A destination with sun and attractions

Posted on April 19, 2022 at 4:20 p.m. by

Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego’s two cruise terminals are conveniently located in the heart of bustling downtown San Diego. Less than a mile from San Diego International Airport and about a block from the Amtrak station, it’s easy to get to the cruise terminals for those flying or taking the train, which also goes far north than San Luis Obispo, California. Due to close proximity to Interstate-5, it’s also a breeze for those traveling from anywhere in California or Arizona.

As well as being easy to get to, the port’s two cruise ship terminals are renowned for their smooth passenger and baggage handling, comfort and excellent customer service. From the moment you enter the terminal until the moment you board your ship, you’ll be greeted with the hospitality and warmth the Port of San Diego is known for.

The Port of San Diego is a top destination for passengers and cruise passengers with many attractions within walking distance of the cruise ship terminals. It’s a wonderful place to spend the day in port, and if you want to extend your holiday there’s excellent accommodation nearby. Directly across the street are two of the harbor’s waterfront hotels, the Marriott Springhill Suites/Residence Inn and the InterContinental San Diego. With stunning views of the cruise ship terminal, San Diego Bay, and the Pacific Ocean, a stay at one of these hotels makes for an enchanting start or end to a cruise vacation.

For sea enthusiasts, the San Diego Maritime Museum is right next to the B Street Cruise Terminal. There you can visit the big star of india, oldest active sailing ship in the world, or sail on a replica of the San Salvador, The flagship of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, which anchored in San Diego Harbor in 1542.

For military buffs, the USS Midway Museum, a historic naval aircraft carrier museum, is also located nearby. The museum has something for every member of the family, from an airplane gallery to flight simulators, all in the unparalleled setting of San Diego Bay.

Foodies will be in heaven with the multitude of food offerings along the waterfront. An abundance of restaurants offering freshly caught seafood, burgers, south of the border dishes, Italian specialties and more are located near Harbor Drive.

For adventurers looking to get out and explore other neighborhoods, hop on the nearby trolley and head to Little Italy or Old Town San Diego, take a spin through the historic and bustling Gaslamp Quarter, or just stay near the harbor and stroll to Seaport Village.

There are so many reasons to cruise San Diego, and we’ve got it all here. The harbor is also the gateway to the Pacific Ocean, providing an even more wonderful experience up close. With itineraries to the Mexican Riviera, Hawaii, the California Coast and more, cruise passengers are guaranteed an incredible experience.

This position is sponsored by the Port of San Diego.

The views expressed here are those of the author and not necessarily those of The Maritime Executive.

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