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Go On a Shopping Spree in Downtown San Diego


San Diego has many sites and attractions to see and visit, but for visitors who want to do some shopping, the typical tourist attractions may not be high on their priority list. Fortunately, Guests at the affordable Pacific Inn downtown San Diego hotel, are not only a short drive from the city’s top attractions, we are also located in close proximity to the most popular downtown shopping districts.

One of the best places to shop is at the many boutiques that line the main drag of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. This neighborhood is more commonly known for its bars and nightclubs, but during the day, shoppers can browse a large selection of one-of-a-kind specialty gifts, products and services. Shoppers looking for unique clothing, accessories and paintings which reflect the character of San Diego prefer the small shops in the Gaslamp Quarter. What is so special about these products, you may ask? The majority of the shops are owned by the local artists and designers!

Shoppers looking for more mainstreamed or branded merchandise can head over to the Horton Plaza mall. This is the only shopping mall in downtown San Diego and features a movie theater, comedy club and an underground theater for plays and musicals. The Horton Plaza stores are numerous and will have something for everyone, whether they’re looking for clothes, toys or accessories. Horton Plaza has many dining options including eating in the popular Macy’s café. While shopping, mall visitors can observe the mall’s interesting architecture with narrow, winding walkways and brightly painted walls.

San Diego is one of the few places visitors can shop along the water which is what happens while exploring the quaint shops at Seaport Village. Like the Gaslamp boutiques, these shops feature unique, specialty merchandise. At Seaport Village, shoppers can browse a selection of home goods, toys, clothing and even chocolate and cookies! After a few hours of shopping, visitors can either enjoy a casual waterfront meal in Seaport Village or at the nearby San Diego Harbor restaurants.

Whether you enjoy your time in San Diego by sightseeing or shopping, be sure to reserve your clean and spacious room at the centrally located Pacific Inn.

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