Seaport Village In San Diego
Seaport Village is perhaps my favorite shopping center in San Diego. I don’t go there often, and it doesn’t have the major department stores, but if you enjoy unique and quirky shops, this is the shopping center for you.
My personal favorite has always been the Lefty Shop. I’m right handed, and they mostly sell tools for lefties, but they have things anyone can enjoy. I love my “counter clock” I bought there. Look at a regular clock in a mirror, and that’s what my clock looks like. The double takes that clock gets is simply classic.
The combination of shopping, park, entertainment and waterfront really makes Seaport Village stand out. Many shops are more geared toward tourists than locals, but there’s plenty for locals to enjoy.
At various times, you can sit back and enjoy live music. Sometimes you’ll even see people dancing to the music as the band plays.
You’ll find a wonderful kite shop, art galleries and other unique stores with merchandise you just won’t find many other places. That’s the real fun of Seaport Village – the uniqueness of the shopping experience.
Done shopping? Walk on over to the park and watch the kites fly. Take advantage of the kite shop beforehand and you can join the crowd.
The food ranges from cookies to burgers to serious dining. I often just stop for a burger and fries, watching out for the ever present and hungry pigeons. It’s also fun to sit on the wall and look out across the water.
Seaport Village takes more time than you might expect to go through, just because of the uniqueness of its shops. Don’t hurry through the twists and turns – you might miss one or more shops that you would really enjoy.