Sights & landmarks in Marina

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  • GitchSup
    Duluth, MN1 247 contributions
    We stopped here after a harbor cruise and saw the statue at night. I was surprised at the size, I knew it was big, but it's REALLY big when you see it in person. There are far fewer people in the evening and the statue is well lit so I would recommend this as an after-dinner stop. It's worth seeing for sure.
    Written 28 May 2022
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  • Libbie64
    Colorado Springs, CO45 contributions
    We love spending time in this area each time we visit San Diego. Along the bay is a beautiful walk and there is much to do. We have taken the ferry at Broadway Pier across the bay to Coronado, visited the USS Midway museum, walked through the shops at Seaport Village, and had dinner at Brigantine Portside Pier where we had a table outside with a view of the incredible sunset. The Sea of India is gorgeous at night with all of the lights. Highly recommend!
    Written 9 June 2022
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  • ebony195
    New York City, NY33 contributions
    The waterfront is a beautiful place to walk, eat and shop. A great place to spend an afternoon and.have lunch at one of those restaurants with those great views. There is a lot to see and do at various price points. Great view of the Coronado Bridge.
    Written 14 June 2022
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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania7 773 contributions
    Still owed one last review from this years trip to San Diego ... so here it is :
    .......
    Maybe because I rarely see the sea, or just because of the unique flavor of San Diego with its harbor and maritime museum and USS Midway....still the Embarcadero area it is one of my favorite places in the city.
    It is located in Downtown San Diego - stretching from the W Grape St. incorporating the Waterfront Park and ending at the Embarcadero Marina South Park at the San Diego convention center.
    So the area is huge ... you can spend a whole day in the area if you like - the Maritime museum definitely worth visiting, the USS Midway is an absolute must. Maybe at the cruise ship terminal you go for a whale watching tour ... and if you are hungry you could have lunch or diner at the many places in the area.
    Also it is important that it is easily accessible from all direction and on top there are plenty of parking spots ...
    For me it is always nice to walk in the area ... Stop at the Bob Hope Memorial and watch the Midway ... try it out when you are in San Diego.
    Written 6 May 2022
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  • bodenak
    Las Vegas, Nevada11 contributions
    this is really nice, one of the wonderful memoriess from my past, that my son liked as well, thanks to this artistic works, the statue look so life like
    Written 11 June 2022
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  • mini
    Fremont, CA161 920 contributions
    We arrived this time on a cruise (Princess cruise line) and enjoyed taking a walk from the Maritime History Boat Area to Seaport Village to the Hyatt Regency. We enjoyed the views. We also took a bay cruise, had dinner, explored the stores, and enjoyed the views from the bar on top of the Hyatt Regency.
    Written 1 February 2020
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  • simply-peregrinating
    Waddington, UK2 754 contributions
    Although on a smaller scaler than some of the other statues in the area this is still worth seeing. It is quite charming.
    Written 10 March 2020
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  • Mister-Markie
    San Rafael, CA2 874 contributions
    What a great little park alongside such a great ship, the USS Midway!

    Took a visit here the day after touring the USS Midway, as I saw from the ship the famous "kiss" statue memorialized in the photo of a NYC sailor and young lady celebrating news of the end of World War II.

    This park follows the water and offers a paved path for ADA access. It ends out by the restaurant and a large, life sized memorial to Bob Hope, who entertained wartime troops with his great comedy and personality.

    There are vendors selling snacks along the park as well, and it was fun just to sit and people watch as tourists (yeah, like me I guess!) walk up to the large kissing statue and try to figure out how to pose with it!

    That, plus a backdrop of the enormous aircraft carrier were great for sitting about half an hour and enjoying an ice cold can of Coke from a vendor on a rather warm day.

    If that's not your thing, just go watch the harbor life - and overhead, as there are always things flying over! - or just relax on the grass. Something for everyone here!
    Written 16 August 2021
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  • Lucky Travel Junkie
    Cancun, Mexico3 434 contributions
    While sightseeing with a local friend, we arrived here specifically to see the old jail cells, it was fun. I got a real kick out of the reasons people were arrested, especially the women offenders. The whole shopping and dining area is really nice, I love the historical architectural style. Definitely worth the visit.
    Written 11 September 2019
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  • mini
    Fremont, CA161 920 contributions
    We arrived to the Port Pavillion as we came this time to San Diego on a Princess Cruise ship. Its in an ideal location in downtown San Diego. The port pavillion is well run and we found it easy to get to tours, wander out on our own, and return to the cruise ship.
    Written 3 February 2020
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  • TraveledViking
    San Diego, CA926 contributions
    If you have a limited amount of time, have a car, and a sense of great navigation, then this is the best way to see as much as you can! Be prepared for traffic and spots with little to no parking.
    Written 25 March 2018
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  • ytranger
    186 contributions
    From a technical point of view, this is a fascinating bridge. The stainless steel cable hardware and attachments are worth a look if those types of industrial applications interest you. Decent views, probably best at night.
    We were not familiar with the downtown are, so ended up in a parkade right in the expensive area....ouch. I think you can park at each end of the bridge, on end terminates at the hotel, the other into a large parking lot, which I am assuming is a cheaper place to park??
    Written 25 February 2020
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  • mini
    Fremont, CA161 920 contributions
    We took a ride on the historic carousel which is located in Seaport Village in San Diego. Its a fun carousel to ride. Staff is nice.
    Written 28 January 2020
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  • Tamta Tsintsadze
    Tbilisi, Georgia145 contributions
    One of the cleanest areas in San Diego )) ( downtown is NOT famous with clean streets). You can enjoy ocean-breath and beautiful views. There is a fish market for seafood lovers and some ship-museums. You can also enjoy some boat tours. Recommended
    Written 19 November 2019
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