What to Do and Where to Go?

San Diego

Engage with ASPHP in America’s Finest City!

San Diego, the eighth largest city in the nation, offers laid-back California comfort with the perfect blend of nature, city, suburbia, and entertainment to suit every personality. Come early, or extend your stay, to enjoy all that San Diego has to offer.

2020 ASPHP National SPHM Education Event will be held at The Town and Country, San Diego, CA. The hotel is located in the heart of San Diego’s Mission Valley. ASPHP members and guests who stay on property will enjoy its nostalgic charm mingled with modern amenities, beautiful views, varied dining options, and well-equipped meeting space. Within walking distance of the hotel are:

OLD TOWN TROLLEY TOURS OF SAN DIEGO!

Known as "America’s Finest City", San Diego is home to beautiful family-friendly beaches and bays, a year-round outdoor lifestyle and vibrant culture that includes an exciting nightlife and burgeoning food scene. Filled with friendly people, epic landscapes, incredible sunsets and memories to last a lifetime, San Diego invites visitors to sit back, relax and enjoy life.

While you are in town, allow us to extend an exciting group discount to your association. We’re the attraction that takes you to the attractions!

Since 1989, Old Town Trolley Tours has provided ‘Transportainment’, our unique combination of transportation and entertainment that makes it simple and hassle-free for your group to see the best our city has to offer. As an added bonus for your group, we have made purchasing tickets even easier.

To take advantage of your organization’s exclusive discount, browse our online store at http://www.trustedtours.net/sdgroups and during checkout, use the coupon code ASPHP2019.

A 20% discount will apply to the following products:

  • Hop On/Hop Off Sightseeing Tour of San Diego
  • San Diego SEAL Tour
  • La Jolla & San Diego Beaches Tour
  • San Diego City Lights Night Tour
  • Ghosts & Gravestones with Whaley House Tour
  • Ghosts & Gravestones without Whaley House Tour

This promotional code will be valid from Now through March 10, 2020.

Please note that this coupon code is valid only toward the products listed above and not toward any packages offered (for example, Hop On/Hop Off City Tour + San Diego Zoo).

Group members will enter their billing information and the ticket user information (the name they would like printed on their tickets). If they are purchasing multiple tickets for the same attraction (for example, two adult tickets for the Trolley Tour), only one ticket user name is needed. After they confirm their order at Checkout, they will be prompted to receive their ticket(s) by email, to print at home, or even through text message. It’s as easy as that!

RIDE THE TROLLEY TO LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Everyone who visits San Diego should take a trolley ride! Passes are available for purchase at individual trolley stops. The nearest stop to the Town and Country is the Fashion Valley Transit Center, within walking distance from the north side of the hotel property. Mobile tickets are also available through the Compass Cloud app. All of these destinations are ready for exploring and accessible by trolley:

For more information, please visit their website https://www.sdmts.com/schedules-real-time-maps-and-routes/trolley.

Gaslamp Quarter

Located just minutes from Mission Valley, San Diego's thriving urban center features modern architecture and Victorian-Age buildings standing side-by-side. The historic Gaslamp Quarter offers eclectic galleries, chic boutiques, trendy nightclubs, rooftop bars, gastropubs, craft beer haunts, and fine dining restaurants.
https://www.sandiego.org/articles/downtown/historic-gaslamp-quarter.aspx

iFLY San Diego Indoor Skydiving

For those with a sense of adventure, experience how it feels to fly while staying safe inside at iFLY. More than seven million people have taken to the air since iFLY developed the first modern wind tunnel in 1998.
https://www.iflyworld.com/san-diego/

Little Italy

Once home to San Diego's flourishing tuna fishing industry and generations of Italian families who made their living on the sea, Little Italy is now a lively neighborhood filled with patio cafés, packed restaurants, craft brew stops, urban wineries, art galleries, sophisticated shops, boutique hotels, and the beautiful Amici Park.
https://www.sandiego.org/explore/downtown-urban/little-italy.aspx

Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala

Visit the Mission San Diego, founded in 1769 by Spanish priests as the first of the California Missions. This historical shrine marks the origin of Christianity in the American West.
https://www.sandiego.org/articles/history/mission-san-diego-de-alcala.aspx

Old Town

The birthplace of California, the Old Town neighborhood is rich with history and scenery, and it marks the site of the first Spanish settlement on the U.S. West Coast. Visit 12 acres of Mexican heritage and historical sites, colorful shops, museums, a theater, and the restored Cosmopolitan Hotel. Restaurants in Old Town include Casa de Reyes, Casa Guadalajara, Café Coyote, and Old Town Mexican Café.
http://www.oldtownsandiego.org/

Petco Park

Home of the San Diego Padres, Petco Park is also a popular venue for concerts, soccer, golf, and rugby sevens. Named after the San Diego-based pet supplies retailer Petco, the park opened in 2004.
https://www.mlb.com/padres/ballpark/

San Diego Harbor

The waterfront Embarcadero ("boarding place" in Spanish) lines the western edge of downtown. In San Diego Harbor, climb aboard the ships at the USS Midway Museum, the Star of India, or the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Or, hop on a harbor cruise and explore the bay while taking in the skyline views.
http://www.san-diego-attractions.10-best.info/harbor.html

Seaport Village

Located on the downtown waterfront, Seaport Village is a 14‐acre center constructed in the style of a 19th‐century harbor village, complete with weathered wood wharfs and cobblestone paths lined by ponds, lakes, fountains, and lush landscaping. It’s one of the top tourist attractions in San Diego.
https://www.seaportvillage.com/

SeaWorld® Adventure Park

Town and Country San Diego is a SeaWorld preferred partner. Immerse yourself in wonder at SeaWorld San Diego with amazing animals, interactive attractions, aquariums, beautiful landscaping, and thrilling rides. Spread across 190 acres on Mission Bay, every visit to SeaWorld supports its animal rescue programs.
https://www.sandiego.org/members/attractions/seaworld-san-diego.aspx

Tijuana

"Bienvenido a Mexico!" Just 20 miles from downtown San Diego, the trolley stops at San Ysidro Station right across the border from Tijuana, Mexico. See the Monumental Arch and Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe while discovering the local street art, shopping, and food.
https://www.smartertravel.com/san-diego-trolley-tijuana-transportation/

VISIT SAN DIEGO SITES BY CAR, UBER, OR LYFT

Balboa Park

The iconic Balboa Park is a magnificent cultural oasis that includes 17 museums, tranquil gardens, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo ( https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/ ). Balboa Park – at 1,200 acres – is the largest urban cultural park in North America and has a rich history reflected through stunning architecture, art installations, and cultural events throughout the year.
https://www.balboapark.org/

LEGOLAND®

If children are accompanying you at some point during your stay, drive 30 minutes north to LEGOLAND California Resort, which is home to more than 60 family-friendly rides, imaginative shows, and attractions. Children of all ages are inspired to become a Master Builder in just one day.
https://www.legoland.com/california/

Mission Bay Park

Mission Bay Park is the largest aquatic park of its kind in the country. Located just minutes from Mission Valley, the 4,600-acre aquatic playground is surrounded by 27 miles of meandering shoreline. Ride the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster at Belmont Park Beachfront Amusement Center, enjoy a relaxing day on the beach, or burn some energy sailing, kite surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, or biking.
https://www.sandiego.org/members/attractions/belmont-park.aspx

Mission Trails Regional Park

Mission Trails encompasses more than 7,000 acres of rugged hills, valleys, and open areas. One of the largest urban parks in the country, Mission Trails is home to Cowles Mountain, East Fortuna (Equestrian) Staging Area, Kumeyaay Lake and Campground, Old Mission Dam Historic Site, Kwaay Paay Peak, and many other areas to hike, bike, rock climb, bird watch, and explore.
https://www.sandiego.org/members/parks-gardens/mission-trails-regional-park.aspx

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

If you prefer wide open spaces and animals from arid environments, choose San Diego’s Safari Park instead of the Zoo. Take a guided safari-like tour riding on an open-air tram through the African Savannah field, where animals roam free. Safari Park includes over 2,600 animals and 300 species on 1,800 acres of wildlife sanctuary. It is located in Escondido, a 40-60-minute drive from downtown.
https://www.sdzsafaripark.org/