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Point Loma Peninsula

Where history comes alive and inspiration sets sail

A neighborhood of dramatic contrasts

West of downtown San Diego, you'll find Point Loma, Harbor Island and Shelter Island, all of which offer great restaurants, activities, a variety of accommodations and stunning views of San Diego's skyline.

Point Loma

Point Loma is home to the Cabrillo National Monument commemorating the landing of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, who sailed his ship the San Salvador in to San Diego Bay in 1542, to become the first European to set foot in California. Contemplate his remarkable journey as you stand next to the statue of Cabrillo and enjoy sweeping views of the bay and downtown San Diego skyline. Visit the Old Point Loma Lighthouse and discover some of the best tide pooling in San Diego, when low tide reveals flowery anemones, crabs, mollusks and a myriad of other sea creatures inhabiting the reef. Point Loma is also home to the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, a solemn memorial for those who have served our country and a tranquil setting for reflection.

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Liberty Station

Liberty Station in Point Loma is a waterfront urban village in the redeveloped Naval Training Center that includes hotels, restaurants, breweries, and the popular Liberty Public Market, offering stalls filled with prepared foods, beer, wine, pastries and crafts. More than 48 museums, galleries, artist and design studios, dance companies and other organizations showcase San Diego's creative community in Liberty Station. The center also features the The Loma Club Golf Course, a funky nine-hole course left over from the naval training facility. If you're looking for great surf, Point Loma offers several quality surf breaks along the western edge but most are hard to access without a boat.

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Harbor Island

For a thin strip of land directly south of the airport, Harbor Island packs a lot into its two miles of real estate. Large hotels, marinas and several view-centric restaurants, including Island Prime, Coasterra and Tom Ham's Lighthouse, call this island home. A shoreline path complete with a steady ocean breeze keeps walkers, joggers, skaters and bikers cool while they enjoy panoramic views of the San Diego skyline, Coronado Island and the Big Bay. Several grassy areas provide ample picnic spots. Harbor Island is also an ideal place to enjoy the city lights by night, firework shows on the 4th of July, the annual boat Parade of Lights in December and sailing races, such as the America's Cup, when they are taking place.

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Shelter Island

A nautical atmosphere prevails on Shelter Island, one of San Diego's principal boating centers, where marinas, resort hotels, restaurants and bayside parks welcome sailors and landlubbers with recreational amenities. Many short and long-range sportfishing trips depart from here, with anglers catching a host of Pacific fish like Yellowtail, Albacore, Halibut, Dorado, Calico Bass and a variety of rock fish. Shelter Island is also home to Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites, and their summer Concerts By The Bay, which attracts nationally known musicians and comedians. At the end of Shelter Island, you'll find the Yokohama Friendship Bell, a large bronze bell housed in a pagoda structure, that was a gift from the city of Yokohama, Japan in 1958 to commemorate the sister city relationship between San Diego and Yokohama.

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Point Loma Peninsula is bordered on the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, the east by the San Diego Bay and Old Town, and the north by the San Diego River. Together with the Silver Strand / Coronado peninsula, the Point Loma peninsula defines San Diego Bay and separates it from the Pacific Ocean.  The area sits adjacent to the airport for easy access within minutes. There is also access from both the I-5 and I-8 freeways and the area is well serviced by bus and hotel shuttles.

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Summer and Fall Blue Whale Watching in San Diego

Encounter the World's Largest Mammals Up Close with a whale watching excursion. 

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Explore San Diego's Tide Pools

Sprinkled along San Diego's stunning coastline, intertidal ecosystems can be found where the land greets the sea.

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Liberty Public Market

This don't miss public market offers food, beer, wine, arts, crafts and specialty shops in Point Loma.   

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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2022

Our annual San Diego Museum Month program may look a little different this year, but February remains the perfect month to discover (or re-discover) the story of San Diego as told through our diverse range of museums, historic sites, gardens, zoo/aquariums and more.

Join us every day in February as we explore a rich world of cultural experiences, including virtual activities, behind-the-scenes tours, and other special museum moments you can only find in San Diego.

Follow San Diego Museum Council on social media for daily updates and happenings, and check back here soon for details. #SDMuseumMonth

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The New Purple is Black, an Art Exhibition

Jan 6 - Jan 30, 2022

The San Diego Watercolor Society proudly presents “The New Purple is Black, an Art Exhibition”, juried by award-winning artist, Wanda Honeycutt.  This watermedia exhibition runs Jan 6 – Jan 30, 2022 at our Gallery in The ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station. The Gallery is open Thurs-Sun, 11am – 3pm.  Come and enjoy over 95 ready-to-hang original paintings by our very talented Members. The paintings can also be viewed and purchased online. There will be an Opening in the Gallery Friday, Jan 7, from 5-8pm. Please visit www.sdws.org for more information.

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Guided Scooter and Boat Ride Combo Tour

Oct 4, 2021 - ongoing

For one of our most popular San Diego boat tour packages, save $30 and experience the best of both worlds with our San Diego sightseeing Scooter & Speedboat Adventure combo! You jump on a scooter and explore San Diego at your own pace in the world’s first storytelling scooter. What makes this San Diego sightseeing tour unique is that you get to go where tour buses can’t and experience some of the best parts of San Diego that most visitors never get to see. As you drive along on your San Diego sightseeing adventure, your scooter will navigate, crack jokes and tell you the stories that bring San Diego to life.

 

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Bachelor Nation Themed Trivia

Feb 8, 2022

Compete in Bachelor Nation Trivia Night at Liberty Public Market!

Show off your skills and compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes!

Enjoy $6 wine specials at Bottlecraft LPM in MessHall bar. While here, enter our Count the Kisses contest to see if you can win the grand prize!

When: Tuesday, February 8th, 2022 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Where: The Main Patio at Liberty Public Market

Entry fee: Free!

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