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Liberty Station

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Address: 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106
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+1 619-573-9300
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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US$ 47.00*
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Art and food

Not a far bike ride past the airport we came upon Liberty Station. There were lots of restaurants, food stalls, small artist studios plus a supermarket and a Trader Joe's all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Merrick, New York
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Merrick, New York
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288 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a far bike ride past the airport we came upon Liberty Station. There were lots of restaurants, food stalls, small artist studios plus a supermarket and a Trader Joe's all housed in former barracks. You could spend hours here wandering around the grounds, grabbing something to eat, relaxing outside in the park or scouring the little art studios.

Thank Tinyte13
Pasadena, California
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67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Liberty Station is a former Naval Training center in a park-like setting with different buildings spread out throughout the area. The buildings which once housed soldiers are now home to various restaurants, shops and art organizations. This is the perfect area for a leisurely stroll, bike ride or picnic. The grounds are clean , well kept and perfectly safe. I... More 

Thank egchora
Pasadena, California
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first outing to Liberty Station. We were really focused on the Market having heard about the array of food and drinks available. It certainly held its own. It was hard to determine which ethnic foods. were not represented. We opted for argentine crusine coupled with several locally brewed beers (the beer selection was literally endless). It was... More 

Thank CLG1111
Richardson, Texas
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203 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Historic area that is nice to walk around. Impossible to find a single source list of restaurants, stores, features, in area. We asked at our hotel and only found a couple of really nice restaurants after walking and driving extensively.

1 Thank Lee F
Richland, Washington
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341 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay with lots of shops and restaurants. The area is beautiful and the people are friendly. Walking paths and museums are also available.

Thank cwvw79
La Mesa, California
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59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is an amazing place. There are museums, all kinds of shops and restaurants, the historical side of the Naval Training Center, beautiful places to walk to see fountains, grassy areas and the bay. Plus the Rock Church and school, Hi Tech High, hotels, and lots of businesses. I think there is still a golf course too. I happen to... More 

Thank GetAwayGma
La Jolla
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108 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Liberty Station is a great place to visit for walking along the water, through beautifully manicured gardens, Public Market for a variety of delicious foods and stores.

Thank nadiwo
San Marcos, California
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898 reviews
452 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The site of the old Naval Training Center (bootcamp). Now it has lots of trendy restaurants. Parking is decent definitely a big tourist draw. Worth a look with out of town guests.

Thank JimmyJackk
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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176 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

As the planes took off overhead we so enjoyed walking the beautifully renovated Liberty Station. The market was full of very interesting places to eat, and we did! Excellent choice of Mexican food and very helpful service. There was a great deal to see, bakeries, cheese sellers, butchers, fishmongers, flowers and crafts as well as a wide selection of cafes... More 

Thank MicheleColette
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Liberty Station, is a bit like Balboa Park in that the grounds are well groomed and there are museums to visit and lots of places to eat. This is where the similarities end. We used GPS to get there but it directed us to park blocks away from the Liberty Public Market, which is where we really wanted to be... More 

Thank Andi B

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