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Downtown San Diego, California
Downtown San Diego
Distance from hotel: 0.6 miles
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Downtown San Diego: Museums, Family Attractions and Nightlife

Steeped in history, culture and entertainment, Downtown San Diego is an urban gem. Discover a marvelous collection of Victorian-Age buildings, museums and fine galleries. See the hometown Padres swing for the fences at Petco Park. Catch a trolley to Balboa Park. With chic boutiques, rooftop bars, trendy nightclubs, gastropubs, fine dining restaurants and family-friendly attractions, downtown is the heartbeat of San Diego.


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  • San Diego Brewers Guild Festival
  • San Diego International Auto Show
  • Balboa Park December Night
  • San Diego Jazz Fest
  • San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
  • San Diego Beer Week


  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Museums
  • Nightlife
  • Pubs
  • Petco Park
  • Balboa Park
  • San Diego Zoo
  • Petco Park


  • What are some must-see sights in downtown san diego?

    During the day, the downtown area offers a vast collection of family attractions, including the New Children's Museum, MLB baseball, Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. There are also plenty of great shops, restaurants, museums and galleries. At night, the district becomes a sophisticated gathering place for adults, complete with electric music venues, posh night clubs and rooftop bars.
  • What's the best way to get around downtown san diego?

    San Diego's public transportation system offers efficient and cost-effective options for moving through the downtown area. The Red Trolley crosses through the district in several key areas with popular connections at downtown's Santa Fe Station. Amtrak and the Coaster rail service connects North County's beach towns to the downtown district. FRED, DecoBike and Car-To-Go also provide excellent transportation options throughout the area.

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