This complex of shops and restaurants is a bit kitschy, but upping the hip factor here are some new boutiques—like wine bar, bamboo clothing–maker Cariloha and FROST ME Gourmet Cupcakes, a bakery from the champions of Cupcake Wars Season 9. Still if you're looking for trinquets and souvenirs, this is the place. In the East Plaza, keep an eye out for Silver Crossing, for rings, charms, chains, and jewelry, and Seaport Village Shell Company,
for shells, coral, jewelry, and craft items. In addition to shopping, the village has views of the bay, fresh breezes, and great strolling paths. A hand-carved 1895 Looff carousel and frequent public entertainment are among the attractions. The Seaport is within walking distance of hotels, the San Diego Convention Center, and the San Diego Trolley. Restaurants are currently mediocre, and you're better off walking to the nearby Headquarters at Seaport District but redevelopment plans are in the works. Get two hours of parking for $3 with a $10 purchase at any Seaport Village establishment.