Guest Post: Seaport Village Gets Two Thumbs Up

I am excited to welcome a guest blogger today.  The editor of came down and had herself a little visit.  She asked if she could write a guest blog and the rest is history.  Enjoy!

Boardwalk Betty

Editor of Gives Seaport Village Two Thumbs Up

As a native of San Diego, along with many others, I often forget how amazing our local attractions are. The ins and outs of our city are so diverse that I purposely avoid “tourist” attractions and opt for more “locals-only” destinations, but after a recent trip to Seaport Village, I have seriously changed my tone.

A guest and I recently had dinner at the gorgeous Edgewater Grill located on the San Diego Bay in Seaport Village. We sat on the outdoor patio and watched lights twinkle on the surface of the bay in awe of just how beautiful San Diego really is. While enjoying vodka shrimp and grilled salmon (both absolutely delicious) amidst the elegant low light and stunning views of the water and Coronado in the distance, my appreciation for Seaport Village grew exponentially.

Pier Cafe Evening ShotEdgewater Grill Patio View

The night was capped off with a stroll along the water and a tasty cone from Ben & Jerry’s Ice-Cream. The entire area has a whimsical feel combined with romance and charm, creating the perfect date night destination for a couple of locals looking for something special. I was so excited about this new found Mecca that I went back the next day to see it in the beautiful San Diego sunshine.

Pier Cafe Seaport Village Fountain

I perused the many top-notch boutique shops including TOMS shoes and boho-chic fashions at Urban Girl Accessories to every kind of hot sauce imaginable at the spicy, chili-pepper inspired, Hot Licks. It’s definitely worth a trip to Sinfulicious Bodycare where you can receive a rejuvenating hand wash including scented exfoliating scrub and moisturizing oil that will leave you smelling incredible and your skin feeling like silk. Or, head over to the Village Hat Shop where you will find fedoras, rhinestone covered baseball caps and gorgeous fancy hats that look more like pieces of art than something you wear on your head.

The Village Hat Shop Seaport Village Tile Shop

It’s the small details and amazing location that make Seaport Village stand out. The walkways are landscaped with bright and inviting flowers, ponds filled with ducks and coral trees scattered along the property. It borders the Embarcadero Marina Park North which is an expansive grassy area with walking paths, a gazebo and stunning views creating a great place for a refreshing walk, light jog with your favorite four-legged companion or picnic with loved ones. I recommend grabbing a simple yet delicious burger from San Diego Burger Company and enjoying it in the park next to the water.

Seaport Village Pond Seaport Village frogs

For visitors, I recommend booking a San Diego hotel within walking distance from this waterfront paradise and getting lost in the charm of Seaport Village. Located just blocks from the Gaslamp Quarter and across the bay from Coronado, it’s a serene getaway from the hustle and bustle of downtown and the perfect place to unwind after a long day at the office, making it one of my new favorite downtown San Diego destinations.

Locals – take my advice and re-experience Seaport Village. It will spark a new found appreciation of San Diego with pristine views of the Coronado Bridge, beautiful landscape and a feeling of serenity amidst the captivating sights of downtown San Diego.

This article was written by Carli Leavitt, the editor of Leavitt is a San Diego native with a wealth of knowledge about local attractions, hotels, beaches and nightlife venues in Southern California.