SD TRAVEL LEISURE

San Diego Museum Council Names Bob Lehman New Executive Director

Lehman was previously the executive director of the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus and the director of marketing and sales of the Phoenix Theater Cultural Center in Indianapolis.

Airport Launches Daily Nonstop Flights to Santa Barbara Via Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines is the only airline to offer nonstop service between the two destinations.

Historic Oceanside Building Becomes Boutique Hotel

REDEVELOPMENT: Transformation of 133-year-old Structure Especially Challenging

Transforming a 133-year-old building in downtown Oceanside to a trendy boutique hotel has proven especially challenging.

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Hyatt Regency La Jolla Gets Makeover

HOSPITALITY: New Look Gives UTC Hotel More Contemporary Feel

The Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine in UTC has a whole new look, courtesy of a $10 million renovation recently completed that is meant to give it a more contemporary feel inside and out.

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San Diego Changes Terminal Street Directions

TRANSPORTATION: Cross Border Xpress Request Approved

Cross Border Xpress (CBX) recently received approval from the City of San Diego’s Planning Commission to convert city streets within the 64-acres satellite airport terminal to private streets.

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Convention Center Preps for August Reopening

TOURISM: Approximately 70 Events Scheduled Through June 2022

The San Diego Convention Center Corporation, which halted meetings and conferences last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is readying to reopen.

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“Say Their Names” Memorial Exhibit Opens July 10

Located at the M.L. King Promenade at the New Children’s Museum Park, the memorial features 200 photos of Black victims whose lives were lost due to racial injustice.

Mainly Mozart Announces 33rd Annual All-Star Festival Orchestra Festival

The All-Star Festival Orchestra will feature five concerts featuring members from prestigious orchestras and works ranging from Mozart to Beethoven to J Haydn.

Big Bay Boom Returning July 4

Annual Fireworks Show Generates $10.1M in Incremental Business

After a hiatus last year due to COVID-19, the Port of San Diego’s Big Bay Boom fireworks show will mark its return to the San Diego waterfront this year.

San Diego Legion Returns to In-Person Matches in San Diego

Tickets for the next two home games, to be held June 20 and June 26, 2021, are now on sale at sdlegion.com/tickets.

Tourism Begins Rebuilding Process

Spring 2021 CSUSM Business Confidence Index

Tourism and hospitality is on the rebound, but it may take up to two years to achieve pre-COVID levels. That’s the view of 93% of people who responded to a recent survey.

San Diego International Airport Now Offering Nonstop Flights to Kahului, Maui

The route will add a second daily flight beginning June 27.

Legoland California Resort Opens Lego Movie World

The Lego Movie World is based on the films “The Lego Movie” and “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”.

New SeaWorld Park President Focusing on Reopening

TOURISM: John Dunlap to Add Activations, Enhance Guest Experiences

Earlier this month, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. named John Dunlap as park president of SeaWorld & Aquatica San Diego.

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Cruises May Resume as Early as Fall

TOURISM: Over 450 Crew Members Vaccinated in San Diego

In April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) placed a conditional sail order that required a number of steps be taken before cruise ships could start sailing again.

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