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Guide to San Diego’s Seaport Village

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Seaport Village is a waterfront shopping and dining complex next to San Diego Bay in downtown San Diego. Featuring live music and other events year-round, this is a place where memories are made. Besides the dozens of shopping and dining options, a world-class carousel and tons of green space offer expansive waterfront views. You can even have a caricature artist capture you and your date or family’s likenesses. A trip to Seaport Village has a little something for everybody. 

Getting to Seaport Village

Because it is located near the busy San Diego business corridor, there are five major freeways to access Seaport Village. There is plenty of parking if you drive, but you don’t have to. Due to its compact size, even though it offers many opportunities for shopping, dining, and fun, it is walkable. If you jump on the trolley, the village is just across the street from the Seaport Village Trolley Stop. You can also get here via the Santa Fe Train Depot, serviced by Amtrak and the San Diego Metro Coaster.

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Best Hotels To Stay At

There are lots of lodging options for Seaport Village San Diego. The Marriott Hotel and Marina is a charming hotel with lots to do when you’re not visiting Seaport Village, including a visit to the hotel’s day spa or 24-hour gym. Every room affords beautiful views of San Diego Bay or the city, and most have balconies.

The Manchester Grand Hyatt features spacious rooms, sublime views, and upscale amenities, including EV charging, free WiFi, digital check-ins, and two rooftop pools. You can even rent a private cabana. It is a pet-friendly hotel, so your furry friends are just as welcome as you are.

Restaurants to Visit

When it comes to Seaport Village restaurants, you’ve got options. There are more than a dozen casual and Bayview dining spots, too. Samburgers offers the classic American fare – burgers and fries – and is set apart by the other menu options, like the medley of craft beer options, and by its wry sense of humor. Celebrity chef Sam ‘The Cooking Guy’ Zien brands his iconic image onto each bun. You can enjoy this excellent pub fare on the bayfront patio.

On the other side of the village – in the west end plaza food court – is Marion’s Fish Market, where you can feast on fish and chips, lobster rolls, ceviche, fish tacos with homemade sauce, and much more. Marion’s also offers assorted craft beers, wines, and cocktails.

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Best Shopping

If you’re a shopper, look no further because you have dozens of options in the village, representing a spectrum of wants and needs. While Alamo Flags is an international flag shop where you can get something to show off your cultural heritage, Cariloha Bamboo offers luxuriously soft bedding, clothing, and bath goods made from eco-friendly bamboo. 

That Sinfulicious Body Care is next to Harley David San Diego speaks to the disparity of shopping you’ll find at Seaport Village. Remember to stop by Seaport Shades to keep the sun out of your eyes and The Something Sweet Shop to satisfy your sweet tooth. This is only a tiny sampling of the various outlets in the village.

If you’re looking for a beautiful place to stroll around the quaint boutiques or drop into one of the fine eating establishments for a light meal or aperitif, Seaport Village is for you. The weather is always good, and the general mood always matches the weather. Visit the Seaport Village website for details on upcoming events, and remember that San Diego is also home to a thriving sailing community. Visit a sailing charter company to book a whale-watching tour, sunset cruise, or any other sailing experience you’re interested in today.