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Seaport Village, San Diego
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Shop and dine at Seaport Village, a waterfront complex connected by 6km (4 mi) of cobblestone walking paths lined with ponds, fountains, and gardens. This village has 54 shops and galleries, 17 restaurants, and a slate boardwalk along the San Diego Bay. It was built in Victorian and traditional Mexican architectural styles over Punta de los Muertos, the location where the Spanish Expedition of 1782 buried victims of scurvy. Explore the specialty vendors, relax along the water, or take a ride on the center's antique carousal, which was built in 1895 and features hand carved animals. For Seaport Village and beyond, use our San Diego trip itinerary builder to get the most from your San Diego vacation.
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  • We heard that this area might be finishing. This would be a great shame, as it is a great attraction on the Embarcadero, along from the Conference Centre. Lots of interesting shops, cafes and eateries...  more »
  • Had a nice walk through, small shops, bay front small winery shops, tourist shops, restaurants, can follow around or USS Midway museum. Nice area around the Hyatt and Marriott Marquise hotels but noth...  more »
  • Great place to stroll, shop and listen to entertainment and even dance. Something for everyone. There are lots of nooks and crannies plus it extends for several blocks. We went there several times bef...  more »
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  • I LOVE Seaport Village, have been going there for years first as an out of town visitor, then as a local visitor and then I wound up working there for a while and seeing first hand how the place works. There is so much to do not just there but in the surrounding areas that you would be wise to take the trolley perhaps or any public transportation that drops you off there so you don't have to deal with parking costs that can be as expensive as a meal in a good restaurant or you can plan to go later in the day, it used to be that after 6:00 pm on a weekday you could park at any open meter for free, not sure if it's still like that. Everything inside is done well and with good taste, most of the stores are not your typical chain store, there are only a couple of those, they are darling small boutiques with unique things that you can't find everywhere. Like a store just for kites, others with hammocks, candles, arts and crafts, toys that are still made out of wood and you can get them personalized for your child or for a gift to take back home. A cozy bookstore with a delicious coffee shop and pastries inside, with small table inside and out where you can read some of those books before you decide which one you want to buy. They also sell all kinds of knick knacks, I remember buying lookalike bracelets for myself and my daughter and ladybug earrings. There's a hot sauce store, a hat store, t-shirts and sweatshirts, souvenirs, sun glasses, Christmas decorations, a place where they make fudge, a good variety of small fast food places that have healthy food like fish and salads to name a few, delicious sweets like a new cupcake shop, Ice cream, old fashioned caramel apples and many great restaurants including The Cheesecake Factory on the newer side. It also has entertainment for the kids like a video arcade, a very antique and wonderfully kept Carousel with many types of animals not just horses like most of them have. There are mimes clowns, jugglers, face painters, contortionists, story tellers fire & sword eating people performing all over the place, the guy that builds his rock formations, live statues, fortune tellers, you name it. And to make it that much more attractive its right on the water with amazing views and photo opportunities, there's always music playing in the background and the grounds are lovely and well kept. You could literally spend all day there just waking around and enjoying a cup of coffee and people watch. I could go on and on about all the things this place has but I'll just end by saying that if you have the time or if you are visiting San Diego you must make an effort to visit Seaport Village. Here are some pictures, enjoy!
  • Nice outdoor marketplace type feel. Unique shops for sure - a wooden toy store, old school local vibe coffee/book store, etc. Love being able to walk along the bay, large green park area. Don't forget to visit the old Police Department that also has some shops/food across the parking lot. Lot of food options - higher end restaurants on the bay, 'fast' food style in the village itself and some new ones at the old Police Dept. Don't forget the cupcakes! Only downside is the paid parking. Watch out if you are there too long it can add up! Get your ticket validated and don't stay longer than 3 hours :)
  • One of the most famous places to go when your in San Diego. At night amazing gourmet restaurants with water view, and a "romantic" feel . Just very lovely to be with friends or lovers . Also, if you visit the top of the Hyatt there is a amazing restaurant with the view of San Diego, great for cocktails and appetizers.
  • Seaport Village is a cool place to hang out, shop, eat, and enjoy the marina. There are small shops, restaurants, carousel, and an art gallery at Seaport Village with a duck pond area. They have restrooms available both side of the Seaport Village. It is very popular with the locals and tourists. It is easy to get there with the Green Line Trolley to stop at Seaport Village Station.
  • Seaport Village is one of San Diego's best destinations. A walk through it and along the marina is great fun. The gorgeous marina, the park-like grounds, the views and of course California's consistent great weather make this village a memorable experience; hours and hours of fun and shopping. The shops and restaurants (on, near and even over the water) are exceptionally nice; many are unique. People are friendly and there is entertainment throughout. A photographers favorite area so bring your best camera, maybe bring a model and prepare to get some great shots. Great spot for memorable family photos or great selfies. Beautiful Hi Rise Hotels grace the marina; you can enjoy the restaurants that overlook the marina and the Village, some with great views of San Diego as well. Ride in a romantic carriage, watch a great juggler, listen to talented street performers, watch some spectacular kites (often being flown here), enjoy a SoCal sunset, coffee, candy, ice cream, snack or fine dine; they have it all. Art Galleries, Gift Shops, Jewelry and much much more. Every inch of this great park is meticulously maintained, this is how parks and marinas should be; really a huge cut above reminding me of the quality and craftsmanship of Hyannis Port, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket; you get the idea! San Diego has a lot of great style but Seaport Village is certainly one of it's best cut diamonds reminiscent of the great style of an earlier San Diego. You WILL love Seaport Village.