to know about trains at 922 West 23rd Street.


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