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Alma - San Diego in San Diego
Kimpton Alma - San Diego

Our Downtown San Diego Destination


Embark on Adventure in San Diego

Just steps away from the chic shops in Little Italy, the walking trails in Balboa Park and the latest exhibits at the Museum of Us, Kimpton Alma rises above the historic Gaslamp Quarter and offers sweeping views of San Diego’s best neighborhoods. Take a ride down to Ocean Beach or La Jolla with one of our custom-designed PUBLIC bikes and watch the waves while working up an appetite. Any of our local hosts, back at Alma can point you to their favorite taco shop, or hiking trail to end the perfect day by the coast. Surrounded by the best entertainment that ‘America’s finest city’ has to offer, we are proud to say our downtown San Diego hotel is in the heart of it all.

Balboa Park

1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Larger than New York’s Central Park, this 1,200-acre cultural destination features the San Diego Museum of Art, Fleet Science Center, Mingei International Museum, San Diego Air & Space Museum and performance theaters.

San Diego Convention Center

111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Just a short walk from our downtown location, the San Diego Convention Center is a hub for major conventions and meetings that also anchors a spectacular bay-front location.

Petco Park

100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

This MLB stadium is known for its great sightlines, the “Park in the Park” (an actual park!), wine bar, cuisine made by high-quality local restaurants, and ocean views. Oh, and you can also watch the Padres play.

San Diego Zoo

2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Enjoy San Diego’s wild side at the world-famous San Diego Zoo. A trolley from downtown can zip you away to the zoo’s Balboa Park location where you can experience some of the city’s most colorful residents.

Gaslamp Quarter

Broadway to Harbor Drive 4th Ave to 6th, San Diego, CA 92101

Think al fresco dining, trend-setting boutiques, Victorian-era architecture and a dazzling nightlife scene. Welcome to the Gaslamp Quarter, the historic heart of downtown San Diego and home to Kimpton Alma.

Little Italy

India St And Date St., San Diego, CA 92101

Surrounded by lively streets packed with outdoor dining such as Davanti Enoteca, trendy brewpubs like Bolt Brewery, or cocktail bars like Craft & Commerce, come stroll through the energetic Piazza della Famiglia with an appetite. The neighborhood’s cobblestone covered “heart of Little Italy.”

The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

222 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101

Live music venue

Basilica San Diego de Alcalá

10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108

Starting in 1769, Spanish monks built 21 beautiful missions stretching from San Diego to San Francisco. Visit at least one while you’re here: Basilica San Diego de Alcalá (California’s first church) or Mission San Luis Rey.

USS Midway Museum

910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

At the USS Midway Museum, marvel at restored WWII-era aircraft, tour the aircraft carrier’s crew quarters and even test your skills on a combat flight simulator.

Arts District

2820 Roosevelt Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

Art and culture are key to downtown San Diego’s vibes; the city thrives off artistic expression. With 17 museums in Balboa Park alone, to the Mingei Museum along with small galleries.


500 SeaWorld Drive, San Diego, CA 92109

Book an interactive encounter with dolphins, sea lions or a beluga whale for an extra-special experience. Rides include roller coasters and the Skytower, with its stunning views 100 miles in all directions.

Del Mar Racetrack

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, San Diego, CA 92014

Thoroughbred horse racing with a view of the Pacific Ocean? Enter Del Mar Racetrack, “where the surf meets the turf.” Located just 20 miles north of downtown San Diego. Fancy hats optional.


One Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Visit tiny Lego versions of Vegas and New Orleans, ride the Dragon Coaster, dig for dino bones and build a car out of LEGOS. A half hour outside of San Diego you’ll find fun-packed, kid-preferred LEGOLAND.

Parks + Hiking

With so many outdoor activities to choose from, San Diego is full of outdoor enthusiasts. Bike the Torrey Pines trails, explore 1,200 acres of green space and walking trails in Balboa Park, or lace up for a 7 bridges hike.


When the sound of the ocean lures you to the many beaches SoCal has with its pristine stretches of sand, you go. Choose from any number San Diego has to offer from the boho vibe at Ocean Beach to the classic boardwalk in Mission beach.