Historic Old Town & Gaslamp District
From museums and art galleries to restaurants and clubs, Historic Old Town and the Downtown Gaslamp District offer modern day attractions only found in San Diego. Other attractions include the Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater and Science Center, Birch Aquarium and the Midway Aircraft Museum. San Diego’s thriving arts and entertainment scene offers something for everyone.
Explore 14 acres of waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment in the heart of San Diego. Recreating a harbor-side setting from 100 years ago, Seaport Village includes 54 unique shops, 13 casual dining eateries and 4 fine dining waterfront restaurants.
Once home to San Diego's flourishing tuna fishing industry and generations of Italian families who made their living on the sea, Little Italy is a quaint and lively neighborhood filled with patio cafés, restaurants, pubs, art galleries, shops and the beautiful Amici Park.
Home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts and classes.
The best way to start your journey through Balboa Park is with a stop at the Balboa Park Visitors Center. Located across from The Prado Restaurant in the House of Hospitality, the Visitors Center has the most current and comprehensive information about the Park’s activities and attractions. Open from 9:30am-4:30pm daily (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day), the Visitors Center offers brochures, maps, audio tours, free guided tours of the Park, transportation information, dining advice, and more.