Indulge at the Hottest Spots in Seaport District, San Diego

June 4, 2015, Locale Magazine

Seaside Scene 

Classic Meets Contemporary at This Monument Turned Entertainment Destination 

Written By: Britt and Gretchen Hackmann of Nubry

Hair By: Connie Novello

Photographed By: Valerie Kon

What was previously the headquarters of The San Diego Police Department, has now been appropriately reinvented into The Headquarters at Seaport District, and now attracts more than just officers as San Diegans and travelers flock to its open-air retail center for eats, drinks, shopping and courtyard activities like boot camp and movie night! The dramatic main arch on Harbor Drive contains the tower where San Diego police officers watched for enemy aircraft during WWII. Much of the original building elements can still be seen, even after the restoration of this Spanish Colonial inspired building and is listed on The National Register of Historic Places. Nestled directly in front of Seaport Village, The Headquarters is a short walk to the water where one will enjoy beautiful ocean views as they stroll the boardwalk. Make it a worldly date night with a cheese sampling at Venissimo Cheese, tacos and palomas at Puesto, and a creamy pistachio gelato at Gelato Paradiso as you window shop at the celebrity favorite Kitson, LOLO, Seaside Papery, and Madison Boutique. All of these fabulous dining and shopping options to choose are very conveniently located at this unique retail landmark! Valet parking is available or play it extra safe with Uber, which will drop you off curbside and allow you to have more than one Mexican Firing Squad at the bar at Puesto.