Comfort Inn San Diego At The Harbor
5102 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
Phone: (619) 223-8171
Fax: (619) 222-7330
5102 N. Harbor Drive , San Diego, CA, US, 92106
- Phone: (619) 223-8171
- Fax: (619) 222-7330
Arts & Museums
The San Diego Naval Training Center, as they name goes, was a naval training base that was shut down in 1997 and since has been redeveloped by public interest into the NTC Promenade. The space now accommodates military residential units, a park, large open spaces, retail centers, waterfront esplanade and a museum dedicated to maritime history and military heritage. The Promenade Center is now host to various arts and cultural programs.
The New Americans Museum consists of rotating collections housed in a room across the hall from the museum offices. Because of this, visitors must check in at the office, though a volunteer will lead visitors across the hall to their current display. Visitors to the New Americans Museum can enjoy a self-guided tour through their current exhibition, which is sure to celebrate the influx of new Americans. On occasion, the New American Museum will receive displays too large for their one-room showcase. In such events, they rent out extra space in Liberty Station. In an effort to enhance community awareness of the museum, the New Americans Museum hosts various on-going programs and projects. - Erick Pettersen
Military history buffs will find all they want to know about the history of the U.S. Marines and heroes of American military services here. Exhibits portray the traditions and history of the Marine Corps from 1846 to present through film and memorabilia. Flags, equipment, uniforms, weapons and photographs depict military action through the years. Combat footage is shown daily. This is a great stop for the entire family, especially those with family members in the service. Admission is free.
Part of the National Park Service, Cabrillo National Monument and Point Loma Lighthouse offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city of San Diego and far beyond. It was erected in honor of Captain Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European to set foot on the west coast. Also on the site is the original lighthouse, which was replaced in 1891 by the one that still steers vessels away from shore. Tidepools delight young and old, history buffs enjoy the museum, and hiking enthusiasts are challenged by the trails. Gift shop and snacks are available.
This unique multi-media exhibit highlights 6,000 years of African world history with a special focus on African-Spanish, African-Mexican and African-American heritage. A special feature includes online resources to African genealogical societies. You will also find traveling exhibits, gift shop and bookstore, tour service and group reception facilities. This is a great place to take the kids to learn about different cultures, or even their own.
The American Bank called Wells Fargo started back in the days of the stagecoaches and this small museum called 'Wells Fargo Museum' is in honor of that rough and ready past. A full-size replica of one of the famed stagecoaches greets visitors and a narrated film fills in the details on the history of the operation. Display cases hold some of the tools, which helped to gather Wells Fargo's richest cargo—gold and gold dust. A small gift counter offers replicas of moneybags and other souvenirs.
Learn the rich history of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department at the Sheriff's Museum and Educational Center. Over years, they have successfully preserved and promoted its rich history right from its inception to its heroic activities. Also browse through the various photographs, paper documents and artifacts related to the Department. A visit to the Sheriff's Museum is a must for every citizen.
Located in San Diego's Old Town State Historic Park, this museum hosts antiques once owned by Albert Seeley who ran a stagecoach service between San Diego and Los Angeles. The museum holds antiques such as covered wagons, stagecoaches, carriages, surreys, and other horse drawn vehicles. In addition, the museum also features a slide show in the auditorium. The Seeley Stables visitor center provides free brochures that highlight exhibits throughout Old Town State Historic Park. Admission is free.
High above Old Town, sits the Presidio. First built in 1769 by the Spanish Army as a fort, the Presidio lookout still provides a panoramic view of the city. The adjacent museum was built in 1929 revealing a fine example of Mission Revival-style architecture. Inside the museum you will find clothing, artifacts, furniture, tools and army artillery.
Fun for adults and kids, this museum-on-water is the focal point of San Diego's historic Embarcadero Promenade. Comprised of several painstakingly restored historic ships, it is a tribute to the sea-faring age. One of the ships showcased at Maritime Museum of San Diego is the Star of India (1863), a stunning vision that graces the coastline as the world's oldest actively-sailed, square-rigged ship.
Take to the seaside for a great evening of family fun at the annual Star of India "Movies Before the Mast" program. One weekend each summer month, the top deck of the Star of India becomes a movie theater showing thrilling sea-themed films on a special sail suspended high in the rigging. Admission to the Star of India exhibits is included in the ticket price. Dress warmly! Intermission offers tasty and hot clam chowder, as well as popcorn and other treats.
Looking for a day of education and entertainment? Walk aboard the historic USS Midway, now a museum open to the public. Explore this aircraft carrier, learning from interactive exhibits, self-guided audio tours, and flight simulators. The museum is located right along the Navy Pier in downtown San Diego.