Located southeast of downtown San Diego, Encanto itself has few retail stores, but is close to the great shopping in the city of San Diego. The world-renowned Horton Plaza retail and entertainment complex houses 140 stores and restaurants in an area covering six city blocks. Seaport Village, the Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy are other popular downtown shopping sites. There’s always something going on downtown and shoppers can mix a day of shopping with sight-seeing and visits to the ballpark, museums, or parks. Downtown also features two of the country's most beautiful open air shopping malls, Horton Plaza and Seaport Village, home to 75 boutiques. Both offer a wide choice of stores and restaurants to be enjoyed by downtown residents, office workers and visitors alike.