Explore the Big Bay’s Embarcadero
One of seven divisions of San Diego’s Big Bay, the Embarcadero is one of the more scenic sections of the Big Bay, lining the San Diego Harbor and filled with hotels, shops, and museums. If you’re thinking about staying in the area and don’t want to hassle with looking for economy lodging in downtown San Diego, contact the Pacific Inn & Suites. And of course, continue reading to find out what the Embarcadero has to offer!
Hands down, one of the locals’ favorite eateries is Anthony’s Fish Grotto on the Bay. Casual and open to the sounds of the cawing gulls and lapping waves on the pier, travelers can stop in for some of the freshest fish around or dive into delectable chowders, lobsters, and wonderfully greasy fish and chips. The restaurant offers smaller sized portions for a great value or diners can choose from fresh catch specials where the restaurant offers deals on different fish that have been caught that day. Dogs are welcome here so four legged family members can enjoy their family vacation as well!
Most activities on the Embarcadero are centered around the ocean and for the sea adventurers with the family, the Maritime Museum of San Diego is an awe inspiring experience. The Maritime Museum is home to one of the best collections of historic ships in the entire world. Best of all, the museum is entirely kid friendly and offers plenty of hands-on experiences for the smallest members of the group. Admission is $16 per adult, $12 for kids and children 4 years of age and under are free! There is also a family pass where two adults and two children can get in for only $43, saving $5 off the total price of admission. Included in the price of admission are tours of every one of the museum’s historic ships, so be sure to plan for an almost full day to see the entirety of the museum.
If tourists are interested in a free activity to past the time, the Greatest Generation art collection honors the men and women who helped shape our country during World War II. Tucked beneath the aircraft carrier, the USS Midway, pieces include a 7 foot tall statue depicting the homecoming of a Navy sailor with his wife and child (the depicted Unconditional Surrender statue featured left), 16 bronze sculptures honoring Bob Hope and his works with the military, and various other statues and sculptures of the men and women who made significant impact upon the outcome of the second World War.