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Waterfront Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

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About Waterfront Park

San Diego Waterfront Park is a 12-acre open space park surrounding the San Diego County Administration Center. Numerous walkways with intermittent benches wind through the gardens. There are six large civic green lawns, and a long row of reflecting pools with interactive spray fountains.


Attractions Near Waterfront Park

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Maritime Museum of San Diego0.22km from Waterfront Park

Established in 1948, it preserves one of the largest collections of historic sea vessels in the United States. The centerpiece of the museum's collection is the Star of India, an 1863 ironbark.

Star of India
Star of India0.25km from Waterfront Park

Star of India is an iron-hulled sailing ship, built in 1863 in Ramsey. After a career sailing from Great Britain to India and New Zealand, she was renamed, re-rigged as a barque, and became a salmon hauler on the Alaska to California route. Retired in 1926, she was restored as a seaworthy museum ship in 1962–3 and home-ported at the Maritime Museum of San Diego in San Diego, California. She is the oldest ship still sailing regularly and also the oldest iron-hulled merchant ship still afloat.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - Downtown

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego offers access to the very best art of our time at two iconic locations. While the La Jolla location is currently closed for a major renovation and expansion project, the downtown location serves as MCASD's primary hub of activity. The Museum of Contemporary Art has a nearly 5,500-object collection of post-World War II art that includes key pieces by color field painter Ellsworth Kelly.

USS Midway Museum
USS Midway Museum0.99km from Waterfront Park

A historical naval aircraft carrier museum. The museum consists of the aircraft carrier Midway. The ship houses an extensive collection of aircraft, many of which were built in Southern California.

Balboa Theatre
Balboa Theatre1.35km from Waterfront Park

This is a historic movie theatre in downtown San Diego, US, built in 1924. It now hosts the Mainly Mozart Festival, special events, and touring companies of Broadway productions. The city of San Diego holds the annual "State of the City" address at the theatre. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The New Children’s Museum
The New Children’s Museum1.45km from Waterfront Park

The New Children's Museum is an arts-based children's museum in downtown San Diego. The Museum inspires new ways to see the world through the language of art. Including a cafe, abundant seating, quiet space for parents and infants and an outdoor park. This Museum empowers children to think, play and create through participatory exhibitions, engaging art-making activities, captivating artistic performances, and in-depth educational opportunities.

Where is Waterfront Park

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San Diego County
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California's second-most populous county and the fifth-most populous in the United States. San Diego County has more than 70 miles (110 km) of coastline. This forms the most densely populated region of the county.

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