The Westin San Diego


400 West Broadway, San Diego, CA, 92101, United States   •  Weather:   

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Fun Things to Do in San Diego

San Diego Attractions

The Gaslamp Quarter is across the street from Horton Plaza, the San Diego Convention Center, Petco Park and San Diego's core business district and within minutes of major San Diego attractions, such as the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Old Town, Little Italy, Balboa Park and Museums, the USS Midway, and the breathtaking scenery of San Diego's stunning sandy beaches.

The Westin San Diego is located in the heart of downtown San Diego's famous Gaslamp Quarter, in the center of more than 150 restaurants, coffeehouses and nightclubs. You'll be within walking distance to of many fun things to do in San Diego, including over 100 unique shops and galleries. Once the sun goes down, the Gaslamp Quarter turns into a sophisticated urban playground that features fine dining, craft cocktails, theatre, music and dancing.


1 mile from The Westin San Diego

Petco Park is home to San Diego’s only Major League Baseball team, the San Diego Padres. Known as "The world's best ballpark in America's finest city," fans can enjoy beautiful weather from the stands of this open-air stadium all year long. With a 42,445 seating capacity, this stadium is also the perfect location for concerts and other special events.

A photo outside Petco Park MLB baseball stadium at night time
The USS Midway - now a maritime museum - nearby Westin San Diego Hotel

USS Midway

1 mile from The Westin San Diego

The USS Midway is America's longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century and is now a maritime museum that features 60 exhibits with a collection of 29 restored aircraft. Approximately 200,000 sailors served aboard the carrier, known for several naval and aviation breakthroughs as well as humanitarian missions.

Balboa Park

3 miles from The Westin San Diego

Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban cultural park in San Diego that is home to 15 major museums, gardens, theatres and the world famous San Diego Zoo. Guests will enjoy an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts, and classes throughout the year.

Photograph of the tower at San Diegou2019s Museum of Man inside Balboa Park
Panda playing in a tree at San Diego Zoo - one of a number things to do In San Diego

San Diego Zoo

3 miles from The Westin San Diego

The world-famous San Diego Zoo is located adjacent to downtown San Diego and only minutes from our hotel. Set in Balboa Park, the San Diego zoo is home to more than 4,000 animals. Guests can explore the 100 acre park by guided bus tour, express bus or foot. 

Old Town

4.3 miles from The Westin San Diego

Old Town San Diego is considered the “birthplace” of California and is the site of the first permanent Spanish settlement in California. Old Town is comprised of 12 acres of historical sites, diverse shops, restaurants and museums. Known for colorful Mexican cuisine, Old Town's dining is lively and vibrant and celebrates indigenous Mexican ingredients.

Fusion Bistro in old town San Diego and lit up at night
A happy dolphin performing at SeaWorld - a great family attraction in San Diego


6 miles from The Westin San Diego

Take your family on a San Diego adventure they will never forget with a visit to SeaWorld San Diego. Share in the wonders and excitement of SeaWorld's incredible killer whale performances, dolphin shows, stage shows and laugh-out-loud entertainment. Go nose-to-bottlenose with your favorite sea life and learn about the ocean and it's inhabitants.


  • Westfield - Horton Plaza
  • Simon Fashion Valley Mall
  • Little Italy Mercato
  • Hillcrest Farmers Market
  • North Park Farmers Market
  • Carlsbad Premium Outlets
  • Las Americas Premium Outlets 
Fun Things To Do In San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter & Around The City - Farmer's Market


Things to Do San Diego - Little Italy
Things to Do San Diego - Embarcadero

Little Italy

Explore the center of San Diego's food and drink scene in Little Italy, a lively neighborhood home to generations of Italian families who made their living by the sea. Today, you can roam the streets and corridors while window shopping at the many local boutqiues or stop by the Italian market for food and wine. 


Spanish for "landing place," the Embarcadero is an area along the San Diego waterfront located across downtown San Diego. Step back in time to explore the city's historic maritime culture.  From visiting historic landmarks like the USS Midway to shopping and dining, the Embarcadero has a variety of actvities, arts & culture, and events.

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