Shopping near the San Diego Convention Center
Downtown San Diego is a shopper’s paradise, attracting vacationers and visitors from around the world. If you are attending a convention at the SDCC or staying at a nearby cheap San Diego Convention Center hotel, be sure to set aside some time to enjoy the premier shopping of the downtown district.
Looking for a shopping mall near the convention center? Horton Plaza is one of the most popular shopping complexes in San Diego, located within walking distance of the meeting venue. This outdoor mall is unlike any other, with winding pathways, ramps and spiraling staircases that lead you from one level to the next. The brightly painted exterior of Horton Plaza is a true reflection of the fun and casual vibe of San Diego. A Westfield Mall, visitors can browse through major retail stores including Nordstrom and Macy’s, as well as specialty shops featuring everything from electronics to fine jewelry. There is also a multi-screen movie theater and expansive outdoor food court.
The surrounding area of Horton Plaza, 4th Street in particular, is filled with smaller boutique shops and stores. Walking up and down the street, you can enjoy the restored historical buildings that have been converted into modern day stores. Scattered among the many downtown stores are various bars, restaurants and music venues that offer great entertainment late into the night.
Another popular spot for some afternoon shopping is Seaport Village. Situated on the San Diego bay, visitors are given the opportunity to shop while they admire stunning ocean views. With more than 50 retail stores throughout Seaport Village featuring everything from one-of-a-kind art pieces to children’s toys, there is a store for individuals of all ages. There are also many waterfront restaurants where you can lounge on the outdoor patio and take a break from your shopping adventures.
Ready to shop ‘till you drop? Reserve a room at the Pacific Inn & Suites, offering affordable lodging near San Diego Convention Center. Located within minutes of the Convention Center and shopping complexes including Seaport Village, Horton Plaza and 4th Street, our guests love our central downtown location. For more information about our spacious rooms and suites or to learn about our current hotel discounts, contact a Reservation Manager at 1-800-571-2933.