Local Neighborhood Spotlight: Liberty Station
Located a mile away from Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside, Liberty Station is a favorite destination among San Diegans. Spanning over 360 acres, this community-driven common strives to offer unique finds, artisanal shopping, and exquisite cuisine. What was once a naval base, transitioned to urban community village back in the early 2000s. Since then, San Diego has crafted a one-of-a-kind district filled with art studios, restaurants, venues, local-based shops, public parks, open gardens and so much more.
There is almost always something going on at Liberty Station. From celebrating First Friday at the Arts District with creative exhibitions, to watching outdoor movies with your friends all summer long, this San Diego community is sure to fill up your social calendar. Be sure to check out all of their upcoming summer events on their website.
The Liberty Station Public Market produces the best of what San Diego has to offer. Modeled after the famous Pike’s Place Market in Seattle and the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, the Liberty Station Market is the central marketplace of the region. With specialty prepared foods, wine, beer, desserts and more, this community venue offers accessible, engaging, and authentic artisanal experiences from locals across the county. Stop by for arts and crafts, pop-up dinners and educational driven events, or just swing by to browse what the market has to offer.
No matter what type of cuisine you’re in the mood for, you can satisfy your hunger at one of the many Liberty Station restaurants. Travel back to the 1950’s at the Rock n Roll themed Corvette Diner, or head down the street and sip on craft beer paired with gourmet dishes at Stone Brewery World Bistro & Gardens.
Artisanal boutiques, specialty stores, and unique gifts are just some of the items found within the shops at Liberty Station. Bringing the community together, this historic district strives to provide shopping options offering handcrafted, locally made and sustainable products.