San Diego Getaway

2025 San Diego > San Diego | Price from $1949

5 DAYS • 8 MEALS Spend four nights in San Diego’s beautiful Old Town District on a winter getaway to southern California. See the Gaslamp Quarter, La Jolla and have lunch at the famed Hotel del Coronado. Spend a day in Palm Springs, once an escape for Hollywood celebrities and also spend the day at the internationally-acclaimed San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in California

Arrive in San Diego with a transfer to your downtown Old Town District hotel for a four-night stay. Tonight, join your Tour Manager and traveling companions at 6:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby for a brief orientation meeting followed by a welcome dinner. Meal: D

Day 2: San Diego City Tour and Hotel del Coronado and USS Midway Museum

Today’s city tour of the San Diego area presents one of America’s most colorful and romantic cities. You’ll see San Diego’s downtown area including the Gaslamp Quarter and La Jolla. Cross the Coronado Bay Bridge to Coronado Island, home to the famous Hotel del Coronado, a National Historic Landmark. Tour the grounds at leisure and enjoy a self-guided audio tour to learn the resort’s history based on letters, records and oral histories. Then pay a visit to the USS Midway Museum. Located at the Navy Pier in San Diego, this historical naval museum features the aircraft carrier, Midway. The vessel houses an extensive collection of aircraft, many of which were built in Southern California. Meals: B, L

Day 3: Visit Palm Springs and Celebrity Homes Tour

Travel to Palm Springs today where a local guide brings Palm Springs history and culture to life. With its rich Native American heritage, beautiful palm tree-lined streets and fabulous desert scenery, Palm Springs is also known for its mid-century modern architecture called “Desert Modernism.”  Since the 1920s, Palm Springs has been sprinkled with Hollywood stardust and has served as the film industry’s desert playground for celebrities to escape the hustle and bustle of showbiz. This put Palm Springs on the map as celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Marilyn Monroe purchased hideaway homes here. Drive through the same neighborhoods where at one time it was common to see Kirk Douglas watering his lawn. Meals: B, L

Day 4: San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park

This morning you are off to the internationally acclaimed San Diego Zoo. Located in beautiful Balboa Park, the 100-acre Zoo was founded by Dr. Harry Wegeforth in 1916 with a handful of animals left over from the Panama-California Exposition. Today, the San Diego Zoo cares for more than 4,000 individual animals representing 800 different species. Its collection of animals, as well as its plant collection of over 6,500 species, is acknowledged as one of the finest in the entire world. Your visit will include a narrated bus tour highlighting the many attractions of the Zoo and a Skyfari aerial tram ride. Meals: B, D

Day 5: Travel Home

After breakfast, your adventure comes to a close today with a group transfer to San Diego’s International Airport for flights out after 11:00 a.m. Meal: B

Itinerary is subject to change.

Tour Highlights

  • 8 Meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend four nights in the heart of San Diego Old Town District
  • Narrated tour of San Diego with a local guide including La Jolla and the Gaslamp Quarter
  • Enjoy a self-guided audio tour of the Hotel del Coronado, a National Historic Landmark
  • Tour the USS Midway Museum, featuring the famed aircraft carrier
  • Day trip to sunny Palm Springs for a narrated tour of the Celebrity Stars Homes and included lunch
  • Visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo in the beautiful Balboa Park
  • Enjoy free time in the California sun

Hotel Accommodations

Hilton Garden Inn Old Town, San Diego, California

DATES & AVAILABILITY

February 17, 2025 | $1,949

Per Person Twin

$1,949

Single Room Add

+$699

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from San Diego.

Room for the nights before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in San Diego is $349, tax and breakfast included.

February 24, 2025 | $1,949

Per Person Twin

$1,949

Single Room Add

+$699

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from San Diego.

Room for the nights before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in San Diego is $349, tax and breakfast included.