See Historic Ships at the Maritime Museum of San Diego

April 15, 2018
Category: Things To Do in San Diego

San Diego is the second largest city in the state of California, and the eighth largest city in the United States. Home to 1.3 million residents and over 70 miles of beach, the city of San Diego provides a variety of activities to everyone in the area. With a range of zoos and museums, the city is an educational and art-filled masterpiece, with history interwoven in the streets of the city. With all of these fantastic commodities, the tricky thing is to decide where to go and what to see first in San Diego?

About the Maritime Museum of San Diego

If you’re interested in learning about the history of retired sea vessels that used to roam the Pacific Ocean, then look no further than the Maritime Museum of San Diego. This museum is dedicated to preserving these vessels and their stories. In addition to this, the Maritime Museum also restores and maintains these ships, including the world’s oldest active ship, the Star of India.

The Maritime Museum hosts many events and activities throughout the year. The museum hosts a variety of boat tours, otherwise referred to as On the Water Adventures, as well as group tours of the area and public events. Some of these events include the Sea Chantey Festival and Pirate Days. The Sea Chantey Festival is a festival which will take place on August 6th, 2018 to commemorate the culture of sailors throughout time. This event will feature a series of performances honoring traditional folk museum aboard the Star of India. The Pirate Days event takes place over the weekend of May 19th and 20th and is a fun pirate themed celebrations for children of all ages. This event will include activities such as costume competitions, cannon firings, and a scavenger hunt. More information on these upcoming events can be found here: sdmaritime.org.

The Maritime Museum of San Diego is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, and general admission fees for adults over the age of 18 are $18. General admission fees are $13 for senior citizens, military members, students with identification between the ages of 13 and 17 years old. General admission for children between the ages of 3 and 12 is $8.

Stay at Hotel Aqua Mar

While visiting the Maritime Museum of San Diego, enjoy your stay at the Hotel Aqua Mar. Located conveniently within 15 minutes of the hotel, Hotel Aqua Mar offers the best rates when you book directly at www.hotelaquamarsandiego.com