Embarcadero
Embarcadero
4.5
Historic Walking AreasPiers & Boardwalks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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Neighbourhood: Marina
How to get there
  • Santa Fe Depot • 9 min walk
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Todd Q
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Solo
This review is for visitors wanting to use their e-bike. Its official visitors are not allowed to cost or ride their bike at walking speed.
The problem is with Pedicabs not visitors using e-bikes.
They expect e-bike riders to dismount and walk to businesses.
Telling visitors to drive, not bike is poor leadership. I’m going to stay away, because my community isn’t welcomed.

Written 3 January 2024
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Eric B
Pensacola, FL159 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Overall, our visit to the Emarcadero in San Diego was excellent. We went almost every night during our nine-night stay. There were several food choices, and the food was generally good. Relaxing walks along the waterfront especially enjoyable, and there were many places to sit and enjoy the views.
Written 12 August 2022
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania12,963 contributions
Jan 2022
Still owed one last review from this years trip to San Diego ... so here it is :
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Maybe because I rarely see the sea, or just because of the unique flavor of San Diego with its harbor and maritime museum and USS Midway....still the Embarcadero area it is one of my favorite places in the city.
It is located in Downtown San Diego - stretching from the W Grape St. incorporating the Waterfront Park and ending at the Embarcadero Marina South Park at the San Diego convention center.
So the area is huge ... you can spend a whole day in the area if you like - the Maritime museum definitely worth visiting, the USS Midway is an absolute must. Maybe at the cruise ship terminal you go for a whale watching tour ... and if you are hungry you could have lunch or diner at the many places in the area.
Also it is important that it is easily accessible from all direction and on top there are plenty of parking spots ...
For me it is always nice to walk in the area ... Stop at the Bob Hope Memorial and watch the Midway ... try it out when you are in San Diego.
Written 6 May 2022
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania12,963 contributions
Jan 2020
I don't live by the sea side - for me it is always interesting to walk beside the sea, enjoy the sunshine and the salty winds of the sea.
This place for me it is very nice to take a walk (typically to limit the effects of jet-leg) right after my arrival to San Diego. It is a lovely place to stretch your legs after the long trips (mine typically are in the range of 18-22 hours to get to San Diego).
As you can walk around there are several places where you can stop - here are a few in case you've been wondering:
- fish market
- the USS Midway
- the USS San Diego Memorial
- Taffy 3 Memorial
- Seaport Village - here you get a coffee, snack, lunch or diner - shop for souvenirs.
You got benches along the walkway - you can to enjoy the view of the boats - or of the bay.
Also if you come by car you have parking options available.
Overall a very nice place to take a walk and for me it is really interesting.
Written 18 March 2020
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Nadia M
Arad, Bahrain508 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Nice place for walking and hanging out, staring from the waterfront park ending in the seaport village. Many things to do and see, you can visit the maritime museum, the USS midway museum or take a seal tour. There were many Monuments to see and maybe the most famous and my favorite was the “ unconditional Surrender statue “ we walk there our first day in San Diego and it was raining heavily and walk there again our last day before our cruise leaved, there were some vendors selling some souvenirs and accessories which were not there in our first day.

Lovely place, worth the visit.
Written 22 February 2020
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Hank956
Brownsville, TX1,104 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
What an beautiful place to visit.

Easy to get too and parking available.

Bring your comfy shoes, camera, hat and glasses enjoy the visit.

So relaxing, the views are wonderful.
Written 18 October 2019
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Ruth S
Mesa, AZ85 contributions
Sept 2019
Great place to shop, eat and enjoy the views. We've been there several times and it's always fun to go back.
Written 30 September 2019
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Lambretta101
Gourock, UK3,782 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Pleasant walk along past the marina after we dropped our rental car off at the airport. Only 30 minutes and your back in the heart of San Diego.
Written 28 September 2019
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Keith_Porter27
Victoria, Canada208 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
It’s a nice pleasant walk that wraps around a spot with some small shops but nothing super special. The views are alright but I wouldn’t come here twice unless you’re taking a boat out to Coronado from the ship terminal there.
Written 19 August 2019
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Boricua_Globetrotter
Fort Walton Beach, FL514 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Love San Diego...even thought it was a busy weekend, we found a nice parking at the Seaport Village. A lot of stuff to see with a lot of attractions relatively close for a family stroll. The sights were impressive and the atmosphere is relaxing. Can wait to go back and explore some more. Enjoy San Diego!
Written 23 June 2019
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