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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Seaport Village

You’ve all walked through the enchanting streets of Seaport Village, but do you know the fun facts that truly make Seaport Village unique?  Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about Seaport Village. 

1. Seaport Village is built on landfill over Punta de los Muertos 

It was where the Spanish Expedition of 1782 buried those who died of scurvy. 

2. The Historic Carousel was built in 1895 and it features hand carved animals 

The ride was originally built by the legendary Charles I. D. Looff in Riverside, Rhode Island and had several different homes before it landed in San Diego.

3. The village was designed to be a car-free environment

This is why it features 4 miles of winding paths instead of streets. 

4. Before the very popular Surfin’ Santa Arrival, Seaport Village’s Christmas event was called "Deck the Palms"!

Santa coming in on a jetpack is way more fun, don’t you think?

5. Harbor House Restaurant was the first restaurant at Seaport Village

The restaurant was established in 1980 and still serves delicious seafood today!

Bet you didn’t know all these insider secrets, huh?  Seaport Village is so much more than its beautiful exterior.

Boardwalk Betty

Tags: San Diego

9 Ways to Celebrate a Sunny Day in San Diego (Everyday)

San Diego weather is nice and warm all year-round, so it’s no wonder everyone wants to visit. With the sun always shining, there is no reason to stay indoors.

But how can locals take advantage of the great weather? Here are a few tips on celebrating vibrant, sunny days in San Diego.

1. Indulge in Ice Cream

See how fast you can eat your Cookies and Cream before it melts.

2. Go For a Run

Get your vitamin D while challenging a seagull for a run by the bay.

3. Grab a Beer at an Outdoor Bar

Recap last week’s Game of Thrones Episode over a cold one.

4. Catch up on Your Favorite Reads

Jump into District 9 with Katniss Everdeen while relaxing in the shade.

5. Enjoy a Delicious Patio Brunch

Appreciate some salmon and sunrays. Sunny days and brunch go hand in hand.

6. Fly a Kite or 4

Clear your mind and enjoy the gentle coastal winds.

7. Get a New Pair of Shades

Forgot your sunnies? No worries. Rock your California cool all day.

8. Watch the Boats Go By

Maybe you don’t own one, but watching them cruise by is just as pleasant.

9. Ride a Bike with Some Friends

Travel through some of San Diego’s best spots on a beach cruiser.

And the best part? You can enjoy all of these things at Seaport Village! 

See you around the boardwalk!

Boardwalk Betty

Tags: food, ice cream

Masters Show at EC Gallery

The always eventful Exclusive Collections Gallery at Seaport Village is having another fun- yes you guessed it- event!

This time, the event will feature the works of the 19th-20th masters of art.  Also knows as; Manet, Picasso, Whistler, and more!  Could you imagine being in the presence of all those great artists’ work?!  

The festivities begin Friday May 16th, 6pm-9pm and will go on until Saturday May 17th 6pm-9pm.  To RSVP, call 800.599.7111 or email

Don’t forget to like EC Gallery’s Facebook page and follow them on Twitter- @ECseaport for updates and more shows!

Hope to see you there!

Boardwalk Betty

Tags: EC Gallery

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About Boardwalk Betty & her blog:

Consider this a window to the best views in town, an abundance of tips, secrets and downtown chatter. Boardwalk Betty cruises the cobblestone to bring you the splendor of Seaport Village. Join in her experiences, her observations and interactions as she shows you how Seaport Village is where the magic of the sea comes to life.  Also, a list of her favorite blogs below!