Quaint oasis in the
middle of town
Spruce Street Bridge5
Why locals love it
It's a quaint little natural oasis in the middle of the residential neighborhoods of the area. Locals love coming here during the day to overlook the Arroyo Canyon and hiking trail below, and young people like sitting on the bridge for late night hangouts.
Why you should visit it
It's no Brooklyn Bridge, but its quaintness and the solace it provides from the urban sprawl is comforting. The canyon and greenery it overlooks is very scenic. It's a great spot to stop on a bike ride in and around Balboa Park. Also a romantic spot for pictures and long late night talks.
You probably aren't supposed to, but rocking the bridge is fun.