San Diego day trip: Kensington
Stroll and shop in a charming retro neighborhood
Look for Andalusian architectural touches―like whimsical tower entries and decorated chimneys―on a walk through the palm-lined streets. And Kensington loves to get gussied up for the holidays; go at night to see homes aglow.
For dessert, we love the cheese plate. Our favorites? The “Monk Head” Swiss cheese and St. André triple-cream cheese.
Be prepared to wait for a table, or call in advance. $$$; 4090 Adams Ave.; 619/255-4167.
The 2,000-square-foot boutique is stocked with every item you can imagine for the dinner table, living room, and holiday tree. Closed Sun; 3938 Adams Ave.; 619/528-8138.
Before most shows, manager C. Paul Majors welcomes the audience―it doesn’t get more local than this.
Tickets from $6.75; 4061 Adams Ave.; 619/819-0243.