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“Friday Night Liberty- First Friday of the Month”
Review of Liberty Station

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Friday Night Liberty- First Friday of the Month”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

We took the bus to Liberty Station around 6 p.m. Although a little bit difficult to find the artist studios in the dark if you are unfamiliar with the repurposed Naval Training Center, it was well worth the effort. The first Friday of each month from 5-9 p.m. is an open house of artist studios, galleries and dance. The artists are there to show you their original, fine art and in many places food and drinks were offered. It felt like a gala evening surrounded by inspiring, creative people. Very energizing.

Visited February 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Historic Liberty Station”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

After arriving in San Diego I saw a billboard near the airport that featured an art exhibition at Liberty Station. If I hadn't seen that sign, I would have missed Liberty Station all together. There are now 15 buildings that are open with galleries, museums, artist studios, unique shops, restaurants, and more, all this set on beautifully landscaped grounds. Schedule your visit to dine in one of the restaurants, we enjoyed Italian at Solare Restorante.

Visited January 2014
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Roseville, California
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“An interesting place to visit”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Anyone who has flown out of San Diego International has flown over this place. From the air it looks like the Naval Training Center/Boot Camp that thousands of sailors have passed through. Apparently the Navy moved it's training center somewhere else and the old barracks and grounds are being privatized and turned into restaurants, shops, and parks. This is a prime and it is along your way to Pt. Loma and the Cabrillo Monument. There's no cost to enter, so stop on by and see what's going on there; you'll probably find something you like!

Visited December 2013
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San Antonio, TX
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“A wonderful re-purposing of buildings!”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

The preservation of and the reuse of buildings of the former Naval Training Center at Liberty Station is quite impressive! The restaurants, the retail shops and the attractive plazas illustrate how buildings can be saved and reused instead of being demolished for new construction. The planners, designers, architects and contractors are to be congratulated for their preservation of historic structures. This is definitely a place worthwhile visiting in San Diego. We especially recommend the Fig Tree Cafe which has both indoor and outdoor seating, good food and good service.

Visited October 2013
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san diego
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“Step into history and eat, shop”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you are looking for a lovely walkabout venue, near the cooling breezes of the bay and also want to do some shopping (even for groceries), photography, yoga, ice cream or just a coffee, Liberty Station is a good choice. The property is a remodeled military base from the 1940's (think From Here to Eternity or Wings over the Pacific) that enhanced the existing buidlings with great lawns and fountains as well as a shopping and dining district. Plenty of space for children to run around. Watcht the airplanes fly low overhead to land at nearby Lindberg Field. Art Groups are housed here and on First Fridays, they are all open. San Diego Watercolor Society has a great gallery. You can get a work out (yoga) or get your nails done. Especially lovely in the evening. Just avoid Sundays when the large Rock Church congregation fills the parking lot and adjacent restaurants.

Visited September 2013
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