Marina District – Of all areas in San Diego County, the Downtown Marina District truly captures the seaside essence that makes San Diego one of the most desired destinations in the world. The marina district is comprised of Seaport Village, Embarcadero and the Convention Center, each bringing their own flavor of nautical magic to the area for all to enjoy. With pristine views of San Diego Bay and Coronado Island, every day in the marina district is a vacation!
Seaport Village’s 14 acres of waterfront shopping and dining provide guest with endless options for their day at sea. The village style shopping along a shaded paved path is a tourist attraction not to be missed. Inside theMarriott Marquis & Marina, The Hideaway Spa is a rejuvenating option for “Spoil Yourself” Sundays, while Roy’s Asian Fusion recreates a Hawaiian luau style setting for the evening; tiki torches and all. For the best Happy Hour in the village, Buster’s Beach House & Longboard Bar’s $4 Long Islands and Mai Tais can’t be beat!
Embarcadero, home of the U.S.S. Midway Museum, Hornblower and Flagship Cruises caters specifically to nautical adventures. Hornblower’s famous two-hour cruise shuttles guests around the bay, drink in hand, whileFlagship’s Patriot Jet Cruise puts a 360-degree spin (literally) on the same bay cruise in under 30 minutes! Voted “Best San Diego Seafood Restaurant” by Zagat, Anthony’s Fish Grotto on the Bay is just a few blocks north and serves guests in a vintage lake house environment after their cruising adventures.
Just outside the Convention Center trolley stop, Tin Fish Gaslamp, historically known for their fish tacos is thelunch location of choice for downtown pedestrians. Manchester Grand Hyatt’s Seaview Breakfast Buffet or Bed & Breakfast Package for Two always pleases early-risers. At the Grand Hyatt, enjoy luxury resort amenities with a cabana view or a skyline classic cocktail at Top of the Hyatt on the 40th floor! The aura of the Downtown Marina District best describes San Diego’s appeal and nautical nature; it’s not just a location, it’s a lifestyle.