Port of San Diego Art Collections


Location: Downtown San Diego (North Embarcadero)

Hours: Year-Round

Cost: Free

Features: A National Salute to Bob Hope and the Military; Over 30 Large Pieces of Art Along the San Diego Waterfront

A National Salute to Bob Hope and the MilitarySixteen larger-than-life bronze statutes commemorate the achievements of Bob Hope and American Military Members who served from the time of World War II to the Present. The statutes are located in Tuna Harbor Park, which is located right along the San Diego Harbor walkway just north of Seaport Village and just south of the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum. This is a permanent collection placed near several other memorials honoring armed forces members and their families.

Urban Trees Artwork – Each year, thirty or more works-of-art are exhibited along the North Embarcadero portion of the San Diego Harbor walkway. The tree-size art pieces represent the San Diego landscape from the perspective of local artists. To get a map of the current art pieces on exhibit along the San Diego Bay, visit the Port of San Diego Urban Tree Artwork web page.

Additional Works of Art – You will find many more works of art sponsored by the Port of San Diego if you continue walking along the 10 mile stretch of San Diego Bay noted in our walking description of San Diego Bay.

Information on Viewing the Art Exhibitions Sponsored by the Port of San Diego

Directions from Google Maps to 1492 North Harbor Drive in San Diego, CA 92101. (This is the address for the San Diego Maritime Museum, which is midway between the north end of the Urban Tree exhibition, which starts near Hawthorn Street, and the National Salute to Bob Hope and the Military Exhibition, which is at the south end of the North Embarcadero.)

Parking – There is Metered Street Parking in front of the art exhibitions and attractions that run along Harbor Drive. The metered parking rate is about $1.25 per hour with a limit of 2 – 3 hours. Paid parking lots are also available in the area.

Visit our post on walking along San Diego Bay to see a full list of nearby attractions, dining options, and help getting in and out of the North Embarcadero area of downtown San Diego.

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