Plan Your Visit

photo credit: Sean Yael-Cox

Horton Grand Theatre
444 Fourth Ave.
(Between Island & J St)
San Diego

The Horton Grand Theatre is located in downtown San Diego’s vibrant Gaslamp Quarter. A beautiful and historic 250-seat theatre located within easy walking distance to dozens of terrific restaurants, from casual Mexican, pizza and burger spots, to upscale Italian, Indian, Persian, seafood and some of the city’s best steakhouses. Because the Gaslamp is a very popular dining and entertainment area, plan extra time for parking.

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San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is a extremely popular dining and entertainment destination. Please plan extra time for parking.

Determined hunters can often find street parking. Meters operate until 8pm, Mon-Sat, with nine-hour meters on Second Ave and four-hour meters on Third Ave. All yellow curb zones are open after 6:00 pm Mon-Sat. On Sundays, all metered spaces and yellow curbs are free and available for parking.

the free rideTHE FREE RIDE is also available in the Gaslamp District. Park within the mapped perimeter and order a free electric cart ride to the theatre from your car. Download The Free Ride app on your phone to order. This option is available before and after performance times, except for late Thursday evening.

For easiest parking we suggest the following garage, lot and valet options:

Valet Parking –  $15 – $25
Horton Grand Hotel Valet – 311 Island Ave.  There is a valet sign in front of the Horton Grand Hotel on Island Ave (just around the corner from the theatre, so try here first.)  Subject to availability. Pricing may vary.

Garages & Lots
P1  Directly across from the theatre on 4th Ave is a large Parking Garage which charges from $10 to $30 depending on the day of the week and any downtown events.

P2  2 Blocks West of the theatre on 2nd Ave, between Island and J St, is a large lot which runs $8 to $20 depending on the day and downtown events.

P3  Park It On Market  3 and a half blocks North & East on Market between 6th & 7th Ave, is a large enclosed structure which has the least expensive parking in the Gaslamp ($6 to $15).

Horton Plaza Parking Garage
4 Blocks North at 4th Ave and F St.
Please note there is no longer 3 free hours of parking at the Horton Plaza.

San Diego Trolley
Take the trolley and save on the cost of parking downtown. There are two close Trolley stops – The Gaslamp stop on at 5th Ave. and The Convention Center stop on 1st Ave & Harbor – each a three block walk from the theatre. There are a number of free parking lots on the trolley lines north, east and south of downtown. The trolley is fun, safe and runs late, too.

SD Metropolitan Transit System’s website for trolley routes and schedules.




Don Chido
2 Blocks from the Theatre (5th Ave, between Island & Market)
A new Mexican restaurant getting a lot of attention for its menu and beer & cocktail list. Valet ($5)

Union Kitchen & Tap
2 & 1/2 blocks from the Theatre (5th Ave, between J & K)
Fun, casual bistro with a bit of a New Orleans accent.

2 & 1/2 blocks from the Theatre (J and Sixth!)
Acclaimed farm to table So Cal restaurant. Valet ($15-$20)

Right across 4th Ave from the Theatre
One of San Diego’s finest Italian restaurants. Valet ($15-20)

Ida Bailey’s Restaurant
Next door to the theatre (Corner of Island and 4th)
In the historic Horton Grand Hotel.

Dublin Square
2 blocks from the Theatre (4th & Market)
Authentic Irish Pub & Grill


311 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
619-544-0058 (FAX)
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