TALB San Diego Trip - Veterans Day Weekend 2016

All TALB members, retirees, friends, and family are welcome to join us for a fun Veterans Day Weekend trip to San Diego on November 11, 2016 through November 13, 2016.

We will be taking the Amtrak train down to Old Town, San Diego and we'll have a good balance of free time and group activities including an Old Town San Diego Trolley Tour, a comedy show, and a fun scavenger hunt! On your free time, you can tour the USS Midway for Veterans Day activities, explore downtown San Diego's Gaslamp, Seaport Village, and Little Italy, check out Coronado or Mission Bay, and enjoy all that Old Town has to offer. We'll be staying at the Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel.

SIGN UP DEADLINE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016

To see the trip itinerary, scroll down past the reservations info and sign up form to see details below.
 

Sign Up and Book Your Reservations and Tickets

The new TALB Travel Club's Steering Committee has been organizing a fun weekend for us. In order to join us on the trip, you'll need to book your own reservations and tickets. Here's 5 easy things you'll need to do:

  1.  Book your hotel room reservation at Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel.
    Call 1-619-298-4707 to book your room. Be sure to tell them you are with the Teachers Association of Long Beach group to get our discounted rate of $139 per night (single or double). Each additional adult guest in a room is $10. Deadline for this rate is Thursday, October 27, 2016.
     
  2.  Book your ticket(s) for the Amtrak Train.
    Go to https://www.amtrak.com
    Choose Round Trip
    From: Fullerton, CA (FUL)
    To: San Diego - Old Town, CA (OLT)
    Depart: 11/11/2016 , Morning
    Return: 11/13/2016 , Anytime
    Select your passenger info (# adults, # children)
    Click the Find Trains button
    For your Departure Time, Go to 10:26am – 12:41pm
    Select $29.00 for Unreserved Coach Seat (or choose Business Class if you prefer)
    Click Add to Cart
    For your Return Time, Go to 1:40pm – 3:45pm
    Select $29.00 for Unreserved Coach Seat (or choose Business Class if you prefer)
    Click Add to Cart
    Click the Enter Passenger Info button at the bottom right corner
    Enter your info and proceed to making payment.
     
  3.  Book your ticket(s) for the Old Town Trolley Tour.
    Go to https://www.trolleytours.com/san-diego/tickets
    Look at the 1-Day Old Town Trolley Tour - $35.10 adult
    Click the Buy Tickets button
     
  4.  Book your ticket(s) for The American Comedy Club.
    Go to https://americancomedyco.com/products/sklar-brothers-2 
    Choose Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:30pm for $16.00
    Note: there is a 2 drink minimum but we are going here for dinner and they have a dinner menu as well. Also, this is an age 21+ club. If you are bringing kids on the trip and don't want to leave them, you can skip the show and enjoy free time for the evening.
     
  5. Tell TALB you are going!
    Once you have booked your hotel, amtrak, trolley tour, and comedy club, let us know that you are joining us on the trip by filling out this form:

Trip Itinerary

Friday, November 11th, 2016

  • 9:45am – Arrive Amtrak Fullerton Station
    120 East Santa Fe Avenue
    Fullerton Transportation Center
    Fullerton, CA 92832

Meet outside next to the gated outdoor patio seating area.

  • 10:26am – 12:41pm – Amtrak Train to San Diego, Old Town Station
    4005 Taylor Street
    San Diego, CA 92110

  • 1:00pm – Take Free Shuttle to Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel
    4041 Harney Street
    San Diego, CA 92110
    Drop off luggage for storage until Check-In (unless they have rooms ready).

     
  • 1:30pm - Lunch as a Group
    Old Town Mexican Café
    2489 San Diego Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92110
    (619) 297-4330
    Scavenger Hunt List presented to Group by Stephanie.

  • Free Time for Rest of the Day and Evening
    • Scavenger Hunt
    • Green Line Red Trolley goes between Old Town and Downtown (Gaslamp Quarter).
      One-Way Fare $2.50 or Day Pass (regional) $5.00
    • Possible optional activities:
      • USS Midway will have Veterans Day events and activities
      • Explore Old Town
      • Explore Downtown San Diego (Gaslamp, Seaport Village, Little Italy)
      • Explore Coronado
      • Explore La Jolla
      • Explore Mission Bay

  • Check-In to Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel any time after 4:00PM

  • Email Scavenger Hunt pics and videos to travelclub@talb.org by midnight.

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

  • 8:50am – 11:00am Old Town San Diego Trolley Tour
    Guided tour through Old Town, Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Marriot Marquis & Marina, Horton Plaza Shopping Center, Gaslamp Quarter, Hilton Bayfront, Coronado, Balboa Park/San Diego Zoo, Little Italy, then back to Old Town.
    See Trolley Tour map here.
     
  • 11:30am - Brunch as a Group
    Old Town Tequila Factory Restaurant (Mexican & American Cuisine) at the Hotel.
    Scavenger Hunt winners and prizes.

  • Free Time for Afternoon
    • Get back on Old Town San Diego Trolley Tour (ends at 5pm) or take transit Red Trolley/buses.
    • Possible optional activities:
      • USS Midway 
      • Explore Old Town
      • Explore Downtown San Diego (Gaslamp, Seaport Village, Little Italy)
      • Explore Coronado
      • Explore Mission Bay  

  • 6:00pm Dinner & Drinks & Comedy Show as a Group 
    American Comedy Company
    818 B 6th Street, downtown San Diego (Doors open at 6:30pm)
    The Sklar Brothers performing at 7:30pm, age 21+, 2 drink minimum, full bar and dinner menu.

  • Free Time After the Show
    • Green Line Red Trolley goes between Old Town and Downtown (Gaslamp Quarter).
      One-Way Fare $2.50 or Day Pass (regional) $5.00

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

  • 10:00am - Check out of Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel
     
  • 10:30am - Brunch as a Group 
    Old Town Tequila Factory Restaurant (Mexican & American Cuisine) at the Hotel.

  • Take Free Shuttle from Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel to Amtrak Station

  • 1:00pm – Arrive Amtrak San Diego, Old Town Station
    4005 Taylor Street
    San Diego, CA 92110

  • 1:40pm – 3:45pm – Amtrak to Fullerton Station
    Amtrak Fullerton Station
    120 East Santa Fe Avenue
    Fullerton Transportation Center
    Fullerton, CA 92832