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Downtown Information and Highlights

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Downtown Information and Highlights

If you have a nerve for true Californian culture then you should never miss visiting Downtown San Diego. With all the vibrant colors of the active life in California, Downtown San Diego is also a center of culture and finance, thus offering rich but easy-to-reach lifestyle for both its inhabitants and tourists. Also known as the Center City, it is the eighth largest city in States with nine districts and more than 4000 businesses. 

Delights of nature are added to this purely industrial city in the form of San Diego Bay to the west and southwest. With numerous government buildings and other important constructions, it offers beautiful architecture, historic landmarks, and rich information on American culture and arts and craft. 


Originating from Old Town near Presidio, Downtown San Diego was not considered an ideal place for settlement due to its long distance from navigable water. But it gained importance in 1849 when Lt. Andrew B. Gray suggested establishing new state of California here. The city attracted a few investors only due to lack of fresh water supply. 

Followed by financial depression of 1851, Downtown remained an unnoticed locality till 1867 when Alonzo Horton purchased 800 acres and established Horton Additions wharf here. It opened doors to real estate boom of San Diego with Old Town establishment in the heart of the city and New Town establishment in the surroundings. Construction of railroads, modern commercial playhouses, theatres, electric lights, street car shows, and many such modern developments added to the present day Downtown San Diego. 


With San Diego Bay to the west and southwest, Golden Hill and Sherman Heights to the east, San Diego International Airport just in the northwest, and Balboa Park, Middletown and Bankers Hill in the north, Downtown is located in the vicinity of Central San Diego. 

While living in Downtown San Diego, you will also enjoy the rich culture of the following neighborhoods. 

  • Core District
  • Seaport Village
  • Marina
  • East Village
  • Cortez Hill
  • Columbia


With medium precipitation and high humidity throughout the year, the weather is often clear but slightly cloudy. From October to March, Downtown San Diego offers chilling winter but from April, the temperature starts rising up. During May and June, the temperature is often hot in daytime and cool and windy in the nighttime. July to September offers high precipitation, thick clouds and good chances of rain almost throughout the season. 


Downtown San Diego, being the financial hub of the city, offers exclusive variety on every need of life. While selecting clothes, shoes, jewelry, makeup and any other thing you need, don’t forget to grab San Diego’s finest foods from nearby shops and cafes. Downtown San Diego also offers amazing range in crockery and marble flooring. The best thing about Downtown San Diego is the economy. Irrespective of its financial and economic importance, the city offers everything at very cheap rates. Visit the stores any day of the week and you will definitely get a deal on majority of the things. 

Here are some top destinations you must visit when in Downtown San Diego.

  • Mona Lisa Boutique - 437 J St - (619) 757-4701
  • The Mugger - 863 W Harbor Dr - (619) 233-4455
  • MADISON - 789 West Harbor Dr - (619) 238-0040
  • Seaport Village - 849 W Harbor Dr - (619) 235-4014
  • Baby’s Away - Downtown San Diego - (858) 578-8579
  • Urban Beach House - 789 West Harbor Dr - (619) 615-0915
  • Love Tatum Showroom - 2204 Garnet Ave - (619) 997-4096
  • The Headquarters at Seaport – 789 W Harbor Dr - (619) 235-4013


Food, the American love, should not be missed especially when you are out for shopping. Downtown San Diego is not only the financial hub but also the cultural center of California. People from all around the world come and stay here, thus sharing their cultural values with each other. This is why you will find a huge range of food items in the city. Here are some top but cheap restaurants to try!

  • Ramaki - 1139 6th Ave - (619) 233-3080
  • Cocina 35 - 1435 6th Ave - (858) 309-5461
  • Seasons 52 - 789 W Harbor Dr - (619) 702-0052
  • Downtown Fish Joint - 407 C St - (619) 239-3506
  • Flour & Barley - 789 W Harbor Dr - (619) 344-2900
  • The Lion’s Share - 629 Kettner Bvd - (619) 677-1516
  • Fish Market Sushi Bar - 750 N Harbor Dr - (619) 232-3474
  • Salvatore’s Cucina Italiana - 750 Front St - (619) 544-1865
  • Darband Fifth Avenue Grill - 1556 5th Ave - (619) 230-1001
  • Richard Walker’s Pancake House - 520 Front St - (619) 231-7777


Downtown San Diego offers a slightly different culture from other parts of California. This is why the nightlife is also oriented more towards business, work and sports based entertainment than dance and parties. Hookah bars and lounge style clubs are more popular here but you will definitely find party-like clubs as well. Enlisted here are popular nightlife hubs in Downtown San Diego.

  • Med Cafe - 1352 5th Ave - (619) 325-1900
  • The Rooftop Bar - 421 W B St - 619-398-3042
  • Stout Public House - 1125 6th Ave - (619) 702-7933
  • The Westin Bar - 400 West Broadway - (619) 239-4500
  • The Local Eatery & Drinking Hole - 1065 4th Ave - (619) 231-4447 


Staying true to its industrial and financial importance, Downtown San Diego has numerous schools and colleges, including the following. 

  • Childtime
  • Montessori Child Development Center
  • San Diego Unified School District
  • The Museum School
  • Perkins Elementary School
  • Albert Einstein Academy Charter
  • Kipp Adelante Preparatory Academy
  • Golden Hill Elementary School
  • City Tree Christian School
  • The Art Institute of California
  • San Diego High Educational Complex
  • Balboa City School


Downtown San Diego is a true depiction of the untold stories about the development of California. A majority of the landmarks in Downtown can be found on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of them are given here. 

  • The Gaslamp Quarter Historic District
  • The Horton Grand Hotel, 332 F Street
  • The San Diego Rowing Club
  • The Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway
  • Santa Fe Depot, 1050 Kettner Street
  • The Independent Order of Odd Fellows
  • San Diego Convention Center
  • Petco Park
  • San Diego Maritime Museum
  • Copley Symphony Hall


The common most mean of public transport in Downtown San Diego is Old Town Transit Station or Downtown Santa fe Train Depot. But if you want to go to Southern San Diego, then the best choice would be San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. If you want to know the specific routes of MTS to different parts of the city, you can simply go to their official website and enter your ‘to’ and ‘from’ destinations. From Old Town Transit Station, $5 pass would work throughout the day for you. 

Private taxis and trolleys also operate in the city but they are definitely more expensive than public transport systems. A majority of the people in Downtown San Diego prefer public transport over private cars and taxis. 


Downtown San Diego is one of the ideal most places in California to get settled. Apart from amazing variety in food and shopping, the region also offers huge variety of choices in schools and colleges. Businessmen and investors should look no further than Downtown San Diego for their next project.  

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