Neighborhoods & Nearby Areas
Explore the Local Area
Andaz San Diego is located right in the heart of the city's oldest district, the historic Gaslamp Quarter. This 16½-block area of downtown San Diego is where the city began, and you can see some original 1880s flavor mixed amid modern shopping, dining and nightlife.
Considered the birthplace of California, Old Town is the site of Father Junipero Serra’s original mission. Today, this charming area entices visitors with historic sites, delicious restaurants and boutique shopping.
Since the 1920s, Little Italy has brought authentic ethnic flavor to San Diego. In addition to an array of Italian restaurants and lounges, visitors can also enjoy fabulous boutique shopping and art galleries.
Located northeast of Balboa Park, this eclectic neighborhood boasts a vibrant arts scene. Visit the Ray Street Arts District for theaters, galleries and a monthly art walk.
Known for its diversity, Hillcrest has a thriving LGBT community. The area has some of the city's funkiest cafés, galleries, thrift shops, and offers a vibrant nightlife scene filled with bars, movie theaters and live music.
This beachside community boasts a laid-back island feel. Hit the links of the city's 18-hole golf course, or stroll along one of the several beaches that back onto sparkling blue waters.
San Diego Bay is one of the world's finest and most exciting waterfronts. Enjoy sailing or sportfishing, or tour an aircraft carrier at The USS Midway Museum. Seaport Village also offers an array of shopping and dining options.