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The New Downtown: A Guide to San Diego's Most Happening Neighborhood

We're delving into the new restaurants, cultural events, and businesses that are making downtown a destination


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Downtown San Diego

If you only come downtown for the occasional Padres game or—eep!—jury duty, you’re missing out on all the food, beer, arts, shopping, maker spaces, and new housing taking root in the 92101. Add to that an incoming UCSD outpost, the IDEA District opening its first building, luxury hotels and theaters on the rise, and a tech startup boom—San Diego’s downtown is moving on up.

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The New Downtown:

Who the Heck Lives Downtown?

Home to less than one percent of the county's population, the area has a lot of potential

How Downtown San Diego Does Luxury

Younger, millennial-focused luxury is leading the way

Downtown Has an Unofficial Arts District

Here's how to explore it during one night in May

Why We (Will) Love Our Skyline

Local architect Joseph Martinez has helped define the San Diego skyline—but we have a long way to go

A Downtown San Diego Coffee Crawl

Here’s our guide to the best downtown coffee shops

A Downtown San Diego Food Tour

Here’s a rundown of where to eat and drink in style in downtown

Why Companies Are Moving to Downtown San Diego

Easy commutes, walkability, and food trucks—downtown is the new hot spot for companies

The IDEA District Is No Longer Just an Idea

The east village concept is debuting this September

FAQ: The Answers to 7 Burning Questions about Downtown

What’s the fate of Horton Plaza, and what’s happening with the homeless?

A Downtown San Diego Brewery Tour

Take the trolley for a full day of brew hopping—without any driving or parking worries
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