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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

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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PRIVATE CUSTOMIZABLE ICONIC CITY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

Nov 4, 2020 - ongoing

Journey with award winning tour guide Julie around San Diego’s cultural and historic sites—on a private tour of fun and informative must-see sightseeing hotspots.

OLD TOWN:   Take a trip into the past and learn about our rich Spanish and Mexican heritage and why we are the “Birthplace of California.” Experience our original city—colorful and festive now, but find out why it wasn’t always that way.

DOWNTOWN:  Explore these San Diego Downtown essentials: scenic San Diego Bay’s Embarcadero waterfront, the famous and vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, hip and historic Little Italy, and Petco Park.

BALBOA PARK:  The cultural heartbeat of our city; you will fall in love with the country’s largest urban cultural park and be dazzled discovering its origins as you take in its incredible vegetation, gorgeous flowers and ornate architecture.

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Little Italy's Marine Band Summer Concert

Jul 31, 2021

The Little Italy Association of San Diego is excited to welcome back one of the best musical events of the summer season, the Marine Band San Diego Summer Concert in partnership with Marine Band San Diego! The event is taking place on Saturday, July 31st from 6 p.m. until dusk in the Piazza della Famiglia. The concert is sure to have everyone up on their feet, dancing the evening away to the beautiful sounds of the 45-piece Marine Band San Diego, their popular music group ‘Sound Strike’ and New Orleans-style brass band, ‘Double Time’ Brass Band.

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Compliment Conversations, an Art Exhibition

Jul 2 - Aug 29, 2021

The San Diego Watercolor Society presents “Compliment Conversations, an Art Exhibition” juried by award-winning artist Dean Mitchell. The exhibit runs July 2nd – Aug 29th, 2021 at our Art Gallery in The ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station with 95-100 original ready-to-hang paintings for sale.  There will be a Virtual Opening Reception held July 2nd from 5-7 pm.  The Gallery is open Thurs - Sun, 11 am – 3 pm. The paintings can be viewed and purchased online as well. Please visit www.sdws.org for more information.

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PRIVATE SUNSET AND NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR

Nov 4, 2020 - ongoing

Learn how to capture the essence of the late-day light and magical nighttime beauty of America’s finest city, on an Instagrammable private photography tour. Whether mastering how to shoot our outstanding coastal scenery or our lit-up fairytale-like urban wonders, your private tour will be led personally by Julie Kremen, an award winning professional photographer and certified tour guide. Read the reviews and see why she is top-rated on TripAdvisor, and Yelp.

Julie works closely with you before the tour to nail down exactly what you want to concentrate on so you can get the most out of your experience. Contact us to book a private session, boost your shooting skills and make your friends say “Wow!” when they see your photos!

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Shelter Island Escape Package

Bay Club Hotel & Marina
Valid: Aug 6, 2020 - ongoing

Relax in a marina or bay view guestroom for the evening and wake to a hot breakfast served in the Quarterdeck Restaurant. Breakfast served from 7am -11am weekends and 6:30am-11:00am weekdays. Terms...

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Kids Eat Free at Hilton San Diego Airport - Harbor Island

Hilton San Diego Airport Harbor Island
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

Kids 12 and under, eat free per paid adult entrée at Panorama Restaurant at the Hilton San Diego Airport - Harbor Island. To redeem please print this offer or present the offer on...

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Christmas In July Sale

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Valid: Jul 21 - Jul 31, 2021

We could all use some holiday spirit a little early this year! Join us in celebrating Christmas in July today, with this special offer for your fall or winter getaway to Island Palms! Enjoy lower...

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