Exploring Downtown San Diego


From the glistening waterfront to the historic Gaslamp Quarter, downtown San Diego sparkles 24 hours a day. This dynamic city offers a variety of stellar hotels, restaurants, and attractions to keep visitors returning for more.

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Stroll through the enchanting Gaslamp Quarter, 16 blocks of lively shops, restaurants, bars, and Victorian charm. Tour the town in style on an Old Town Trolley. Hop off at Seaport Village for a little retail therapy with delightful waterfront views. Later, enjoy a performance at the renowned Balboa Theatre, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. During baseball season, catch a game at Petco Park, home to the San Diego Padres, dubbed “the world’s best ballpark in America’s finest city” when it opened in 2004.

Water, water everywhere
Experience San Diego Harbor up close on a catamaran or whale watching tour. Ride bikes along the shoreline. Take a ferry ride with your bicycle from Broadway Pier or the Convention Center to explore car-free, carefree Coronado Island.

Visit the historic USS Midway aircraft carrier, permanently docked and transformed into a museum. Check out the nearby 25-foot statue, known as “Unconditional Surrender,” modeled after Alfred Eisenstaedt’s famous 1945 photograph of a sailor and nurse kissing in New York’s Times Square to celebrate the end of World War II.

The tallest waterfront hotel on the West Coast
When it’s time to relax, consider the luxurious, pet-friendly Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. Located downtown, just steps from the Gaslamp Quarter, the recently renovated hotel offers 1,628 guestrooms with spectacular Pacific Ocean or cityscape views. Choose one of their spacious rooms or splurge on a glorious penthouse suite replete with stunning décor, a dining and living room, elegant foyer, and windows on three sides. Feel like a star as you pamper yourself with a massage or pedicure at their onsite Marilyn Monroe Spa, Ionic.

Swim on high at one of the two rooftop pools. Dine in one of the eight restaurants, including the 40th floor Top of the Hyatt, with floor-to-ceiling windows for glorious sunset views. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails at the newly renovated lobby bar, The Landing. Visit the signature waterfront seafood restaurant, Sally’s Fish House & Bar, for fantastic views of the harbor, city lights, and Coronado Bridge and Island. Whet your whistle at Brew30, offering 30 rotating taps dedicated to local craft breweries and distilleries, plus plenty of salads and gourmet burgers to nibble on. Work off your meal in the 24-hour StayFit fitness center.

Explore San Diego’s cultural heart
Pack even more excitement into your day with a visit to Balboa Park. Just blocks from downtown, this 1,200-acre cultural oasis offers 17 eclectic museums, lush gardens, and the world-renowned San Diego Zoo. Roam the colorful Spanish Village Art Center showcasing over 200 local artisans or peruse the unique Photographic Arts Building, where members of the Southern California Association of
Camera Clubs display their work.

Whether you shop ‘til you drop, discover your sea legs on an entertaining Harbor cruise, catch the perfect sunset high atop the Hyatt, or dance the night away at a local pub, you’re sure to have a grand time wherever the day or night takes you in downtown San Diego.


Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
1 Market Pl.
San Diego