Located in the heart of Downtown San Diego is the shopping mall Horton Plaza. The multi-level plaza is home to many of the country's beloved department stores and chains. Constructed in art-deco fashion, the storefronts boast wide windows and walkways which abut at sharp angles and give the mall a modern look. All the shops face in toward grand staircases and escalators making it easy for visitors to recognize their favorite shops. Colorful awnings and neon signs create a colorful and playful atmosphere, lending to the inviting feel of the mall.
Costing an incredible $140,000,000 to construct in 1985, this enormous mall spans over the 6 ½ blocks that neighbor San Diego's historical Gaslamp Quarter. Both the Gaslamp Quarter and Horton Plaza share the same parking garage, so while visiting the mall, feel free to explore the unique boutiques and restaurants that line Market Street. Known for its enormous staples, the Macy's and Nordstrom (encompassing over 120,000 sq. ft. each) are the Mecca for any shopping enthusiast.
From Louis Vuitton to Gap, Victoria's Secret to Brookstone, Horton Plaza has over 170 stores, catering to a wide range of shoppers. Make sure to visit Horton Plaza during the Christmas season, where in the middle of downtown you can ice skate in a rink outdoors, reminiscent of the enormous rink in Rockefeller Center, New York. It is perfect for families and dates, a definite tradition for San Diego natives.
- Monday through Friday: 10am to 9pm
- Sunday: 11am to 7pm
- Location: 324 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA
- Phone: 619-239-8180
- Website: westfield.com/hortonplaza