Spend Christmas in San Diego
This is a sample tour that you can book for your group with ALL ABOARD AMERICA!
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Weather in San Diego CA
The average temperature at this time of the year is in the happy upper 60’s. The average low is around 50 degrees or so and will be comfortable with a light jacket or sweater if needed. Please be sure to dress “resort casual” and you will be comfortable throughout the tour.
Tour Sample Includes:
4 Days & 3 Nights Hotel Accommodations at a marina hotel at San Diego Bay ~ Seaport Village,~ Three Breakfasts ~ Christmas Eve Lunch at Brigantine Seafood & Oyster Bar ~ Christmas Holiday Dinner at the Westgate Hotel ~ Tour of the Mount Soledad Veteran’s Memorial ~ Mission San Diego San de Alcala ~ Two hour Harbor Cruise ~ Complimentary Cocktails & Snacks each evening in the Atrium of the hotel ~ Tour of Coronado Island and Old Town ~ Roundtrip Transportation by Motorcoach ~ Professional Tour Guide ~ Snacks & Water ~ Gratuities
Day 1: Sample
Depart time is around 8:00 am. Travel time to San Diego is about seven hours with a brief lunch stop (on own) in Yuma, and rest stops along the way. Arrive in San Diego and check into our hotel for 3 nights. This full service hotel is all suites and equipped with hairdryers, iron/ironing board, and in room coffee makers with small refrigerators. Rooms have separate living room and bedroom areas. Tonight enjoy complimentary cocktails and snacks at the hotel from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Dinner (on own) at either the hotel or your choice of restaurant at Seaport Village.
Day 2: Sample Christmas Eve
Full Cooked to Order Breakfast at your leisure. Mid-morning departure from the hotel for La Jolla where we will visit the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial. This mountaintop is the site of the cross, the subject of a continuing controversy over the involvement of religion in the government. After viewing the memorial, we will continue on to the Mission San Diego de Alcala’. The first of twenty-one great California Missions marks the birth of Christianity in the west coast of the United States. This remarkable and significant historical shrine provides an understanding and appreciation of the beginning of Catholicism in this corner of the world, so remote from Mother Country of Spain and yet so similar. Today the Mission, which was founded in 1769, serves as an active parish church and cultural center for people of all faiths who are welcome to visit and relive the grandeur and excitement of more than two centuries of California history and tradition. Today lunch (included) will be in Coronado. Tour Coronado Island before returning to the hotel mid-afternoon. Complimentary cocktails & snacks this evening.
Day 3: Sample Christmas Day
Merry Christmas! This morning should you wish to attend church please check with the staff at the front desk or concierge for information. They will be able to assist you with information on local churches and transportation. Breakfast (included) at the hotel before departure for our Two Hour Harbor Cruise from Coronado Island where we will board the “Hornblower,” for our combined sightseeing and wildlife tour. This is the best way to see the harbor. Twenty six miles of the San Diego Bay with veteran crew on board to narrate the rich history of the bay, local points of interest, city landmarks, facts about military and California Sea Lions living off Point Loma. Some points of interest include: The Star of India, Cabrillo National Monument, Coronado Bay Bridge, NAASCO shipyards, Old San Diego Lighthouse, San Diego Yacht Club and of course the Hotel Del Coronado. This afternoon we will enjoy Christmas Dinner at the Westgate Hotel that is ranked a “Four Diamond Resort and the “Diner’s Choice Winner” award for 2012”. We return this afternoon to our hotel where you can relax and retire early. Complimentary cocktails served in the hotel Atrium.
Day 4: Sample
Full Cooked-to-order breakfast (included) at the hotel this morning. Depart for home mid-morning with brief stops en-route for lunch (on own) and restroom stops. Estimated return time to the Valley is around 6:00 PM.