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Horton Plaza Shopping Center

Horton Plaza

Located in the heart of downtown San Diego, Horton Plaza is a lively shopping center with much traffic. Designed by Jon Adams Jerden and named after Alonzo Horton, this 6-level mall has 130+ stores.

Horton Plaza

Aside from the great stores, the most stunning feature of this shopping center is the spectacular architecture and vibrant colors.

6-levels high and completely open-air, this shopping mall is like a friendly maze. Ramps, archways, and bridges connect the different sectors. Indeed, the angled walkways and whimsical colors remind people of Dr Seuss's "Horton Hears a Who" instead of San Diego's City Founder, Alonzo Horton.

Horton Plaza

Also noteworthy is the 30-foot obelisk and the sunken courtyard of San Diego's repertory theater, The Lyceum Theater. Enlarge photo.

Horton Plaza

Many of the stores in this shopping center is similar to those found in UTC and Fashion Valley. These include:
Kids', Men's & Women's Fashion
Department Stores
Accessories & Jewelry
Health & Beauty
Books & Stationary
Electronics & Music
Home Decor
Specialty Stores
and more! See entire list of stores here.                     Enlarge photo

Horton Plaza

As with all shopping malls, there is a food court. Many of the eateries are typical of shopping mall food: Panda Express, La Salsa, Hot-dog on a Stick, Starbucks, Jamba Juice etc. However, the presentation of these restaurants seem more elaborate, more colorful and more exciting. Food is the same, but look and feel is totally different. Expect to find a variety of foods: Chinese, Japanese, faux Mongolian, Italian, Indian, American, Mexican, and more. See list of restaurants here.

Location, Hours, Parking

Horton Plaza Shopping Center
324 Horton Plaza
(between Broadway & G St; and 1st & 4th Ave)
San Diego CA 92101-5481

Horton Plaza is located next to the Historic Gaslamp Quarter in the center of San Diego's downtown. In the winter, Horton Square is converted into an outdoor skating rink. So, needless to say, there's much to see and do here.

Open:   Mon - Fri    
10am to 9pm    
10am to8pm
11am to 6pm

Parking is limited to the paid parking structure on the south east side of the mall. Parking is free for 3 hour with validation from the shopping mall (during business hours only). Otherwise, parking $8 per hour, 24 hours a day, everyday.
Horton Plaza
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Information is accurate at time of publication but can change without notice.