Spanish Landing Park
West Basin at North Harbor Drive
San Diego 92101
No one knows exactly where the first sea explorers met up with the inland party of Spanish explorers in their quest to conquer California, but this spot is where the city fathers decided to commemorate the historical event. On this site, now you can spot a family park with picnic areas, playgrounds, a boat launch and swimming beach. A bronze plaque honors the 1769 arrival of those who would determine the course of history in the San Diego area. It's worth a quick stop to get a flavor of the past and a great place for children to release some pent-up energy.