The Old Police Headquarters was built in 1939 and listed on The National Register of Historic Places. In keeping with its legacy as a landmark of San Diego culture, this reincarnated icon has become “The Headquarters”. An exciting new shopping and dining destination along the waterfront. The open-air shopping center is home to an exclusive collection of specialty shops and world-class restaurants. The Headquarters is home to over an acre of lush urban gardens and landscaped plazas, professionally designed to create a resonating sense of place to linger and enjoy.
While at The Headquarters, be sure to explore the fully restored 8 cell jail block which houses historic photos and police memorabilia. Don’t forget to snap a photo at the lineup wall. This is one time you’ll have fun going to jail!
Just across from The Headquarters is Seaport Village. At Seaport Village, shopping becomes an experience to delight all the senses! Located next to the San Diego Big Bay you’ll enjoy cool ocean breezes and a lovely view of the harbor, filled with sailboats and yachts. There are over 50 diverse shops and galleries, 13 unique eateries and outdoor entertainment along quaint cobblestone pathways. Seaport Village has pleasures for the whole family. You can ride round and round on the world-class carousel or have your family immortalized by the resident caricature artist.
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 Star of India and seven other historic vessels belonging to the San Diego Maritime Museum, and various restaurants and shops. 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.