MLA 2010 Annual Meeting in San Diego


We are pleased to offer three tour options, all for Sunday , March 21, from 1:00-5:00 pm (the opening reception for the conference is that Sunday evening). Each tour is based on on a 40-person minimum, with a maximum of 45. If the minimum is not met, the tour will be canceled and refunds provided. The tours all include round trip coach transportation from the Paradise Point Resort (our conference hotel).

The tours and price for each will be listed on the conference registration form. You may sign up for a tour by using the form.


photo of downtown San Diegoharbour cruise
$42.00 per person

Enjoy the highlights of “America's Finest City” through a special guided tour. San Diego is a vast city with many popular attractions. The group will see areas such as Old Town, the site of the city's original settlement where many of the old adobes and frame houses are still standing, also the historical Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego and the Seaport Village. Another popular stop is Balboa Park, considered one of the most beautiful, diversified and culturally enriching parks in North America. The park is filled with beautiful Spanish style architecture which was built for the World Fair in 1915.

The tour group also will be welcomed aboard a public harbor tour boat to cruise the calm waters of San Diego Bay. Professional guides will narrate points of interest that may include the Coronado Bay Bridge, the Navy shipyards and aircraft carriers. You haven't seen San Diego until you see it from the water.

Sample Timeline
Depart hotel:                1:00 pm
City tour:                        1:00 – 1:30 pm
Board harbor tour:       1:30 pm
Harbor tour:                  1:45 – 2:45 pm
City Tour:                       2:45 – 3:30 pm
Stop in Balboa Park:   3:30 – 4:00 pm
City Tour:                        4:00 – 5:00 pm
Return to hotel:             5:00 pm


home_main_oldCoronado home
$45.00 per person

Join us for a leisurely walk through quaint Coronado, once the playground of presidents and princesses.  Our tour begins with an overview of the island’s 460 year history. The Hotel Del Coronado holds the most stories, having been the site for the legendary film “Some Like It Hot” with Marilyn Monroe. Movie stars weren’t the only residents of the hotel. British royalty also called it home. Further along the tour our guide will point out the house where Frank L. Baum – author of the Wizard of Oz books spent winters. He wrote many of the books right here in Coronado!

History is still a part of everyday life in Coronado with more than 85 historical sites designated in the city. In the spring of 2000, the Coronado Historical Association reopened its museum in newly restored historic space on Orange Avenue, the city’s main street. The guided walking tour is approximately two hours, leaving some free time in downtown Coronado along with the transporation time back to San Diego.

$23.00 per person

Looking for a mix of attractions at your choice and leisure? Enjoy round trip chartered transportation from the hotel to some of San Diego's best in Balboa Park. It is home to the San Diego Zoo, 14 museums including the San Diego Museum of Art, and botanical gardens, all walking distance from each other. The tour price does not include admission charges to the Zoo or museums. The world famous San Diego Zoo is a sanctuary for more than 4,000 birds, mammals, and reptiles housed in enclosures that closely simulate their natural environments. Don't forget to visit the Zoo's newest attractions: Elephant Odyssey, Monkey Trials and Forest Tales.

The museum campus is next to the Zoo. Whether you are interested in art, airplanes, science, automobiles, or anthropology, there is something for everyone at this collection of museums and exhibits. Botanical gardens and gourmet restaurants can also be found throughout the park. Our friendly tour guide will ride the shuttle to answer questions and offer recommendations.