Seaport Village
Seaport Village
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Points of Interest & LandmarksPiers & BoardwalksShopping Malls
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Seaport Village is a vibrant harborside spot with stellar views of the San Diego skyline. There’s plenty to do here—stroll along the promenade, check out the art galleries, enjoy a meal at an upscale restaurant or do some shopping (local wines and souvenirs are good buys). Younger children will love the historic hand-carved carousel. Weekdays are the best time to visit when it’s less crowded and the vibe is more laid-back. The village is a stop on many hop-on, hop-off trolley tours of San Diego; include a visit to the USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum along the way. – Tripadvisor
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  • Lauren T
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good spot. Great scenery.
    We enjoyed a very good view and meal at the Fish Market restaurant right on the water. We were told the swordfish was caught right there in the bay. The crab cakes were great. Saw the touristy sights including the Unconditional Surrender “kissing” statue, USS Midway, the Bob Hope memorial area, and a few beautiful ships and a submarine walking along the water. Great views and photo opportunities. The scenery is very busy with military helicopters and various boats.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Vanessa
    Sydney, Australia403 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views
    Seaport Village is located right long the waterfront in San Diego. There is a wide, flat footpath taking you along the waterfront from the Convention Centre to past the USS Midway Museum. Beautiful water views, views of the Coronado Bridge, the USS Midway and in the Village itself, there are lots of shops and restaurants. A great easy place to visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 5, 2023
  • Tawnyrval
    Ontario, California3,746 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit! Plan Lunch or Dinner!
    Late post Came with some friends and one of them kinda broke her leg so she we knew we couldn’t walk around too much but the Village itself is quite beautiful, people come to walk around the boardwalk, chill at the park and best of all they are dog friendly. The stores are typical of most places, The Bay company souvenir shop, boutiques, sun glasses, hat store, crazy shirts, toy store, hot sauce store and so much more. Can’t wait to come again and actually walk around the whole place! Give them a visit!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 16, 2023
  • cohoman
    Sammamish, Washington2,286 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place to visit on a sunny day
    Great place to visit when the weather is nice outside. Lots of shops and restaurants grouped right by the water. Even has a working carousel. You can also walk along the boardwalk. There is paid parking onsite, but it is pricey. We stayed for 1.5 hrs and were charged $16. Definitely a nice place to wander around and get lunch or dinner.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 19, 2023
  • Vicki152014
    Creston, Washington12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun little shopping and walking area
    Fun little area to walk, shop and see some history. We didn't have time to tour the Midway, but we spent a little bit of time in that area. The shopping area was a lot of fun, just enough variety for all of us. There are a few places to eat, we enjoyed some great seafood at the restaurant right by the Midway.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 13, 2024
  • Immyness
    San Antonio, Texas166 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place to shop and stroll
    This is a lovely area to stroll, shop, and eat. We picked up a few keepsakes and walked through the marina area. We didn’t have too much time to spend here but enjoyed what we were able to do. From here, we walked back up to the USS Midway/Maritime Museum area.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 14, 2024
  • Phil H
    Limoges, France19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Typical tourist shopping attraction
    A typical selection of shops in a highly visited location. Some ecclectic, and others mainstream with some arts and crafts thrown in the mix. Bars and food also available with very limited waiting time.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 6, 2024
  • Jemlnlx
    Bronx, New York5,399 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely was to spend the afternoon...
    Lovely afternoon at the Seaport Village. Scenic walkable area with lots of small shops and food options. The main parking lot is about $8 per hour...but arriving at around 5pm on a Thursday afternoon, we saw a parking lot next to that one for only $5 for three (3) hours. Keep an eye out for this one if visiting. Lots of photo ops along the San Diego Bay. You can walk along the water up the USS Midway, piers, Maritime Museum and Waterfront Park areas.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 26, 2024
  • Clarence And G
    San Diego, California308 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited Seaport Village for CINCO DE MAYO!!!
    We visited Seaport Village for CINCO DE MAYO!!! It was a beautiful day and a beautiful event!!! W/ beautiful people and music. We went to watch dancing, and saw so much more!!! We sat at a great table with a great view of the dancing.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 5, 2024
  • MominOC
    Orange County, California4,845 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Clean area right on the water
    They do a good job at keeping the area beautiful. Watch out for the birds they dive for your head and ruin your car while it is parked. Some shopping available with lovely walking paths along the water. We felt safe in this area. Parking was expensive.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 7, 2024
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MBC
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Beautiful setting along the waterfront with views of the Coronado bridge. Unique shops, pop up vendors, full service restaurants as well as a food court. Fun for all ages. So relaxing to grab a coffee and sit and watch the sailboats. There’s a fee for parking so be sure to get your parking ticket validated at a shop or restaurant.
Written June 14, 2022
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Kari Heppner
Battle Creek, NE15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Parking costs are out of line. Everything closes down fairly early. But a really neat area, very clean, cute eclectic shops and great views at the marina. There was a concert going on while we were there, a few drunk people stumbling off, but all in all seemed like a nice fun area!
Written February 22, 2020
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slj
Baltimore, MD35 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
I've always loved going to Seaport Village when visiting San Diego. It's fun to walk around and enjoy the beautiful views, enjoy a meal and shop.
This trip we did another Seal Tour (which was wonderful) and we did the City Lights Trolley Tour (which was also wonderful). We decided to just hang out, shop and walk around in between the tours, which we enjoyed very much.
We were SHOCKED when we left the parking lot in the evening and were going to be charged $80 to park!
Luckily the two tours validated our parking and brought it down to $44, but that is still ridiculous.
Yes we were parked there for half the afternoon but I will never park there again.
We spent money to eat, shop, 2 tours and then have to pay that much money to park...and we never saw a sign with the parking rates in advance or we never would have. I travel a lot and have never paid that much money just to park.
We had a great day but this ruined it, and by watching the people leaving in line in front of us, there were a lot of other seriously unhappy patrons.
**Later that week we paid just $7.50 to park by 'The Kiss', walk around and visit the Maritime Museum for 3 hours.
Written June 4, 2024
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Michael P
Pasadena, CA44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Seaport Village is a great experience for families, couples, and singles alike. On the banks of the San Diego Marina opposite Coronado and amid scores of yachts and schooners, there are dozens of restaurants, shops and attractions for everyone. The San Pascual Winery has a shop offering tastings and pairings for the oenologist and wine connoisseur. On the green there are artists, jugglers, and even sword swallowers and fire eaters. It's impossible not to have fun at Seaport. You should definitely put it on your must see list when you visit San Diego.
Written February 19, 2020
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Catfluff
San Diego, CA83 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We liked our visit here. It was a beautiful day which makes it better. The parking meters upon exit weren’t working and once they did start again, we found out that we needed to get our parking validated otherwise we’d end up paying a much higher rate. The attendant helped us and honoured a validated rate.
Written February 8, 2020
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BMAZ1538
23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We were staying near the harbor and my daughter wanted to buy some souvenirs. Luckily we found Seaport Village West which had enough gift shops for her to roam. We already had lunch but found a Ben and Jerry's stand for dessert. There were ample places to sit and people watch. Would highly recommend stopping in the Crazy Shirts store for unusual San Diego shirts - good quality and nice designs.
Written January 24, 2020
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Gardengel-IoW
West Sussex, UK889 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
First of all we found parking very easy. We asked at our hotel and he said it would be difficult and metered. Yes to the latter but lots of places to park along the embarcadero let alone multistory or underground. Sure it may be busier in Summer.
Anyway. nice area to wander round. Through the shops, eclectic as others have said, Christmas decorations - the cheapest I saw was $14, sock shops etc and plenty of places to eat, fake beach areas to sit. We walked along to see The Unconditional surrender statue - its huge and the Bob Hope military one- definately check that out. You can at least see if not visit the USS Medway from here.
Written March 2, 2020
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MeuterMedia
Seal Beach, CA2,320 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Don't park here! They have an attendant that "blocks" the view of parking rates. The city should do something about that! Nice stroll at the water if it was not for the parking rip off. Cheesecake factory lunch - validation only worth $3.00 ! - be aware! MeuterMedia
Written January 7, 2020
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BonnieNimmo
Marble Falls, TX1,179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a wonderful area, with shops and restaurants, right along the San Diego Harbor promenade. We enjoyed walking around watching the sailboats, seagulls and seals! We also enjoyed watching the Navy planes and helicopters taking off and landing. The skyscape is so pretty and the sunset was gorgeous. Some folks were riding bikes, some folks were fishing in the area and some were using the barbecue pits. It’s a really nice area!
Written February 25, 2020
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Travel the World
San Francisco, CA1,390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
We stayed in the Gas Lamp district and were relieved to find this waterfront oasis. The views of the bay were beautiful at night with the city lights. They had lots of food and shopping options for every budget. The businesses also provided live music which was an extra bonus. You will enjoy playing tourist here with all the daytime water activities as well 😀. This business district has gone out of their way to create a pleasant experience. Extra bonus….free clean bathrooms.
Written November 2, 2021
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