The San Diego Bay Walk in downtown San Diego, California offers the flavors and topography of the city. The degree of difficulty for the walk is rated as easy, since the area is flat and paved. Guests have a couple of ways to enjoy the Bay Walk. They can take self guided tours starting at Broadway Pier, where there is a parking lot. There are some paid coin meters at Harbor Drive, also. From here walkers can use public transit, San Diego Trolleys, to move from block to block or simply walk. There is also the Santa Fe Railroad Station, which tends to be an interesting site to see for many.
The pier offers several shops and harbor excursion tours. From here visitors can walk north up toward the cruise ship terminal. There are restaurants like Anthony's Fish Grotto, shops, and the Star of India. The Star of India is an 1863 mast iron ship that sits at the harbor for tours. Visitors who head south will find Navy Pier, museums, and Fish Market Restaurant. Seaport Village and Embarcadero Marina Park are also along the southern Bay Walk. Among the various sites are local hotels since San Diego is a harbor bay city.