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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. Plan to visit Seaport Village and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended San Diego attractions using our San Diego road trip app .
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  • First impression was good but you realize that it is more and more of the same thing. Restaurants and gift shops. A nice place to grab a lunch on the water tho.  more »
  • Whenever we travel to San Diego, we always stop at Seaport Village. It is unlike many of other shopping experiences you will find. The sorry commentary is that this location is scheduled to be shut do...  more »
  • It is very close to the midway is a place where you can find small shops and restaurants from costly to economically. There is a beautiful walking path by the sea. It is not a beach is a very nice place.
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  • I've been coming here for the past 20 years. Not only do I visit alone, but I always bring out-of-town visitors here as well! Cute shops with a beautiful ocean view and some decent food. Seaport village will generally not take an entire day to explore, but its a great place to mosey around in. It's definitely not too demanding and the shops are all quite fun to explore.
  • Cute tourist attraction that is close to other great San Diego sights. Hobby shops of every kind imaginable everywhere you look. Sock shop. Magnet shop. Patriotism shop. Mug shop. Soap soap. Swing shop. Kite shop. Pirate shop. Magic shop. There's always something interesting to look at. Don't feel pressured into buying something. Most of these stores are owned by a larger company but they all have different names to give the illusion of small "mom and pa shops." You'll find all kinds of tasty foods (Mexican, American, Italian, Greek, and Seafood). Buy the churros from Margarita's Kitchen and Cantina. They are made fresh to order. Crispy on the outside and doughy on the inside. While there are some street performers, there aren't many. Parking at Seaport Village is difficult to find and expensive. During non-event days, park at the San Diego convention center. There's plenty of covered parking and it's $15 all day. The San Diego convention center is only a couple of minutes walk to the Seaport Village.
  • Lots of nice shops to spend money in. Delis, other restaurants adorn the area. There's a Naval shipyard right there for your viewing pleasure. Lots of things to see in the harbor itself as well. We saw many seals on the docks. They're loud! Fairly small, too, which makes it pretty easy to get around. Nice weather most of the year. A jacket may be necessary from time to time, and rain can hinder a lovely day. Other than those two weather issues, there's not really weather issues! Parking is a premium. $1.75 an hour in the front lot. Pay to stay in a meter. People will wait for you to leave as there are a shortage of parking spaces at that rate. Basically, parking sucks...
  • Beautiful location with plenty of shops and eateries. However, even with validation, parking really starts to add up after 3 hours. $8 per hour for first 3 hours without validation, $5 per hour with. After 3 hours it's $3 per half hour. So don't spend your day here. To be fair I haven't priced other parking options nearby. Do your research.
  • - Amazing shops with all kinds of Souvenirs, reasonable prices, and great costumer service - Nicely decorated Plaza. There are all kinds of interesting surprises at Seaport Village. The last time I went, I got front row seat at a sword swallowing performance by the "3rd best sword swallowed in the world."

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