Marina District

A Beautiful Downtown Neighborhood

Stretching out along the Waterfront and offering a perfect dose of urban appeal paired with access to recreational areas, the Marina District is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods downtown. Its tranquil tree-lined streets, mid-rise and resort style high-rises come together to create a warm neighborhood feel amidst metropolitan luxury.

Seaport Village, one of the Marina District’s best-known landmarks and a favorite family-friendly bayside destination, contains upwards of 50 shops offering art, toys, and souvenirs plus casual and fine dining spots. Children will delight in the hand-carved, historic carousel originally built in 1895 and still in operation today. During the summer and on various weekends, you’ll also find fun events, including live music and festivals. The Headquarters at Seaport Village, a second life for San Diego’s Old Police Headquarters, offers an exclusive shopping and dining experience to be enjoyed amidst classically inspired architecture.

Greenery can be a premium downtown, but the Marina District is home to multiple natural spaces. Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade, which runs from West Market Street to Petco Park, is a landscaped linear park that is a favorite for pedestrians, joggers, dog walkers and families alike. The Children’s Park along with The New Children’s Museum, offers an educational play space whose mission is to encourage children to think, play and create through interactive installations and immersive experiences with contemporary art.

Pantoja Park, created in 1850 and holding the title of the oldest park in San Diego, also lies within this neighborhood and is a favorite for dog owners. Additionally, the Embarcadero Park offers beautiful grassy spaces to enjoy San Diego’s year-round lovely weather while basking in glorious seaside views. Embarcadero Park South is home to the architecturally stunning Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, the permanent outdoor home of the San Diego Symphony, while Embarcadero Park North plays host each winter to the lauded San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, the region’s largest wine and culinary event.

Finally, the Marina District houses the world-famous San Diego Convention Center, known primarily for its status as the long-running home of the beloved San Diego Comic-Con International.

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