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Heading to Liberty Station? This is a full list of Liberty Station Restaurants and Activities for Kids when visiting the area!
Liberty Station in Point Loma (on Historic Decatur Road) is a true San Diego gem. This stunning property was originally a Naval Training Center (first open to recruits in 1923). It was in use by the Navy until 1997, and in 2000 became property of the City of San Diego. Today? Liberty Station is filled with art spaces, museums, outdoor spaces and some of the best dining options in the city of San Diego. Liberty Station Restaurants are some of our absolute favorites in the city, and I'm excited to share a full guide to our top Liberty Station spots for families.
Liberty Station Restaurants and Activities for Kids
Liberty Station has plenty to do, and enough to fill a full day trip. You can walk to the water to see the ships, explore the murals and art around the property, picnic on the grass, and wander from building to building. There are also fun outdoor installations (be sure to look for the big wooden ship it's a ton of fun to play in). We usually head to the area around 10, put our name in for Brunch (expecting a wait), grab coffee and wander through all the stores until our table comes up. After brunch we visit the Hot Spot, then grab a treat to go and head home!
Moniker General: Moniker is on my list of the best coffee shops in San Diego, and for good reason. Amazing coffee (recommend the lavendar latte) for the grown ups and some of the best pastries and hot chocolate for the kids? Add in some really great outdoor seating areas. You can grab some treats, and hang out with them in an area that is perfect for kids to play. Bonus? There's a really cool mural on the back wall!
Pigment: This awesome home store has a few locations around San Diego, but the Liberty Station one is my favorite. Want a hands on activity that you'll be happy to take home? Plant your own mini succulent garden (they’ll pack it up so you can carry it easily for the rest of the day)!
Breakfast Republic: Looking for the perfect Liberty Station Restaurants option for breakfast? Breakfast Republic is a must visit for the BEST fun pancakes (Lydia loved the Oreo pancakes) and try a spicy bloody mary for the grownups (they're AMAZING).
The Hot Spot: Got an artist on your hands? Try painting a ceramic masterpiece at The Hot Spot. This studio is a ton of fun, you'll select and paint your favorite piece. They will glaze it for you, fire it, and you can pick it up a few days later. They also have soap making.
Corvette Diner: Looking for a unique and fun family dining experience? Corvette Diner is the cutest 50s theme spot. The decor is perfect, the staff is fabulous, and trust me…..your kids will love the milkshakes. Bonus? They have a great arcade. It's definitely Lydia's favorite of all the Liberty Station Restaurants!
Have you visited Liberty Station? Which of the Liberty Station Restaurants and Activities for Kids are you favorites?