At the Pacific Inn, we talk to many guests who are in town for marine graduation and have extended their trip into a mini vacation. If you have a few extra days to enjoy the beautiful sites and attractions nearby the MCRD, here are a few recommendations for things to do.
First, celebrate your marine by taking them to dinner. There are many options for restaurants near the MCRD in Point Loma, Shelter Island, Old Town and Downtown San Diego. No matter what type of cuisine you are craving, there is a restaurant in San Diego perfect for celebrating this monumental milestone. For more information about restaurants for MCRD graduation, click here.
After celebrating with a night on the town, check out the other attractions in San Diego that pay tribute to the armed forces. Along the San Diego harbor is the USS Midway Museum, the longest-serving U.S. Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Once you’ve embarked on a guided tour and checked out the many naval exhibits onboard the carrier, there are many San Diego harbor activities you can enjoy. From cruising the harbor on a boat to exploring nearby Seaport Village, you’ll no doubt be able to spend the entire day along the water.
Other great places to explore while in town is the downtown Gaslamp Quarter, great for premier shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as Little Italy and Balboa Park. If you have extra time, another must-see attraction in downtown San Diego is the famous San Diego Zoo.
If you do not yet have accommodations for your trip, contact the affordable Pacific Inn hotel in downtown San Diego today. We offer discounted hotel rates year round and are proud to be a preferred hotel by marine families. For rates and availability, use our easy and convenient online booking tool or call a Reservation Manager at 1-800-571-2933.