Downtown San Diego is a sophisticated urban center featuring a vibrant, eclectic mix of neighborhood, restaurants, businesses, cultural offering and family attractions that appeal to visitors and residents alike.
Continually evolving with new hotel developments, entertainment complexes, restaurants and residential high- rises, downtown is
the pulse of the United States’ seventh largest city .
Within downtown’s borders lie seven distinct neighborhoods, each featuring their own unique character and popular attractions.
Little Italy offers family- owned Italian restaurants and European- Style hotels. Horten Plaza is home to a multi level shopping, dining and entertainment complex that houses the award- winning San Diego Repertory Theatre.
East Village is the future home of the San Diego Padres’ new Ballpark.
Set along picturesque San Diego Bay, the Embarcadero plays an important part in downtown San Diego’s make- up and charm.
The Embarcadero is home to the newly- expanded San Diego Convention Center luxury high-rise hotels; Seaport Village , a14 acre waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment complex; the San Diego Maritime Museum, and the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum, slated to open in 2002.
The San Diego- Coronado Ferry, excursion boats, popular bayside restaurants and the art deco Cruise Ship
terminal are also located along the scenic natural harbor. If downtown is the historic Gaslamp Quarter is
When the sun sets, the 16 ½- block Gaslamp Quarter attracts thousands of diners, shoppers, theatergoers and night-clubs patrons.
Along it’s main thoroughfares, Fourth and Fifth Avenues, grand Victorian-era buildings have become home to more than 70 of the city’s finest restaurants, many with year- round outdoor seating, diverse nightclubs, theaters, art galleries, boutiques and shops.