Things to See and Do

For those of you who will arrive in San Diego prior to the start of the conference or will extend your visit after the conference or will want some options after the sessions end each day, rest assured that there is plenty to see and do.

Two optional entertainment packages, an open air bus tour of San Diego and a San Diego Padres baseball game, have been confirmed for NCTA attendees who wish to participate. More information regarding those options is found in the optional entertainment section of the conference website.

The following websites and information may also be of interest to you:

Fleet Week

Actually a two week series of activities, this event focuses on and is sponsored by the military. Particularly impressive is the jet fly-by over Miramar Base, but unfortunately that doesn't occur until the very end of September. Check out

Pacific islander Festival

Scheduled for September 24-25, this event celebrates the cultural heritage and arts and crafts of Pacific islander people from the islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Check out

San Diego Zoo

On September 24, the zoo will host "Celebration for the Critters at the Zoo," a fundraiser for worldwide conservation efforts. Other zoo-related options change on a daily basis. Check out

Balboa Park

In addition to the San Diego Zoo in its northern section, Balboa Park also contains 15 major museums and numerous gardens and botanical sites. Check out

Restaurant Week

In its 7th year, restaurant week (September 18-23) identifies 160 restaurants serving three course meals at a fixed price of $20, $30, or $40 per person depending on the restaurant. No passes, tickets, or coupons are required, but reservations are recommended. Check out

Gas Lamp Quarter

The Gas Lamp Quarter of San Diego offers a variety of activities including a tour of Petco Park where the Padres play, a walking tour of the national historical district, a tour of the nightlife, and tours of eco-fashion shops. Check out

Old Globe Theater

Located in Balboa Park, close to the San Diego Zoo, the theater performs plays throughout the summer on an outdoor stage. Check out


While there are many to choose from, Pacific Beach and Mission Beach are popular. Check out

The San Diego Convention and Visitors' Bureau

Containing a tremendous amount of information regarding events occurring in and around San Diego, this is your "go to" source for anything San Diego-ish. Check out