Travel and Tourism in San Diego and La Jolla, CA
- San Diego Convention & Visitor's Bureau http://www.sandiego.org/
- An excellent place to start planning your visit to America's Finest City. Lists dining and nightlife, prominent area attractions, and travel
tips and resources.
- San Diego International Airport http://www.san.org/
At the beginning of the 21st century, San Diego International Airport is the nation's busiest single runway commercial airport, serving over 17 million
passengers in 2005, and servicing 18 airlines, seven airfreight companies, 16 airline support providers and 23 concessionaires. Check out terminal maps
and travel info to and from the conference hotel before your trip.
- Amtrak http://www.amtrak.com/
- With schedules, arrival times, and trip planners, this site gives you the ability to create your trip from start to finish and purchase your
tickets online. Of special interest to San Diego-bound travelers are the Coast Starlight and Pacific Surfliner, with stops at the Solana Beach
and San Diego stations.
- The San Diego Zoo http://www.sandiegozoo.org/
- World-renowned for the humane and beautiful exhibits as well as its globally recognized top-notch animal care, breeding, and conservation programs,
the San Diego Zoo is a great way to spend a pleasant afternoon or weekend in Balboa Park.
- The San Diego Wild Animal Park http://www.sandiegozoo.org/wap/index.html
- The breathtaking San Diego Wild Animal Park is an 1800-acre wild animal preserve that allows visitors to see herds of wild animals roaming as they
might have done in their native lands. In many instances, animals will display natural behaviors rarely seen in captivity, as the exhibits permits them
the relative freedom that a more typical zoo environment cannot offer.
- Westfield UTC Shoppingtown http://westfield.com/utc/
- A stone's throw from the San Diego La Jolla Marriott Hotel, the Westfield UTC Shoppingtown boasts 187 stores, including top-quality dining and entertainment.
Stroll over for a great evening's socializing and networking during Making Waves.
- Balboa Park http://www.balboapark.org/
The nation's largest urban cultural park, Balboa Park offers you natural history, technology, and art museums that showcase all the variety of human endeavor and natural beauty,
all within a wooded, pastoral setting in the midst of bustling downtown San Diego.
- The Scripps Institution of Oceanography http://sio.ucsd.edu/
- Founded in 1903, Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the world's oldest, largest, and most important centers for global marine research.
To learn more, check out their Directories and Maps page.
- The Birch Aquarium at Scripps http://aquarium.ucsd.edu/
Located along the breathtaking La Jolla coast, the Birch Aquarium is the public exploration center for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Tours are fascinating and educational, and there's always lots to see. Check out their education and outreach programs and information about
teaching and learning resources.
- SeaWorld http://www.seaworld.com/
- A half-hour trip down the 5 freeway brings you to SeaWorld. From the thrills of Journey To Atlantis to the playful fun of Shamu's Happy Harbor,
there's no better place for you to visit than SeaWorld San Diego.
- The Torrey Pines State Reserve http://www.torreypine.org/
Torrey Pines State Reserve is located within San Diego city limits and yet remains one of the wildest stretches of land on the southern California coast.
Because of the efforts and foresight of the people in this area, 2000 acres of land are as they were before San Diego was developed -- with the chaparral
plant community, the rare and elegant Torrey Pine trees, miles of unspoiled beaches, and a lagoon that is vital to migrating seabirds. A very quick hop
away from the conference hotel.
- San Diego's Wineries http://www.sandiego.org/article/Visitors/549
San Diego's North County is among the finest varietal grape-growing regions in the western United States. Often overshadowed by its neighbors to the north,
the region boasts a variety of vineyards, from larger wineries that feature guided tours and full gift shops to small family-run places, where visitors can
elbow up to the oak bar to taste a fume blanc and petite sirah, and get a "tour" by simply turning around and glancing at huge tanks, vats and machinery
just behind them.