The Headquarters at Seaport

The Headquarters at Seaport

The Headquarters at Seaport
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Points of Interest & LandmarksArchitectural Buildings
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Neighbourhood: Marina
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  • Santa Fe Depot • 8 min walk
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4.0
73 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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SDB545
Helena, MT167 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Architecturally, this place is a gem. On a hot day, we sat in the courtyard in the shade. The stores are still recovering from the CoVid impacts and scheduling challenges. Now is the time to shop small and support these brave business owners. Nice visit.
Written 6 August 2022
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Team Harrison
Escondido, CA44 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
Free and not really marketed. It is small but a simple awesome thing to check out in San Diego. It is an original jail from way back and you can see the mug shots from. The past.
Written 12 June 2021
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mini
Fremont, CA1,84,709 contributions
Jan 2020
We returne to Seaport village to see the headquarters. This is an interesting area to see the various stores, cafes, etc. The headquarters used to be a former Police Station.
Written 3 February 2020
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Lucky Travel Junkie
Cancun, Mexico3,434 contributions
Sept 2019 • Friends
While sightseeing with a local friend, we arrived here specifically to see the old jail cells, it was fun. I got a real kick out of the reasons people were arrested, especially the women offenders. The whole shopping and dining area is really nice, I love the historical architectural style. Definitely worth the visit.
Written 11 September 2019
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Frank N
Wilmington, DE20 contributions
Feb 2019 • Business
No customer service. My wife and I ordered margaritas but our waiter wanted to take our dinner orders at the same time. He was not happy when we said we were not ready. My margarita was brought over after 10 minutes but not my wife’s. It will come soon but you should order you food, he said. After asking several times about the other margarita and getting the same answer, I finally ordered a ceviche for appetizer thinking that would expedite her margarita. Our ceviche came and still no margarita. Finally after we had finished our appetizer which by the way was nothing to write home about, the margarita arrived. And by the way without any exaggeration, there could not have been any more than 1.5 ounces of liquid in each glass. I should say that the margaritas cost $14 each. I finally gave up, asked for the check and left without ordering dinner. It was obvious the waiter just wanted to turn the table over. We ended up going elsewhere to eat dinner. It is just ordinary Mexican food but very expensive and with absolutely no service. DO NOT waste your time and money. Not worth it.
Written 20 February 2019
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Ntrekker
Metuchen, NJ1,026 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
This was a well developed concept. There is a Police Museum with a 2 story jail and a history of photos. Top notch restaurants are located here including smaller shops - try the Gelateria. Seems like a great hang out at night. Will try that next time.
Written 27 January 2019
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mikeywwes
Salisbury, MD173 contributions
Oct 2018 • Business
Very cool shopping and restaurant spot near the harbor. This was the San Diego Police Headquarters from the 40’s. Neat little museum complete with jail cells and mug shots!
Written 12 October 2018
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Maps18631
76 contributions
Sept 2018 • Solo
What a quaint little open air market offering a range of nice shops and hip restaurants. Skip the original Seaport Village next door and spend your time roaming around here instead. This used to be police headquarters years ago and was re-purposed into an outdoor shopping area. Don’t miss it. Great for solo travelers, business groups, and families with children.
Written 16 September 2018
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mini
Fremont, CA1,84,709 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We went to Seaport Village and also the Headquarters at Seaport. It was fun to see the area and buildings. The headquarters used to be the Downtown Police Headquarters.
Written 29 June 2018
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Bottomshelfhockey
Richmond, Canada8,971 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
After walking through Seaport Village, we wandered across the street to look around.

There is not much here in this open courtyard outlet; a few specialty stores mixed in with restaurants. As for restaurants there is a Mexican restaurant, Cheesecake Factory, poke restaurant, seafood restaurant and the ubiquitous Starbucks to name a few.

The actual mall itself was not very busy but the Mexican restaurant was; as there was over an hour wait at 7:30 on this Tuesday evening.

I did find interesting the history of the site, as this was the former headquarters of the San Diego police department. The site is registered in the National Register of Historic Places. I enjoyed looking at the jail cells and the exhibits as it reminded me of Alcatraz in San Francisco.

If you like shopping and browsing this may be the place for you but for me I didn’t have any interest in the retail outlets. Personally, I wouldn’t spend more than an hour here unless you are staying for a bite to eat.

I would rate the overall experience at 3 out of 5; just average.

Notes and Tips
• See website for additional information
• Parking available
• We went to Kansas City BBQ nearby for dinner after leaving the Headquarters. See my review.
• Close to Petco Park and Gaslamp Quarter – less than 1 mile away.
• Trolley bus stop is close by.
Written 5 June 2018
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