Downtown San Diego, also referred to as Centre City, is the city center of San Diego, California, the eighth largest city in America. Downtown San Diego serves as the cultural, financial center and central business district of San Diego County.
Located in Central San Diego, Downtown San Diego is delimited by San Diego Bay to the west and southwest, Bankers Hill, Middletown, and Balboa Park to the north, Sherman Heights and Golden Hill to the east, and Barrio Logan and Logan Heights to the southeast. San Diego International Airport is just northwest of downtown.
The Civic Theatre in the Community Concourse is the home of the San Diego Opera as well as traveling shows. The Columbia (waterfront) neighborhood of downtown hosts the Midway aircraft carrier museum ship, as well as the eight ships and boats of the San Diego Maritime Museum, headlined by the Star of India. The Horton Plaza and Seaport Village shopping and dining complexes attract visitors as well as local residents. More than 200 cruise ships a year call at the cruise ship terminal.
The downtown area is served by the San Diego City Schools.