Seaport Village San Diego, Where Magical Entertainment Rules

Seaport Village San Diego is a world filled with wonders that will entertain and delight those of all ages. This was one of the attractions that I visit often with my family as this seaside oasis always became the highlight of our trip.

We were pleased to discover that Seaport Village San Diego is one of the main stops currently featured on many of the historic city tours. The trolley tour around the town gave us the chance to see a wide number of special San Diego landmarks that are in the Old Town community.

Then at the corner of Pacific Highway and Harbor Drive you have the chance to exit the trolley and discover the magic of Seaport Village. You do not have to travel very far to experience a variety of unique adventures when you are strolling through San Diego's Seaport Village.

Fun Things To Do

Everywhere we looked there was something different and exciting waiting to be discovered. There are carriage rides that give you a leisurely tour of the Harbor area.

The Cinderella Carriage Company has horse drawn carriages that combine elements of fantasy and elegance with a nice dash of history and culture.

While the rest of my group enjoyed a ride on the whirling 19th century styled carousel I was content to watch a face painter, named Betty Lovegren. She is an artist with both henna and paints and there always seemed to be a crowd of people gathered around her booth to watch her work her colorful magic with the customers.

For those who enjoy balloon artistry there is a balloon sculptor in residence at the Seaport Village San Diego site. David Gonsalves creates nearly 100 dazzling images from only air and a few balloons.

Don't be afraid to ask for a unique creation. I asked him to try and create a family of balloon mice and he gave me a wonderful balloon sculpture featuring 5 merry little mice and even added a cat for good measure.


There are approximately 4 miles of walkways that comprise the Seaport Village community and the landscape is filled with trees, paths and all types of entertainment for guests to enjoy. The talented action takes place on stage as well as many impromptu gatherings outdoors.

Daily entertainment is always on tap including dancers, live stage shows, bands and solo performance artists. No matter what type of entertainment you might prefer there is sure to be a show scheduled that you will want to watch.

I was especially impressed that there is such a variety of acts and events that are offered on a daily basis. There are dozens of eclectic shops where you can buy everything from toys and clothing to kitschy souvenirs.

Food and Sights

Ice cream shops, cafes and elegant restaurants entice visitors to stop and enjoy some of their delicious menu items. There are even free samples of many foods available, so be prepared to cast their diet to the wind.

We enjoyed basking in the sun, watching the boats on the Bay and just relaxing in between our shopping and dining excursions.

Our favorite souvenir of our day at Seaport Village San Diego is the colorful picture of the family which was created by Keith Osbourne, a local caricature artist.

For a day of sheer fun and exciting adventures I heartily recommend a trip to Seaport Village San Diego. There is no need to worry about an itinerary because this is a place with non-stop fun for everyone to enjoy.

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