San Diego’s Marina District
What Can You Find Downtown
One of the great neighborhoods of downtown San Diego is the Marina District. It includes some great restaurants including the funky Café 222, the famous Kansas City Barbecue, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, and The Fish Market–among many great venues. Shoppers can find an exciting variety of shops and more eateries at Seaport Village, which is situated in a 14-acre complex.
Among the attractions to the beautiful neighborhood of San Diego are the Embarcadero, and the San Diego Convention Center.
An Exciting Place to Live
At one time this area was full of empty warehouses and vacant lots but it has been beautifully developed and offers beautiful high-rise apartments and fine hotels. And the water is just steps away. Across the big bay, spanned by the Coronado Bridge sits beautiful Coronado. Residents of the Marina District can easily hop the ferry over to Coronado to enjoy a leisurely stroll or spend a day at one of their fine beaches.
Pantoja Park – San Diego History
The Marina District also boasts Pantoja Park, the oldest park in downtown San Diego. It was built in 1850 and named after the Spanish explorer, Don Juan Pantoja y Arriaga, who first surveyed and charted San Diego Bay in 1782.
The New Children’s Museum empowers children to think, play and create through fun-filled exhibitions, hands-on artmaking activities, special artistic performances, and educational experiences. It includes art galleries, open studios, sit-down café, and an adjacent museum park with outdoor art pieces and space for children to create art.
Photos Courtesy of Centre City Development Corporation, Viva City, and Panoramia.