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Embarcadero

Harbor Drive between Market and Grape streets, San Diego, CA 92101
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Ranked #51 of 220 attractions in San Diego
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Description: This walkway along San Diego's waterfront gives visitors great views of downtown and a chance to choose from many restaurants along the way.
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Halifax, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
80 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

A great snapshot of downtown San Diego. Food, shops, beautiful views, boats, all along the boardwalk. You can spend all afternoon here. It's also close to the USS Midway and lots of other San Diego tourist sites.

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69 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

If you are visiting San Diego you must go and take a walk or jog at the embarcadero. Lovely sights of the pacific. Sometimes they have festivals ( the naval festival, sand sculptures and more).

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Irvine, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

A wonderful venue, excellent catering phenomenal crew with golf carts to help older guests, great sound. The only downside were the porta pottys. They did not have lights in the potty so you had to use your camera to light the area. I was terrified that I would lose my IPhone 5 into the muck. The hand washing station was... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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512 reviews 512 reviews
264 attraction reviews
302 helpful votes 302 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This extension of the Embarcadero adjoins Seaport Village, and is a restful place to stroll or people-watch while taking a break from the presentations at a conference at the nearby San Diego Convention Center. (At least, that's the use I make of it!) On any day you might spot a rock balancer at work (see the accompanying photo), or just... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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92 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Really nice waterfront walk with many restuarants and attractions. You seem to be able to walk for ever from the Hilton at the Convention Centre all the way passed the airport and beyond. Check out the parks near USS Midway with the Bob Hope memorial and the USN memorials to those lost at sea. Really easy place to lose a... More

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Whittier, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I love being anywhere near water. The port of San Diego has a Wonderful view And has several cruise ships, restaurants, and a military ship, which is now a museum. My family and I had a nice stroll on the port.

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New York City
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166 reviews 166 reviews
82 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Spend some time walking along the water. We did this after we spent some time on the USS MIdway. People watching was fun. Some homeless but they did not beg or bother us at all. Seaport Village was nice. Beautiful views of the water. Very peacful and serene. Places to park for a fee.

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Lots to see walking around the Embarcadero. Anthony's Fish Grotto is there, Star of India ship and other antique ships there, sculptures, people watching and great water views.

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San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Although this is a "walking tour," it is filled with great sight, excitement and lots of "off the walking path" activities. You got cash? Improve your rating!

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Coronado, California
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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We take the ferry over from Coronado Ferry Landing in the AM and grab a bagel at Bruegger's and bike down along the water. You have to walk your bike by Seaport Village but, then bike again all the way down to the Hilton. I love the pelicans at the pier by the Summer Concert Series. I miss the art... More

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