Thursday, Oct. 18 from 2:15 - 4 pm
From Fishing Village to the 7th Largest Metro Area
Steve Andres, Maritime Museum
Yehudi Gaffen, Gafcon, Inc.
Penny Maus, Port of San Diego
This walking tour will follow the legendary coastline that was once dominated by the tuna fishing industry and is today a major port for commerce and tourism alike. Stops and sites along the way will include Seaport Village, which is undergoing a transformation to be a new business and recreational destination, while being built atop an earthquake fault line; the Headquarters, an open-air market with shops and eateries redeveloped from San Diego’s original police headquarters and still includes jail cells; the USS Midway, which was once a WWII-era aircraft carrier and today is a museum and one of San Diego’s most visited sites; the Port of San Diego’s Cruise Ship Terminal which features massive concrete construction and welcomes more than 100 visiting ships a year; and the Manchester Pacific Gateway, a luxurious waterfront development on the North Embarcadero of San Diego Bay. There will also be time to enjoy the stunning views, take photos, and taste the local cuisine.
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This tour is not ADA accessible.
Optional event, not included with a convention registration. Preregistration required by Sept. 13.