Harbor Drive, San Diego – Come to the CLTA Conference and do some sight-seeing

Harbor Drive is an exquisite and beautiful tourist attraction. This one street contains many hotels, cruise and historical ships and ferries, restaurants, statues. There’s Seaport Village, the “Midway” naval ship, war memorials, statues, etc. Beginning at the intersection of Hugo St. and Scott St. and ending at Civic Center Dr. with a span of approx. 10 miles, Harbor Drive is an absolute go to while visiting San Diego.

The naval ship, “Midway”, currently a museum, that served in the Vietnam War and as the Persian Gulf’s flagship. Built a week after WWII, the USS Midway served for an unprecedented 47 years. Next to this giant ship is a memorial for soldiers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. Also, a fairly large sculpture called “Unconditional Surrender” represents a navy officer kissing his spouse. With a height of 25 feet, this sculpture is a constant tourist attraction. All this gives Harbor Dr. it’s a nationalistic feeling.

Continuing down Harbor Dr. a visitor would arrive at Seaport Village. Consisting of many stores and restaurants this area is often crowded. Right next to the bay, people generally sit in its open space park and fly their kites while watching boats come and go. You can also take a ferry from Seaport Village to Coronado Island, which is across the bay. Recently, Seaport Village opened a new outlet center across the parking lot. This outlet also consists of the award winning restaurant “The Cheese Cake Factory”. Seaport Village also captivates and draws many visitors to this particular street called Harbor Drive.

Last but not least, Harbor Drive is right next to the heart of San Diego, Downtown, also passing by San Diego’s very own Convention Center. Downtown contains the “Gaslamp Quarter”, which was the original starting place of San Diego’s downtown revitalization with dozens of restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, etc. – everything you need to have an amazing night is in Downtown.

For some, Harbor Drive is the most important road in all of San Diego. Stroll, bike, or skate along Harbor Drive. Relax and count the sailboats and sailors–sailing against the backdrop of the graceful Coronado Bay Bridge.

You can easily enjoy an afternoon and evening along Harbor Drive by taking the Green Line trolley from Fashion Valley to Santa Fe Depot.  If you continue your evening in the Gaslamp District, you can return to your restful hotel room by boarding the Green Line trolley at the Fifth Avenue trolley stop.  Come enjoy a few of the many attractions San Diego offers.

San Diego is…

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Vibrant, diverse, charming, relaxed, arts-supporting, cosmopolitan, high-tech, proud, revitalized, climate-perfect ……..

When I asked ten different San Diego residents what one word would they use to describe their city, the above ten adjectives were the words that came to mind. So how can a city be both cosmopolitan and charming at the same time? San Diego is a city of many contrasts, rich in history dating as far back as 1542, when Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed into San Diego Bay, and extremely modern in its downtown architecture and high-tech, biochemistry firms.

San Diego is …… the second-largest city in the state of California and the seventh largest city in the nation. But what is San Diego other than these statistics?

San Diego is …… a vibrant and revitalized city, diverse in its ethnical make-up, and yet it has a small-town feel when you walk through its various neighborhoods, each with its own charm. You can sample Pho in Little Saigon, visit historical homes in Old Town and Mission Hills, buy olive oil in Little Italy, or go window-shopping at the pricey boutiques in La Jolla.

San Diego is …… a city blessed with near-perfect climate year-round and offers easy access to beaches, the mountains, and the desert. You can relax on a sailboat in the bay, go hiking in the mountains near Julian, and view the wild flowers in Borrego Springs, all during the same weekend!

San Diego is …… a proud city, proud of its military ties and facilities, of its major universities (UCSD, CSU, and USD, to name a few), of its first-class Opera and Symphony, of its high-tech companies such as Qualcomm, and of its hometown team the Chargers.

San Diego is …… host of the 2014 CLTA Conference! Come and enjoy all of the amenities this “City by the Bay” and “America’s Finest City” has to offer.


2014 CLTA Conference is in Sunny San Diego!

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Come join us in sunny San Diego for the 2014 CLTA conference, from March 13 – 16.

We will be staying in the Town & Country Resort & Convention Center.

The cost of the hotel is $161.00 for single, double, triple or quad occupancy rooms.  Check back here for more details as the conference approaches.  To submit a proposal go to clta.net/conference.

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Early Bird price expired, but it’s not too late to register for the conference!

With so many amazing Workshops and Interest Sessions, this year’s CLTA conference looks to be very  informative.  Check out the workshops and sessions by following these links:

Pre-Conference Workshops

Saturday and Sunday Interest Sessions 

To register online, please go to www.clta.net/conference

We are proud to host our members at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. Follow the link and register for your room, now!

September 30th is the deadline to submit a proposal for a workshop or interest session

September 30th is the deadline to submit a proposal for a workshop or interest session, or to submit an exhibitor proposal form.  Please don’t delay, submit today!

Online applications can be found at http://clta.net/conference/

CLTA is trying to go as green as possible and is now able to accept your proposals online!  Please follow the link above to access the form where you will submit your proposal.