There are many reasons why you may be in search of San Diego souvenirs. Fortunately, whether you are looking for something for yourself or gifts for friends and family, there are plenty of places where you can San Diego treasures that make perfect gifts.
Those staying in one of the hotels in downtown San Diego will likely want to purchase something that reminds them of the bustling and eccentric Gaslamp District. In the Gaslamp Quarter, there are many stores that feature trinkets with San Diego slogans, as well as more upscale boutiques and shops that have items made of local products. There are also a variety of art galleries where you can purchase paintings, sculptures and other works of art from San Diego artists.
There are also many neighborhoods near the downtown district that offer a unique shopping experience and fun souvenirs for all ages. For instance, go shopping in Old Town San Diego and check out the handmade pottery, arts and crafts, toys and clothing, or head over to Seaport Village and browse the district’s many shops selling everything from sunglasses and fine jewelry to toys and t-shirts.
If you are shopping for someone in the military, the Command Museum at the MCRD has a gift shop where you can purchase a variety of items that highlight the influence the military has had on the San Diego area. Other gifts can also be purchased at the popular USS Midway. Once aboard the USS Midway, there is a large gift shop in the back, and there are many kiosks outside that sell similar aeronautic memorabilia.
No matter who you’re shopping for, you’re sure to find something great to take back home with you. Did we miss any other places to go shopping for souvenirs in Old Town? Share them with us!