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Maritime Museum of San Diego

Maritime Museum of San Diego
  • The oldest active sailing ship - Star of India
  • World's Deepest diving submarine - USS Dolphin
  • Victorian-era Steam ferry Berkeley - built in 1898
  • California's State tall ship, Californian
  • San Salvador - a 1542 Spanish Galleon

Hotel del Coronado Self-Guided Audio Tour

Hotel del Coronado exhibit
  • Self-guided, at your own pace
  • 60 minutes of recorded content
  • Covers Del history from 1888-today
  • Transcript available upon request

San Diego 1 Hour Harbor Cruise

San Diego Harbor Cruise
  • See some of America's most historic ships
  • Observation decks and panoramic views
  • Professional crew narrates the rich history, local points of interest, landmark and military facts
  • A snack bar and full beverage bar is available
  • Highest standards of safety and comfort are practiced

San Diego 2 Hour Harbor Cruise

San Diego Harbor Cruise
  • See some of America's most historic ships
  • Observation decks and panoramic views
  • Professional crew narrates the rich history, local points of interest, landmarks, military facts
  • A snack bar and full beverage bar are available
  • Highest standards of safety and comfort are practiced

San Diego Premier Brunch Cruise

San Diego Premier Brunch Cruise
  • 2-hour yacht cruise
  • Full brunch buffet featuring seasonal dishes
  • Decadent dessert buffet
  • Free-flowing champagne and sparkling cider
  • Join the captain on the sun deck for a narrated tour of scenic San Diego

San Diego Premier Dinner Cruise

San Diego Premier Dinner Cruise
  • Gourmet cuisine served by a personal host who greets you, seats you, and caters to your individual needs in luxurious surroundings.
  • The "Big Bay", as locals call San Diego Bay, plays host to the scenic sights of the Coronado Bay Bridge and Seaport Village to name just a few.
  • Magnificent skyline views and refreshing ocean breezes aboard a sparkling dining cruise!

San Diego Premier Saturday Night Dinner Cruise

San Diego Premier Saturday Night Dinner Cruise
  • Gourmet cuisine served by a personal host who greets you, seats you, and caters to your individual needs in luxurious surroundings.
  • The "Big Bay", as locals call San Diego Bay, plays host to the scenic sights of the Coronado Bay Bridge and Seaport Village to name just a few.
  • Enjoy magnificent skyline views and refreshing ocean breezes aboard a sparkling weekend dining cruise! Listen and dance to a music variety played by professional DJs.

San Diego Sights & Sips Sunset Cruise

San Diego Sights & Sips Sunset Cruise
  • View of the shimmering city skyline as you sail at sundown.
  • Welcome cocktail & seated hors d’oeuvres upon boarding.
  • Delightful music to admire the city skyline & sites.
  • Cruise through San Diego's calm waters on a modern yacht.
  • Knowledgeable captain provides facts.
  • Spectacular skyline views of Coronado Bridge and sunset.

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June 4, 2024

Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Being Alive

Witness Broadway’s master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, as they bring the theater concert “Being Alive” to Balboa Theatre. Enjoy a captivating blend of Mandy’s favorite […]

June 8, 2024

Seaport Village Daycation Celebration

Ready for a summer kickoff event for the whole family? Enjoy a Daycation Celebration filled with the sights and sounds of Seaport Village! Here’s what to expect: Live music by […]

July 6, 2024

San Diego July 4th Weekend | Pier Pressure™ Mega Yacht Party

Celebrate July 4th weekend in style aboard the Pier Pressure™ Mega Yacht Party. Cruise along the San Diego coastline on the luxurious Inspiration Hornblower, enjoying stunning views and unforgettable entertainment.

July 7, 2024

San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

Cheer on the San Diego Padres as they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park. Experience the excitement of Major League Baseball in the heart of San Diego.

August 3, 2024

All-American Car Show

Experience the excitement of the All-American Car Show on August 3rd, featuring an array of awards, a dynamic DJ, food options, diverse vendors, and captivating displays of classic and modern […]

August 10, 2024

Island Vibe Music Festival 2024

Immerse yourself in the rich cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Island Vibe Music Festival on August 10th. Enjoy live performances by musicians representing Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia, along […]

September 11, 2024

P!nk with Sheryl Crow

Don’t miss P!nk’s Summer Carnival Tour with special guest Sheryl Crow at Petco Park. Get ready for an unforgettable night of music and entertainment!

September 13, 2024 - September 15, 2024

San Diego Bayfair

Experience the excitement of San Diego Bayfair’s World Series of Powerboat Racing at Mission Bay and Beaches. This family festival tradition, spanning over 40 years, promises thrilling races and fun […]

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The Iconic Artist

Pae White’s artistry is a unique portrayal of nature and the mundane, showcased through her mesmerizing suspended mobiles. Influenced by her childhood visits to Sea Ranch, California, her work encapsulates a profound connection to the world around her. Today, Pae White resides and crafts her exceptional pieces between Sonoma County and Los Angeles, California. Her innovative approach to art and the transformation of the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan in 2014 earned her well-deserved acclaim.

Behind The Design

Led by visionary artist Pae White, the waterfront underwent a captivating transformation. Her portrayal of nature and everyday objects breathes life into the structures, adorned with cherished words from books, leaving a lasting impression on visitors. The once-bland pavilions now stand as remarkable landmarks, an innovative fusion of art and architecture that awes all who visit. Immerse yourself in her mesmerizing artistry, seamlessly blending with the stunning waterfront for an unforgettable experience.

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Before you begin exploring the city, stop in and see us at the San Diego Visitor INFO Center. Our staff of friendly, local experts will help make the most of your San Diego visit. We’ll guide you on the top tours, attractions, dining, transportation, and accommodation options. We’ll also provide you with maps, brochures, and useful information about San Diego so you can plan your stay.


Take an Old Town Trolley Tour. The 25-mile tour covers San Diego and Coronado’s most popular attraction sites in under two hours if you don’t hop off.

San Diego Zoo, USS Midway Museum, SeaWorld, Maritime Museum, Historic Old Town, Whaley House Museum, Hotel del Coronado and beach, and a Padre’s baseball game, if in season. Of course, if time allows, there is much more to see and do.

The beach you remember to take photos at including yourself so later that moment can teleport you back!

Imperial Beach and Pier is the southernmost pier in the San Diego area and the entire state of California. It is a wooden-planked pier that extends 1,491 feet out toward the horizon. At the end of the pier it widens and the walkway wraps around a seafood restaurant called The Tin Fish which has outdoor seating with umbrellas and is a pleasant place to hang out.

Coronado Central Beach runs along Ocean Boulevard, with a backdrop of fine homes and mansions and the Hotel del Coronado at the southern end.

North Beach is dog-friendly, frequented by locals and their canine companions.

Glorietta Bay offers a unique view of the Glorietta Bay Hotel and the San Diego-Coronado Bridge. With a large, grassy park, restrooms, playground equipment, and a small beach area, Glorietta Bay Beach is a great spot for families.

Silver Strand State Beach is located 4.5 miles south of Coronado Village along the Silver Strand. An underpass allows access to the bayside beach and picnic areas and the Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

Ocean Beach and Pier is one of the longest piers in Southern California, extending a half mile out to sea. The Ocean Beach Pier is one of the few places in San Diego where you can fish without a valid California fishing license.

Dog Beach is wedged between the Mission Bay Harbor Channel and the jetty at the north end of Ocean Beach. Here, pets are not only allowed on the beach but are permitted to play leash-free with other canine beach-lovers.

Sunset Cliffs lives up to its name and each dusk you can witness the most amazing sunsets you’ll ever see. Just be sure to stand a safe distance away from the edge, as the cliffs are slippery and the surf is powerful.

Mission Beach – Belmont Park is the amusement park adjacent to the boardwalk. The 3-mile Ocean Front Boardwalk runs north and south for biking, skating, running, and walking. Heading north leads you to Pacific Beach. Mission Bay is nearby and has many separate parks and beaches that offer a different experience than Mission Beach.

La Jolla Shores Beach is over a mile in length. Kayakers put in at the south end of the beach and paddle out to see La Jolla Cave and other water-accessible sites. Beach walkers can head north and walk below the Scripps Pier (not open to the public).

Depending on your location, there are several options to choose from. Daily rates vary, usually $5-$6/day.

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Go to Radical Storage.

  • The Santa Fe Depot is centrally located in the city. On one side of the Santa Fe Depot, you can catch Amtrak, The Coaster, the Pacific Surfliner, and the City MTS Trolley Green Line or Blue Line. On the other side of the Santa Fe Depot are city bus routes: 83, 215, 225, and 235.
  • Bus routes to the airport, 992 & 993, are a 3-minute walk at North Harbor Drive & Broadway.
  • Old Town: 1 hour, 10 minutes on foot. 23 minutes on bike.  26-35 minutes on city bus.
  • Balboa Park: 47 minutes on foot. 21 minutes on bike. 31-40 minutes on city bus.
  • Coronado: 54 minutes (includes ferry) on foot. 18 minutes (includes ferry) on bike. 53 minutes – 1 hour on city bus.

There are opportunities to begin and end your cruise ship adventure at the Port of San Diego. First, enjoy the best San Diego has to offer. Then take a cruise to relax on the Mexican Riviera, enjoy a Panama Canal adventure, or explore an Incan discovery. Or enjoy the best of the U.S. with a cruise of the Pacific Coast or to Hawaii. Destinations include Hawaii & the South Pacific, Mexican Riviera & Beyond – passports are required for Mexico cruises – South America, Panama Canal, and Pacific Coast. Go to Port of San Diego for more information.

Many people either drive or take the city’s MTS trolley right to the border and walk across.

For more information:
Go to Smart Border Coalition.
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Go to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The San Diego Tourism Authority can provide contacts and recommendations for meeting destination points throughout San Diego.  Contact them at

  • If you only want to take one tour at night let it be San Diego City Lights Night Tour or Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour®.
  • Free summer concerts at Coronado Promenade Concerts and Point Loma Summer Concerts.
  • A Theater Performance at La Jolla Play House, Old Globe Theater, or the Sana Diego Civic Center.
  • Watch a movie outdoors at South Bay Drive-In Theatre.
  • Catch a sunset at Sunset Cliffs National Park.
  • Take a paranormal tour at America’s Most Haunted House, the Whaley House, in Old Town.
  • Have fun at Belmont Park in the Mission Beach neighborhood.
  • Live music at The House of Blues (Downtown) and The Music Box (Little Italy).
  • Star gaze or join a Star Party by San Diego Astronomy Association (SDAA).
  • See the famous San Diego Zoo at night (summertime).
  • Take a Snooze Crewz at the USS Midway.
  • Experience the San Diego Symphony at the Rady Shell.
  • Enjoy the view from Mount Soledad.
  • Sports game: Winter: San Diego Gulls, San Diego State Aztecs (basketball); Spring & Summer: San Diego Padres, San Diego Loyal Soccer Club; Fall: San Diego Aztecs (football).
  • Pub crawl of San Diego breweries in North Park.
  • Get cocktails at a Speakeasy.
  • Stroll around the Gaslamp Quarter.
  • Catch the fireworks at Seaworld or view them from Fiesta Island.

San Diego attractions, venues, tours, and lift transportation services offer a wide variety of options to assist visitors with disability needs. Visitors are advised to call ahead first to help make the most of their time and enjoyment.

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