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Address: Harbor Drive between Market and Grape streets, San Diego, CA 92101
Description: This walkway along San Diego's waterfront gives visitors great views of...
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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Great time viewing sailboats and people watching

Beautiful weather, perfect breeze, lovely scenery are all here. We enjoyed walking around this lovely area and people watching. There were families flying kites, sailboats going... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Canton, Georgia
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Canton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Beautiful weather, perfect breeze, lovely scenery are all here. We enjoyed walking around this lovely area and people watching. There were families flying kites, sailboats going by, and just a good laid back vibe here.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Perfect So Cal space, showcasing the harbor to one side and the hustle and bustle of the city to the other. Morning walk or Jog, mid day hanging out, anytime is good in the Embarcadero.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great spot with lovely views. Cute little shops near by. It's a nice area to have a picnic, soak up the sun. Perfect for a concert or festival.

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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

In 2014 there was lots of construction taking place along the Embarcadero. This year we got to enjoy all of the work and it's fantastic! Lots more places to sit and relax. More room for bikes and pedestrians. Cleaner and brighter too! Good job San Diego!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

By far my favorite harbor and marina in California, clean, safe, and picturesque. Go for a walk, visit a museum, get a bite to eat. Lots of choices, romantic walks on the pier, like the old days. New adventures on a harbor cruise, or a battleship! Its all here, bring walking shoes, hat , and sunglasses, you will need them!

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very nice stretch of hard surface for walking or running along bay. Several offshoots thru parks and around marinas. Pass many sites including ferry stops, USS Midway, restaurants, bike rentals, shops, etc. Lots of people including police along the way. Very scenic.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Lovely part of town for a leisurely hour or so, taking in the harbourside and all the surrounding views. Of particular interest was Broadway Pier where you can walk to the end to look out over the harbour and see various wildlife and other marine activity. We were very lucky and saw dolphins reasonably close up and a team of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A nice 15 minute walk through the Embarcadero ( the San Diego Waterfront. You can stop along the way and sit along the piers and soak up the sun and finally end up at the USS Midway aircraft carrier. You also can watch all the water action and see the planes staring to land at the airport.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great spot for a stroll. Also good bird viewing in the calm marina. We saw migratiing loons, plovers and a hummingbird in the afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Embarcadero stretches towards the Broadway Pier on San Diego Bay. Its a good place to stroll along as you walk past the Maritime Museum, USS Midway, Tourist Information Booth as well as restaurants, hotels and condos. For us walking up the waterfront area was easy to do as it was near our hotel and we enjoyed the sea views.

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Address: Harbor Drive between Market and Grape streets, San Diego, CA 92101
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego

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