Harbor Drive is an exquisite and beautiful tourist attraction. This one street contains many hotels, cruise and historical ships and ferries, restaurants, statues. There’s Seaport Village, the “Midway” naval ship, war memorials, statues, etc. Beginning at the intersection of Hugo St. and Scott St. and ending at Civic Center Dr. with a span of approx. 10 miles, Harbor Drive is an absolute go to while visiting San Diego.
The naval ship, “Midway”, currently a museum, that served in the Vietnam War and as the Persian Gulf’s flagship. Built a week after WWII, the USS Midway served for an unprecedented 47 years. Next to this giant ship is a memorial for soldiers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. Also, a fairly large sculpture called “Unconditional Surrender” represents a navy officer kissing his spouse. With a height of 25 feet, this sculpture is a constant tourist attraction. All this gives Harbor Dr. it’s a nationalistic feeling.
Continuing down Harbor Dr. a visitor would arrive at Seaport Village. Consisting of many stores and restaurants this area is often crowded. Right next to the bay, people generally sit in its open space park and fly their kites while watching boats come and go. You can also take a ferry from Seaport Village to Coronado Island, which is across the bay. Recently, Seaport Village opened a new outlet center across the parking lot. This outlet also consists of the award winning restaurant “The Cheese Cake Factory”. Seaport Village also captivates and draws many visitors to this particular street called Harbor Drive.
Last but not least, Harbor Drive is right next to the heart of San Diego, Downtown, also passing by San Diego’s very own Convention Center. Downtown contains the “Gaslamp Quarter”, which was the original starting place of San Diego’s downtown revitalization with dozens of restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, etc. – everything you need to have an amazing night is in Downtown.
For some, Harbor Drive is the most important road in all of San Diego. Stroll, bike, or skate along Harbor Drive. Relax and count the sailboats and sailors–sailing against the backdrop of the graceful Coronado Bay Bridge.
You can easily enjoy an afternoon and evening along Harbor Drive by taking the Green Line trolley from Fashion Valley to Santa Fe Depot. If you continue your evening in the Gaslamp District, you can return to your restful hotel room by boarding the Green Line trolley at the Fifth Avenue trolley stop. Come enjoy a few of the many attractions San Diego offers.