Just north of San Diego Bay, Point Loma is a large peninsula that holds some of the county’s most beautiful landscapes. Visit this scenic destination to discover gorgeous lookout points, vibrant tide pools filled with sea creatures, fascinating exhibits on California history, the Point Loma Lighthouse, and the Cabrillo National Monument. There’s even a Point Loma beach reserved specifically for dogs and their owners. Elsewhere, explore the unique restaurants and artisanal shops at Liberty Station, and stroll around the charming harbor or catch a waterfront concert on Shelter Island. If you’re wondering what to do in Point Loma, check out our favorite picks below.
- Cocina de Barrio: Mexican Restaurant and tequila/mezcal bar bringing the flavors of Oaxaca to San Diego!
- The Presley features classic American fare, local seafood, as well as a cocktail list with frozen drinks, a dole whip mimosa, and more.
- Tom Ham’s Lighthouse: Famous around Shelter Island and beyond for its incredible views and menu.
- Azucar: Cuban-style patisserie that not only has amazing pastries, but great coffee as well.
- Humphreys Backstage LIVE: An intimate music venue and lounge located at our sister hotel, Humphreys Half Moon Inn!
- Club Marina: San Diego's greatest and oldest dive bar! A mellow tavern with sailor-themed decor.
- The Wine Pub: Exceptional wine and craft beer paired with delicious dishes in both a relaxing and intimate setting.
- Eppig Brewery: Enjoy a brew with a view at this waterfront Biergarten!
SHOPPING/THINGS TO DO:
- Sea Hive Station: Great mix of local artisans and vendors with unique wares from vintage clothes to trendy bar items to thrift store finds.
- Humphreys Concerts by the Bay: Catch your favorite musical acts at this stunning outdoor venue under the stars!
- Point Loma Summer Concerts: Enjoy family-friendly shows at Point Loma Park all summer long!
- Pigment: The ultimate home decor, plant, and gift shop. This aesthetically pleasing store is a Liberty Station must-see!
NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD:
Sunset Cliffs: Bring a blanket and watch the sunset from these scenic cliffs. As its name suggests, this is one of the best places to view the colorful evening sky.
Cabrillo National Monument: Learn about San Diego's history while taking in some breathtaking views of the coast. Visit the Point Loma Lighthouse, explore the tide pools, and more.
Liberty Station: Built on the site of San Diego’s former Naval Training Center, this area become a cultural hotspot in recent years where you’ll find an inviting mix of restaurants, artisanal shops, galleries, and more.
Shelter Island: Despite the name, Shelter Island isn’t actually an island — it’s connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land. Once a sandbank, the area was built up and expanded with additional land. Visit the neighborhood’s charming marina, restaurants, and parkland, all boasting spectacular views of San Diego Bay. Come at the right time and you can even catch a waterfront concert at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay!