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Too Many Homeless

Their are homeless people on every street in downtown San Diego and most of them are asking for money. The city has done a great job on restoration, but it gets very annoying with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
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Atlanta
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552 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Their are homeless people on every street in downtown San Diego and most of them are asking for money. The city has done a great job on restoration, but it gets very annoying with the homeless problem.I would not stay in downtown again. If the local government reads this message please do something with the homeless as you have a... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

If you are out to see the sites you must visit Horton Plaza. At night it looks like the stores were built into a mountain with shining lights that seem like lit candles in a window. I enjoyed walking through the many stores, buying from vendors who had small carts outside of the stores. San Diego's downtown is exciting to... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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199 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

If I could, I would like to rewind back into my childhood (sometime in 1978) and bottle downtown San Diego as it was - I thought 'Centre City' was at its pinnacle as "America's Finest City". But, I'm not 11 years old anymore, and the skyline I loved has also grown up - continuing to show the gentrification among other... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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1,170 reviews
475 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Downtown referred to as Centre City. A top meeting destination features: shopping, dining, nightlife, events, beaches. The 8th largest city in the US, a comprehensive business resource; focusing on working, living, and playing.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

As much as I enjoyed my time day or night ..! But !!!! The past days I have been seeing the worst fear of my life ! I'm not talking about the homeless people around and how dirty they make the area around , and how scared you will feel ..! Seeing cockroach 3 times a day or more is... More 

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

There is so much to offer in Downtown San Diego. There is the Gaslamp area with many dance clubs, bars, stores, a movie theater, some amazing restaurants, a great place to people watch, as well as some great Hotels. It is very close to the Convention Center and you can catch the Trolley from there too.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Very big city, with a few ways to get around if you are a tourist. Taxi's, and buses....you can walk, but wear good walking shoes.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Loved the city! Spent an afternoon around town, and spent some time on the USS Midway museum. It's a must see attraction if you head to San Diego!

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Maputo, Mozambique
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

absolutely nothing i could say that would make you want to visit downtown s.d. whatever was once here, its not now. pretty much a tourist trap, something like ghiradelli square in s.f. or something

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Providence, RI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Fabulous city- very easy to navigate. I used the "tourist trolley" for 2 days and was not disappointed. We felt safe going out at any time of day including night time. Our hotel was right on the water with great views. A great place to vacation any time of year.

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