Staff Picks

Are you looking for fun things to do in San Diego during your free time or activities your family will enjoy while you’re in conference sessions? Check out some of the staff suggestions below.

San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves Baseball Game - Tuesday, June 27

This is an exclusive opportunity for NASFAA conference attendees and their guests. Join your colleagues in a reserved section at Petco Park located on the rooftop of the historic Western Metal Building. High top table seating will be available located in the space and reserved ballpark seating adjacent to the space in sections 326 and 328.

  • Included with your ticket purchase:
    • Buffet served one hour prior to first pitch until one hour after first pitch including: Rimel’s Potstickers, Rimel’s Rotisserie Chicken & Stir-Fry Vegetable, Hamburger, Friar Frank Hot Dogs, Rimel’s Jasmine Rice and Chipotle Beans, Roasted Peanuts, and Cracker Jack
    • Beverages served one hour prior to first pitch through bottom of the seventh inning including: assorted soft drinks (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite), bottled water, draft beer (Bud Light & Karl Strauss Red Trolley)
  • Ticket Prices: $77 per person; Children 36” and under are not required to have a ticket to enter
  • Tickets must have been purchased no later than 5pm ET on June 21  and are non-refundable. Buffet menus are subject to change.
  • Getting here: Petco Park is an easy walk from all hotels in NASFAA’s official housing block

San Diego Zoo - Nestled in the heart of historic Balboa Park it’s no wonder that the San Diego Zoo is at the very heart of the San Diego experience. With more than 4,000 fascinating animals, a renowned botanical collection, and lots of things to see and do, the lively atmosphere makes the San Diego Zoo a great place to visit.

  • Getting here: The San Diego Zoo is a popular stop on the Old Town Trolley Tour and can be easily reached by public transit, taxi, Uber or Lyft.

USS Midway Museum - The USS Midway is one of America's longest serving aircraft carriers. The museum offers an up close look at life on the floating city with tours of various areas such as the post office, sleeping quarters, engine room and even the ship's jail.

  • Getting here: The USS Midway is an easy walk from all hotels in NASFAA’s official housing block.

Old Town San Diego - Old Town San Diego marks the site of the first Spanish settlement on the US West Coast and features 12 acres of Mexican heritage and historical sites, colorful shops, early-California-style restaurants, museums, a theater and the restored Cosmopolitan Hotel.

  • Getting here:  Old Town San Diego is a popular stop on the Old Town Trolley Tour and can be easily reached by taxi, Uber or Lyft.

Coronado - Set against the backdrop of storied and iconic Hotel del Coronado, featured in Marilyn Monroe’s 1958 film "Some Like it Hot," Coronado is the quintessential San Diego postcard experience and a great place to experience the Pacific Ocean and the beach. A tidewater pool is just down from the hotel for kids (and adults too) to explore and look for crabs, fish and other sea creatures, and surfers are known to frequent the area. The long sandy beaches here are special and literally sparkle, thanks to the mineral mica in its golden sand, which is one of the reasons Coronado is consistently voted one of America’s finest beaches by The Travel Channel, Dr. Beach, and many others. Restaurants are within easy walking distance of the beach.

  • Getting here: Coronado is a popular stop on the Old Town Trolley Tour and can be easily reached by taxi, Uber or Lyft. Have your driver drop you off at the beach entrance near the Hotel Del Coronado. Note: while there is a ferry that takes you from the convention center to Coronado, it does not take you directly to the beach. The Hotel del Coronado and beach area is approximately 2.5 miles from the ferry landing.

Balboa Park - The nation's largest urban cultural park. Home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the San Diego Zoo, the park has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts, and classes—all in the beautiful and timeless setting of this must-see San Diego attraction.

  • Getting here: Balboa Park is a popular stop on the Old Town Trolley Tour and can be easily reached by public transit, taxi, Uber or Lyft.
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