What was once a Naval Training Center is now a buzzy neighborhood go-to with a breadth of offerings that make Liberty Station distinctly San Diego.
A taste of San Diego
Liberty Public Market
Head to the Liberty Public Market for a delightful sampling of San Diego's craft culinary scene. From decadent desserts to fresh lobster rolls to delectable bites from around the world, this foodie hotspot is home to more than 30 artisan vendors cooking up unique dishes suited to fit all palates. Come hungry — you'll definitely want to make more than one stop.
Hops and more
Stone Brewery World Bistro & Gardens
More than a place for cutting-edge, experimental beer — Stone Brewery is a San Diego institution and pioneer in the craft beer industry. This sprawling restaurant and brewery juxtapose cathedral-style interior decor with a bright and sunny outdoor patio equipped with a boccie ball court and koi pond. In addition to Stone's ever-evolving tap list, the popular spot boasts an impressive and diverse lineup of bottles from fellow breweries.
History comes alive
Check out a Museum
In addition to the history of Liberty Station's setting, the area is teeming with historic collections housed at one of the many onsite museums. Explore the contributions of women throughout history at the Women’s Museum of California or head to Visions Arts for an impressive collection of contemporary quilts and textiles. Comic-lovers will delight in the extensive and colorful collection at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery. Looking for a unique curation? The New Americans Museum delves into the cultural history of American immigrants and their experiences in the United States.
An inspiring spot for creating art
With beautiful views of the water, historic buildings, ample gardens and lively entertainment happening in the neighborhood daily, it's impossible not to draw inspiration from Liberty Station. This is what draws several local artists to the ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station. Painters, jewelry designers, sculptors and more have set up shop in Liberty Station, with studios open to the public and pieces waiting to be purchased by fellow art-lovers.
An urban jungle of plants, apothecary, gifts and all-things-cool await you at Pigment, a trendy outpost in Liberty Station. Inspired by the beauty of San Diego, Pigment's creators chose to curate a collection of goods designed to excite shoppers. Stop by this hip and happening store to find the perfect gift for the coolest person you know, or to treat yourself to something authentically San Diego.
Tantalize your taste buds at this award-winning restaurant in the heart of Liberty Station. A recipient of the prized Tre Gamberi award for excellence in Italian eats, this Southern Italian-focused spot dishes up authentic eats, with specialties including seafood risotto, purple potato gnocchi and its famed Acquacotta Maremmana — a base of celery, carrots, and onions on a bed of Tuscan bread and cheese with a cracked cooked egg, and dubbed "Southern Tuscan Comfort Food."
A scenic path
Walk or bike along the water
A trip to Liberty Station isn't complete without admiring the world-class views along the San Diego Bay. After a day of fun exploring the endless eats, drinks, art and activities at this lively historic hub, meander along the path that runs parallel to the water. You'll even have the chance to watch planes take off from San Diego International Airport right across the way! Be sure to check out the various historic structures and replicas located in the park alongside the water.
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