Downtown San Diego is the city center of San Diego, California, which is the eighth largest city in the United States. Over 28,000 residents call downtown San Diego home. There are several different residential and commercial districts within downtown, including Columbia, the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Marina, Seaport Village, and more.
San Diego is a popular tourist destination due to its many historical landmarks, the vibrant nightlife in the Gaslamp Quarter, the pristine white-sandy beaches, mild year-round climate, and more. Residents and visitors alike enjoy all of the amenities that downtown San Diego has to offer.
Downtown San Diego hosts several annual events, including the San Diego Festival of Beer, the Big Balloon Parade, and the Parade of Lights in San Diego Bay. It is also home to Petco Park, the San Diego Convention Center, and Seaport Village shopping and dining complex.
The downtown area is served by San Diego City Schools. Pubic schools in this district include Washington Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School, and San Diego High School. San Diego City College is also located in downtown. There are also a few private and/or religious schools located in the area.