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Program #21195RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Program will take place at sea level.

Itinerary for Dec 26 — Jan 3, 2014

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Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel has 47 suites and 270 spacious empire-style all amenities guest rooms, Grant Grill restaurant and lounge, complimentary Internet access in the main lobby and meeting/event spaces. A San Diego Icon since 1910, the palatial US GRANT hotel is situated in the city's lively and historic downtown Gaslamp Quarter, just steps away from top shopping, dining, and entertainment. The hotel's Grand Lobby is adorned with sparkling crystal chandeliers, hand-loomed silk carpets, and artwork. The modern and elegant guest rooms provide comfort with indigenous accents and refined luxury.

Contact info:
326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101 USA
phone: 619-232-3121
web: www.usgrant.net

Room amenities: Our classic Superior Rooms offer the US GRANT's trademark regal ambiance. Presenting guests with a glimpse of the hotel's storied past via historical touches, they also provide comprehensive contemporary comforts. At 300 to 450-square-feet, Superior Rooms represent the core of the hotel. Nine-foot ceilings featuring crown molding greet guests, leading them to the commissioned French and Native American Indian art displayed throughout the room. Ample windows offer city or garden views. Empire-style furnishings, including a standing mirror, complement the contemporary art and are joined by thick imported carpets and pillow top Luxury Collection brand beds (either on King or two Doubles) wrapped in 300-thread-count Italian linens and framed by an original Yves Clement drip-painting headboard. Across the room, an executive desk with writing pad and telephone invites the guests to take advantage of Wi-Fi, while a 32-inch plasma televisions and CD player clock radio provide alternative in-room entertainment options. The soothing marble bathroom with basin sinks and enclosed glass showers is the ideal ending to an active day. Relax with exclusive Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities before settling in for a peaceful night's sleep.

Facility amenities: - 24 Hour business center, complimentary Internet access - ATM/ banking - 24 Hour fitness facilities - Art gallery - Gift shop - Bar/Lounge Complimentary Internet Access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $210.00
PLEASE NOTE: Pre/Post extensions will be open for reservations 8 weeks prior the program departure date.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, December 26 - Welcome Dinner and Orientation
Afternoon: Program Registration.

Dinner: Meet fellow participants for a brief welcome gathering at the hotel followed by an overview of the hotel enthralling history given by a US Grant staff member. Transfer to a well known bay side seafood restaurant to enjoy the beautiful view of the San Diego bay.

Lodging: The US Grant Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel has 47 suites and 270 spacious empire-style all amenities guest rooms, Grant Grill restaurant and lounge, complimentary Internet access in the main lobby and meeting/event spaces. A San Diego Icon since 1910, the palatial US GRANT hotel is situated in the city's lively and historic downtown Gaslamp Quarter, just steps away from top shopping, dining, and entertainment. The hotel's Grand Lobby is adorned with sparkling crystal chandeliers, hand-loomed silk carpets, and artwork. The modern and elegant guest rooms provide comfort with indigenous accents and refined luxury.

Contact info:
326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101 USA
phone: 619-232-3121
web: www.usgrant.net

Room amenities: Our classic Superior Rooms offer the US GRANT's trademark regal ambiance. Presenting guests with a glimpse of the hotel's storied past via historical touches, they also provide comprehensive contemporary comforts. At 300 to 450-square-feet, Superior Rooms represent the core of the hotel. Nine-foot ceilings featuring crown molding greet guests, leading them to the commissioned French and Native American Indian art displayed throughout the room. Ample windows offer city or garden views. Empire-style furnishings, including a standing mirror, complement the contemporary art and are joined by thick imported carpets and pillow top Luxury Collection brand beds (either on King or two Doubles) wrapped in 300-thread-count Italian linens and framed by an original Yves Clement drip-painting headboard. Across the room, an executive desk with writing pad and telephone invites the guests to take advantage of Wi-Fi, while a 32-inch plasma televisions and CD player clock radio provide alternative in-room entertainment options. The soothing marble bathroom with basin sinks and enclosed glass showers is the ideal ending to an active day. Relax with exclusive Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities before settling in for a peaceful night's sleep.

Facility amenities: - 24 Hour business center, complimentary Internet access - ATM/ banking - 24 Hour fitness facilities - Art gallery - Gift shop - Bar/Lounge Complimentary Internet Access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $210.00
PLEASE NOTE: Pre/Post extensions will be open for reservations 8 weeks prior the program departure date.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, December 27 - Histroric San Diego
Note: Information on theater performances to be suggested with the Final Information Packet.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: A morning lecture on San Diego History Part 1 sets the background for the day’s field trips. Departing the hotel, become acquainted with the surrounding Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego’s downtown since 1850. Declared a National Historic District, it is now filled with restaurants, night clubs, theaters, galleries and gaslamps! The Gaslamp Quarter Museum is in one of the area's first houses. Continue the historical tour to the sites where the city was founded. The Franciscan missionary Father Junipero Serra established San Diego de Alcala in 1769, the first of 21 California missions. The guided visit includes the on site museum. Drive to the top of Presidio Hill on the way to Old Town State Park, the birthplace of California.

Lunch: Taste the Cal-Mex flavor at Casa Guadalajara. Lively colorful restaurant, with a charming presence and a fabulous decor both, indoors and outdoors.

Afternoon: An expert led walk includes visits to some of the most outstanding historical buildings, and the splendid restored Victorian homes of Heritage Park. Old Town historical walking tour. Return to the hotel.

Dinner: Tonight dinner is on your own, providing you the opportunity to take advantage of the hotel's location at the heart of the Gaslamp District which boasts a wide array of great restaurant options.

Evening: Evening is free to join one of San Diego's many activities or to relax. Please review the Free Time section for suggestions.

Lodging: The US Grant Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel has 47 suites and 270 spacious empire-style all amenities guest rooms, Grant Grill restaurant and lounge, complimentary Internet access in the main lobby and meeting/event spaces. A San Diego Icon since 1910, the palatial US GRANT hotel is situated in the city's lively and historic downtown Gaslamp Quarter, just steps away from top shopping, dining, and entertainment. The hotel's Grand Lobby is adorned with sparkling crystal chandeliers, hand-loomed silk carpets, and artwork. The modern and elegant guest rooms provide comfort with indigenous accents and refined luxury.

Contact info:
326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101 USA
phone: 619-232-3121
web: www.usgrant.net

Room amenities: Our classic Superior Rooms offer the US GRANT's trademark regal ambiance. Presenting guests with a glimpse of the hotel's storied past via historical touches, they also provide comprehensive contemporary comforts. At 300 to 450-square-feet, Superior Rooms represent the core of the hotel. Nine-foot ceilings featuring crown molding greet guests, leading them to the commissioned French and Native American Indian art displayed throughout the room. Ample windows offer city or garden views. Empire-style furnishings, including a standing mirror, complement the contemporary art and are joined by thick imported carpets and pillow top Luxury Collection brand beds (either on King or two Doubles) wrapped in 300-thread-count Italian linens and framed by an original Yves Clement drip-painting headboard. Across the room, an executive desk with writing pad and telephone invites the guests to take advantage of Wi-Fi, while a 32-inch plasma televisions and CD player clock radio provide alternative in-room entertainment options. The soothing marble bathroom with basin sinks and enclosed glass showers is the ideal ending to an active day. Relax with exclusive Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities before settling in for a peaceful night's sleep.

Facility amenities: - 24 Hour business center, complimentary Internet access - ATM/ banking - 24 Hour fitness facilities - Art gallery - Gift shop - Bar/Lounge Complimentary Internet Access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $210.00
PLEASE NOTE: Pre/Post extensions will be open for reservations 8 weeks prior the program departure date.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, December 28 - Balboa Park Museums and San Diego Zoo
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Morning lecture on San Diego History Part 2 relates the development of Balboa Park and the amusing tales behind the Panama - California Exposition. The lecture includes the establishment of the US Navy, a mayor event for San Diego's growth then and now. Explore Balboa Park. Built to host the 1915 Panama – California Exposition, Balboa Park today is America’s largest urban cultural park. Exotic vegetation, 15 museums, theaters, art centers, exquisite Moorish architecture and a world famous zoo fill its 1.200 acres. Get to know El Prado, the heart of the park, with free time to choose a museum to visit.

Lunch: In Balboa Park.

Afternoon: After lunch, visit the renowned San Diego Zoo. Take advantage of the included bus tour, skyfari and hop-on-hop-off bus for personal exploration. Depart the zoo to have dinner at a historic rooftop restaurant in lively Hillcrest District near the park.

Dinner: At a neighborhood restaurant in trendy Hillcrest.

Lodging: The US Grant Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel has 47 suites and 270 spacious empire-style all amenities guest rooms, Grant Grill restaurant and lounge, complimentary Internet access in the main lobby and meeting/event spaces. A San Diego Icon since 1910, the palatial US GRANT hotel is situated in the city's lively and historic downtown Gaslamp Quarter, just steps away from top shopping, dining, and entertainment. The hotel's Grand Lobby is adorned with sparkling crystal chandeliers, hand-loomed silk carpets, and artwork. The modern and elegant guest rooms provide comfort with indigenous accents and refined luxury.

Contact info:
326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101 USA
phone: 619-232-3121
web: www.usgrant.net

Room amenities: Our classic Superior Rooms offer the US GRANT's trademark regal ambiance. Presenting guests with a glimpse of the hotel's storied past via historical touches, they also provide comprehensive contemporary comforts. At 300 to 450-square-feet, Superior Rooms represent the core of the hotel. Nine-foot ceilings featuring crown molding greet guests, leading them to the commissioned French and Native American Indian art displayed throughout the room. Ample windows offer city or garden views. Empire-style furnishings, including a standing mirror, complement the contemporary art and are joined by thick imported carpets and pillow top Luxury Collection brand beds (either on King or two Doubles) wrapped in 300-thread-count Italian linens and framed by an original Yves Clement drip-painting headboard. Across the room, an executive desk with writing pad and telephone invites the guests to take advantage of Wi-Fi, while a 32-inch plasma televisions and CD player clock radio provide alternative in-room entertainment options. The soothing marble bathroom with basin sinks and enclosed glass showers is the ideal ending to an active day. Relax with exclusive Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities before settling in for a peaceful night's sleep.

Facility amenities: - 24 Hour business center, complimentary Internet access - ATM/ banking - 24 Hour fitness facilities - Art gallery - Gift shop - Bar/Lounge Complimentary Internet Access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $210.00
PLEASE NOTE: Pre/Post extensions will be open for reservations 8 weeks prior the program departure date.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, December 29 - La Jolla and Nothern Pacific Coast
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: The third and last lecture on the history of San Diego relates the events and developments which make San Diego “America’s finest city”. Head out along scenic Pacific Coast north of downtown. Drive past Mission Bay and popular Pacific Beach to reach the sophisticated exclusive La Jolla community, where Mediterranean architecture, boutiques and restaurants line rugged cliffs and sculptured coves. The world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Birch Aquarium are located within the town. The expert-led visit of the aquarium includes a lecture presented by a staff member of the education department.

Lunch: Picnic lunch in La Jolla with free time to stroll through the coves and the boutiques.

Afternoon: Continue along the coast to relax in the peaceful Meditation Garden in the seaside village of Encinitas.

Dinner: A delicious Italian dinner in the beach front town of Encinitas.

Evening: End the day at the Del Mar Holiday of Light, the largest animated light show on the western coast.

Lodging: The US Grant Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel has 47 suites and 270 spacious empire-style all amenities guest rooms, Grant Grill restaurant and lounge, complimentary Internet access in the main lobby and meeting/event spaces. A San Diego Icon since 1910, the palatial US GRANT hotel is situated in the city's lively and historic downtown Gaslamp Quarter, just steps away from top shopping, dining, and entertainment. The hotel's Grand Lobby is adorned with sparkling crystal chandeliers, hand-loomed silk carpets, and artwork. The modern and elegant guest rooms provide comfort with indigenous accents and refined luxury.

Contact info:
326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101 USA
phone: 619-232-3121
web: www.usgrant.net

Room amenities: Our classic Superior Rooms offer the US GRANT's trademark regal ambiance. Presenting guests with a glimpse of the hotel's storied past via historical touches, they also provide comprehensive contemporary comforts. At 300 to 450-square-feet, Superior Rooms represent the core of the hotel. Nine-foot ceilings featuring crown molding greet guests, leading them to the commissioned French and Native American Indian art displayed throughout the room. Ample windows offer city or garden views. Empire-style furnishings, including a standing mirror, complement the contemporary art and are joined by thick imported carpets and pillow top Luxury Collection brand beds (either on King or two Doubles) wrapped in 300-thread-count Italian linens and framed by an original Yves Clement drip-painting headboard. Across the room, an executive desk with writing pad and telephone invites the guests to take advantage of Wi-Fi, while a 32-inch plasma televisions and CD player clock radio provide alternative in-room entertainment options. The soothing marble bathroom with basin sinks and enclosed glass showers is the ideal ending to an active day. Relax with exclusive Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities before settling in for a peaceful night's sleep.

Facility amenities: - 24 Hour business center, complimentary Internet access - ATM/ banking - 24 Hour fitness facilities - Art gallery - Gift shop - Bar/Lounge Complimentary Internet Access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $210.00
PLEASE NOTE: Pre/Post extensions will be open for reservations 8 weeks prior the program departure date.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, December 30 - Temecula Wine Country
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Depart the city for a day in the country. Rolling hills covered with vineyards and award winning wineries fill Temecula Valley. After a historical walking tour of the town, enjoy free time to stroll on your own through the shops and perhaps enjoy olive oil tasting.

Lunch: Lunch at one of the wineries.

Afternoon: Learn the process of wine making followed by tasting. Returning to San Diego, the afternoon and evening are free for independent activities. Please review the Free Time section for suggestions.

Dinner: Tonight dinner is on your own, providing you the opportunity to take advantage of the hotel's location at the heart of the Gaslamp District which boasts a wide array of great restaurant options.

Lodging: The US Grant Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel has 47 suites and 270 spacious empire-style all amenities guest rooms, Grant Grill restaurant and lounge, complimentary Internet access in the main lobby and meeting/event spaces. A San Diego Icon since 1910, the palatial US GRANT hotel is situated in the city's lively and historic downtown Gaslamp Quarter, just steps away from top shopping, dining, and entertainment. The hotel's Grand Lobby is adorned with sparkling crystal chandeliers, hand-loomed silk carpets, and artwork. The modern and elegant guest rooms provide comfort with indigenous accents and refined luxury.

Contact info:
326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101 USA
phone: 619-232-3121
web: www.usgrant.net

Room amenities: Our classic Superior Rooms offer the US GRANT's trademark regal ambiance. Presenting guests with a glimpse of the hotel's storied past via historical touches, they also provide comprehensive contemporary comforts. At 300 to 450-square-feet, Superior Rooms represent the core of the hotel. Nine-foot ceilings featuring crown molding greet guests, leading them to the commissioned French and Native American Indian art displayed throughout the room. Ample windows offer city or garden views. Empire-style furnishings, including a standing mirror, complement the contemporary art and are joined by thick imported carpets and pillow top Luxury Collection brand beds (either on King or two Doubles) wrapped in 300-thread-count Italian linens and framed by an original Yves Clement drip-painting headboard. Across the room, an executive desk with writing pad and telephone invites the guests to take advantage of Wi-Fi, while a 32-inch plasma televisions and CD player clock radio provide alternative in-room entertainment options. The soothing marble bathroom with basin sinks and enclosed glass showers is the ideal ending to an active day. Relax with exclusive Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities before settling in for a peaceful night's sleep.

Facility amenities: - 24 Hour business center, complimentary Internet access - ATM/ banking - 24 Hour fitness facilities - Art gallery - Gift shop - Bar/Lounge Complimentary Internet Access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $210.00
PLEASE NOTE: Pre/Post extensions will be open for reservations 8 weeks prior the program departure date.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Tuesday, December 31 - The Harbor, the Waterfront and Little Italy/ New ...
Breakfast: At the Hotel

Morning: The day is dedicated to explore San Diego Bay and the waterfront. Begin with a Harbor Boat Excursion to both the North and South Bay for spectacular views of the city skyline from the water in addition to sailing next to the Naval Shipyards and the Naval Air and Submarine Stations.

Lunch: Aboard the Harbor Cruise.

Afternoon: Take a stroll along the San Diego boardwalk decorated with amusing art work and join a guided visit of the Maritime Museum including the famous Star of India.

Dinner: New Year's Eve dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Celebrate the New Year engaging in cheerful festivites at the hotel with lively entertainment.

Lodging: The US Grant Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel has 47 suites and 270 spacious empire-style all amenities guest rooms, Grant Grill restaurant and lounge, complimentary Internet access in the main lobby and meeting/event spaces. A San Diego Icon since 1910, the palatial US GRANT hotel is situated in the city's lively and historic downtown Gaslamp Quarter, just steps away from top shopping, dining, and entertainment. The hotel's Grand Lobby is adorned with sparkling crystal chandeliers, hand-loomed silk carpets, and artwork. The modern and elegant guest rooms provide comfort with indigenous accents and refined luxury.

Contact info:
326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101 USA
phone: 619-232-3121
web: www.usgrant.net

Room amenities: Our classic Superior Rooms offer the US GRANT's trademark regal ambiance. Presenting guests with a glimpse of the hotel's storied past via historical touches, they also provide comprehensive contemporary comforts. At 300 to 450-square-feet, Superior Rooms represent the core of the hotel. Nine-foot ceilings featuring crown molding greet guests, leading them to the commissioned French and Native American Indian art displayed throughout the room. Ample windows offer city or garden views. Empire-style furnishings, including a standing mirror, complement the contemporary art and are joined by thick imported carpets and pillow top Luxury Collection brand beds (either on King or two Doubles) wrapped in 300-thread-count Italian linens and framed by an original Yves Clement drip-painting headboard. Across the room, an executive desk with writing pad and telephone invites the guests to take advantage of Wi-Fi, while a 32-inch plasma televisions and CD player clock radio provide alternative in-room entertainment options. The soothing marble bathroom with basin sinks and enclosed glass showers is the ideal ending to an active day. Relax with exclusive Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities before settling in for a peaceful night's sleep.

Facility amenities: - 24 Hour business center, complimentary Internet access - ATM/ banking - 24 Hour fitness facilities - Art gallery - Gift shop - Bar/Lounge Complimentary Internet Access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $210.00
PLEASE NOTE: Pre/Post extensions will be open for reservations 8 weeks prior the program departure date.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Seven: Wednesday, January 01 - New Year's Brunch at the Del Coronado Hotel.
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Begin with a relaxed morning to recover from the New Year's celebration. After breakfast, drive through Barrio Logan, the Hispanic quarter, to learn about the largest collection of outdoor murals in the United States all painted by local artists. Continue over the slender curved bridge that unites San Diego with charming Coronado island. Characterized by fabulous views, palm-lined avenues and a fine wide beach, the highlight of Coronado is the famous Hotel Del, an American fairytale castle. Boasting a history filled with famous celebrities, the lavish wooden Victorian hotel is the last of its kind still standing on the West Coast. Delight in a festive New Year Brunch, served in the historic Crown Room, a truly memorable experience. Enjoy free time exploring the hotel, the beach and its surroundings.

Lunch: New Year's brunch at the Hotel Del Coronado.

Afternoon: Return to downtown San Diego after the sunset and enjoy the magnificent view of the city lights from across the bay.

Dinner: On your own. Another chance to explore the many dining options in the Gaslamp District.

Evening: Free evening to stroll on your own or relax at the hotel.

Lodging: The US Grant Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel has 47 suites and 270 spacious empire-style all amenities guest rooms, Grant Grill restaurant and lounge, complimentary Internet access in the main lobby and meeting/event spaces. A San Diego Icon since 1910, the palatial US GRANT hotel is situated in the city's lively and historic downtown Gaslamp Quarter, just steps away from top shopping, dining, and entertainment. The hotel's Grand Lobby is adorned with sparkling crystal chandeliers, hand-loomed silk carpets, and artwork. The modern and elegant guest rooms provide comfort with indigenous accents and refined luxury.

Contact info:
326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101 USA
phone: 619-232-3121
web: www.usgrant.net

Room amenities: Our classic Superior Rooms offer the US GRANT's trademark regal ambiance. Presenting guests with a glimpse of the hotel's storied past via historical touches, they also provide comprehensive contemporary comforts. At 300 to 450-square-feet, Superior Rooms represent the core of the hotel. Nine-foot ceilings featuring crown molding greet guests, leading them to the commissioned French and Native American Indian art displayed throughout the room. Ample windows offer city or garden views. Empire-style furnishings, including a standing mirror, complement the contemporary art and are joined by thick imported carpets and pillow top Luxury Collection brand beds (either on King or two Doubles) wrapped in 300-thread-count Italian linens and framed by an original Yves Clement drip-painting headboard. Across the room, an executive desk with writing pad and telephone invites the guests to take advantage of Wi-Fi, while a 32-inch plasma televisions and CD player clock radio provide alternative in-room entertainment options. The soothing marble bathroom with basin sinks and enclosed glass showers is the ideal ending to an active day. Relax with exclusive Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities before settling in for a peaceful night's sleep.

Facility amenities: - 24 Hour business center, complimentary Internet access - ATM/ banking - 24 Hour fitness facilities - Art gallery - Gift shop - Bar/Lounge Complimentary Internet Access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $210.00
PLEASE NOTE: Pre/Post extensions will be open for reservations 8 weeks prior the program departure date.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Eight: Thursday, January 02 - Cabrillo National Monument/ Seaport Village and L...
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Drive to historic Cabrillo National Monument commemorating Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s landing at San Diego Bay in 1542. Located at the tip of Point Loma, it offers breathtaking views of San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean. A museum on early Spanish explorations and the Point Loma lighthouse are located within the park.

Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Back in Downtown, stroll through Seaport Village, a pleasant restaurant shopping area with a scenic park surrounded by water on three sides. Drive past the San Diego Convention Center, a huge construction recreating a sailing ship, and stop in Little Italy to enjoy a cup of true espresso or gelato

Dinner: Farewell dinner at a Chinese Restaurant in the Gaslamp District.

Evening: Explore the hidden surprises of Horton Plaza, an interesting gathering-shopping center.

Lodging: The US Grant Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Nine: Friday, January 03 - Farewell to San Diego
Note: Independent departures.

Breakfast: At the hotel

Morning: Independent departures.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


San Diego, California
General OverviewWith almost idillyc weather, San Diego offers entertainment for every taste. From numerous museums, nature and beaches, exhibits and events, to a great number of amusement parks, restaurants and night clubs, this city has something for every age.
For additional information, visit: www.sandiego.gov
General overviewSan Diego offers a vast variety of events year-round for all tastes. To learn what will be happening during your stay, you may review a comprehensive calendar at this San Diego visitor's on-line guide.
For additional information, visit: www.sandiegocoastlife.com
TheaterOLD GLOBE THEATER Balboa Park Tel. (619) 234 5023 CYGNET THEATER 4040 Twiggs St. San Diego, CA 92110 Tel. (619) 337-1525 SAN DIEGO CIVIC THEATER 1100 Third Ave Tel. (619) 570 1100 BALBOA THEATER 868 Fourth Ave @ E Street in Gaslamp Tel. (619) 5701100 COPLEY SYMPHONY HALL 750 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101 Tel. (619).235.0804

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