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San Diego from Aquarium to Zoo: An Intergenerational Adventure

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.

Program intended for grandchildren from 9 - 11 years of age.

San Diego is an animal lover’s dream! From the world-renowned San Diego Zoo to the Birch Aquarium, introduce your grandchild to new species and experiences while exploring the very best of this coastal city. Meet zoo staff and hear how they design exhibits, prepare feedings and monitor the health of each animal. Learn about ocean conservation at the Birch Aquarium, and then make your way through San Diego’s unique neighborhoods for a sea and land adventure via amphibious vehicle. In between, you’ll explore historic maritime vessels, play at an oceanfront amusement park and try your hand at boogie boarding!


• See Giant Pandas, African Elephants and more than 800 other species at the San Diego Zoo.
• Let’s boogie! Spend a day boogie boarding and kayaking with experts at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center.
• Ride the rollercoaster at Belmont Park, a historic oceanfront amusement park located on Mission Beach.

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Program is for grandchildren ages 9-11.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile.

Coordinated by San Diego State University.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances


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