San Diego Bayfront Waterpark. What’s better on a warm San Diego day than splashing, dashing, and playing in the water?
San Diego boasts one of the largest urban water parks in the US. The 12-acre bayfront park is along the Big Bay. There are 850 feet of interactive fountains that shoot jets of water 40 feet in the air, a children’s playground featuring slides, a stell tube sphere, and a man-made climbing hill. The water park has lookout spots for fireworks, as well as a garden with 20 different plants flowering at different times of the year. Splash away the day at the bayfront water park!
Across the street from the San Diego Bayfront Waterpark is the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Located in the San Diego Bay, the Maritime Museum of San Diego sustains one of the largest collections of notable sea vessels in the United States. You’ll see sailing ships, steam-powered boats, submarines and more. The centerpiece of the museum’s collection is the famous 1863 Star of India, whose storied history includes collisions, mutinies, cyclones, and more than a quarter-century hauling immigrants from England and Ireland to New Zealand to begin new lives. The Museum’s latest addition to their fleet is the San Salvador. The ship is a replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s ship that arrived at the port we now call San Diego on September 28, 1542.
After visiting the San Diego Bayfront Waterpark be sure to take a stroll along the Embarcadero boardwalk that runs along Broadway on the east side of San Diego Bay, you’ll wind past a beautiful waterfront park on Harbor Drive, the San Diego cruise ship terminal, The USS Midway and various restaurants and shops from the North Embarcadero down through Seaport Village. You’ll also walk past amazing sculptures, each designed and fabricated by a different artist. The Embarcadero is a wonderful way to get to know all San Diego Bay has to offer.