Horton Plaza

Visitor Information

Alonzo Horton moved the center of San Diego to the Waterfront area in 1867 giving the City its unique scenic location.  Horton Plaza Park is a tribute to his foresight. The park features the first water fountain in the United States to have electric lights.

The Westfield Shoppingtown Horton Plaza now occupies six and one-half blocks of the heart of San Diego-Central and provides a festive commercial heart for the city.  Opened in 1985, Horton Plaza was designed by the Jerde Partnership of San Diego to resemble an European market place and to function like an amusement park for shoppers.  The architects also included elements of San Diego's history in their design.  The ornate lamps are replicas of the original gas lamps used in San Diego at the turn of the century.  The Jessop's Clock was built in 1907 and has been a fixture in San Diego for almost one hundred years.

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Horton Plaza Businesses

Law Office of David P. Strauss

185 W F St., Ste. 430
San Diego, CA
  • Legal - Discrimination
  • Legal - Employment Litigation
  • Legal - Unfair Practices

California Western School of Law

225 Cedar Ave.
San Diego, CA
  • Education - Legal
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Movie Theaters

701 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA, 92101
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
475 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA, 92101

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

Upcoming Events

Parisian Style Easter Celebration

Sun, Apr 20
10:00am 3:00pm
The Westgate Hotel
San Diego
Celebrate Easter in San Diego at The Westgate Hotel where locals and weekend travelers alike are invited to enjoy the perfect family holiday in Parisian style. Guests can share with their children an afternoon of fun with the Westgate Easter Bunny Teas on April 18 and 19 and the Traditional Westgate Easter Champagne brunch featuring the Easter Bunny and face painter on Sunday, April 20. The luxury hotel located near the Gaslamp Quarter is also offering The Westgate Experience package at special rates for the perfect family weekend getaway.

Films From Spain: A Gun in Each Hand

Tue, Apr 22
7:00pm
Hall of Nations in Balboa Park
San Diego
"A Gun in Each Hand" is a witty and brutally hilarious portrait of fortysomething men confronting various midlife crises, and the changing gender roles of contemporary Spanish society. The cast features some of the most star-studded, talents in modern Spanish and Latin American cinema, including Ricardo Darín, Luis Tosar, Javier Cámara, Eduardo Noriega, Leonor Watling, Candela Peña and Leonardo Sbaraglia.

Classic Cinema Wednesday Films Festival

Wed, Apr 23
Central Library
San Diego
Opening the series, the classic lawyer comedy film “Adam’s Rib” will screen on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the New San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. The Library’s “Classic Cinema” movie showcase highlights the best movies that are considered “classics.” Audience discussions will often follow the screenings. These events are FREE and open to the public.  April 2 — “Adam’s Rib” (1949) — With husband and wife lawyers Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.  April 9 — “12 Angry Men” (1957) — With Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, inside a tense jury trial.  April 16 —“Anatomy of a Murder” (1959) — With James Stewart and Lee Remick, directed by Otto Preminger.  April 23 — “Inherit the Wind” (1960) — With Spencer Tracy and Fredric March.

ASLA-SD Meet the Fellows

Wed, Apr 23
6:00pm 8:00pm
NewSchool of Architecture & Design
San Diego
During Landscape Architecture Month in April, the San Diego Chapter of ASLA has planned a social event where you can meet and talk to our local ASLA Fellows! This event will also profile our new subcommittee of Emerging Professionals who have recently embraced the profession. Don't miss this great opportunity to network with other professionals and hear our Fellows speak about the profession and milestones in their career.

Lawyers Club Monthly Luncheon: Bring Your Child to Work

Thu, Apr 24
12:00pm 1:15pm
The Bristol Hotel
San Diego
Balancing the demands of practicing law with those of parenthood is a juggling act and it's not uncommon for attorneys to wonder if their child will be permanently scarred when they have to miss the occassional baseball game or bedtime story due to work obligations. Join us as we attempt to debunk those fears and hear from children (both young and adult) of attorneys about how they really feel about growing up with lawyer parents. Following the luncheon attendees and their children are invited to attend a mock trial in the courtroom of Hon. Joan Weber, followed by a tour of the holding cells and courthouse! $25, Lawyers Club members; $14, children; $40, non-members; $20, students, $40 at the door, space permitting.
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