Horton Plaza is an outdoor shopping all which we visit on every trip we make to San Diego, so have been there a considerable amount if times over the last ten years or so.
It looks great and very different to the typical shopping malls you find in the USA, but is immensely difficult to find your way around with poor signage.
We love Macy's here which always has great bargains, and special deals for foreign visitors,as well as local ones. On this occasion it was a friends and family offer of 25% extra off anything you bought including their brilliant sale offers. Usually, though you would get at least 10% off by showing your passport at the visitors centre, and getting your foreign visitors discount card. This is available in all Macy's department stores.
There is Gap, Nordstrom, Victorias Secrets, Body Shop, Levi's store, and many other smaller more specialist stores, including a book shop. There is also a very reasonable CVS pharmacy on the ground level before you enter, which has reasonably priced alcohol, soft drinks, snacks, sun lotion etc - medicines seemed to be pretty expensive though still.
Horton Plaza also has a food court near the top of it, with a wider variety available including; pizza, chinese, Mexican, burgers, Japanese, Cinnabon to name just a few - a good value place to grab a quick bite. There are also a couple of large chess games that can be played if that is your thing. And we noticed today that a Comedy Club as opened at the very top, with live comedy every night, but did not get time to visit unfortunately.
Finding your way around even for veterans like us is difficult and a touch irritating, so be prepared, there is also a lot of construction going on at present, which made today's visit a little more disappointing, as some areas were inaccessible.
Taxis are plentiful right outside, and Horton Plaza is a stop on the sightseeing Trolley Tours too. Probably a little difficult for those with limited mobility as it is on so many levels although there are so lifts and escalators. If you are visiting San Diego on a cruise ship a taxi there will cost you around $10.
Overall though we would say it's worth a visit for the Macy's, the food court and the CVS, as well as the rest of what's available, and I'm sure once the building works are completed our rating will go up to very good.
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