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Explore San Diego’s museums, culture, and technology communities as well as the surrounding area. This year, we are offering 2 full day tours on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Advanced Registration Required!

  • Tours are optional and must be purchased in addition to the conference registration.
  • Space is limited so make sure you make your selection early.

TOUR 1: History, Culture, and Art: A Guided Tour of San Diego - CANCELLED

Full Day Tour: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Price: $75.00 per person (includes transportation and lunch)
Capacity: 25

The old San Diego downtown Gaslamp sign

Experience San Diego’s rich history during this day-long tour. The day will begin with a private docent-led tour of the Presidio Park and Serra Museum. Walk through the former site of a Spanish presidio, and wander through the museum's galleries. Then, explore California's origins in Old Town. We'll take a guided walking tour of San Diego's most historic neighborhood and get a taste of Mexico with lunch at El Agave Restaurant. In the afternoon, learn more about Mexican culture with a tour of Old Town’s original adobes, shops, and church. We'll end the day with a visit to San Diego's vibrant arts district. At Liberty Station, see how former military training facilities have transformed into a thriving community for art, dance, entertainment, and food. There will be a lot of walking on this tour. Comfortable footwear is recommended.

Please note: The Serra Museum is not ADA-accessible.

TOUR 2: Balboa Park

Full Day Tour: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Price: $50.00 per person (includes transportation and lunch)
Capacity: 25

Prado Fountain in Balboa Park


A day-long walking tour of San Diego’s dynamic cultural hub, including a docent-led tour of some of San Diego's premier museums in Balboa Park. The tour will make stops at the Museum of Man, the Timken Museum of Art, Spreckels Organ, and the San Diego Air & Space Museum to highlight the history and mission of each institution.


Questions about Tours? Contact conference@mcn.edu.

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