Downtown is divided into several unique districts offering arts, culture, architecture and historical landmarks.
Columbia is the west district of downtown, which is largely commercial and home to several high-rise condominiums developments.
The Core District is the central business district in Downtown San Diego.
Cortez Hill is the northeast district of downtown, which was named after the Historic El Cortez Hotel.
East Village is the located in the eastern area of downtown, which is home to Petco Park and the adjacent Ballpark Village.
Horton District is the district comprising Horton Plaza and adjacent buildings in central downtown.
The popular Gaslamp Quarter is a two- by- ten block district in central Downtown known for its night life, shopping, hotels and restaurants.
Little Italy is the northwest district downtown. Little Italy is one of the more active downtown neighborhoods, featuring frequent festivals and events, including its own Farmers' Market.
The Marina District is the southwest district of downtown, which is home to Seaport Village, shops, galleries, several highrise residential communities, and eateries, within walking distance to the San Diego Convention Center and the cruise ship terminal.