FMMS 2011

Local Area

USS Midway Museum

Imagine experiencing life at sea aboard one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers. Visitors to the USS Midway Museum enter a floating city at sea and walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country and upheld the American ideals of strength, freedom and peace. The USS Midway Museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. Guests can spend the day exploring more than 60 exhibits with a collection of 25 restored aircraft. The self-guided audio tour, narrated by Midway sailors, brings the carrier's history to life.

Little Italy San Diego

San Diego’s Little Italy is different. A stable ethnic business and residential community since the 1920′s, Little Italy today represents downtown San Diego’s oldest continuous neighborhood business district. At one time, more than 6,000 Italian families lived in Little Italy and toiled to build San Diego into the center of the world’s tuna industry. Today, Little Italy boasts fabulous restaurants from authentic Italian to modern American cuisine, great antique shopping, and a farmer’s market every Saturday with fresh and local California specialties.

San Diego Zoo

The world famous San Diego Zoo is located in Balboa Park and is one of the largest and most progressive zoos in the world, with over 4,000 animals of more than 800 species. It is also one of the few zoos in the world that houses the giant panda. It is privately operated by the nonprofit Zoological Society of San Diego on 107 acres of parkland leased from the City of San Diego, and ownership of all animals, equipment, and other assets rests with the City of San Diego. 

San Diego Padres

 The Padres play downtown at PETCO Park, which is situated in near San Diego's renowned Gaslamp District. The main entrance is located just two blocks from the downtown terminal of the San Diego Trolley light rail system. Click here for the Padres 2011 schedule. 

Balboa Park

Balboa Park is the nation's largest urban cultural park. Home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, and beautiful gardens. 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.


The City of Coronado is a small beach community with an island feel. Incorporated in 1890, Coronado has a rich history and exceptional community assets in a village atmosphere. Surrounded by the San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean, Coronado offers a unique lifestyle enjoyed by residents, and has also welcomed visitors from around the world for nearly 120 years. Coronado is the perfect place to swim, sail, surf, bike, run, walk, rollerblade, play tennis, golf, or take in a play. Coronado beaches are consistently considered some of Southern California's best, and there are miles of bike paths along the coastline that provide a great way to exercise and enjoy the spectacular scenery.


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