May 17, 2016
This San Diego attraction sits right on the bay and features 14 acres of shops, restaurants, walking paths, and entertainment for the whole family.
Just strolling the 4 miles of walking paths, there is plenty to do. There are balloon artists, face painters, and caricaturists to wow the kiddos, plus million-dollar San Diego Bay views to wow just about anyone.
Duck into one of the shops for one-of-a-kind finds. There is something for everyone whether you are a coffee mug collector, hot sauce lover, or looking for a SoCal surf shop, you are in luck at the village where there are over 40 quaint shops. The kids will enjoy the old school Apple Box toy store where each and every toy is made from carved wood.
Between shops, make sure to check out the historic carousel which was built in 1895 by Charles Loof who also built the famous carousel on Coney Island and the iconic Santa Monica Pier. He hand carved the 54 ornate animals that grace the carousel.
Head to the village on a Sunday to catch one of their Free Sunday Concert Series acts. Genres range from 50’s surf to traditional rock and roll and just about everything in between. The event schedule on their website ensures you can find a concert that everyone in the family can jam out to.
Admission to Seaport Village is free. Parking costs $8 an hour, but can be validated with a $10 minimum purchase to cost only $4 for the first three hours and $3 for each 30 minutes after that.