San Diego Harbor Island

Harbor Island
Photo by: Port of San Diego, Creative Commons

San Diego’s Harbor Island is a man-made island which was built in 1961 by the United States Navy. Harbor Island is a long strip of island which was only made as a harbor dredging. However as time passes by Harbor Island becomes one of the most visited attractions in San Diego because of the warm and tropical climate along with the fresh sea breeze coming from the ocean.

Today, Harbor Island is peppered with many elegant hotels and resorts that are frequently visited by tourists all over the world. During the day, you can feel the warm tropical breeze plus the salty air which makes you feel as if you are in a tropical beachside country.

At night, you will be greeted by a gorgeous panorama of Harbor Island. Lights from the skyscrapers reflect on the San Diego Bay making the whole skyline glow in the dark. The island is perfect for families, friends and especially lovers who enjoy a romantic walk along the beachside.

The island is home to various fine dining restaurants and two high-rising hotels. For a quick escape from the city, you can go to Harbor Island and enjoy seaside dining at its best. Apart from these, Harbor Island has its own marina with various small boats and even yachts where you can enjoy a quick sail towards San Diego Bay.

Back then, Harbor Island played at important role in deepening the berths for military ships to dock on. It was built with more than 10 million cubic yards of sand, mud and other materials. Nowadays, Harbor Island is an upscale destination which undeniably helps the economy from tourism alone. Locals are also provided jobs because of the many establishments found in the area.

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