With blue skies and sunshine all year long, there’s no better way to enjoy the best of San Diego than taking a walking tour. Conveniently located downtown, The Westgate Hotel is within walking distance of many of San Diego’s finest activities and must-see attractions. 

For distances and destinations to fit every mood, keep reading for our walking guide to get the most out of The Westgate’s central location. 

5 Minutes Walk from The Westgate

If you want to hit the town without having to travel very far, The Westgate is mere steps from some of San Diego’s most exciting performing arts theaters. Home to premier ballet performances, there’s plenty to enjoy at the historic Balboa Theater

To the north of the hotel, you only need to travel a few paces to find the San Diego Civic Theater. Hosting a wide range of the best Broadway shows of each season, accessing all the artistic offerings at the Civic Theater is easy when you stay next door at The Westgate. 

Plus, with one of San Diego’s best happy hours, indulging in pre-show drinks and dinner will make your night at the theater complete. 

10 Minutes Walk from The Westgate

Featuring 94 historic buildings mainly constructed during the Victorian Era, the Gaslamp Quarter is home to a vibrant scene of shopping, dining, and cultural attractions. Only 10 minutes walking from The Westgate, taking a stroll through the Gaslamp Quarter is a great way to experience a piece of San Diego history while also engaging with some of the small businesses that keep San Diego diverse and thriving. 

15 Minutes Walk from The Westgate

A little further from the entrance to the Gaslamp Quarter, you’ll find several engaging and enlightening attractions. The New Children’s Museum has a mission of using hands-on art installations to engage their young visitor’s imaginations and critical thinking skills. At the USS Midway Museum, history comes to life, and imagination takes flight. 

Just a few minutes down the road from these cultural staples is Seaport Village. Take a leisurely stroll along the water, explore exciting dining, and shop for unique gifts, all while soaking up the iconic beautiful San Diego sunshine. 

20 Minutes Walk from The Westgate

When you want to stretch your legs a little longer and enjoy a little more of the downtown scene, a cultural hub due north of The Westgate, Little Italy, is a feast for the eyes and the stomach. From authentic Italian grocers to fine Italian cuisine, a walk through Little Italy is an essential piece of our city’s cultural tapestry. 

Twenty minutes due south of the hotel, you’ll find another cultural treasure, Petco Park. Home to San Diego’s beloved baseball team, the Padres. No getaway to our city is complete without an outing at America’s most beautiful ballpark. 

For the Long Walks or Short Drives

Beautiful and lush, Balboa Park is filled with historic museums and galleries, as well as tranquil avenues to stroll along this iconic San Diego landmark. For those who love a longer walk, the entrance to Balboa Park is roughly a 25-minute walk from The Westgate. For a quicker path toward everything this institution has to offer, by car, the park is only 5 minutes from the hotel. 

Balboa Park contains multitudes, and the list of must-do activities is long. From the San Diego Museum of Art to the Automotive Museum to the Japanese Friendship Garden, there is much to explore and many ways to enrich your stay in San Diego. 

An Invitation to Explore at The Westgate

Whether you walk, drive, or catch the trolley, The Westgate Hotel’s central location will connect you to all the best activities in our city. Known for our commitment to a tradition of warm hospitality, our concierge services are readily available to our guests, and we are happy to assist in any excursion planning or attraction information. Here to enrich each and every experience in San Diego, a getaway to The Westgate Hotel is your invasion to indulge in everything right on our doorstep.