The Embarcadero in San Diego, is the area along the San Diego harbor on the east side of San Diego Bay. “Embarcadero” is a Spanish word meaning “landing place”. The Embarcadero sits on property administered by the Port of San Diego.
The Embarcadero was once the home to the tuna canneries that helped shape and build San Diego’s Little Italy.
Currently it is the home to the San Diego cruise ship terminal, the USS Midway Museum Ship at Navy Pier, the Star of India and seven other historic vessels belonging to the San Diego Maritime Museum, and various restaurants and shops from the North Embarcadero down through Seaport Village.
The Port of San Diego and the County of San Diego are currently renovating the two parking lots on the County Administration Building site to make two large public parks.