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San Diego Downtown Waterfront Highlights
Location: San Diego Embarcadero is a boardwalk, located along the downtown waterfront, extends from the Embarcadero Marina northward to the Maritime Museum of San Diego. (map)
Other points of interest along the Embarcadero include the Convention Center, Embarcadero Park North, Seaport Village, USS Midway Museum Tuna Harbor Park, Hornblower Cruises, the Cruise Ship Terminal, and various restaurants and gift shops.
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Also along the Embarcadero are several war memorials, including the Aircraft Carrier Memorial, Battle of Leyte Gulf Memorial, and the National Solute to Bob Hope and the Military.
The Urban Trees project features thirty original sculptural works of public art displayed on the Embarcadero, each designed and fabricated by a different artist. Maximum creativity in design and selection of materials was both encouraged and realized.
Nearby to the Embarcadero are several restaurants, hotels, and shops. You can also catch the trolley near Petco Park.
Embarcadero South Marina Park
A large grassy park with shade trees, walkways, gazebos, concession stand basketball courts and a public fishing pier. Hosts San Diego Summer Pops.
Embarcadero North Marina Park
A grassy park on a peninsula that extends from Seaport Village embarcadero into the bay.
MUSEUMS / LANDMARKS / HISTORIC PLACES
Maritime Museum of San Diego
World-class collection of historic ships, including the Star of India.
USS Midway Museum
Includes a collection of restored aircraft and helicopters from WWII through her 47 year commission. Restaurant onboard.
A collection of specialty shops, restaurants plazas and walkways on 14 acres that recreate a century-old waterfront village.
B Street Cruise Ship Terminal
Terminal on Broadway Pier that serves over 200 cruise ships visiting San Diego annually.
Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
The pavillion acts as a cruise ship passenger terminal and venue for public and private events.
San Diego Convention Center
Large convention center on San Diego Bay, next to downtown Gaslamp District.
Downtown Hotels, Downtown Boutique Hotels, Downtown Bayside Hotels, Little Italy Boutique Hotels, Gaslamp District Boutique Hotels
Ecclectic selection of hotels, boutique hotel resorts, bayside resorts for vacationer and business traveler.
San Diego Restaurant Week
January and September
Several new restaurants as well as established favorites will open their doors this year.
Seaport Village Summer Concerts
June – September
Summer concerts at the East Gazebo, surrounded by the village, bay and park.
Artwalk on the Bay
Scenic venue on the bay with arts and crafts exhibits, live music and interactive art experiences for the kids.
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
Southern Cal’s largest wine and food fest. Includes 60 fine dining restaurants and 160 world-class wineries.
San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
Two Sundays of boats lit up in holiday decor, parading on the bay. Over 80,000 onlookers expected.
Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade
Annual holiday bowl parade along Harbor Drive, next to downtown and San Diego Bay.