The 8 acre Waterfront Park is San Diego's newest park. With great views of the skyline, a large jungle gym playground, wide expanses of green grass, and jets of water for splashing, this is a great place to bring the kids or just have a picnic.
Whether you are a local who wants to enjoy your beautiful city or a visitor who needs a break from running around, the Waterfront Park is definitely the place to go.
I recommend bringing a sun umbrella or shade cover as there isn't a lot of shade. Being on the coast, it doesn't get too hot, but the sun here is bright. This park is very relaxing, so plan on staying a few hours!
There's a fee for parking in the garage found underneath the park, but you can get here by taking the trolley and getting off at the Santa Fe Depot or walk over if you're staying anywhere downtown, Little Italy, or East Village.