San Diego Horton Plaza is a five-level outdoor shopping mall located in the Gaslamp district in downtown area and is chosen as one of the landmark shopping malls in the city. This building is
remarkable for its bright colors, architectural tricks, odd spatial rhythms and more importantly, the various purchasing options it offers to all kinds of shoppers.
Horton Plaza was an actual plaza and a major public transit center before it was redeveloped into a shopping place in the mid-1980s. This multi-level architecture occupies six and a half city blocks and is a popular noontime stop for downtown workers.
This shopping center is full of urban chic with a mix of upscale and mid-level stores and shops anchored by Macy's and Nordstrom, two popular branded stores. Signature stores here include Louis Vuitton for the best leather items, Levi's Store selling denim, Optometric Expression with designer eyewear and Pitz Cameras and GameStop selling the best electronic goods. You will also find BCBG, Bebe, Steve & Barry's and over a hundred other stores selling apparels, jewelry, sportswear, accessories, toys, electronics goods, books, souvenirs and other articles for everyday use.
Apart from shopping, there are also some other facilities and amenities to help add to its attraction. A 24-hour fitness gym and a movie theater are located here so that shoppers could relax after a day's shopping. Many restaurants and eateries are also to be found supplying all kinds of food. In fact, there are a great many dining places here, like Samba Grill, California Crepe, Panda Inn and Napa Valley Grille. As to parking, as long as you make a purchase, you will be given a parking ticket which enables you to park here for 3 free hours and 4 with movie or restaurant purchase.