Situated in the heart of the Little Italy neighborhood, La Pensione Hotel is just moments from everything San Diego has to offer, with the San Diego trolley and Coronado Ferry just a few minutes away.
We have compiled a list of popular nearby San Diego, California, attractions below. If there is anything you would like to see or experience during your stay, please ask us for recommendations or assistance with making arrangements.
Once home to San Diego's flourishing tuna fishing industry and generations of Italian families who made their living on the sea, Little Italy is a quaint and lively neighborhood filled with patio cafés, restaurants, pubs, art galleries, shops, hotels, and the beautiful Amici Park.
As the West Coast’s premier entertainment district, guests can immerse themselves in our rich Victorian architecture and history, dine with world-renowned chefs, and dance the night away at nationally-recognized nightlife venues. Tucked tightly into 16 ½ blocks, the Gaslamp Quarter is a walkable urban playground located in Downtown San Diego adjacent to the Convention Center, Petco Park, and Horton Plaza.
Downtown San Diego's Waterfront Park sits across from San Diego Bay and is just steps from Little Italy. You'll find 12 acres of sprawling grassy areas, gardens, grassy knolls, walking paths, and a modern children's playground. Locals especially love playing in the 830-foot-long fountain and wading pool, featuring 31 water jets that arch over the pool.
This beautiful bayfront shopping, dining, and entertainment complex offers 57 themed shops, restaurants, cafés, tucked around meandering pathways, fountains, lush landscaping and ponds. Along with the neighboring, upscale Headquarters, Seaport Village is a favorite destination among both visitors and locals alike for shopping and dining.
This state-protected historical park is where the city of San Diego began. Today's Old Town recreates San Diego life during the Mexican and early American periods, 1821-1872. Three original abodes - the Casa de Estudillo, Machado y Stewart and Machado y Silvas Buildings - have been restored and now house museums, shops and restaurants. Old Town San Diego is also home to lively and vibrant Mexican restaurants that just happen to whip up some of the best margaritas in town.
Home to Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres, Petco Park is spectacular in every way, combining the best sight lines in baseball with breathtaking views of San Diego. Innovative design features evoke the timeless traditions of baseball in an intimate setting, with state-of-the-art fan amenities to suit every taste and budget.