San Diego Harbor Cruise Offers Plenty of Sights and Sips

USS Midway Museum San Diego 33

USS Midway Museum San Diego 33 (Photo credit: goron)

English: SAN DIEGO (July 28, 2011) Aircrew Sur...

English: SAN DIEGO (July 28, 2011) Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 1st Class Thomas Kinn, assigned to the U.S. Navy parachute team, the Leap Frogs, flies an American flag during a training jump above Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. The Leap Frogs perform aerial parachute demonstrations across the United States in support of Naval Special Warfare and Navy Recruiting. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Jumar T. Balacy/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Commemorative Plaque at the Cabrillo ...

English: Commemorative Plaque at the Cabrillo Monument, next to the old lighthouse, above San Diego Harbor. Taken with 35mm Ektachrome slide film. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: SAN DIEGO (July 28, 2011) Members of ...

English: SAN DIEGO (July 28, 2011) Members of the U.S. Navy parachute team, the Leap Frogs, perform different parachute maneuvers during a training jump above Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. The Leap Frogs perform aerial demonstrations across the United States bringing awareness to Naval Special Warfare. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Lamb/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: SAN DIEGO (Oct. 7, 2008) The aft mast...

English: SAN DIEGO (Oct. 7, 2008) The aft mast of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) emerges from beneath the Coronado Bay Bridge in San Diego Bay. Boxer is on a training exercise preparing for a Western Pacific deployment scheduled for early next year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Barker/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: SAN DIEGO (Jul 28, 2011) Special Warf...

English: SAN DIEGO (Jul 28, 2011) Special Warfare Operator 1st Class (SEAL) Justin Gonzales, assigned to the U.S. Navy parachute team, the Leap Frogs, gathers his parachute after a training jump at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. The Leap Frogs perform aerial parachute demonstrations across the United States in support of Naval Special Warfare and Navy Recruiting. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Jumar T. Balacy/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, San D...

English: Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2003) – A Sailor assigned to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) Class 244 navigates an obstacle course at the training facility aboard Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class John DeCoursey. (RELEASED) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: CORONADO, Calif. (March 16, 2011) Mem...

English: CORONADO, Calif. (March 16, 2011) Members of the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, perform a T-formation during a training jump above Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. The team is stationed in Coronado and performs demonstrations across the country in support of Naval Special Warfare and Navy recruiting. (U.S. Navy photo by James Woods/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: SAN DIEGO (Feb. 12, 2011) Aircraft fl...

English: SAN DIEGO (Feb. 12, 2011) Aircraft fly over San Diego Bay and the Coronado Bridge during the Centennial of Naval Aviation Open House and Parade of Flight at Naval Air Station North Island. The Navy is observing the Centennial of Naval Aviation with a series of nationwide events celebrating 100 years of heritage, progress and achievement in naval aviation. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A view of the San Diego-Coronado Bridge from t...

A view of the San Diego-Coronado Bridge from the bay in San Diego, CA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: San Diego Skyline Español: Panorama u...

English: San Diego Skyline Español: Panorama urbano de San Diego (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you want to get a glorious panoramic Vino con Vista of San Diego, get tickets for a romantic Hornblower “Sights and Sips” Cocktail Harbor Cruise. This is a “Floating Happy Hour Cruise with hor d’oeuvres and cocktail specials.” You can reserve your own personal table and purchase tickets at 1066 N. Harbor Drive. The cruise boards at 5:30 pm and cruises from 6-8 pm. Hornblower has 53 cruises per week to choose from including: Champagne Brunch, Harbor, and Dinner cruises.

Montage of San Diego pictures on Commons

Montage of San Diego pictures on Commons (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Board your adventure across from the USS Midway Museum Aircraft Carrier and take a two-hour sunset cruise along the gorgeous bay with plenty of photo opportunities. The USS Midway is the “longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century”.

Get tickets for the adventure at http://www.midway.org

English: Downtown San Diego Skyline at night, ...

English: Downtown San Diego Skyline at night, viewed from Coronado towards Downtown, using: Aperture: f2.2 Shutter Speed: 4 sec Focal Length: 11.2 mm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Admire the five-lane Coronado Bridge. The span reaches a maximum height of 200 feet. This allows the US Navy ships to operate out of the nearby Naval Station. Construction on the San Diego–Coronado Bay Bridge started in February 1967.

The pencil-thin Silver Strand connects Coronado to the mainland so it is technically an  isthmus, not an island. I love to have brunch at the Hotel Del Coronado!

Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California as...

Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California as seen from Cabrillo National Monument (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You can get up close and personal with the Navy’s Aircraft Carriers and helicopters parked on North Island on the north side of Coronado.

This is the home of the Headquarters for the Naval Air Forces with most of the Pacific Fleet’s helicopter squadrons.

Coronado Island is the home of Navy’s West Coast SEALs ( United States Navy‘s Sea, Air, Land Teams). This is also their primary training center.

English: San Diego (Feb. 5, 2007) - Patrol Boa...

English: San Diego (Feb. 5, 2007) – Patrol Boats assigned to Inshore Boat Units Five One (IBU-51) and IBU-52 conduct operations near Coronado Bay Bridge. The two units are part of Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron Five (NCWRON-5). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael B. W. Watkins (RELEASED) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

NAB Coronado insigina

NAB Coronado insigina (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Point Loma is a hilly seaside peninsula where Portuguese Navigator, Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo climbed out of his boat on September 28, 1542 and anchored his ship the “San Salvador” on the eastern shore near the Cabrillo National Monument. This is a great place to watch the sunset!

The view from Cabrillo National Monument

The view from Cabrillo National Monument (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Midway prepares to moor at her final resting p...

Midway prepares to moor at her final resting place at Navy pier in San Diego where she will become the largest museum devoted to carriers and naval aviation. (January 10, 2004) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego.

Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Point Loma houses two major military bases, a national cemetery and a national monument.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ http://www.vino-con-vista.com

For Tickets to a hornblower cruise visit www.hornblower.com

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