Seaport Village on the Beautiful San Diego Bay

By Jodee Weiland

When visiting the San Diego Bay on our recent trip to southern California, we walked down to Seaport Village to have a wonderful seafood lunch at the San Diego Pier Café, a dark brown building built out over the water and overlooking the harbor. This bay is the third largest natural harbor along the California coastline after San Francisco Bay and Humboldt Bay. It is absolutely beautiful, and no matter how many times we go to San Diego, we will never get tired of looking out across the deep blue waters and watching the beautiful sailboats gliding across the waters.

Another gem on this bay is the Seaport Village, where you will find over sixty unique shops and restaurants to visit while being entertained by musicians in the courtyards. People of all ages will sit and listen to the music, while others are eating or shopping. It is not unusual to see young children dancing to the music or riding on the Historic Carousel, the 1895 Looff carousel. There is a fountain and gazebo amid the shops and restaurants as well.

If you are hungry, you can eat in a bay view restaurant, such as the one we chose, or you can find a wide array of casual dining from authentic Mexican cuisine to Greek specialties to Chicago deep dish pizza and more. People ate inside restaurants or grabbed a quick bite to eat outside while enjoying the music and beautiful sunny day!

The shops are just as diversified as the food choices available in Seaport Village. You can visit shops that sell international flags, personalized wooden toys, distinctive clothing and accessories, kites, Indian jewelry and artifacts, shoes, artwork, holiday items, and more. The list goes on and on, but the most unique aspect of shopping and eating at Seaport Village is that while doing so, you will continually catch glimpses of the beautiful San Diego Bay with any number of sailboats gliding gracefully across the waters.

http://learnfromyesterday.comThe brochures they hand out in Seaport Village will tell you that this is “Where the magic of the sea comes to life.” From my personal experience, I have to agree with this description. On a sunny day, walking anywhere along the San Diego Bay and looking out at the harbor is an experience, you’re not likely to soon forget. So if you get the chance to visit San Diego, visit the harbor and Seaport Village, and enjoy!


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12 thoughts on “Seaport Village on the Beautiful San Diego Bay

    • San Francisco is another great trip. We went there several times years ago when our son lived there. But I have to say, I do love San Diego. San Diego is beautiful and the climate is great. I love both areas for different reasons. Both have some great attractions to visit, and each one left its own distinctive fingerprint on my memory. Thanks for visiting!

    • I’m glad! It is so worth the trip! I have several posts on San Diego. Check them out as well…there’s so much to see and do and all in great weather with sunny skies! Thanks for stopping by to visit!

    • Your children would love San Diego and so would you! I wrote other posts on San Diego you may enjoy, and I will be adding more to those later. Children love Legoland, Sea World, and the San Diego Zoo as well, not to mention Balboa Park and Old Town. The list goes on and on. Thanks for stopping to visit!

    • It was a beautiful day, Chris! In fact, the whole week was beautiful. We always have a wonderful time when we visit San Diego. Thanks for stopping by to visit!

  1. You are really making me feel like a trip to San Diego! It looks like there is so much to do there and being warm would be a plus after the brutal winter we’ve had here in PA. Now I just have to convince my husband to go, haha.
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    • This trip is well worth it…so relaxing and so much fun. There are so many things to do and see. The weather is always beautiful…at least, it has been every time I have been there. I hope you get there! Thanks for stopping by to chat!

  2. I love San Diego! I’ve only been there once, but my husband has been there many times. He also comes home with great stories. It such a beautiful place, especially down by the water. Thanks for sharing your trip. Looks like fun! I’ve never heard of gazelle but if I didn’t have a place like that locally, I would definitely look them up. We recycle all of our electronics since it is the age of throw away electronics.
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    • I love San Diego, too! I first went there in the last few years, although I had been to San Francisco many times before and even Los Angeles. But since going to San Diego, that’s where I go every chance I get. I love it! Thanks for stopping by to chat and visit!

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