Adjacent, 1,400,000 visitors
The USS Midway Museum is an unforgettable adventure aboard one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers. Visitors to the USS Midway Museum enter a floating city at sea and walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country and upheld the American ideals of strength, freedom and peace.
Seaport Village is a 14 acre waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment complex adjacent to the San Diego Bay and Downtown San Diego. Complete with lush landscaping and cobblestone pathways, ponds, lakes and fountains, Seaport Village houses more than 70 shops, galleries, and eateries on 90,000 square feet of waterfront property.
Little Italy is a neighborhood in Downtown San Diego that was originally a predominately Italian fishing neighborhood. It has since been redeveloped and is now a scenic neighborhood composed mostly of Italian restaurants, Italian retail shops, home design stores, art galleries, and residential units. Little Italy is one of the more active downtown neighborhoods and has frequent festivals and events.
7 blocks, 1,000,000 visitors
Westfield Horton Plaza is a five-level outdoor shopping mall located in downtown San Diego known for its bright colors, architectural tricks, and odd spatial rhythms. It stands on 6.5 city blocks adjacent to the city's historic Gaslamp Quarter.
The Gaslamp Quarter
10 blocks, 3,000,000 visitors
The Gaslamp Quarter is a 16½ block vibrant commercial district and the historic heart of Downtown San Diego. With a diverse selection of restaurants (nearly 150), entertainment venues, bars, clubs, and retailers, the Gaslamp Quarter is an established entertainment destination for local residents, Downtown workers and tourists. The location extends from Broadway to Harbor Drive, from 4th to 6th Avenue, and includes 94 historic buildings, most of which were constructed in the Victorian Era, and was designated a Historic District on the National Register in 1980. It includes many historical and architectural landmarks related to San Diego’s beginnings.
1 mile, 2,500,000 fans
Home of the San Diego Padres Major League Baseball team, Petco Park is located in the East Village neighborhood of Downtown. Since it’s opening in 2004, average annual attendance has been approximately 2.5 million fans and has stimulated more than $4 billion in economic development. In addition to baseball games, the ballpark has more than 20 exclusive venues designed to host events from 50 to more than 40,000 people and is used for multiple purposes including concerts, soccer and rugby matches and other special events.
1 mile, 808, 403 attendees
The San Diego Convention Center is the primary convention center in San Diego, California, featuring 525,701 square feet of exhibit space and 214, 114 square feet of overall meeting and banquet space. The Convention Center hosted over 172 events during 2015, over 800,000 attendees and more than $1 billion in economic impact. It is a 5-minute walk from Manchester Pacific Gateway and is located in the Marina district of Downtown San Diego.
1.5 miles, 12,000,000 visitors
Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban cultural park in San Diego, California. In addition to open spaces, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens, and walking paths, it contains museums, several theaters, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. There are also many recreational facilities and several gift shops and restaurants within the boundaries of the park. Placed in reserve in 1835, the park's site is one of the oldest in the United States dedicated to public recreational use. The park and its historic Exposition buildings were declared a National Historic Landmark and National Historic Landmark District in 1977, and placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
San Diego Zoo
3 miles, 5,000,000 visitors
The San Diego Zoo is a 100-acre (40-hectare) home to over 3,700 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies, and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants. San Diego Zoo pioneered the concept of open-air, cageless exhibits that re-create natural animal habitats and is one of the few zoos in the world that houses the giant panda. It is located just north of Downtown San Diego in Balboa Park.