San Diego, California
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San Diego is a turnaround port for Mexican and Hawaiian cruises.
Where You're Docked
San Diego's two cruise terminals (B Street and Broadway Pier) are conveniently located beside each other downtown.
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Getting To/From the Airport
San Diego International Airport is less than ten minutes away from downtown. Various companies run shuttles to the airport and taxis are readily available. You can also take public bus 992 which runs right in front of the cruise terminal and along Broadway through downtown. http://www.sdmts.com/mtscr/Route.aspx?r=992
The San Diego trolley is a light rail service serving the area. Fares are $2.50 good for two hours or you can purchase a day pass for $5 (Nov 2011). The closest station to the cruise pier is Santa Fe Depot. http://www.sdmts.com
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Shopping & Restaurants
Downtown San Diego has a lot of shopping and dining options. The large Westfield Horton Plaza mall is by Broadway and 1st Ave. Just south of the Westfield is a Ralph's supermarket, 101 G St. You can find boutiques and restaurants in Seaport Village south of the cruise terminal walking along the harbor and in the historic Gaslamp Quarter. There is a small historic Chinatown centered at J St and 3rd Ave.
Big box stores like Walmart and Best Buy are north of the downtown area in Mission Valley. There is a Ross Dress For Less store downtown on C St by 4th Ave.
There is a Starbucks on Broadway by Santa Fe Station and a Coffee Bean further east on Broadway St. The cruise terminal may have free wifi.
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