5 Experiences You Can (and Should) Have On The San Diego Embarcadero

March 16, 2018

Beautiful view – check! A touch of history – check! Great food – check!

You’ll never run out of things to do on the San Diego Harbor. Yes, there are tourist traps that charge too much (there are tourist traps everywhere!), but if you are a smart San Diegan (or San Diego visitor) who knows how to plan ahead, you’ll have an amazing time with lots of “wow” moments.

Ready to make some memories? Here are some of our favorite attractions right here on the San Diego Embarcadero.

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1. Check Out Our Friends At The Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum

You don’t have to be a history nerd or military buff to appreciate The USS Midway, a decommissioned Navy aircraft carrier that served the United States for 47 years. It is now known as the most visited floating museum in the world. With interesting exhibits and former Midway crew members giving live talks, a tour is a great way to get a glimpse of Navy life.

2. Watch Street Performers At Seaport Village

If you just want to wander around and appreciate the sights and sounds of the city, then Seaport Village is the perfect spot for you. With 14 acres of waterfront property, there is no shortage of entertainment opportunities here. In addition to shopping, you can also spend time enjoying live music and watching street performers.

3. Unconditional Surrender Statue

Some call it the Embracing Peace Statue, others call it the Kissing Statue, whatever name you use, it is sure to impress. The 25-foot tall couple kissing statue is the famous embrace of a sailor and a nurse and is an iconic image of the end of World War II. Fun Fact: San Diego is home to more veterans and active duty military than any community in the nation, making this statue right at home. It will give you all the feels.

4. Visit The Maritime Museum Of San Diego

Think the last thing you want to do on this trip is visit old ships? Think again. The Maritime Museum of San Diego is a great place to geek out. It showcases a fleet of historic ships, including the oldest active sailing ship in the world, The Star of India. If the timing of your trip is right, you can attend special events and festivals in the museum as well. They occasionally even hold a sleepover, where guests can experience what it’s like to be in the sea during the 19th century.

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5. Enjoy Dinner And Drinks At Carnitas’ Snack Shack

Our Embarcadero Snack Shack has an awesome outdoor bar with a mean collection of craft cocktails, wine and local beer. You can’t go wrong with our pork dishes, but the fish tacos are highly-recommended as well. We host live music performances every weekend, so you’ll get a taste of the local music scene too.

Who’s hungry?