USS Midway

The USS Midway is the longest-serving aircraft carrier in the history of the U.S. Navy-a 47-year odyssey that spanned the end of WWII and the liberation of Kuwait in 1991. Find out what makes the Midway a veritable seafaring sensation by visiting the USS Midway Museum at the Navy Pier in downtown San Diego. Enjoy 60 exhibits along with a one-of-a-kind, not-to-be-missed experience “from boiler to bridge.” It’s a memorable activity that’s sure to instill a greater appreciation for courage, freedom, and service to country. For more information see our manager’s special, or visit


Downtown San Diego, CA Hotel Near USS Midway Museum. Comfort and convenience are the hallmark of the hip, European-style 500 West, an affordable San Diego, California hostel hotel. Enjoy modern, amenity-rich guest rooms, first-class service and an outstanding onsite restaurant. Visitors who enjoy walking will appreciate staying with us in our conveniently located downtown hotel. Diverse restaurants and urban shopping opportunities are just around the corner while historic attractions like the USS Midway Museum are only one mile from our hotel’s front door.


USS Midway Museum Features

  • Self-guided audio tour with admission to 60 exhibits including 24 restored aircraft
  • Self-guided audio tour features Midway veterans who lived or worked in the spaces you’ll visit
  • Interactive, story-telling docents, many of them Midway veterans
  • Handicapped elevator from Navy Pier to the hangar deck, second deck and flight deck
  • Handicapped parking on Navy Pier
  • Plenty of parking on Navy Pier
  • Access to engineering, mess deck, berthing spaces, hangar deck, officers country, flight deck and the island superstructure
  • Three types of optional flight simulators
  • 24 restored aircraft, with more on the way
  • Gift shop
  • Fantail Café
  • Virtual video tour of access-limited spaces
  • Loaner wheel chairs
  • Visitor information center