San Diego, California

America’s Finest City

  • Date

    February 21-25, 2021 | Sun / Thu – 5 Days

  • Location

    San Diego, CA

Overview

San Diego has been called “the birthplace of California” as it was the first site visited by Europeans on the West Coast. With the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Mexican city of Tijuana to the south, San Diego has a steep naval history, world-class cultural experiences, a thriving culinary scene and unfailingly perfect weather. If you’re a fan of natural beauty, outdoor experiences, history and culture, you’ll find yourself smiling in San Diego.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Bayview hotel suite accommodations
  • San Diego Zoo
  • USS Midway Museum
  • Whale watching cruise
  • Free day for self-exploration

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to San Diego, California
  • Escorted
  • 4 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 dinner
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Ground transportation

Note: This itinerary includes activities where moderate walking, possibly on uneven terrain, is required. Some of the most unique sightseeing can be restrictive to motorcoaches, especially in historic areas.

Sun, Feb 21: Depart Indianapolis for San Diego, California. Enjoy a tour of San Diego, “America’s Finest City”, with a local step-on guide highlighting Gaslamp Quarter with its many entertainment venues housed in historic buildings, Old Town – the birthplace of California, and historic and stunning Coronado offering the best views of San Diego from the bridge to Coronado Island. Check in to the Embassy Suites Downtown San Diego with views of the bay for four nights.

Mon, Feb 22: Visit the San Diego Zoo located in the urban cultural Balboa Park. The 100-acre zoo is home to more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals and has a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants.  Return to the hotel in the afternoon. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (Meals: Breakfast)

Tue, Feb 23: Take a self-guided tour of the USS Midway Museum, a retired aircraft carrier commissioned in 1945. With more than 30 restored aircraft and nearly 10 acres of exhibits and displays you will go on a unique warship journey that engages the sights, sounds, and aromas on this symbol of American freedom. Next, board a boat for a whale watching adventure with live narration from an expert captain and a naturalist! Gray whales migrate during the winter from Alaskan waters to the calving lagoons in Baja California. Enjoy the local cuisine at an included dinner tonight. (B,D)

Wed, Feb 24: Take the day to spend in San Diego as you wish. Get better acquainted with one of the unique neighborhoods, or spend time admiring the ocean waves and natural beauty of the beach. Choose to see more of the coastline and purchase a ticket for the Pacific Surfliner Amtrak train, venture over to Sea World or just relax and enjoy the California sunshine. Whatever you decide, wrap up your vacation on a high note and take lasting memories home to share with friends and family. (B)

Thu, Feb 25: Check out of the hotel and transfer to the San Diego Airport for your flight home. (B)

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown. Downtown all-suite hotel with bay view rooms has been recently renovated. Centrally located downtown, near Marina Village and Gaslamp District. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker, refrigerator, microwave • WiFi Internet access • restaurant • bar • indoor pool • fitness center.

Pricing

  • Package with Air
  • Double (2 people sharing a room) – $1,799 per person
  • Single – $2,289
  • Land Only
  • Double (2 people sharing a room) – $1,459 per person
  • Single – $1,949

* Subject to change due to fuel surcharge

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