Navy Pier is a mustfor military enthusiasts when you visit the San Diego waterfront. Undoubtedlythe main attraction is the colossal USS Midway, thelongest-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 20restored aircraft on display, ranging from a World War II planes to a DesertStorm fighter plane. If you don’t have time to tour the museum, climb aboardthe Midway’s deck for free and see impressive views over the San Diegowaterfront.Working Navy shipsregularly dock at Navy Pier and often open for the public to take free, guidedtours.
For views of anotherworking military station, walk north to Broadway Pier. From here, you can lookacross the water to the North Island Naval Station where aircraft carriers andfighter jets are often docked.
Muchof the appeal of Navy Pier comes down to its position on the San Diegowaterfront. Stroll south and you’ll come across attractive green areas and thewell-renowned Fish Market Restaurant – a wonderful location to enjoy a watersidebite 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 CoronadoPeninsula across the water.