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

AJL Litigation Media, Inc.

655 West Broadway, Fl. 17
San Diego, CA
  • Courtroom Equipment Rental
  • Demonstrative Evidence
  • Graphic Design
  • Litigation Support
  • Photography Services
  • Trial Services
  • Video Services

James & Waddle

450 B St., Ste. 780
San Diego, CA
  • Legal - Civil Litigation
  • Legal - Commercial Law
  • Legal Services - Real Estate
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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

Tue, Sep 16
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.

Civil Appellate Self-Help Workshop

Tue, Sep 16
4:00pm 6:00pm
San Diego Law Library (Main Branch)
San Diego
Are you a party in a civil case on appeal? If you need help working your way through the appeal process and have not retained an attorney, we can provide you with important information about procedures and resources that will help you handle your case. The Civil Appellate Self-Help Workshop will be held at the San Diego Law Library on the Third Tuesday of each month. The Civil Appellate Self-Help Workshop is a joint project of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One; the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.; the San Diego County Bar Association’s Appellate Court Committee; and the San Diego Law Library.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography

Wed, Sep 17
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.

1Million Cups San Diego

Wed, Sep 17
9:00am
CoMerge Workplace
San Diego
1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs.

Dialogue on Diversity

Wed, Sep 17
5:30pm 8:30pm
SDCBA Center
San Diego
1.0 CLE credit. Featuring Sandra S. Yamate, CEO, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession, and Hon. David Danielsen, Presiding Judge, San Diego Superior Court. Free for SDCBA members and Friends of the SDCBA. Reception to follow at Karl Strauss Brewery, 1157 Columbia St. in San Diego. Visit https://www.sdcba.org/index.cfm?amp%3beid=14982&%3bcalmonth=201409&%3bevaction=showDetail&%3bevsubaction=listMonth&pg=events&evAction=showDetail&eid=14982&evSubAction=listMonth&calmonth=201409 for more information.
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