Optional & Guest Events
Enjoy your free time and explore all this sunny, coastal city has to offer. These activities are available to attendees and guests.
Sunday, June 17
The world-famous San Diego Zoo has been the gem of San Diego for more than 80 years. Starting as a small collection of animals, the Zoo has grown into a sanctuary for more than 4,000 birds, mammals, and reptiles housed in enclosures that closely simulate their natural environments. The 100-acre Zoo, is also a lush botanical garden that houses more than 6,500 plant species! The San Diego Zoo also offers unique exhibits that will sure be a once in a life time experience to those who visit!
Sunday, June 17
Over the course of 27 years, the USS Midway has been home to more than 200,000 Americans. She is making her final tour of duty in San Diego to pay tribute to the contributions of the armed services and as a beacon of education and entertainment. The Midway has been converted into a multi-dimensional, interactive, educational and entertainment complex, attracting visitors and residents alike as one of the only museums of its kind on the west coast.
Highlights include carrier aircraft on display, a below-deck theater, interactive exhibits, touring and permanent exhibits, tours through selected portions of the ship and research/historical memorabilia centers and displays. Another popular attraction is the flight simulator exhibit which guests can enjoy for a small fee. Fly, spin, and shoot down enemies as you feel the G's just like a real pilot.
Monday, June 18
There is nothing as spectacular or exhilarating as standing at the bow of a chartered boat, viewing the dazzling sight of San Diego's nighttime skyline or the dancing quality of lights reflected off the water. You will feel pampered, privileged, relaxed and refreshed. Hornblower's Nightly Dinner cruise is famous around the world and is compared to the dinner cruises in New York and in Paris. San Diego's dinner cruise combines breath taking city views, great food, and entertainment.
Monday, June 18
Enjoy an evening at Petco Park rooting for the home-team Padres.
Monday, June 18, 6:30am – 7:30am Yoga
Tuesday, June 19 6:30am – 7:30am Boot Camp
Admission to all events in Exhibit Hall, including Sunday opening general sessions and receptions, and the activities below. See rate information.
• Continental breakfast on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
• Lunch on Monday and Tuesday
• Admission to the conference general sessions (breakout and thought leader sessions are not open to guests)
• ACUC Party, Tuesday, June 19, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
• Corporate Athlete Series
Guest Tours Package includes the Guest Social Events Package and the two tours described below. See rate information.
Monday, June 18, 11:00am – 4:00pm
La Jolla, with the tantalizing charm of a Mediterranean Isle, boasts unique shops and breathtaking views of the Pacific. Upon arrival into the heart of the shopping district in La Jolla, guests will have free time to explore, shop, and relax on their own. Downtown La Jolla boasts dozens of shops, art galleries, and specialty boutiques. In addition to enchanting art galleries and designer boutiques, La Jolla is also proud to house world-renowned restaurants and breathtaking beaches. The view of the azure blue Pacific Ocean will dazzle guests as you walk along the sea cliffs. You might also have a chance to view some of La Jolla's furriest locals – seals! These endearing mammals are dotted along the coastline, especially near the Children's Pool, a shallow tide-pool popular with the locals that the seals have claimed as their own. It is not hard to see why La Jolla (whose name means "The Jewel") is truly the jewel of San Diego.
Tuesday, June 19, 10:00am – 3:15pm
San Diego's picturesque Balboa Park is one of the world's great urban parks. Its 1,200 acres in central San Diego are more than 130 years old and has been the site of two world expositions. The park is home to the San Diego Zoo, Old Globe Theatre, 15 museums, recreational and cultural facilities.
Upon arrival, guests will receive a "passport" to Balboa Park, an admission book that allows them access to several of the park's historic museums. Guests will have the option to embark on a leisurely walking tour through the park with their ACCESS Destination Services - San Diego Field Representative, or enjoy the park entirely on their own!
How about visiting the Aerospace Museum where the history and majesty of flight comes alive! Real-life aircrafts are suspended from the ceiling and dotted all over the museum, giving visitors insight into the people, aircraft and the fascinating story of flight.
Another popular museum is the San Diego Museum of Art which is the region's oldest and largest art museum and houses a fine selection of European old masters, 19th and 20th century American art,. An encyclopedic Asian collection, and growing collections of contemporary and Latin American art are also on display.
In addition to these and other museums, your guests will have access to the Spanish Village Art Center. The buildings were originally created for use in the 1935-36 California Pacific International Exposition and are an authentic reproduction of an ancient village in Spain. Subsequently the colony was transformed into an arts and cultural center, one of the most unique organizations of its kind in the world. Over forty studios and galleries surround the colorful patios, including ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, enameling, and painting in many mediums.