The downtown area of San Diego isn’t as big and intimidating as its cousins in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Instead, you’ll find a smaller, homier area that feels safe to walk in—even if you’re a lone woman after dark.
The Gaslamp Quarter highlights downtown, offering hundreds of restaurants, dozens of bars and clubs, and a rich history.
The area near the airport has a range of hotels and skirts the harbor of San Diego Bay with its museums and ships and ship-museums.
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition