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Downtown San Diego

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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Quick flight and 2 hours later in a wonderful location; great weather, attractions and plenty to do ... beautiful flight in, lunch and shopping ... love this area ... all though cans do without all of the Bird, Lime scooters ... TERRIBLE and a hazard...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

Overall, a clean city with interesting sights. Has that Southern California feel, yet has the vibes of any large city. Seems safe, yet there can be areas that are a bit questionable. Best bet is to walk around and explore. Varied sites from downtown buildings,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Randy2353
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

What a better way to start your morning than indulging your senses with an awakening Venti Cold Brew with salted caramel cream from Starbuck’s on Market & 10th Downtown San Diego? The young and ebullient staff might be getting a handsome discount on liquid-gold-caffeine! Their...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank josemaria y
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Downtown is a lovely vibrate place. If you like architecture there are some really cool buildings. Lots to see and do, it had a good variety of restaurants & bars as well as shops.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank siobhansmithis
Reviewed April 2, 2018

The downtown district/area encompasses that geographic area extending along Laurel Street (near the airport), along Hwy 5 following its curve down to the Coronado Bay Bridge. Inside these confines lie signature Little Italy, Gaslamp Quarter, and East Village neighborhoods. LIttle Italy and Gaslamp are recognized...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

We visited this area of San Diego on a two day stop over. We used the trolley bus to reach this area as it is quite far out from the main area of town. It has been set aside as a museum with buildings etc...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Gerald P
Reviewed September 3, 2017

First off, I'm a New Yorker, and have seen all sorts of stuff. However, on my recent trip to San Diego, I must say I have never seen so many homeless people in my life. Seriously. All over the city-- whether in public parks, like...More

Date of experience: August 2017
5  Thank Diane H
Reviewed May 6, 2017

A very clean city but other than Gasslamp Quarter it is not that pedestrian freindly. Walking downtown is clean and safe, but not a lot of action. Very little pedestrians but a lot of busy car traffic. We also used the bus, but found it...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Teresa H
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Great spot to explore, lots to see and do. History to be discovered. Lots of great restaurants as well.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Haley W
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We have visited San Diego often, over the last 30 years. On our last visit June/July 2014 we were impressed with the changes, especially Gaslamp, as there were a lot of new restaurants around and Horton Plaza was getting a new public seating area. On...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Sue53_11
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