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San Diego Tourist Information


The following information was taken from the San Diego tourism website (http://www.sandiego.org/). There is an online vacation guide that can be downloaded at http://sandiegomagazine.com/digitaleditions/SDTA_2013/.
 
Transportation: There are several alternatives. The San Diego Trolley has a stop at 5th and Harbor Drive, only a 5-minute walk from the hotel. The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System provides buses, which are available at the 12th and Imperial Transit Center. Information on both these transit systems is available at http://www.sdmts.com/home1.asp.
 
Smart Cars: Car2Go provides smart cars throughout the city, available to rent for minutes, hours, or the day. More information can be found at http://sandiego.car2go.com/.
 
Ferry to Coronado: Departs from the 5th Street Pier behind the Convention Center and stops at Coronado Ferry Landing, where there are shops, restaurants, and a beach with views of the downtown skyline. For more information, please visit http://www.sdhe.com/coronado-ferry.
 

Tours

There are a variety of tours available, including bird watching, whale watching, and guided sightseeing. To take a look and start planning, visit http://www.sandiego.org/what-to-do/tours-sightseeing.aspx.
 

Art/Culture/Historic Sites

  • Chuck Jones Gallery: 232 Fifth Ave.; (888) 294-9880; no web site currently available. This gallery showcases Chuck Jones’ work and the work of independent artists.
  • Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation: 410 Island Ave.; (619) 233-4692; http://www.gaslampquarter.org/. The “curator” for San Diego’s historical Gaslamp Quarter, this building houses a Gaslamp Museum.
  • USS Midway Museum: 910 North Harbor Dr.; (619) 544-9600; http://www.midway.org/. Learn about nearly 50 years of history aboard the USS Midway, containing over 60 exhibits and 29 restored aircraft.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 1100 Kettner Blvd.; (858) 454-3541; http://www.mcasd.org/. Offers an internationally recognized collection and a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and programs.
 

Outdoor Activities & Parks

 

Shopping

These are just a few suggestions of places within a reasonable distance of the hotel.
 

Dining

These are just a few suggestions of places to eat near the hotel. You can go to http://www.sandiego.org/what-to-do/dining-nightlife.aspx for more ideas.

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