Horton Plaza

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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

Maritime Museum of San Diego

1492 North Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA
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San Diego Economic Consultants

1516 W Redwood St., Ste. 212
San Diego, CA
  • Economics
  • Financial Planning & Services
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Movie Theaters

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

Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography

Sat, Dec 20
San Diego Central Library/Joan & Irwin Jacobs Comm
San Diego
– Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography gathers eight of San Diego’s most talented photographers who are exploring the creative boundaries of photography. Each of the artists included in this exhibition (Andy Cross, Amanda Dahlgren, Judith Fox, John Brinton Hogan, Michael Mulno, Han Nguyen, Scott Polach, and Rebecca Webb) live and work in the San Diego region, adding to the cultural vibrancy of our community. . A reception sponsored by the Friends of the Central Library is planned for Saturday, September 6, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibition and reception are open to the public and admission is free.

Gauquin to Warhol 20th Century Icons

Sat, Dec 20
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego
The exhibition is a who’s who of the art world, with monumental works from Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Paul Gauguin, Francis Bacon, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock, among others. This is the only West Coast stop for this exhibition, which features 70+ works from the renowned collection from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y., and covers modern movements from Post-Impressionism to Pop.

The Grinch

Sat, Dec 20
The Old Globe Theatre
San Diego
San Diego’s favorite holiday tradition, back for its 17th incredible year, is a wonderful, whimsical production that will once again jump right off the pages of the classic Dr. Seuss book and onto the Old Globe’s stage.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography

Sun, Dec 21
San Diego Central Library/Joan & Irwin Jacobs Comm
San Diego
– Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography gathers eight of San Diego’s most talented photographers who are exploring the creative boundaries of photography. Each of the artists included in this exhibition (Andy Cross, Amanda Dahlgren, Judith Fox, John Brinton Hogan, Michael Mulno, Han Nguyen, Scott Polach, and Rebecca Webb) live and work in the San Diego region, adding to the cultural vibrancy of our community. . A reception sponsored by the Friends of the Central Library is planned for Saturday, September 6, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibition and reception are open to the public and admission is free.

Gauquin to Warhol 20th Century Icons

Sun, Dec 21
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego
The exhibition is a who’s who of the art world, with monumental works from Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Paul Gauguin, Francis Bacon, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock, among others. This is the only West Coast stop for this exhibition, which features 70+ works from the renowned collection from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y., and covers modern movements from Post-Impressionism to Pop.
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