Point Loma offers a lot of charm and draw. People come from all over to experience the beach, the cliffs, the restaurants, and the university. What are some of the ways that you can get the most out of this neighborhood this month? Here are some upcoming events that you will want to be aware of:
March 15: The band Dante Fire performs at the restaurant Old Venice
March 15: No Piece is Too Small art installment at the Liberty Station Arts District. The artist takes plastic off of the beaches and turns it into beautiful art pieces.
March 16: Luck O’ Loma St. Patrick’s Day Block Party: this event will feature live entertainment, booths serving beer and liquor (Irish of course!), food, a dog park area, themed games, and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a local animal rescue shelter.
March 17: Joyful Meditations of Wisdom Bliss: a free weekly meditation program, welcome for anyone to attend.
March 23: Come to the Point Loma Assembly Hall for a blast from the past open house featuring exhibits from the past century celebrating Point Loma in the early days. Free for anyone.
April 14: Port of San Diego’s Day at the Docks: if you are interested in sport fishing then this is the place for you! It will feature more than 200 exhibits, “how to” seminars, cooking demos, live music and entertainment, contests and prizes, and a free fishing area for kids.
Organized events are all well and good, but what if you are looking for more easy-going, spur of the moment activities? Well here are some other things you can always do in Point Loma:
- Cabrillo National Monument: The monument offers tidepools to explore, a lighthouse to tour, trails to walk, and gorgeous views of San Diego (and Mexico in the distance). It receives more visitors each year than any other national monument, including the Statue of Liberty.
- Old Point Loma Lighthouse: Situated in the Cabrillo National Monument, the Old Point Loma Lighthouse was erected by the US government in 1854-1855. It soars 510 feet into the sky and was the highest light in the world until 1891.
- Sunset Cliffs: take a walk along the oceanside cliffs for some of the best views around. Oh, and stop at the Little Lion Cafe for breakfast tacos to die for.
- Shelter Island: It’s hard to beat the beauty and the trail along the water. While you are there, you need to stop and see the friendship bell. On the bell’s plaque it says, “A living symbol of friendship between the people of Japan and San Diego.”
- Naval Base Point Loma: Established on October 1, 1998, the Naval Base Point Loma is a small naval base, but being right on the water, it has a quaint, seaside town feel. Many weddings are performed there with a stunning view of San Diego. The on-base population is about 22,000.
- Soda and Swine in Liberty Station: famous for their meatball varieties and a fun atmosphere.
- Point Loma Seafoods: known for their quality and freshness, they sell the best homemade chowders, the freshest shrimp, and the best crabmeat around.
- Eat at the Pearl: an old hotel that was renovated and is still a hotel, but also a restaurant where you can eat by the pool, or on Wednesdays, watch a movie from the pool.
- Breakfast Republic in Liberty Station: for pancakes to die for, a fun atmosphere, and delicious egg benedicts.
- Liberty Station Public Market: Not sure what you’re in the mood for? The Liberty Station Public Market offers hundreds of different restaurants and vendors for you to choose from. Take a walk through the market, pick out some souvenirs, and grab an ice cream.
Point Loma offers so many things to do and see. Make sure to get out and be a tourist in your own town now and then!