Be Friendly, San Diego: A Walking Tour of Hillcrest

April 11, 2019

When you’re comfortable and confident in your shoes, your feet can take you anywhere — in San Diego, there are lots of places to go, and Friendly Shoes’ hometown of Hillcrest is the perfect place to start.  

With comfortable shoes that are easy to slip on and secure to walk around in, Friendly Shoes can make every day an opportunity to change your life one step at a time. A healthy, active lifestyle starts with putting your best foot forward. Do it with Friendly and join us on a walking tour of Hillcrest, San Diego.

Change the way you walk, change the way you live.

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Be Friendly In Hillcrest

Located just north of bustling downtown and beautiful Balboa Park, Hillcrest is known for being one of the most welcoming neighborhoods in San Diego … the perfect home for the world’s friendliest shoe company!

Spanning a dozen blocks, there are plenty of restaurants, boutiques, bars and more to explore in Hillcrest, as well as the Friendly Shoes showroom, so be sure to stretch before you embark on your walking tour of the town.

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University Avenue

Other than a pair of comfortable Friendly Shoes, water is the best companion for every walker. If you desire something a bit stronger to quench your thirst, there are plenty of places with friendly drink specials.

Fiesta Cantina on University Avenue is famous for its amazing margaritas and 2 for 1 drink prices. Enjoy the breeze through their open space.

Friendly Shoes at Fiesta Cantina

Urban MO’s is a hot destination for nightlife, but during the day their friendly staff and outdoor patio offer a fun, relaxing break on your walking tour of Hillcrest.

Friendly Shoes at Urban MOs

Village Hillcrest

Village Hillcrest hosts a variety of amazing restaurants, boutiques, and lots of seating to rest during your walk. Located between Washington Street and University Ave, the pedestrian shopping center is accessible off of Fifth Ave.

Grab a bite, pull up a chair, and enjoy the sun or shade of fabulous Hillcrest.

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Fifth Avenue

Just right around the corner from the Friendly Shoes showroom you’ll find San Diego’s friendliest bar, The Loft. The staff, the owners, and the patrons make you feel like family as soon as they greet you through the open window.

Stop by The Loft on your way to the Friendly Shoes showroom any day after 11am and you’ll be sure to get a friendly welcome … especially if you tell ‘em Friendly Shoes sent you!

Friendly Shoes at The Loft

Friendly Shoes

At Friendly Shoes, we’re more than just shoe salesmen — we’re the friendliest advocates of active, healthy and happy living! Stop by the Friendly Shoes showroom at 3609 Fourth Ave on the corner of Brookes and Fourth to find out for yourself!

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We’re a local San Diego startup that reinvented shoes. Proper shoes are a pain to put on and take off so we made them easy. We make stylish comfort shoes that slip-on easily and secure in a flash (zip).

Friendly Shoes Showroom

Stop by the showroom for an exclusive deal or just to chat with the Friendly staff. On April 13, we’ll be celebrating the Taste of Hillcrest, so come on by for a free drink as you explore fabulous Hillcrest.


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