Downtown San Diego is an exciting, vibrant area which encompasses a variety of interesting and distinct neighborhoods. If you’re unfamiliar with San Diego’s downtown district and want to know which communities are worth exploring, the Marina Inn in downtown San Diego offers a list of the top three neighborhoods in the area.
- The Gaslamp Quarter. The most energizing, busiest neighborhood in downtown San Diego is the Gaslamp Quarter. It is this community that is at the heart of San Diego’s nightlife scene, being home to hundreds of bars and a variety of nightclubs. The Gaslamp neighborhood, which is two blocks wide and eight blocks long, is also packed with some of San Diego’s finest restaurants.
- Little Italy. As the Gaslamp is home to San Diego’s nightlife, the Little Italy neighborhood is home to San Diego’s most authentic Italian restaurants. Little Italy is not only a place to savor great food, but it is a peek into genuine Italian traditions. In Little Italy, you can explore museums and beautiful church grounds as well as peruse the neighborhood’s many fine art galleries. Many cultural and community celebrations take place in the Little Italy neighborhood, including the popular Little Italy Mercado farmer’s market that occurs every Saturday.
- Seaport Village. Why visit Seaport Village? This quiet, waterfront community features a collection of quaint shops and dessert vendors, something for individuals of all ages to enjoy. Located on the San Diego Bay, Seaport Village gives visitors scenic views of the bay and Coronado Bridge while they relax and enjoy a light meal or their favorite sweets. The shops and restaurants of Seaport Village are connected by narrow, cobblestone paths and feature a central, open dining area where visitors can catch live musical performances.
Whether you’re looking for a night on the town or a lazy afternoon lunch by the water, there’s a community in downtown San Diego for you. Click here for more information about neighborhoods near San Diego’s Little Italy, Seaport Village and the Gaslamp Quarter.