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San Diego Bay Walk, San Diego

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Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
Take an easy walk that winds through downtown and the city's waterfront area along San Diego Bay Walk. The scenic stroll offers a taste of the city's mix of stunning nature and urban edge. Begin a self-guided tour of the bay at Broadway Pier (where you can also stock up on gifts at the souvenir shops). Head north to find the terminal where most cruise ships launch, surrounded by fish shops and restaurants. Here, consider taking a tour of the Star of India, a mast ship from 1863. Heading south from Broadway Pier, you come across Navy Pier, where Navy ships often dock and welcome visitors on free tours. Take a look at our San Diego family vacation planner to schedule your visit to San Diego Bay Walk and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The San Diego bay front is nice, but not as nice as some. The shops are limited and not as accessible as I would have liked or expected. Although the weather is always amazing and otherwise we really ...  more »
  • We did the walk from Seaport Village to the Cruise Ship Terminal. What a beautiful day to do the walk. Very pretty and lots of things to see. We were there on a Saturday so it was very busy but a must...  more »
  • I was so embarrassed for your employee continually yelled at me and said the reason the boat would not go faster was my fault  more »

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Offering accommodations at a wide range of price levels, San Diego is one of the easiest cities to stay in, regardless of whether you're simply passing through or hanging around for a long vacation. If you don't mind splurging, book your stay at a luxury downtown hotel or a lavish bayside resort. You can also rent a spacious private cottage within walking distance of the city's popular beaches. For a more affordable alternative, try a family-friendly hostel or quaint inn in a quiet residential area.
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