Route Page - 2013 Veterans Parade Route_Aug12


2013 San Diego Veterans Day Parade Route

Viewing Areas.  Travel to the Parade.  Grand Stands.  Parking.

New Parade Route.

The 2013 Parade starts at 11:00 am November 11, 2013, on N Harbor Drive.

The Start Line is in the vicinity of the Fountain Plaza in front of the County Administration Building.

The one mile route proceeds on N Harbor Dr south three blocks to  Broadway, and then goes east for one block of Broadway to Pacific Highway, finally proceeding south on Pacific Highway for three blocks to G Street, into the Dismissal Area


Parade Viewing Areas offer great viewing along the entire Route from the Start Line south.

No Viewing Areas or spectator access are available behind (north of) the Start Line, including the sidewalks behind the Start Line, which are within the Marshaling Area and is closed to all persons except Parade Staff and parading entrants who are Marshaled prior to their Starting orders.  

Excellent viewing along N Harbor Drive, both sides of the street, to the Broadway turn.

Viewing is excellent on both sides of Broadway from N Harbor Dr to Pacific Highway.

Great viewing is also easily accessed on Pacific Highway southbound from Broadway, on both sides of that street, for three blocks down to G Street and the finish line.


Travel to the Parade is best by Trolley, from any Green, Orange or Blue Line Trolley Station with parking for autos and trucks.  Arrival at the Santa Fe Depot station downtown, or at any prior stop on any of the three lines, will place Parade Viewers within one or two block walks to prime viewing areas.  


Grand Stands on the west side of N Harbor Drive between the Start Line and Ash Street will have one Reserved Section with priority to Vietnam Veterans and one “Honor Seating” Section reserved for World War II Veterans, and several open sections with seats available for first come first served.  


Parking is extremely limited in the Parade area, and one-half hour walking time should be allowed to reach a viewing area after parking on streets downtown or in Little Italy or on W Harbor Drive parking locations in vicinity of the Convention Center.