Downtown San Diego is sometimes called “Centre City” because its combination of big businesses and varied entertainment options make it the heart of San Diego. Although San Diego was established in the neighboring Old Town, the Downtown area grew rapidly due its beautiful and economically advantageous coastal environment. Major corporations such as AT&T, NBC, and Wells Fargo have buildings in this lively metropolitan area, and the nearby 5, 94, and 163 freeways ensure easy access from anywhere in San Diego.
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What’s Cool About DowntownThe Gaslamp Quarter is the center of Downtown’s bustling nightlife, featuring a variety of trendy bars and restaurants. There you’ll also find Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, and the San Diego Convention Center, which hosts the annual Comic-Con as well as other conferences of all kinds. Prime shopping is available at the Horton Plaza Mall and the charming Seaport Village. The House of Blues, Anthology, Copley Symphony Hall, and the Balboa and Spreckels Theaters offer plays, music, and other entertainment.
In the northwest of Downtown lies Balboa Park, which contains the world-famous San Diego Zoo, a golf course, hiking trails, and an abundance of museums. To the northeast is scenic Little Italy, home to wonderful shops and Italian restaurants.
Downtown San Diego’s population is diverse and has a high proportion of single people, males, and people serving in the armed forces. Downtown residents tend to rent apartments that are small but close to a wide range of activities. The area is a whirlwind of excitement, ideal for those accustomed to a fast-paced lifestyle. By Gary Kent
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