When my parents were visiting San Diego my mom wanted to go somewhere with a bunch of small boutique-like shops. So far in San Diego and California have been strip malls with a bunch of chain stores. She remembered vaguely seeing stores like that close to the border, but a streetview look of around the border didn’t yield much of interest except I did see some gas prices that at the time were pretty freakin’ low compared to what gas prices were like at the time.

We ended up taking them to “Old Town” which is a super touristy area but there were a lot of little shops in one small area which was perfect because my parents wouldn’t have wanted to walk around too much.

If anyone knows an area in San Diego with a lot of interesting non-chain stores in close proximity then I’m all ears.