2016 San Diego Veterans Day Parade Route
Viewing Areas. Travel to the Parade. Grand Stands. Parking.
The 2016 Parade starts at 11:00 am November 11, 2016, 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 south on N Harbor Drive past a long row of grand stands, and past Broadway, and past the USS Midway, and continues on Harbor Drive one block east to Pacific Highway to turn LEFT onto Pacific Highway to finish there in 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 all the way to Pacific Highway.
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 Reserved Sections with “Honor Seating” Section reserved for Veterans and their families, 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.