Explore History and Culture in Downtown San Diego
Downtown San Diego and the surrounding neighborhoods are filled with things to do and see, many of which are only a stones’ throw away from the Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection. During your trip, you can catch a live performance, do some shopping, learn about local history, and much more.
Catch a Live Performance
There’s no better place to see live performances than in Core-Columbia! Here, you’ll find the San Diego Civic Theater, which puts on a wide array of entertainment with new shows each night. See the California Ballet, watch a play, or listen to a concert; either way, you’re sure to uncover some phenomenal local talent.
The Civic Theater also houses the San Diego Opera, so it’s a great way to experience authentic culture through stunning vocal performances. Meanwhile, at the Copley Symphony Hall, you’ll find the award-winning San Diego Symphony. After the show, you can even take a tour backstage and meet the performers!
Shop at the Seaport Village
Looking to do some shopping on your vacation? Look no further than Seaport Village in the nearby Embarcadero District. Located along the beautiful San Diego Bay, Seaport Village is an outdoor shopping center packed with stalls and storefronts from local artisans and shopkeepers, making it the ideal place to pick up some supplies or go hunting for the perfect souvenir.
In addition to the dozens of stores in Seaport Village, you’ll also find a wide array of restaurants and sidewalk cafés, and the occasional free live music performance.
Visit the Gaslamp Quarter
Anyone interested in learning about San Diego’s storied history should take a trip to the Gaslamp Quarter, which has a highly unique atmosphere and local culture. Visiting the Gaslamp Quarter is like walking into a painting; the streets are lined with buildings that date back hundreds of years, so you can observe Victorian-era architecture that has been carefully preserved to withstand the test of time.
In addition to walking tours which highlight the architecture, visitors can explore historic buildings like The Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. Baseball fans will enjoy touring the famous PETCO Park, home of the Padres, and taking in the view of the city from the highest stands in the stadium.
Be sure to take advantage of reduced admission costs through the Go City San Diego pass using discount code GVSD5OFF. The pass includes access to many different museums in the Gaslamp Quarter and throughout San Diego.