One of the benefits of holding the 2020 FEDA Annual Conference in downtown San Diego is the abundance of attractions available in the immediate area. If you’re taking a few extra days to explore the city after the conference is over, or bringing along family members, you may be looking for a few ideas on how to make the most of your free time. The following list includes some of the top destinations in the area that will add a little fun to you FEDA Conference experience.
Sail across the bay between San Diego and Coronado and enjoy Coronado’s collection of shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Departs every hour on the hour from Broadway Pier from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 each way
USS Midway Museum
Visit the USS Midway Museum that features more than 60 exhibits with a collection of 25 restored aircraft!
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please note, last admission is at 4 p.m.
Tickets are $23
Balboa Park encompasses a 1,400-acre site with historical buildings, numerous museums, gardens, and green space. Among the highlights of the park are the botanical gardens and lily pond, the Museum of Man, the Museum of Natural History, the San Diego Museum of Art, and the famous San Diego Zoo. Even if you never go into a building, the park is simply a beautiful place.
San Diego Zoo
The world-famous San Diego Zoo is a non-profit wildlife sanctuary home to more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies, and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants.
Located in downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter National Historic District is an area of restored late-19th- and early 20th-century Victorian buildings. A trendy neighborhood with shops, restaurants, and galleries, it attracts tourists as well as locals. The Gaslamp Quarter covers less than 20 blocks and runs approximately from Broadway to San Diego Bay.
Learn about the city from local expert guides and enjoy a cruise on the bay. This professionally narrated tour takes you under the Coronado Bridge, past military ships, waterfront landmarks and marine life, for an up-close, in depth look at San Diego’s scenic beauty and fascinating history.
3 tours offered, ranging from $28 - $33
Call (800) 442-7847 to arrange a tour.