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Contains special-interest excursions that entice households and golfers, plus an in-depth examine the musueums, gardens, and structure of Balboa Park (including a journey of the famed San Diego Zoo) local strolling excursions take tourists during the Gaslamp region, l. a. Jolla, and Coronado, and extra An outside bankruptcy highlights the area's most sensible shorelines and recommends hikes in Torrey Pines country Park With day journeys to Julian, Tijuana, and the Anza-Borrego DesertThese attractively priced, four-color courses supply dozens of local and thematic excursions, whole with 1000s of photographs and bulleted maps that cleared the path from sight to sight. Day via Days are the single publications that aid tourists arrange their time to get the main out of a trip.Full-color package deal at an inexpensive expense megastar scores for all motels, eating places, and sights Foldout entrance covers with maps and quick-reference details Tear-resistant map in a convenient, reclosable plastic pockets convenient pocket-sized trim
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Qxp 2/27/08 6:11 PM Page 49 49 Gaslamp Quarter completely refurbished. The entire house is now a museum and educational gift shop, and the small park next to it are open to the public (see p 38, bullet 8). The Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation is also headquartered here. 410 Island Ave. ). y 619/233-4692. org. # ★ Horton Grand Hotel. Two 1886 hotels were moved here—very gently—from other sites, and then renovated and connected by an atrium; the original Grand Horton is to your left, the Brooklyn Hotel to your right.
Y 619/ 281-8449. missionsandiego. com. Admission $3 adults, $2 seniors and students, $1 children under 12. Free Sun and for daily Masses. Daily 9am–4:45pm; Mass daily 7am and 5:30pm. Trolley: Green Line to Mission San Diego. 6 San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum. The USS Midway had a 47-year military history that began 1 week after the Japanese surrender of WWII in 1945. The carrier is now moored at the Embarcadero and has become the world’s largest floating naval-aviation museum. A self-guided audio tour takes visitors to several levels of the ship, telling the story of life on board.
Org. Tickets $19–$65. 4 ★ Alcazar Garden. This formal garden is patterned after the ones surrounding the Alcazar Castle in Sevilla, Spain. The large tree at the rear is an Indian laurel fig, planted by Kate Sessions when the park was first landscaped. 5 ★★ Mingei International Museum. The Mingei offers changing exhibitions that celebrate human creativity expressed in textiles, costumes, jewelry, toys, pottery, paintings, and sculpture. The gift shop alone is worth a visit. –1 hr. y 619/239-0003.