Family Summer Fun: Seaport Village in San Diego
by JoAnne Disney
July 2, 2014 • 364 views
Seaport Village is located in downtown San Diego. It is on San Diego Bay at Kettner Blvd. and West Harbor Drive, adjacent to the Embarcadero Park North. It is a 5-minute walk to the cruise ship terminal and one of the best seafood restaurants in San Diego, Anthony’s Fish Grotto. Seaport Village has an interesting history. It was built on a landfill over “Punta de los Muertos” (Point of the Dead). This is where the Spanish Expedition of 1782 buried their dead that died of scurvy. It seems that later on it was a railroad yard where items were unloaded from ships and loaded onto trains. Construction on Seaport Village began in 1978 and it opened in 1980. Over the recent years it has undergone renovations.
If you are looking for a picturesque place to shop and stroll with amazing views of the ocean, Seaport Village is the place. It is comprised of 14-acres of waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment. Shoppers have 90,000 square feet to find unique items in over 50 stores, such as Captain’s Cove, Silver Crossing, Seaport Shoe Company, Village Hat Shop, Wyland Galleries, Del Sol and Crazy Shirts, just to name a few. Also, at the village, you will find a variety of restaurants among them, the Edgewater Grill, Pier Café, San Diego Burger Company and Seaport Grill. There are many attractions for the entire family that can be found along the tree-lined paths at Seaport Village. Look for the face painter, the balloon artist, the Cinderella Carriage Company, the caricature artists and the historic carousel built in 1895.
So when you are looking to distance yourself from the smog and the crowds, take a drive to Seaport Village. It is a great place to unwind, get a little sun and enjoy the views.