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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.  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 Sail Ho 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.  

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, Costerra 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. 

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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Getting to Point Loma Peninsula

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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Extreme Sailing Series

Oct 19 - Oct 22, 2017

Escape to San Diego to be part of the ultimate Stadium Racing championship, the Extreme Sailing Series™.

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Dusty Rabbit Signature Cocktail Contest

Jun 6 - ongoing

150 years ago, the area that is now the Gaslamp Quarter was jokingly nicknamed “Rabbitville” after its chief inhabitants. The "Dusty Rabbit" is a signature cocktail contest wherein merchants will honor the pioneering spirit of legendary founder, Alonzo Horton, who transformed Rabbitville into the thriving dining and entertainment district it is today!

We're challenging mixologists, bars, and restaurants from around the Gaslamp Quarter to create a cocktail named the Dusty Rabbit. Each location’s recipe is open to interpretation and may include any kind of spirit or alcohol uniquely reflective of the establishment.

For a list of locations serving the Dusty Rabbit, please visit: http://www.gaslamp.org/150/dustyrabbit/

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Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

Apr 12 - ongoing

Humphreys Concerts by the bay is located between Humphreys Restaurant and Humphreys Half Moon Inn. The 1,400 seat outdoor theatre, ideally situated on San Diego Bay, has been presenting a wide variety of major attractions since 1982. Generally running from April through October, Humphreys Concerts covers the total spectrum of entertainment from rock and jazz to comedy, blues, folk and international music.

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Best of San Diego Party

Aug 18, 2017

More than 2,000 guests and the winners from San Diego Magazine's Best Restaurants June Issue and Best of San Diego August Issue will come together for the Best of San Diego Party presented by Valley View Casino & Hotel. Taste signature dishes from more than 40 restaurants plus the best local breweries, wineries and spirit companies. Expect live bands, lounges, lawn games and more.

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