Trail

Martin Luther King Junior Promenade

San Diego, CA
Length: 1.00 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

The Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade is a great little urban downtown walk where kids can both explore and learn about Black history. The path is paved so it is great for little feet, strollers, or any wheels. Along the path has different Martin Luther King Jr. quotes written on the ground. There is also an art exhibit called Breaking The Chains (https://www.publicartinpublicplaces.info/breaking-the-chains-1995-by-melvin-edwards). A train track runs right next to the path and trains go by often, which is always fun for the kids to watch go by. Along the path you will also pass a large fountain and pool, a wooded area, grass fields, a small playground and children’s garden, and at the north end there is a small labyrinth.

This specific part of the path is about a half mile long, but it continues in both directions. If you want to make the adventure longer, you can cross Harbor Blvd. at Kettner Blvd, and head over to Seaport Village. The Convention Center, The New Children’s Museum, Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park, and much more are all within walking distance as well.

There are public bathrooms located south toward Petco Park, or north in Seaport Village.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Paved
Stroller friendly Yes
Stroller terrain Any Wheels
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains No
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

Trail highlights

Bike Trails and Playground

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

You can park anywhere along the promenade, but we find it easiest to park right next to the Breaking the Chains exhibit, which is where the pin is located. There are a lot of parking lots around, but most if not all require some type of fee to park in them, so just be aware of the cost. I have found that in this area street parking is a lot cheaper than parking in a lot.

Trail Contributor

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Hike it Baby member since spring 2016. Current HiB Asheville NC Branch Ambassador. Past HiB San Diego CA and Orange County CA Branch Ambassador, and past National Team volunteer for Community Values, HiB30 Challenge Prizes, Mentor, and Ambassador Continued Education teams.