For more information on transportation options to Studio 23 in Spanish Village, please visit the Metropolitan Transit System’s website at https://www.sdmts.com/. Alternatively, travelers can utilize their Online Trip Planner (OTIS) or call 619.233.3004. The Metropolitan Transit System also provides a printable downtown bus and trolley map (PDF*) for reference.
Spanish Village is conveniently located on the #7 bus line, which frequently runs between downtown San Diego (along Broadway for most of the downtown portion of the route) and east San Diego and La Mesa (along University for most of the eastern portion). To get to the Village via MTS bus from downtown, take any outbound #7 bus. The nearest stop to the Village is at the pedestrian overpass, which crosses over Park Blvd. Another stop at the Rose Garden is also nearby. If traveling from east San Diego, take any inbound (Downtown) #7 bus. The nearest stop to the Village is immediately after the Zoo, at the pedestrian overpass that crosses over Park Blvd.
Visitors can also take the Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego, which stops at nine of San Diego’s top tourist spots, including Old Town, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza, Coronado, and Balboa Park. The trolley stops in front of the Zoo, just a short walk from the Village.
Visitors can use the Balboa Park tram for a free and easy way to navigate around Balboa Park. The tram picks up from several parking lots at Inspiration Point, behind Spreckels Organ Pavilion, east of the Comic-Con Museum, and in front of the San Diego Air & Space Museum. To reach the Museum of Us, ride the tram to the stop in front of the equestrian statue next to the House of Hospitality and The Prado Restaurant. Spanish Village is a short walk down El Prado, west toward the Cabrillo Bridge. The tram runs every eight minutes and travels in a loop through the Park.
If you start to feel a bit hungry, here are some options in the Park:
For the best coffee, muffins, and croissants, you can’t beat Daniel’s Coffee Cart, located in Spanish Village Art Center just behind the Gem and Mineral Society and between Studio 8 and 18. (https://www.facebook.com/danielscoffee)