|San Diego Bay
Location: NTC, Harbor Island, Downtown.
Route: Pedestrian path along Harbor Blvd.
Distance: 4 miles one-way.
Terrain: Mostly flat.
Pavement: Mostly smooth pedestrian path.
Traffic: Heavy vehicular at the few road crossings. Moderate pedestrian
on the paths on weekend afternoons.
Last Updated: Sun Nov 4 19:18:56 PST 2001
This is a nice tour of the San Diego bayfront.
Across the bay you'll see battleships and carriers docked at the Naval Air
Station on Coronado Island. You'll pass by the Lindbergh Field, the Star of
India, and Seaport Village into downtown.
Restrooms and water fountains are available all
along the route.
From the north take I-5 south and exit at Kettner
Blvd. headed towards the airport. Turn right onto Laurel St. Fork right onto
Harbor Blvd. Across from the airport, turn left onto Harbor Island and park in
any of the bayside lots.
From the south take I-5 north and exit at Hawthorn
St. headed towards the airport. Turn right onto Harbor Blvd. Across from the
airport, turn left onto Harbor Island and park in any of the bayside lots.
There many other places to start from around the
bay, but many of the lots closer to downtown charge a parking fee.
Harbor Island. You can skate from one tip of
the island to the other along the bayside pedestrian path before heading
Following the pedestrian path west along the
bay side of Harbor Blvd. will take you to the western end of this route at
Nimitz Blvd. On the north side of Harbor Blvd. is the site of the Naval
Broadway Pier. Here you can catch a ferry
over to point 1 of the Coronado Island skate.
Following the pedestrian path east and south
along the bay side of Harbor Blvd. will take you past the Star of India to the
southern end of this route. This is Seaport Village, a touristy shopping
center. Caution: Skates are not allowed within the shopping center. From here
you can head inland towards downtown and the Gaslamp District.
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