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

Schwartz Hyde & Sullivan, LLP

401 B St., Ste. 2400
San Diego, CA
  • Legal - Government/Municipal
  • Legal - Land Use

BRG Consulting, Inc.

304 Ivy St.
San Diego, CA
  • Consultants - Environmental
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Land Planning
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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


Sat, Jul 26
Horton Grand Theatre
San Diego
The music revue of a generation! Seven multi-talented performers and San Diego's hottest band take you on an unforgettable ride through the biggest hits and hte most memorable events of the Baby Boom Decades! Featuring great music fromteh 60s and 70s!

Sunset Poolside Jazz Series

Sat, Jul 26
6:30pm 9:30pm
The Westgate Hotel
San Diego
Sway and groove to the sounds of Southern California’s finest Jazz talents by the pool of the Westgate Hotel. No performance on July 24. Check online for talents and series schedule.

Author Marjorie Hersom Book Signing Event

Sat, Jul 26
LION Coffee
San Diego
Hersom, a resident of La Mesa, CA, will be available to sign copies of her book, Captive Bride.

Where’s Waldo: An East Village Scavenger Hunt

Sat, Jul 26
12:00pm 1:00pm
The Library Shop/San Diego Central Library
San Diego
Collecting store stamps or signatures at designated businesses will entitle diligent seekers to a “I Found Waldo” celebration party at The Library Shop. The event features a complimentary pizza party for a job well done, as well as a grand prize drawing. The family-friendly scavenger hunt features the famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs and his faithful dog Woof throughout local business establishments around East Village and Downtown. The Where’s Waldo: An East Village Scavenger Hunt is a great summer vacation activity, and a wonderful way for residents to support local business and the Shop Local movement.

Bayside Gospel Concert

Sun, Jul 27
Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
San Diego
Featuring Men 4 Christ, Eddie Baltrip and Fulfillment, Archie Robinson & N.B.P., Stephanie Stephens, David Dredden and Undefeated, Divine Praise Dancers and San Diego United Gospel Artists and special guest, four-time Grammy Winning Artist, Karen Clark-Sheard.
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