This tour is available for those who are ready to be early risers and have arrived earlier than Thursday, because it leaves the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 8:30 AM!  A maximum of 30 people will hop on the Trolley and head to a 9 AM tour of The Old Globe’s Technical Center.

This 42,000 square-foot facility, located in Southeast San Diego, is where the Globe’s technical and paint departments construct the extraordinary scenery seen on our three stages and where the Old Globe’s vast costume and props collection are archived. The Tech Center tour, led by Globe Technical Director Joe Powell, will give attendees a behind-the-scenes look into the creation of the set of the Globe’s upcoming holiday production, Looking for Christmas.  This 1 hour-long tour requires attendees to be steady on their feet and stand for extended periods.

The Old Globe Technical Center, which is located off of the Globe campus and not included in the Saturday BTS conference tour, has been made specially available for this small group of  CAVORT conference attendees, with a short Q&A afterwards.

After this, your morning continues with a trolley tour of San Diego; Climb aboard our beloved and iconic trolley tour for a two-hour excursion into the heart of San Diego! Sit back, relax, and enjoy lively narration provided by our award-winning conductors who will bring the city’s past and present to life. You’ll travel over 25 miles to see ten of the most popular destinations in San Diego, including the bustling markets and restaurants of Old Town State Historic Park, the wind-swept majesty of the harborside Embarcadero, the coastal playground of Coronado Island, and Balboa Park – the largest urban cultural park in the country. Get ready to soak up the sun, sights, and stories of America’s Finest City, San Diego!

The day wraps up with lunch at Buster’s a choice of Cobb Salad or Beach Burger awaits you at this very San Diego beach themed and dock side restaurant.  You will have a brief chance to go shopping in Seaport Village.  Then the trolley will get you back to the hotel in time for CAVORT check in at 3:00 pm and a chance to catch your breath before the evening opening festivities or in time for the board meeting for those who will be squeezing that in between.

We hope that many of you will join us for this fun and exclusive outing. However, please note that if we do not get a minimum of 20 attendees, we will cancel the tour, refund any payments made to attendees, and send notice that a change has been made to our schedule.

Join in on the fun, and we’ll see you all soon in sunny San Diego!

Pre-Conference Tour Thursday Oct 11