I am on a 10 day cruise out of San Francisco to the Mexican Rivera. One of the port stops is San Diego. Does anyone know where we dock and if we can walk to Horton Plaza for shopping? How far are we? If it is too far to walk, are there cabs around?
Hi Kitty, you'll love your stop in San Diego (my hometown).
First, unlike many other poorts, the cruise terminal is right downtown, with gorgeous views of downtown, teh Coronado Bridge, etc from the ship.
You will dock along Harbor Drive, and it's a breeze to get to Horton Plaza. Yes, it is too long of a walk. However, they have a free shuttle from the terminal that will take you there. When you go out the terminal, turn right and you will see the waiting area for the shuttle (which runs every 15 mins or so).
From Horton Plaza, it's also easy to catch the trolley to head out to Old Town, or elsewhere.
Here is the article I wrote about what to do in San Diego: