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Marina and District

Marina and District

Marina district is an area to the south/west along by the harbour and naturally San Diego Marina and stretching in as far as the Gaslamp Quarter to the East.

The area used to be a conglomeration of warehouses and vacant lots until its recent redevelopment. It now has a range of apartments, hotels and parks.

The Marina is part of the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina complex.

The complex is both a hotel with 1,360 guest rooms, and a 446-slip marina.

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : Marina San Diego

Skyline

Skyline

The San Diego skyline has gone through a number of major changes in the last ten years.

The skyline, with it's skyscrapers and low flying aircraft, which seem to fly between the buildings is best seen from the water, either from a ferry or a cruise boat.

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : San Diego skyline

Promenade

Promenade

South of the Midway Battle ship> there is a pleasant walk along the harbour side. Across the waterway lies the Coronado Peninsula - which can be accessed by ferry moored along this walkway.

The walk takes you past the Seaport Village, a restaurant standing on stilts which juts into the harbour, and further south along by the convention centre.

The San Diego Convention Center is located along the harbour side in the Marina district and stretches back to the Gaslamp Quarter.

The Convention Center is known for its Sails Pavilion a large exhibition hall whose roof consists of distinctive Teflon-coated fiberglass "sails" which symbolises San Diego's maritime past.

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : San Diego Convention Center

Seaport Village

Seaport Village

The Marina district once the home of warehouses, dockland traffic and derelict sites was redeveloped resulting in apartments, condos and retail spaces. Seaport Village is within the Marina district.

This retail and dinning area is located close to the harbour with stunning views of the waterway. The village has over 70 shops in a variety of architectural styles from Mexico to Victorian. Seaport was developed on what were railroad yards, though in former times the area was known as Punta de los Muertos (Point of the Dead).

During the 1782 Spanish expedition, those who died, many from scurvy were buried.

Pantoja Park the oldest city park is located near Seaport Village.

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : Seaport Village

Evening Views

Evening Views

The harbour can look particularly picturesque at sunset as a westerly setting sun, sinks beyond Coronado and leaves in an orange-pink hue on whatever clouds may be passing.

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Copyright Moving Postcards Aug 22 2016

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