Have you just moved into your first apartment in downtown San Diego
? You may be looking around for things to do, but unsure where your adventures should take you. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite spots in downtown.
With this list you’ll be able to enjoy everything from a day out with the family to a night out on the town. Added bonus? These must-do San Diego downtown attractions are within walking distance of K1
or accessible via public transit, making them as easy to get to as they are to enjoy.
Always a big draw, San Diego’s own MLB park is within easy distance of K1. Take in a night game with the Padres during the season or enjoy any one of a number of events that Petco hosts
during the off-season. Popular favorites include The Links, a nine-hole ballpark golf experience that takes place in December and Monster Jam in February.
The East Village
San Diego’s East Village
has experienced a huge growth spurt in the last decade or so, inspired by the arrival of Petco Park to downtown San Diego. It’s become a hub for eating, drinking, and dancing the night away in downtown. Head over to the Hotel Solamar to enjoy their rooftop bar or enjoy some pasta and woodfire pizza at Bottega Americano. The options are endless in this fun downtown district.
The Gaslamp Quarter
Nestled in the East Village is San Diego’s historic district, the Gaslamp Quarter
. Visitors love this part of downtown for its unique juxtaposition of modern and Victorian architecture, along with its array of galleries, boutiques, and nightclubs.
The New Children’s Museum
Want something to do with the kids or have family visiting from out of town? You might want to consider a trip over to the New Children’s Museum
. This new type of museum for kids has a mission to “stimulate imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art” along with an area designed just for toddlers and their caregivers.
Miles of walking paths and public art make a visit to Bayfront Park
good for the heart and the soul. This grassy park is located right on the waterfront, making the views soothing and breezy on even a hot summer day. Stop by the Hilton San Diego Bayfront at the end of your stroll for a relaxing drink.
San Diego Zoo
Ready for a trolley? Hop on San Diego’s favorite public transit system to visit our world-famous zoo. Popular animals at the San Diego Zoo
include mandrills, elephants, giant tortoises, and over 25 koalas in the zoo’s Australian Outback section.
San Diego’s maritime history is on vibrant display in the Embarcadero
, located right along Big Bay in Downtown. Kids and adults alike can enjoy visits to historical ships in dock and maritime museums. You can even take a harbor tour on a boat or enjoy a spot of fishing at the working fishing harbor.
Living at K1 means quick and easy access to a whole world of fun and entertainment. These are just a few of the opportunities you have in downtown San Diego to enjoy yourselves.