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

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP

101 W Broadway, Fl. Ninth
San Diego, CA
  • Legal - Discrimination
  • Legal - Employment Litigation
  • Legal - Labor Relations

Schwartz Hyde & Sullivan, LLP

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

Wed, Oct 22
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

Wed, Oct 22
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.

1Million Cups San Diego

Wed, Oct 22
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.

AACAPs 61st Annual Mental Health Meeting

Wed, Oct 22
Manchester Hyatt San Diego
San Diego
The Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of child and adolescent psychiatrists in the world offering a comprehensive schedule of events which combines cutting edge science with children’s mental health issues. The program provides child and adolescent psychiatrists, clinicians and researchers with the latest updates in the mental health industry and features presentations by award-winning speakers and the profession’s leading minds. Keynote speakers will lead hot button topics including The Future of Mental Health Services in the 21st Century, Marijuana and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in 2014, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Affordable Care Act.

Perspectives on the Current Economy

Wed, Oct 22
9:00am 11:30am
Symphony Towers-University Club
San Diego
Speaker, Mr. John Tamny Editor of RealClearMarkets and Forbes Opinions Senior Economic Adviser to H.C. Wainwright Economics Senior Economic Adviser to Toreador Research and Trading. Dress is professional. Gentlemen are required to wear closed-toed shoes and a collared shirt. No tank tops, shorts, tennis shoes or flip-flops.
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