by Erin Chambers - 9246 Reviews - 161 List
Beep, beep! I'm a little bit greener these days with my new red scooter. After renting one in Europe last year, my sweetie and I were convinced it would be the perfect "buzz around" vehicle for our neighborhood in South Park. Turns out, we were very late to a very large party of scooter fanatics already active in San Diego. Here's a few go-to scooter spots we've discovered so far:
Updated: July 30, 2009
Neighborhood scooter shop sells the Genuine Scooter line (most known for the "Buddy" model) as well as all the baskets, jackets, helmets and accessories one could ever dream of. They also have a repair shop in the back, where they'll fix, restore or customize your ride.
Sleek new shop in South Oceanside sells the super affordable line of Kymco and Syn scooters, all of which come with a two-year warranty. South Coast also has a relationship with GoKarting, so they'll handle repairs for go-carts as well as any make/model of traditional scooter.
With parking at a premium these days, scooting around Downtown is definitely the way to go. Little Italy's sidewalk cafe and gelato shop always has a few Vespas parked out front, marking its so-Euro vibe. Watch for beer/wine to hit their menu soo, too.