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OFFICIAL AIRLINE United Airlines is offering a discount of 2% or 8% depending on the type of fare. The biggest discount will apply to the highest fares and the discounted price will be shown before payment is entered. Follow this link to view the booking instructions.

OFFICIAL CAR RENTAL Minimum 5 - 10% off the base rate of rental (based on location pricing and vehicle availability at the time of booking). Discount codes: Avis J157601 800-331-1083 /Budget S274069 800-314-3932 Check your reservation at a later date for the possibility of a bigger discount.

OFFICIAL HOTEL Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central is offering a nightly rate of $179.20 including taxes ($159.00 + 12.7% tax). The rate is good before and after reunion dates. For reservations, visit this link or call 888-236-2427 and reference the ‘USS Anchorage Reunion Block’. The parking fee has been waived for our group.


COURTYARD MARRIOTT SAN DIEGO CENTRAL - 8651 Spectrum Center Boulevard 92123

The 'Welcome Reception' was originally intended to be an informal gathering at the hotel with the crew paying individually for drinks and food, but because of the number of people attending in 2024, we may need more room. *We will be in the hotel bar area and pay individually if we have 35 or less. A paid event at The Butcher Shop next door is the best option for a larger group; they are offering a great Taco Bar for $53.20 per person in a banquet room.


SHIP'S TOUR** - NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO 3455 Senn Street 92136

**Depends on ship’s availability. USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) or USS Anchorage (LPD 23) tour. Maximum of 50 people. If no LSD is available, another group event may be planned. We used personal vehicles with driver having GOVT ID in 2022.

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30 at 1000 - GROUP EVENT - $48.00

LEGACY WHALE WATCH - 1717 Quivira Road 92109

We have the entire 80’ vessel, Legacy, for a three-hour whale watching cruise. Bring a camera! We are paying one flat price, which means the more people that attend, the cheaper the cost is per person. I will collect $48.00 and refund money at the event if possible. Maximum capacity is 130. Sammies by the Sand, a Navy veteran-owned business, will offer food for under $30.00.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 1 at 1000 - GROUP EVENT - $21.00 Military / VA ID and guest

USS MIDWAY MUSEUM - 910 North Harbor Drive 92101

On April 11, 1992 the Midway was decommissioned in San Diego and remained in storage in Bremerton, Washington until 2003 when it was donated to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum organization. It opened as the USS Midway Museum in June 2004. They recommend at least three or four hours onboard to get the most out of the experience. Their exhibits can be found here.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 1 at 1400 - GROUP LUNCH - $43.20

MIKE HESS BREWING - 849 West Harbor Drive 92101

After our tour of the USS Midway, we’ll take a leisurely stroll along the Embarcadero for 10 minutes (it's just a short 0.3 miles) to Seaport Village. If you prefer to ride, Lyft is also an option. Seaport Village has 54 one-of-a-kind shops, and over 15 dining eateries. For lunch, we will enjoy a special offer at Mike Hess Brewing, a Navy veteran-owned business. They will include extra food to go along with one flat price for our group. Price above is for 25 people. It would be $36.00 if we have 30, $31.00 if we have 35, and so on. I will collect $43.20 and handle any refunds at the event if possible. You pay for beverages. Go here to see their menu.


WATERFRONT BAR & GRILL - 2044 Kettner Boulevard 92101

A ‘Goodbye’ get-together for whoever has stayed through Wednesday. We will be enjoying food and drinks at San Diego’s oldest tavern. The Waterfront was opened in 1933; the year prohibition was repealed. Most meals are under $15.00. You are responsible for your own drinks, food, and tips. Let me know if you will be here.


Unless otherwise mentioned, transportation will be provided to/from reunion events for those staying at the official hotel. The cost will depend on the number of people needing transportation. Quotes I receive for transportation are always high, so personal vehicles are used whenever possible. Will you have a vehicle? Let me know if you have seats available. Using my personal vehicle, I do my best to shuttle people from the airport to and from the hotel.


If interested, we could visit K1 Speed and battle it out on the track, or we can take swings at the local miniature golf course. How about throwing out our shoulders while playing frisbee golf? See OPTIONAL EVENTS below.


*Personal vehicles will be used for transportation to/from the following

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29 - INDIVIDUAL EVENT - $40.00 / $35.00 Military ID, Seniors 65+

PATRIOT JETBOAT 30-MINUTE THRILL RIDE - 990 North Harbor Drive 92101

10 miles from the hotel. If you are not participating in the LSD ship tour, how about the turbo-charged Patriot with its 2,800-horsepower engines “... performing exhilarating maneuvers, punctuated with precision stops for quick photo ops.” Ponchos are provided — you will get wet! Times have not yet been posted for 2024. Current Sunday times are 1230, 1330, 1430, and 1530. Be sure and read ‘Before You Depart’ for important information.

GROUP EVENT - $55.00

K1 SPEED GO CART RACING - 1709 Main Street 92113

10 miles from the hotel. The rate shown is for a minimum of 8 people. Included with this price is a 12-lap qualifying race, a 14-lap final event race, and medals for top 3 with podium ceremony and photo. No charge for spectators! More information.



11 miles from the hotel. For all the rides and attractions, including the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, go here.


MISSION BAY GOLF COURSE - 2702 North Mission Bay Drive 92109

11 miles from the hotel. Play the same course where Tiger Woods won a Junior World title in 1984. This is the only golf course in San Diego with night lighting; lights are turned off at 2200. For the executive golf course and disc golf course information, please go here. The last reservable time is 2000. **players who tee off after 1800 may not finish all 18 holes. Club and disc rental is available.


ADMIRAL BAKER GOLF COURSE - 2400 Admiral Baker Road 92124

6 miles from the hotel. Prices vary depending on day of the week, time of day, North or South Course, and whether you are walking or riding. Visit this link for rates. Let me know if you are interested.


LOW SPEED WIND TUNNEL TOUR - 3050 Pacific Highway 92101

This is difficult to schedule ahead of time because of wind tunnel scheduling priorities. We will not know if this is possible until the week of our reunion. Let me know if you are interested.

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