San Diego Bay

This afternoon we head into downtown San Diego.  Earlier in the day, I had picked up some brochures in the hotel lobby pertaining to the local attractions.  A stretch of land along the bay has recently been revitalized.San Diego Bay

San DiegoEmbarcadera San Diego Bay is a small stretch of waterfront offering a little something for everyone;  from dining to shopping, from museums to cruises, plus much more.  It takes about fifteen minutes to walk the Embarcadero from the Maritime Museum to the Seaport Village.  Don’t feel like walking, no problem…..there are numerous bicycle taxis ready to take you to your next destination.

The attraction of most interest to Logan is the USS Midway Museum.  Tour this floating city at your leisure with over 60 exhibits and 25 restored aircraft.  The USS Midway is one of the Navy’s longest-serving aircraft carriers and is now a museum and open to the public year round.  We were shocked to learn 3,200,000 gallons of ship and aviation fuel could be stored onboard.  I guess I shouldn’t complain about my fuel costs.

USS Midway

USS Midway Museum

USS MidwayLogan forgoes a visit aboard the USS Midway in hopes of touring this aircraft carrier on a future visit with his father.  Hubby was a constant source of our discussions throughout the day, as we both know he truly would love the museum and memorials in this beautiful park setting.

Logan and I take our time enjoying Embarcadero.  Talented artisans have crafted stunning memorials.  I was moved by the Bob Hope Memorial.  As you walk up to these statues, past recordings of Bob Hope from his USO Tours fill the air.

Bob Hope

Bob Hope Memorial

San DiegoOther memorials include; Taffy 3 WWII Memorial, USS San Diego Memorial, Aircraft Carrier Memorial, Pearl Harbor Memorial.

The Seaport Village is to the south of the USS Midway Museum.  Cute shops and restaurants abound, as well as a great view of the Coronado Bay Bridge.

To the north of the USS Midway Museum are the piers for cruise ships.  Just as we were walking by, the Sapphire Princess was pulling out of port.  It was fun to watch and wave bon voyage.

North of the cruise ships is the Maritime Museum.  Along side some historical sailing vessels were a couple of semi-submerged submarines.  Once again, we forgo the museum tour while noting information for a future visit.Embarcadero San Diego Bay

Unfortunately, tomorrow we return to Phoenix with found memories of yet another whirlwind trip and plans to return for a lengthier stay.

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21 thoughts on “San Diego Bay

    • Understandably so, love San Diego too. BTW I visited Jerry’s photo site…OMG stunning, talented I could go on. I look forward to seeing his ‘works of art’ in the future!

  1. Great photos as usual – SD was one of my favorite stops on our road trip, so I definitely got a bit nostalgic reading this post. Looks like you guys had a great time too.

    • No, unfortnately our time there was short. I’m thinking hubby and I may want to head over there this winter for a week. I know Al would really enjoy himself. We’ll be taking the bicycles with us and I would love to bike Coronado Island. Isn’t it great to have this kind of freedom?

  2. Wow but it certainly sounds like a place of great interest to visit… Logan would love it with his father… I took my Father to the war museum before he died and when we got to the tank section.. he was in his element, having served in the tank cor in the 2nd world war… the guide just kept quiet and listened to me father… and said to me afterwards.. he had found it interesting… all the nuanceses of the different tanks he was unaware off… It was a day trip I will never forget…

    • Special memories for sure. I’m hoping this winter when we are in Phoenix we have the opportunity to take the six hour drive over to San Diego and father and son can tour this area. It’ll be fun for me to stand back and watch those two…..I’ll be the photographer 🙂

    • It had been a long time for me as well. I had forgotten what a truely pretty city San Diego is…..hopefully I’ll get back there again sooner rather than later.

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