San Diego Sights

Spanish Landing Park

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Published 05/18/2016

Fodor's Review

Less visited than many city parks, this park makes for a quiet enclave in which to spend a peaceful hour or two. Across from the western end of Harbor Island, on the mainland's Spanish Landing Park, a bronze plaque marks the 1769 arrival of a party from Spain that headed north from San Diego to conquer California. The group combined the crews of two ships, the San Carlos and the San Antonio, and a contingent that came overland from Baja California. As part of a beautification program, the city has begun installing whimsical, if sometimes monumental, artworks in this park. If you're the hardy type, you can walk from here to the Embarcadero, and then into the heart of downtown.

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San Diego, California, 92101, United States

Published 05/18/2016

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