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

Shelburne Sherr Conference Center

501 W. Broadway, Ste. 1330
San Diego, CA
  • Arbitration & Special Reference
  • Conference Rooms / Conference Centers

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

Monthly Flute Music Program

Wed, Sep 3
5:30pm 6:30pm
San Diego Central Library
San Diego
The San Diego Public Library and Ancient Sounds of Peace (ASOP), whose goal is to promote harmony and peace through the healing power of ancient sounds and music, will host a twice monthly flute music program. . ASOP manager and master flutist Eugene Sukhorukov will present the music. The music will begin on May 7 and will continue every first and third Wednesday throughout the year.

Sunset Poolside Jazz Series/Charlie Chavez Quartet

Thu, Sep 4
6:30pm
The Westgate Hotel
San Diego
Charlie Chavez Quartet is a virtuoso percussionist whose performances are a fusion of his exquisite talent, passionate spirit and rigorous study of the history of Latin percussion. Set against the backdrop of downtown San Diego’s skyline at sunset, the event series will continue to feature jazz entertainment to enjoy alongside a selection of traditional and craft cocktails, fine whiskey, wine and beer as well as an array of appetizers and tapas.

Legal Success: The Latino Experience

Thu, Sep 4
12:00pm 1:15pm
Gomez Trial Attorneys
San Diego
Speakers are John Gomez, Lilia Garcia and Guillermo Escobedo. SDLRLA members may attend at no cost. MCLE credit will be offered. RSVP to Joanna Solozabal at joanna@thelawcorp.com.

Connected Health Summit

Thu, Sep 4
The Omni Hotel
San Diego
The inaugural Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers is the only event focused exclusively on the consumer-focused perspective of the fast-growing digital health/connected health market. The event provides industry players with in-depth analysis on the implications of the connected healthcare revolution – and the resulting consumerization of healthcare – for multiple industries. Keynotes: Ascension Health, Humana Wellness, Kaiser Permanente, Optum, Qualcomm Life, and Walgreens.

Ailyn Pèrez and Stephen Costello in Recital

Fri, Sep 5
Balboa Theatre
San Diego
Join us at the Balboa Theatre for an exquisite recital with piano featuring soprano Ailyn Pérez and tenor Stephen Costello. Dubbed “America’s fastest-rising husband-and-wife opera stars” by the Associated Press, you know them better from their San Diego Opera appearances in Romeo and Juliet, Faust, The Daughter of the Regiment and Moby-Dick. We will be among the first to celebrate their first album together – a recording of romantic love duets by Verdi, Puccini, Bernstein, and others, recorded with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Patrick Summers’ leadership. The album was released in May of 2014, their first release as exclusive recording artists for Warner Classics.
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