More than 400,000 square feet of new retail space has opened in Downtown San Diego in recent years. The world-renowned Horton Plaza retail and entertainment complex houses 140 stores and restaurants in an area covering six city blocks. Seaport Village, the Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy are other popular downtown shopping sites. Unique boutiques and shops, as well as grocers, drugstores and other retail outlets, are located in every Downtown neighborhood.
If you love to shop, a stroll down almost any Downtown San Diego city sidewalk is a delightful temptation. You’ll find it all Downtown, from one of a kind specialty boutiques, fine art galleries, wine merchants, to handcrafted and estate sale jewelry shops, our stores and services offer unforgettable treasures and experiences you can’t find anywhere else. Downtown also features two of the country’s most beautiful open air shopping malls, Horton Plaza, home to more than 135 specialty stores, and Seaport Village, home to 75 boutiques. Both offer a wealth of delicious eateries enjoyed by downtown residents, office workers and visitors alike.
Address: 324 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101-5481
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Telephone: (619) 239 – 8180
Horton Plaza is located between Broadway and G Street, and First and Fourth Avenues, next to the Historic Gaslamp Quarter in the center of San Diego’s downtown. Consists of 187 stores and 22 restaurants.
Address: 614 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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The Gaslamp Quarter is San Diego‘s dining, entertainment and urban shopping district. e Quarter is home to many events and festivals, including Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp, Taste of Gaslamp and ShamROCK, a (St. Patrick’s Day) event. PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres is located one block away in Downtown San Diego’s East Village.
Address: 849 West Harbor Drive, #D, San Diego, CA 92101
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Seaport Village, a 14-acre shopping and dining complex designed to emulate early California-style architecture. A fun daytime location where visitors can take in leisurely views of the bay, hop aboard a harbor cruise or enjoy seafood at its finest.
Address: 383 San Diego Avenue, San Diego, CA 92110
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For a taste of what San Diego was like in its earliest years, take in the sights and sounds of this colorful settlement, now preserved as a state historic park. Famous as the first European settlement in California, this area is also well known for its glorious year-round gardens, mouth-watering Mexican dishes, lilting Mariachi music and free-flowing margaritas. Be sure to spend a little time browsing through Bazaar del Mundo, truly a marketplace of the world.
Within easy walking distance from the center of Old Town is the Presidio, a must-see while in San Diego. This structure, now a historic landmark, is where Junipero Serra established the first of the Spanish missions in California.
Address: 7007 Friars Rd San Diego, San Diego, CA 92108
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Fashion Valley is the class of San Diego malls, Fashion Valley has arguably the best of the upscale stores. Nordstrom, JC Penney, Macy’s, Nieman Marcus and San Diego’s first Bloomingdale’s anchor this well appointed two-level, 200 store, outdoor mall.
Address: 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego, CA 92110
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Hours: Every Fri. through Sun. 7am – 3pm
Admission: 50 Fri. $1 Sat. & Sun. Children 11 and under – FREE
Address: 5620 Paseo del Norte, Suite 100, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Address: 4211 Camino de la Plaza, San Diego, CA 92173
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