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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Address
Neighborhood: Marina
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  • Santa Fe Depot • 9 min walk
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Stephanie C
Brooklyn Park, MN188 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
If you're planning a visit to the USS Midway Museum, then I would take a few extra minutes to walk along the rest of the Embarcadero. Otherwise, it's not necessarily worth the trip just to walk along. There are a few good photo ops along the way, but the crowds and homeless population make it less desirable.
Written July 6, 2024
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Lambretta101
Gourock, UK4,839 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 September 28, 2019
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ECWCW45
Irvine, CA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
A wonderful venue, excellent catering phenomenal crew with golf carts to help older guests, great sound. The only downside were the porta pottys. They did not have lights in the potty so you had to use your camera to light the area. I was terrified that I would lose my IPhone 5 into the muck. The hand washing station was complicated and required one person to pump the water while the other person can wash their hands. This was a minor inconvenience but other than that it was super great.
Written September 2, 2013
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania16,931 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 March 18, 2020
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Keith_Porter27
Victoria, Canada206 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 August 19, 2019
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MMouseMD
West Hartford, CT587 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
I rented a bike, and road the entire length of the Embarcadero, two days in a row. Great views, and very nice conditions. The only issue is where the path goes through Seaside Village Shopping area. No bike rising allowed-have to walk. They should make a bike path through the parking areas to allow riding.
Written November 6, 2018
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PhoebeNJ
Australia6,189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
We stayed at the Grand Hyatt and all this is an easy walk from the hotel. Cruise ships, ferries, plenty of boats, and a few famous ships here.

Major attraction is the aircraft carrier USS Midway. It’s close to the main railway station Santa Fe, should you need to use the train.
Written April 3, 2018
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mrscalculus
Descanso, CA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You can just stroll, roller blade, or ride in one of the rented bikes where someone else has to do the pedaling. The sights of the boats out sailing and Navy or cargo ships or cruise ships coming in is great. There is the San Diego Maritime Museum with the Star of India (the oldest active sailing ship in the world), the ferryboat Berkeley, the HMS Surprise (used in the movie Master and Commander), a Russian sub and a US submarine, the State tallship Californian, the steam yacht Media, and (the boat that you can tour the bay for a small fee) Pilot. The Midway aircraft carrier museum is also there. There are many restaurants as well.
Written March 13, 2012
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Ruth S
Mesa, AZ78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 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 September 30, 2019
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Boricua_Globetrotter
Fort Walton Beach, FL503 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 June 23, 2019
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