The Emerald Plaza Center shares the same stunning high-rise complex as a luxury hotel and enjoys views of San Diego's bay and downtown area. Situated at the city's heart, the center is within walking distance of various courthouses and many law firms are neighbors. Office-based financial and business services congregate in the nearby Core district. Aside from the influence of San Diego being home to one of the largest concentrations of naval facilities anywhere in the world, the city is also home to many hi-tech industries. Biotechnology, computer and software development, electronics manufacturing and telecommunications are key to the economy. The Emerald Plaza has on-site restaurants, but for alternatives and all other forms of entertainment, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza and the historic Gaslamp Quarter are only minutes away. Freeway 5 is easily accessible and there are good rail and streetcar services.