OH! San Diego 2024

Sunday, March 10th

About Downtown

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The center of our city’s civic life, arts and cultural attractions, and a hub of economic activity, Downtown is a place to work and play hard. The Embarcadero connects the area to the waterfront, providing green spaces where the public enjoys the natural beauty of the bay. The revitalization of many historic buildings has created new residential, retail and commercial spaces.

The Guild Hotel will serve as the Downtown Open House Hub from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. 

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This neighborhood is sponsored by EFG First.

Front facade of historic building in downtown San Diego featuring Roman-style columns, engraved stone, and architectural details.

The Guild Hotel

Neighborhood Hub

500 West Broadway
San Diego

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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Self-guided tours available. Light refreshments provided. 

The Guild Hotel is a reimagination of the iconic, historic Armed Services Building with a rich YMCA history in the heart of downtown San Diego. Born in 1924 and reborn in 2019, The Guild, a Marriott San Diego Tribute Portfolio Hotel, seamlessly blends historic charm and modern amenities for an inspiring stay in America's Finest City.

Children's Park

326 W. Harbor Drive
San Diego

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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Guided tours every fifteen minutes at the top of the hour. 20 people per tour.

Children’s Park has been an iconic component of downtown’s open space since its construction in 1996. This 2-acre park helped serve as an early transformation for Downtown San Diego. The recent re-opening of the park welcomes downtown’s residents and visitors a large children’s play area with play equipment, an off-leash dog run, an exercise area for adults, game tables, a vendor building with covered outdoor seating, and a new walkway that engages with the Civic Pond.

Original Designers of the park: Landscape Architects Martha Schwartz and Peter Walker (late 80s/early 90s). Redevelopment: General Development Plan, prepared by Schmidt Design Group c. 2016; Design and Implementation Drawings, prepared by Spurlock Landscape Architects: 2018-2023.

A large, modern play structure is set against the backdrop of downtown high rise buildings.
Turn-of-the-19th-Century Victorian home located in downtown San Diego that now serves as a historical museum.

The Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

410 Island Avenue
San Diego

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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Self-guided tours. The two floors of period rooms and the exhibition "A Splendid Decennium: Victorian to Vanguard" will be available for guests to explore.

The Davis–Horton House is the oldest building in Downtown San Diego, built in 1850. Home to the founding fathers of modern San Diego, William Heath Davis and Alonzo Horton, this pre–fabricated saltbox house was originally shipped all the way from Portland, Maine. After it was relocated to its current site in 1981, restoration began, and electricity was installed for the first time. Today, the museum showcases San Diego’s early history.

San Diego Padres Blue Shield Home Plate Club

Petco Park
100 Park Blvd
San Diego

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Guided tours will be given at the following times: 1:00 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.
Each tour is 30 minutes and will be capped at 30 people.
Advanced registration required. 

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San Diego Padres Blue Shield Home Plate Club at Petco Park is an all-inclusive, members-only, premium seating and amenity area within the stadium. This recent Club renovation used chic custom details and improved spatial configuration to provide the most passionate Padres fans with an unparalleled ballpark experience. This tour will take visitors inside the exclusive, multi-tiered club that sits underneath the ballpark seating and gives guests special viewer access to the field. Each room offers luxurious lounge and bar seating, VIP viewing areas, and one-of-a-kind art and furniture pieces that make this club unlike any other in the world!

Renovated by Carrier Johnson + Culture

CJ Petco Park Blue Shield Home Plate Club features a wood-panel bar designed in a mid-century modern aesthetic with vintage baseball photographs on the walls.
The interior of the GTC Design Studio features a communal work space with large meeting tables and computer stations.

GTC Design Studio

1205 J Street, Suite D
San Diego

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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Self-guided tours available.

Located at the Wheel Works Building in East Village, GTC Design is an architecture and design studio of creatives dedicated to producing cohesively considerate and effective designs on a diverse array of projects.

AVRP Studios

703 16th Street, Suite 200
San Diego

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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Self-guided tours showcasing projects with VR Headset ~ Light snacks & water provided. No guided tours will be provided at this site.

Our building is called the Snowflake Bakery Building and is a historical building. It was built in the 1890s and renovated in 2010. Take a look at the original red brick surrounding the building inside and out with a little bit of wear and tear.

The exterior of AVRP Studios is an old, red-brick building that was once home to Snowflake Baking.