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Embarcadero

Harbor Drive between Market and Grape streets, San Diego, CA 92101
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Ranked #47 of 237 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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Dallas
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357 reviews 357 reviews
189 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We walked from the Hilton Bayfront along the boardwalk to Seaport Village. Restaurants, the ferry to Coronado Island, the marina, other hotels and then Seaport Village which offers shopping and more restaurants - and a small park area where you can watch the sail boats go by and sail under the Coronado Bridge in the distance. Also the MIdway museum... More

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Mariposa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Lots going on here........walk for a long time and pop into the many attractions and sights along the way. Visit the Midway Museum, see the sailing ships, get a bite to eat, walk the little parks, see the monuments (Bob Hope etc). Catch the ferry to Coronado Island here and also catch the Guided Boat Cruises here. Some street vendors,... More

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Vegas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
46 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We love coming here, because there is great food, a wonderful breeze, and amazing views. You get to see the ships, go to a naval ship museum, eat, or shop. There is always that beautiful ocean breeze coming from the docks, and usually activities to keep you busy.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a fantastic walk around the front in San Diego, from seeing the Maritime Museum, Star of India, the Bob Hope statues and memorials, and the ferry to Coronado. If you continue a little further you come to Seaport Village. Lovely area for walking.

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San Diego, California
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32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We bought tickets on a last minute special deal to the Summer Pops Tribute to Ray Charles and we would both agree that the show was well worth the money - but then again it didn't cost much. We're regular attendees at the Hollywood Bowl and though it's perhaps unfair to draw comparisons, we couldn't help it (and the Summer... More

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Halifax, Canada
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80 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
320 helpful votes 320 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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315 reviews 315 reviews
97 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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