Ingleside/Ocean Avenue

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Now: Ocean Avenue stretches like a crooked belt over the waist of the city. Walking past the shops and eateries here, one feels something between tranqulity and desolation.

Then: The Cow Palace was completed in 1941, having been built for livestock exhibitions.

How To Get There: The J-Church Muni line and BART both go to Balboa Park, and the K-line runs directly through Ocean Avenue, although both of those are a long ride from the center of the city (BART being the fastest). Traffic isn't heavy in this area, and you can usually stop anywhere along Ocean Avenue if you're driving.


  • Ocean Avenue in Ingleside

  • Ocean Avenue

  • Ocean Avenue Books in Ingleside

  • Ocean Avenue, looking west

  • Ocean Avenue at Faxon Avenue

  • Thorne Hats on Ocean Avenue in Ingleside

  • Westwood Beauty Supply

  • Liquor on Ingleside

  • In Style Clothing on Ocean Avenue at Ashton Avenue

  • Fruit Barn Produce and Health Food on Ocean Avenue

  • Ambrosia Bakery

  • Villa d'Este Italian Cuisine on Ocean Avenue, just east of 19th Avenue

  • San Jose Avenue and Santa Ynez Avenue, the intersection of the J-Church Muni Balboa Park stop

  • Balboa Park entrance

  • Balboa Park at Havelock Street

  • Lawn at Balboa Park

  • Balboa Park playground

  • Baseball fields at Balboa Park

  • Ocean View Playground entrance, at Plymouth Avenue and Montana Street

  • Ocean View Playground

  • Tennis Courts at Ocean View Playground

  • Field at Ocean View Playground

  • Recreation Center at Ocean View Playground

  • Plymouth Avenue in Ingleside, looking north toward Bernal Heights