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San Diego Sights

Seaport Village

Updated 05/16/2014

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You'll find some of the best views of the harbor at Seaport Village, three bustling shopping plazas designed to reflect the New England clapboard and Spanish Mission architectural styles of early California. On a prime stretch of waterfront the dining, shopping and entertainment complex connects the harbor with hotel towers and the convention center. Specialty shops offer everything from a kite store and swing emporium to a shop devoted to hot sauces. You can dine at snack

bars and restaurants, many with harbor views. Seaport Village's shops are open daily 10 to 9; a few eateries open early for breakfast, and venues many have extended nighttime hours, especially in summer. Restaurant prices here are high and the food is only average, so your best bet is to go elsewhere for a meal.

Live music can be heard daily from noon to 4 at the main food court. Additional free concerts take place every Sunday from 1 to 4 at the East Plaza Gazebo. If you happen to visit San Diego in late November or early December, you might be lucky enough to catch Surfing Santa's Arrival and even have your picture taken with Santa on his wave. In late March or early April, the Seaport Buskers Fest presents an array of costumed street performers. The Seaport Village Carousel (rides $2) has 54 animals, hand-carved and hand-painted by Charles Looff in 1895.

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849 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego, California, 92101, USA

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619-235–4014-office and events hotline

Updated 05/16/2014


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Feb 17, 2009

Fun for a Stroll

Although some of the specialty shops are a little too specialized for me, it is fun to poke through the small shops here. I like that most of them are mom-and-pop establishments that carry unique items. A stroll along the boardwalk is beautiful and relaxing. There are changing outdoor art/sculpture exhibits from time to time featured in the grassy area and a place for kids to run around. We enjoyed eating at the Greek Isles Cafe and found the food

yummy and the prices reasonable. And you can't beat the view!

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May 22, 2005

Relaxing and Scenic

Seaport Village has such a wonderful view. The shops are a little old-fashioned, but it's enjoyable.

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