Here in sunny California, the weather is amazing year round. One of the best ways to enjoy it is to spend as much time as you can outside. We at Penny Realty love to spend as much time as we can in our fair city. We also love helping our clients come up with ideas on how to spend their time here. One popular idea is to be on the water. If you have had enough of the beaches, consider spending a day at San Diego Harbor. This scenic area has so many wonderful things to do! Not sure where to start? Read on to find out what there is in store for you there!
About San Diego Harbor
The San Diego Harbor is a part of the San Diego Bay. It is one of the best natural bays on the West Coast. It is 12 miles long and around 1-3 miles wide. All along the coast, there is a multitude of restaurants, shops, activities, and much more.
Spanning the bay is the Coronado Bridge. It was built in 1969 and was a toll bridge. However, one construction debts were paid in 2002, the bridge is now free to use. The drive over the bridge is stunning and gives viewers scenic views of the boats in the harbor.
San Diego Harbor Boat Tours
Speed Boat Adventures
Zip along the San Diego Harbor in a speed boat! Rentals start at $59 per person. When you book with them, you are your own captain. Their fleet consists of 13 ft mini speed boats that are very safe. You will not need any experience or a boating license to operate these. This tour is perfect for adults and families.
San Diego SEAL Tours
If you are looking for a great guide of San Diego by land and water, then this tour is for you! Hop aboard these HYDRA TERRA vehicles and enjoy stories and facts from your captain. The tours are 90 minutes and a great way to see the sites of San Diego.
Hornblower Cruises and Events
Cruise the San Diego Harbor in style when you board one of their boats. They have multiple tours to choose from as well as dinner cruises. The tours can be just about the harbor or can include an animal watch. The dinner cruises can be perfect for dinner, brunch, just drinks, or even a birthday celebration!
San Diego Harbor State Parks
Cabrillo National Monument
This area of San Diego was first discovered in 1542 by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. Walk where he first landed and get a glimpse of what he saw. We recommend visiting the tide pools at low tide. Also, take some time to see the Old Point Loma Lighthouse.
San Diego Harbor History
USS Midway Museum
The best way to experience life on the sea is with a trip to this museum. Hop aboard this amazing aircraft carrier and learn what life was like for the sailors. They have 60 exhibits and a self-guided audio tour. They will show you so many stories throughout the years it was in service.
Maritime Museum of San Diego
There is a lot of maritime history here in San Diego. Learn about our past when you see the exhibits at this museum. They have interesting facts inside as well as ships, tours, and water adventures. You will not be disappointed when you plan some time amongst our oldest ships.
As you can see, there is so much to do when you decide to visit the San Diego Harbor. If you are considering a trip to our area soon, think about renting a vacation home from us at Penny Realty. Imagine being able to shop like a local, get immersed in the town, all in your ideal location. We have rental properties all over Mission Bay, close to area attractions. Contact us today and begin planning your next California adventure.