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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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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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Schools OUT! Wine Country Chauffeured Tour

May 22 - ongoing

Now that school is out, explore the vineyards of San Diego Wine Country!

TOURS RUN DAILY, Wed through Sundays. YEAR ROUND!

NO NEED TO DRIVE! On this deluxe tour we pick you up from your hotel/residence* and take you on a relaxing ride to San Diego's best wineries for ample pours of locally grown wines!

Tour Includes:**

• VIP guided adventure to stunning and unique local vineyards.
• Ample tastings at custom-appointed wineries
• Door-to-door transportation (from most San Diego, La Jolla, and Coronado locations).
• Entertaining commentary on local history and viticulture.
• Wine tasting appreciation presentation, and guided winery tour.
• Free time to stroll through the vineyards, and shop at the winery boutiques.
• Complete coordination by San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours.

You deserve this getaway. It's a day to be remembered!

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San Diego International Triathlon

Jun 23, 2024

We are excited to welcome you to the 42nd Annual San Diego International Triathlon. This race is one of the longest-standing triathlons in the country and a Triathlete favorite. There are two distances to choose from an international course and a sprint course, whichever you choose you’re guaranteed a great race. Both races take place at the Spanish landing Park located on Harbor Drive across from the San Diego International Airport and finish at Ruocco Park Downtown San Diego.

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Land and Sea Self Drive Adventure

Mar 5 - ongoing

For one of our most popular boat rides in San Diego packages, save $30 and experience the best of both worlds with our San Diego day trips Land and Sea Special!

You jump in a GoCar and explore San Diego at your own pace in the world’s first storytelling car. What’s unique about our San Diego day trips is that you can go where tour buses can’t and experience some of the best parts of San Diego sightseeing that most visitors never get to see. As you drive your car will navigate, crack jokes and tell you the stories that bring San Diego to life.

The San Diego day trip continues as you get to go on one of our two-hour boat rides in San Diego where you get to drive your very own speedboat on a guided San Diego boat tour of the bay. Just follow the guide on this high-speed adventure.

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Sail onboard a Gorgeous 60' Luxury Yacht

May 22 - ongoing

Enjoy the seabreeze and sunshine on board a gorgeous 60' luxury catamaran.

Whether you want to spend a few hours or the day on the water, all of our excursions are customized for our guests.  

The Adventuress can accommodate between 2 - 48 guests and catering and beverage service options are available.

 

The Adventuress is ideal for:

Family Gatherings

Corporate Events

Weddings/Rehearal Dinners

Birthday Parties

Corporate Team Building

Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties

Special Events

 

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San Diego International Triathlon

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Land and Sea Self Drive Adventure

Mar 5 - ongoing
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