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San Diego Harbor
The city’s waterfront Embarcadero district is one of the San Diego Bay's most vibrant areas. From museums to maritime attractions, and from Seaport Village's shops and restaurants to the area’s parks, the San Diego Harbor is known for its entertainment offerings and family-friendly attractions.

The Basics
One of West Coast's top natural harbors, the San Diego Harbor is also home to some of the city’s major attractions. Climb aboard the USS Midway Museum, one of the U.S. Navy’s longest-serving aircraft carriers, and stop by the Maritime Museum of San Diego to see historic vessels and nautical-themed exhibitions. Visit Seaport Village for its restaurants, boutiques, and live-music performances. Families shouldn't miss Waterfront Park, with fountains and children’s play areas.

To get the most out of your visit, prebook attraction tickets and plan to see the harbor from a boat tour, or sign up for a helicopter ride for one-of-a-kind aerial views. It's also easy to independently visit area sights. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Embarcadero Marina Parks offer multiple options to soak up the scenery. Venture to the North and South branches for bike paths, art installations, and seasonal events.
  • Come expecting crowds—the San Diego Harbor is host to major hotels and the San Diego Convention Center.
  • Seaport Village hosts free live music performances daily in its West Village Food Court and on Sunday in its East Village Gazebo.

How to Get There
The San Diego Harbor is served by the San Diego Trolley’s Green Line. The Sante Fe Train Depot, which is served by Amtrak and San Diego Metro Coaster trains, is also nearby. Alternatively, the area can be reached by bus and is easy to access by car, bike, or on foot.

When to Get There
There’s never a bad time of year to explore the attractions that line the San Diego Harbor. That said, as the area’s main attractions include museums, shops, and restaurants, it’s best to visit during normal opening hours. The area will be particularly crowded during the summer months.

Coronado Island
Accessible from mainland San Diego via the Coronado Bridge or a quick trip from the Harbor by ferry (use the Fifth Avenue Landing), charming Coronado Island is one of the best places to go for a day-trip beach retreat. Head to Coronado Beach & Dog Park for unspoiled white sands and a relaxing ambiance.
Address: 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego 92101, USA
Admission: Free
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5 Tours and Activities to Experience San Diego Harbor

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San Diego Scavenger Hunt: Downtown Splendors

San Diego Scavenger Hunt: Downtown Splendors

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Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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San Diego Electric Chariot Rental

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San Diego Electric Chariot Rental

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LED-lights flashing in sync with riders’ favorite music, electric-power three-wheelers allow tourists explore San Diego in a fun and eco-friendly manner. One vehicle is enough to enjoy a little mobile party in a company of friends or family. Fans of an independent adventure drive the four-riders bikes on their own, while those who love insider’s stories may opt for a chariot tour with a knowledgeable local guide.
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  • 1 to 5 hours
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GPS Guided Coronado Electric Scooter Tour

GPS Guided Coronado Electric Scooter Tour

This tour is for anyone that wants to discover California’s Crown Jewel, Coronado Island. Explore Coronado’s pristine beaches, the famous Hotel del Coronado, the Ferry Landing, shops and much more. As you enjoy the drive, it takes you to all the best sites, recommends restaurants, cracks jokes and tells the stories that bring a destination to life. Start in Downtown San Diego before boarding the ferry to take you over to Coronado Island. See the visually stunning Coronado Bay Bridge and the San Diego Harbor as you make your way across by ferry. Make your way through Downtown Coronado where you’ll hear all about Coronado Island’s rich history from the speakers on your scooter. Drive along the beaches and pass by the Naval Air Station on North Island. Don’t miss out on one of our most unique tours!
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  • 3 hours
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San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

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Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat during this tour of San Diego Harbor. Learn the basics of boating from your expert guide before following your guide's boat around the harbor, cruising past highlights such as the USS Midway, a US Navy submarine, Coronado Bridge, Seaport Village, the cruise ship terminal, the historic ship Star of India and San Diego Maritime Museum. Learn from your guide about these landmarks via the onboard two-way communications system and stop for photo ops on this exciting tour.
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  • 2 hours
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Sail Stars and Stripes America's Cup Racing Yacht in San Diego

Sail Stars and Stripes America's Cup Racing Yacht in San Diego

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Cruise around San Diego bay aboard an authentic 1992 America’s Cup racing yacht and travel at twice the speed of the average sailboat. The Stars and Stripes USA-11 is one of the fastest and best known America’s Cup racing yachts. It was designed and built to be raced in San Diego, and has been restored to pristine condition. Take a turn at the helm and join in grinding the winches to raise and trim the sails.
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  • 3 hours
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