ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station
4.5
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Whatever you are looking for, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station has it. Whether it’s brushing up on the local art scene, catching the latest dance performance or a must-see movie, even grabbing dinner and drinks with friends. One thing is clear, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station is where San Diego lives. It’s always changing, evolving and inviting guests to explore all the things that make it unique. This is the place where artists can showcase their craft in either art, performance, design, fashion, culinary deliciousness, and even beer. It is a hub for growth, innovation, and inspiration promoting connection, creativity and community. Check out Friday Night Liberty on the first Friday of every month from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, this is San Diego’s biggest monthly art walk! Meet working artists, enjoy dance, theatre and music performances, visit museums and galleries and explore the growing District.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Simon S
59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
What a find. Old navy station converted over to a mixed use retail/ restaurant complex. The buildings retain many of the features from the original barracks and serve up a cultural plethora of food from Taiwan, Italian, Filipino to Maine Lobster and regional cuisine. Everything we sampled was delicious and reasonably priced.

Plenty of outdoor seating with breathtaking views of the immaculate grounds and downtown. Parking was convenient and plentiful at 6 p.m. on a Friday night.

Bonus. Some of the scenes from Top Gun were shot here and it is fun seeking out those sites from those movie scenes.

Easy 20 minute drive from Mission Valley.

Next time you are in San Diego, take some time to explore this unique culinary destination
Written 30 July 2022
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MominOC
Orange County, CA4,865 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Nothing was open while were there but we did enjoy the huge area that allowed us to walk open spaces.
Written 10 April 2020
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GlobalGypsy_13
San Diego, CA2,652 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
On the first Friday of every month this gallery and museum area has an open house. Entry is free and this area is alive with sights and sounds. Many places also offer free nibbles to enjoy.
Written 10 February 2020
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patricko_LA
Orange County, CA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
I was in San Diego on business for the night and the hotel front desk clerk recommended walking to Liberty Station. I live in SoCal and never heard of it but WHAT A FIND!!! I loved this place so much. It is a former Navy Training Center that has been converted into parks, restaurants, shops and little attractions like the base’s former chapel and commander’s house. All kinds of restaurants, breweries, outdoor patios and shops. I’ve asked so many people that I know in Southern California and almost no one has heard of Liberty Station, but after visiting there I do not understand why. It’s incredible and worth a stop if you are in San Diego!
Written 27 October 2019
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GlobalGypsy_13
San Diego, CA2,652 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
First Fridays is a special time at the Arts District of Liberty Station. Usually from 5 - 8 many of the private galleries and museums hold open houses. In September, 2019, outdoor popup markets and on stage music performances were sometimes added. For a fun Friday night in the city for the price of gasoline and shoe leather, go to First Friday at Liberty Station.
Written 11 October 2019
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bwesson617
Tucson, AZ10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We went to Liberty Station to go to the Visions Quilt Museum. It’s a very small, 3 or 4 rooms, but has some great exhibits. This area was part of the naval station, and many of the buildings have been repurposed. There’s a really good bakery cafe across the street.
Written 1 October 2019
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scott r
Silver Spring, MD707 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Probably nice for the locals, but for me, it's a stop off on way to the airport after gassing up the rental car. Grab coffee, watch a few planes take off across the water (pretty close). Shops long closed in the evening / not much to do unless you're having a meal.
Written 19 September 2019
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KFM214
San Diego, CA104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
I love Liberty Station.. what a way to transform an old military outpost. Museums, art galleries, restaurants, even Von's grocery.. are located in this restored parklike space. Be prepared to spend a few hours, and check local websites for cultural activities and show. The only drawback are the planes taking off from nearby Lindbergh Field
Written 18 September 2019
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jtlerman
Oak Park, CA337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Completely repurposed from an old naval base, Liberty Station has a bunch of really nice restaurants and lots of shopping for you to enjoy. Walk around, browse and eat. What's better than that. There's a Trader Joe's up here and a movie theater too. Only downside is that you are in the flight path for San Diego Airport so there will be a lot of noise in the sky.
Written 11 August 2019
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Cindy T
Pinellas Park, FL235 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
I read some of the other reviews, and was not sure what I would see. I was hoping to find local artisans where I could buy local work, but most of them seemed to be closed (went on Saturday). I walked to several buildings, going upstairs to where the studios are located, but many were not there. At the far end is a huge open market place with food stalls and folks selling items, but not what I was looking for. As mentioned by others, very spread out. I think if you go for a specific class/event it would be satisfying but to just stroll around is tiring.
Written 1 August 2019
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