Historic Old Town
Featuring museums, art galleries and restaurants, the San Diego Historic Old Town offer modern day attractions only found in San Diego. Old Town features authentic Mexican food, along with historic (and haunted) houses. Be sure to stop and watch the tortilla making and bring some home to enjoy.
San Diego Gaslamp Quarter has plenty of both day and night activities. Located in the historic heart of San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter features a variety of shops and boutiques, as well as restaurants, nightclubs and music venues. A highlight of the nightlife is that multiple bars and clubs have rooftop patios highlighting the amazing views. A great stop on the way to a summer Padres baseball game.
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.