Sightseeing: Do It Your Way!

There are lots of options when it comes to self-guided tours, all within walking distance of the Marriott and Hyatt Hotels.
Don't miss the San Diego Zoo! Contact the NAYDO Office at in advance if you'd like to connect with ohter attendees planning to go on Saturday the 29th.
The OLD TOWN TROLLEY This old fashioned trolley car stops at the Marriott Marquis (lower waterfall) every :25 and :55 after the hour. For $35.10 (online reservation) you can hop on and off all day to put the tour on pause while you explore the stops on your tour.  The fully narrated tour lasts 2 hours.
The SAN DIEGO TROLLEY Not to be confused with the Old Town Trolley (above), this rail line has a stop just across the street from the Marriott Marquis as well as in the rear parking lot of our overflow hotel, the Town & Country Resort.  The line has stops at several large shopping malls, Charger’s Qualcomm stadium, the Mexico border and lots of points in between including the Mission Valley YMCA (.2 miles from the Morena station). A one way ticket (good for two hours) is $2.50.
There’s no shortage of walking distance entertainment. The Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, USS Midway and Star of India are just of few of the destinations you can explore on your own. Stop by the Host Y Hospitality Desk in the exhibits area for more information about all things San Diego!


Discover San Diego City Guide
San Diego Visitor Center
Guide to San Diego Beaches


SeaWorld San Diego: an animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium, and marine mammal park with special attractions and shows

Balboa Park: the nation's largest urban cultural park, home to 15 major museums, beautiful gardens and the San Diego Zoo
Historic Gaslamp Quarter: 16 square-blocks of the city's finest restaurants, pubs, nightclubs and shops
Liberty Station: wide variety of restaurants and entertainment, including the new Liberty Public Market
Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala: Visit the first of the twenty-one great California Missions
Old Town San Diego: museums, living history demonstrations, shopping, dining and entertainment
San Diego Zoo: 100-acre zoo home to more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals
Seaport Village: shopping, dining and entertainment in the heart of downtown San Diego
USS Midway Museum: historic aircraft carrier


Belmont Park: eat, play and shop in the heart of Mission Beach
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Cabrillo National Monument: visit the Old Point Loma Lighthouse and historical exhibits, hike the Bayside Trail and enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the city of San Diego
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Hotel Del Coronado: iconic beach hotel on the shores of Coronado Island
La Jolla Cove: ecologically protected cove perfect for kayaking, snorkeling and diving
LEGOLAND California Resort: LEGO-themed amusement park geared for families with children ages 2-12.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park: an expansive, 1,800 acre wildlife sanctuary home to more than 3,000 animals, located 30 miles north of downtown San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve: hiking trails, guided walks and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean

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