Downtown San Diego is the heart and soul of San Diego County. It is the business, financial and cultural center of the whole San Diego. Located right by the San Diego Bay, and above Coronado Island, downtown San Diego is known for San Diego Padres, San Diego Chargers and of course if you're from San Diego, Mr. Ron Burgundy. Anything you can think that should be in the center of the city is in downtown. From convention centers, restaurants, mall up to historical landmarks are to be found here.



Schools in Downtown San Diego

Downtown is being served by the San Diego Unified School District in which it handles over 200 institutions in the whole county. But to be specific in downtown San Diego, there's San Diego High School and San Diego City College located beside Balboa Park as well as Roosevely Middle School within Balboa Park. There's the California Western School of Law as well which is a private law school located in Cedar Street.



Attractions in Downtown San Diego

Knowing as the center of the city, there's a lot of attractions, things to do and annual festivities in "Centre City". To start off, there's Westfield Horton Plaza. It's a five-level outdoor shopping mall that provides numerous shops and restaurants to choose from. It is known for the bright colors and its architecture. Westfield Horton Plaza also recently worked with the city to and renovates the historical landmark, Horton Plaza and Broadway Fountain. They plan to create an urban park in which you can watch concerts, movie screenings and can hold public gatherings that is memorable to the city.

You will also see the Petco Park right by Park Blvd. It is the current home of San Diego Padres after staying with Qualcomm stadium from 1969-2003. Petco Park can accommodate up to 40,000++ people and is a perfect venue for football games as well as concerts.

For pop-culture fans, San Diego is known as the epitome of toys, comics and pop culture reference during the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). Founded by Shel Dorf, Ken Krueger and Richard Alf back in 1970, it was originally planned to put a convention to appreciate their passion for comic books, and science fiction. It started as a one day event and now became big not only for comic lovers and science fiction aficionados, but it is also becoming a sub-culture from everything seen on TV, to video games, cosplayers, animes and even toy collectors. There has been a bad reputation when you use to call someone a geek, but that changed with the help of this annual convention and children of baby boomers (1980's where cartoons, video games, started).



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Research San Diego with these resources:

http://www.downtownsandiego.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downtown_San_Diego
http://sandiego.padres.mlb.com/sd/ballpark/
http://www.comic-con.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westfield_Horton_Plaza
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petco_Park
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geek

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Updated: 19th November, 2018 12:58 PM.