FROM THE EMBARCADERO TO THE BALLPARK, DOWNTOWN
SAN DIEGO IS JAM-PACKED WITH EXCITING EATERIES, ENERGETIC
NIGHTLIFE, SUPERB SHOPS AND ATTRACTIONS GALORE
This 16-block historic district in the
heart of San Diego is home to numerous bars, restaurants, theaters, nightclubs and historic architecture. Stroll
past Horton Plaza Park’s fountain,
built in 1910, take the little ones to
The New Children’s Museum, or see
a show at Balboa Theatre or check
out the impressive lineup at House
of Blues. Dine on Spanish tapas at
Café Sevilla, street tacos from
Volcano Rabbit, Greek fusion at Meze, or
prime-cut beef at STK. Drop by the
oldest bar in town, Tivoli, then dance
the night away at Omnia or Parq.
The area east of the Gaslamp has come
alive with upscale restaurants and
hotels, including the luxury 12-story
Pendry Hotel. Dine on farm-fresh fare
at Harvest by The Patio, chophouse
favorites at Cowboy Star, or Baja-style
cuisine at The Blind Burro; or get your
hands on a California burrito from
Lolita’s Mexican Food. Have a drink on
the open-air rooftop at The Nolen, grab
a beer at San Diego’s dog-friendly shipping container park, Quartyard, or go
country at Moonshine Flats.
Dining, shopping and sweeping
harbor views await on the city’s
embarcadero. Seaport Village is filled
with charming shops and restaurants.
The Headquarters at Seaport, which
once housed the San Diego Police
Department, is a lively dining and
shopping hub. Don’t forget to take a
spin on the historic carousel! Tour
a piece of military history, the USS
Midway M u s e u m, then stroll over
to the Maritime Museum and climb
aboard the HMS Surprise (featured in
Master and Commander and Pirates of
the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) and
the 155-year-old Star of India. Drop
by Carnitas’ Snack Shack for a pulled
pork sandwich and unbeatable views,
or book a Hornblower dinner cruise.
This bayfront luxury
hotel’s towers stand out
in the San Diego skyline,
boasting 1,628 rooms, the
posh Marilyn Monroe Spa,
family and adults-only pools,
and eight on-site eateries,
including the Top of the
Hyatt on the 40th floor.
HARD ROCK HOTEL
Rock out at the popular
hotel chain’s downtown digs.
Treat yourself to a musical
massage at the Rock Spa,
indulge in Japanese-style
seafood at Nobu and take
a dip in the rooftop pool.
From artisan markets
and half marathons
to festive holiday
events, there’s always
something fun to do in
the Gaslamp Quarter.
Check out the full list
of events and more
on the website.