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  • rjpontour
    Margate, UK85 contributions
    Wow, simply stunning, great exhibits on board, a retirement ceremony with lots of top brass on the deck which was a bonus to watch, the gift-shop is a little pricey, but you have to visit when in San Diego
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • GitchSup
    Duluth, MN1 234 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 734 contributions
    In 2022 - another year with the C-19 pandemic - traveled once more to San Diego to attend APEX - 2022 , the world largest event for the electronic industry.
    Rules enforced at the convention center - proof of vaccination, or tests , face mask on premises and distancing - dependent on your choice.
    Entrance on only 1 door where you had to show always proof of vaccination.
    Overall they did a good job from this perspective.
    Facility was great , as always , clean meeting rooms , very clean restrooms, the main ballroom setup with distanced tables and the food served was also very good.
    Escalators and elevators were working at every point - so access was easy everybody.
    Parking underneath the building - so you could park your car with ease if you were driving to the event.
    Or a train station right across the street if you were using San Diego public transportation.
    Clearly marked easy to access drop off/pick up points for those using ride sharing services.
    Overall a great place to host any big size event , even in times like this ... if you have doubts attending an event here , I would say just go , you'll have a great time at a great venue.
    Written 9 March 2022
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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania7 734 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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  • Pixelocrates
    Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK55 contributions
    First time attendee from uk, was so excited to get tickets and be going and did not disappoint. Was understandably busy but not over crowded, I would say it’s not well sign posted for first time attendees, we walked round some pointless bits first before working out where all the main stuff was. Tried to queue for hall h for marvel but after an hour was told it was pointless. And it doesn’t stop there, there was loads of events going on around San Diego at the bars and pubs and even on the street. So definitely do your research so you know where else to head after the convention. I wouldn’t say it’s for all ages, I didn’t quite get the families trying to squeeze buggies down aisles of people but hey.
    Written 25 July 2019
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  • themurrayfamily
    Sheffield, UK308 contributions
    An entertaining and education museum/gallery/play zone which our 4 and 2 year olds thoroughly enjoyed. We spent a good few hours here with a break for lunch. There was lots to do and some things you don't get to do everyday - like paint a car, clamber all over art installations etc. I'd recommend a visit if you have young children.
    Written 27 February 2020
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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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  • B1866JYjeffm
    Tulsa, OK33 contributions
    This is a great little shop to check out art. The staff was very friendly and passionate about the art on display. Cool place to visit.
    Written 21 December 2017
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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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  • GlobalGypsy_13
    San Diego, CA2 687 contributions
    This small museum on a downtown corner tells the story of the Chinese in San Diego through objects & a courtyard garden with sculptures and a koi pond; at 9 a.m. on Saturdays all are welcome to a free Tai Chi/Qi Gong class.. There's also an active monthly lecture program at a nearby building and a special exhibit in the annex across the street. The fun dragon show just closed (Jan. 2020) and next up is Chinese children paintings. Admission includes all 3 venues. There's a small gift counter in the annex and metered street parking. For a memorable cultural experience head to the Gaslamp area in downtown San Diego.
    Written 2 February 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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  • Scott
    Denver, CO7 contributions
    Great place to buy fish of all kinds. Didn’t know they will actually cut the fish for you too but that’s an important tip! Prices were great - got 4 big pieces for $80
    Written 7 August 2021
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