A San Diego New Year Celebration
Warm your spirits in the California sun with San Diego’s trademark holiday cheer! Celebrate the New Year by enjoying the area’s award-winning food, wine, parks and much more.
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Program No. 21195RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Celebrate the New Year in the perfect year-round climate of San Diego. With the city festively decorated for the holidays, revel in exceptional adventures. Be exhilarated by an exploration of the historic Gaslamp Quarter at the doorstep of your hotel - the palatial US Grant. Take in the city skyline onboard a harbor boat, plunge into Balboa Park and its 100-acre zoo and explore the charming seaside towns of La Jolla and Coronado. Epicurean New Year frolics begin at the Grant continuing with a brunch at the glorious Hotel Del. Be warmed by the California sun and good cheer!
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to two miles on varied terrain; stairs, standing, board a ferry boat.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Unfold the city’s roots from Cabrillo Monument breathtaking vista point on to the charming mission and time-honored Old Town.
  • Experience the museums, art centers and Moorish architecture of Balboa Park and see the famous zoo lit up for the holidays.
  • Stay at the elegant US Grant Hotel, an emblem of incomparable sophistication with legendary style.

General Notes

This program has been designed for celebration in style with elegant, high-end accommodations and meals at several fine restaurants.
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Maria Mitrani
Maria Mitrani was born in Italy, then lived in Canada, the United States and France. She finally settled in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, where she has been living since 1976 with her husband and three children. She has a bachelor’s in Italian and art history from the University of California at Berkeley. Since 1985 she has led learning adventures through different parts of Mexico and is a specialized guide for Baja California. She is one of the owners and founders of Andiamo.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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