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Navy Pier
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Navy Pier showing a memorial, a statue or sculpture and military items

Climb aboard a working Navy ship, tour a historic aircraft carrier or simply enjoy the waterfront location of San Diego’s military heart.

Navy Pier is a must for military enthusiasts when you visit the San Diego waterfront. Undoubtedly the main attraction is the colossal USS Midway, the longest-serving military vessel of the 20th century and now the site of the San Diego Aircraft Museum. The museum offers a rare glimpse into military life thanks to the more than 20 restored aircraft on display, ranging from a World War II planes to a Desert Storm fighter plane. If you don’t have time to tour the museum, climb aboard the Midway’s deck for free and see impressive views over the San Diego waterfront. Working Navy ships regularly dock at Navy Pier and often open for the public to take free, guided tours.

For views of another working military station, walk north to Broadway Pier. From here, you can look across the water to the North Island Naval Station where aircraft carriers and fighter jets are often docked.

Much of the appeal of Navy Pier comes down to its position on the San Diego waterfront. Stroll south and you’ll come across attractive green areas and the well-renowned Fish Market Restaurant – a wonderful location to enjoy a waterside bite in what was once the site of the biggest tuna fleets in the world. Continue on and you will reach the shops and restaurants of Seaport Village. Just beyond Seaport Village you’ll catch great views to the Coronado Peninsula across the water.

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Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
4 out of 5
1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $152 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in Downtown San Diego, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of USS Midway Museum and Balboa Park. San Diego Convention Center and San Diego Zoo are also ...
4/5Very Good! (3,554 reviews)
"This was a great location very close to everything in inside of 11 min driving to balboa park and the zoo."

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2021

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Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
4 out of 5
1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA
The price is $170 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in Downtown San Diego, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seaport Village, San Diego Convention Center, and USS Midway Museum. Port of ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (3,015 reviews)
"Good"

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The Westin San Diego Downtown
The Westin San Diego Downtown
4 out of 5
400 W Broadway, San Diego, CA
The price is $152 per night from Jul 14 to Jul 14
Located in Downtown San Diego, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of USS Midway Museum, San Diego Convention Center, and Balboa Park. San Diego Zoo and Mission ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,083 reviews)
"Great location"

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

The Westin San Diego Downtown
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Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
4 out of 5
1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
The price is $152 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
4 out of 5
1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA
The price is $170 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
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The Westin San Diego Downtown
The Westin San Diego Downtown
4 out of 5
400 W Broadway, San Diego, CA
The price is $152 per night from Jul 14 to Jul 14
The Westin San Diego Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown
4 out of 5
601 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA
The price is $186 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
4 out of 5
207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA
The price is $209 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 16
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
4 out of 5
333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA
The price is $199 per night from Jun 17 to Jun 17
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
InterContinental San Diego, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental San Diego, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
901 Bayfront Court, San Diego, CA
The price is $206 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
InterContinental San Diego, an IHG Hotel
Omni San Diego Hotel
Omni San Diego Hotel
4 out of 5
675 L St, San Diego, CA
The price is $170 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Omni San Diego Hotel
Westgate Hotel
Westgate Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1055 Second Ave, San Diego, CA
The price is $170 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Westgate Hotel
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