San Diego
Signature City San Diego: A Toast to the Best
Walk Torrey Pines State Reserve, see the murals in Chicano Park, savor the cuisine of Little Italy and sail San Diego’s harbor as you explore the best this seaside city has to offer.
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Program No. 16955RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

From the world-renowned San Diego Zoo to sparkling beaches, bustling boardwalks and a picturesque harbor, San Diego is a city where life is lived outdoors. Experience the best of this sun-kissed California jewel, as you sample San Diego’s rich Genoese and Sicilian culture on an exclusive expert-led walk through Little Italy, marvel at the architectural masterpieces and manicured landscapes of Balboa Park and discover one of the wildest stretches of land on the Southern California coast — Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.
Activity Level
Walking up to one mile, stairs, some hills, standing indoors and out, getting on and off a motor coach without assistance.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore San Diego’s harbor on a study cruise and learn about the city’s fascinating maritime heritage and how it came to be home to the largest Navy and Marine Corps complex in the U.S.
  • See San Diego’s natural side with a ranger at Torrey Pines State Reserve and at La Jolla’s Birch Aquarium.
  • Meet the famous giant pandas at the San Diego Zoo, enjoy a music recital and learn about the National Historic Landmark Hotel del Coronado.
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Ron Quinn
Ronald is a retired lecturer in the Department of History at San Diego State University, where he offered courses in California History and the American West. He was also the State Historian for the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Since 1985, Professor Quinn has contributed articles and reviews for The Journal of San Diego History dealing with San Diego in the mid nineteenth century.
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