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A Day at the Huntington

  • Wed, April 20, 2016
  • 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Huntington Gardens
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(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • If your registration includes a non-member spouse or guest, they'll need to pay an additional $10 when they board the bus. (Unfortunately, the website didn't allow us to charge this when you registered).
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Bus Tour
Huntington Botanical Gardens 
Hop aboard our private motorcoach for a full-day excursion to the Huntington Botanical Gardens.   We'll start with private small group docent-led tours of the Chinese Garden, among the largest Chinese-style gardens outside China. Designed to promote the rich traditions of Chinese culture, the garden is truly a cross-cultural effort. Architects and artisans from China worked alongside California builders and gardeners. As a result, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance combines the botanical with the artistic and scholarly.

Lunch is on your own at either the Cafe or the legendary Rose Garden Tea Room. Afterwards you have the afternoon to explore the rest of the Huntington Botanical Gardens or Museums on your own, including the new California Garden (shown at top). 

We'll head back to San Diego in late afternoon, arriving early evening.Transportation:   Private motorcoach with small bathroom. Roundtrip from Old Town San Diego Transit Center or I-5/La Costa Ave. Park and Ride.

Depart Old To
wn Transit Center 7am, arrive La Costa Transit 7:30am
Depart La Costa 7:45am, arrive Huntington 9:45am
Tour Huntington from 10am to 3:30pm
Depart Huntington 4:00pm, arrive La Costa 6:45pm
Depart La Costa 7pm, arrive Old Town 7:30pm

Tour Details: Arrive/start private group tour of Chinese Garden 10 AM, end by noon. 8 persons per docent. Balance of day until 3:30 PM at leisure to tour other gardens and museums on your own.

Lunch:  On own at Rose Garden Tea Room House (reservations required), coffee shop or Café; there is also the Chinese Garden Tea House.  The Huntington does not allow you to bring in your own food. More Information 

Water: 1 bottle of water per person will be available each way on the bus.


  • Members $89
  • Non-Members $99
  • Select Old Town or La Costa pickup location when registering.
  • Payment in full to reserve
  • $25 cancellation fee up to March 15; after then no refund, but you can find a substitute to take your place.  
  • Full refund if trip cancelled due to inadequate signups.  
  • Tour operates rain or shine!        
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