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Sightseeing Tours & Experiences of San Diego

Sightseeing while at ASTA Global ConventionASTA Global Convention 2017 attendees are invited to participant in pre-conference sightseeing tours of sunny San Diego, CA at an affordable rate.

We’ve teamed up with the San Diego Tourism Authority to offer impressive sightseeing tours and experiences sure to make you feel like a destination expert to your clients.

Sign up for your sightseeing tour during registration or within your account in the attendee service center. Tour sign-up will open in June.

 

San Diego Sightseeing Tours & Experiences


Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 12:00 AM – 5:30 PM

(Staggered Departures)

12:00 PM -5:00 PM Balboa Park, Natural History Museum and San Diego Zoo (50 agents)

Balboa Park is a San Diego must-see, home to 15 major museums, and ranked as one of the best parks in the world. Home to the San Diego Zoo and the Natural History Museum whose goal it is to promote understanding of the evolution and diversity of southern California and the peninsula of Baja California; and to inspire in all a respect for nature and the environment. The Zoo, located adjacent to downtown San Diego in Balboa Park, is 100 acres in size. It is well known for its lush, naturalistic habitats and unique animal encounters and is home to more than 3,700 rare and endangered animals representing approximately 660 species and subspecies and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 plants.

12:30 PM - 5:30 PM Maritime Museum, Harbor Tour, USS Midway (54 agents)

The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship Star of India. Hornblower’s San Diego Harbor tours combine sightseeing and wildlife watching for a narrated, family-friendly, two-tours-in-one experience. USS Midway Museum - Imagine experiencing life at sea aboard one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers. Visitors to the USS Midway Museum enter a floating city at sea and walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country and upheld the American ideals of strength, freedom and peace.

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Old Town Trolley Tour / Liberty Station / Old Town shopping (70 agents)

“America’s Finest City” on a two hour, fully narrated, historic city tour of San Diego and Coronado aboard a uniquely themed trolley. Liberty Station provides a portal to the past, an experience for the present, and a promise for the future. Art Galleries, Restaurants, boutique shopping and an exciting Public Market join together to create San Diego’s new Town Square! Old Town is the historic heart of San Diego. Created in 1769, Old Town San Diego was California’s first settlement with only a mission and a fort. Wander through lush gardens or browse at one of the many specialty shops for treasures from around the world.

12:45 PM - 5:30 PM SeaWorld San Diego - free time in park (54 agents)

Through first-hand encounters with animals at SeaWorld, you’ll explore the ocean’s most fascinating creatures. Dive into the exhilaration of the sea with shows and enjoy wet and wild amazing rides.

Sunday, August 27, 2017 – 8:45 AM – 1:00 PM

(Staggered Departures)

8:45 AM -11:45 AM San Diego Zoo (50 agents)

The Zoo, located adjacent to downtown San Diego in Balboa Park, is 100 acres in size. It is well known for its lush, naturalistic habitats and unique animal encounters and is home to more than 3,700 rare and endangered animals representing approximately 660 species and subspecies and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 plants.

9:15 AM - 12:15 PM USS Midway (50 agents)

USS Midway Museum - Imagine experiencing life at sea aboard one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers. Visitors to the USS Midway Museum enter a floating city at sea and walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country and upheld the American ideals of strength, freedom and peace.

9:15 AM - 12:45 PM La Jolla – Morning walk on the beach next to the Pacific Ocean, followed by shopping in the Village of La Jolla. (50 agents)

The village of La Jolla is one of the most popular beach destinations in California. Surrounded on three sides by the sea and backed by the steep slopes of Mt. Soledad, La Jolla's natural beauty, abundance of activities, upscale village lifestyle, and boutique shops ensure that it lives up to its nickname as "the jewel" of San Diego.

9:45 AM -1:00 PM Maritime Museum, Flagship Harbor Tour & Patriot Speed boat (50 agents)

The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship Star of India. Explore the scenic beauty and fascinating history of San Diego's waterfront aboard Flagship’s professionally narrated sightseeing tours. Get ready for speed, screams and splashes! That's right, you will get wet during this turbo-charged thrill ride across San Diego Bay aboard the Patriot Jet Boat.

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Balboa Park (50 agents)

Entrance to Natural History Museum and free time in Balboa Park is a San Diego must-see, home to 15 major museums, and ranked as one of the Best Parks in the World. Home to the San Diego Zoo and the NAT whose goal it is to promote understanding of the evolution and diversity of southern California and the peninsula of Baja California; and to inspire in all a respect for nature and the environment.

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