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November 10 – November 12
Each year on Veterans Day, Old Town Trolley Tours offers specials to all veterans, active duty military personnel and police officers to remind everyone of the service and sacrifices they’ve made for this country. From FREE admission aboard Old Town Trolley to donations made to organizations like the Patriot Service Dogs, our team takes an active interest in honoring our courageous men and women in uniform.
Veterans Day Parade – November 10
A Tribute to All Men and Women Veterans and Active Duty Service members!
All Veterans Honored for Their Service to America!
The San Diego Veterans Day Parade is produced by “Veterans Week San Diego”, an all-volunteer team of Veterans and citizens of all ages and walks of life, dedicated to honoring Veterans annually during “Veterans Week”. We rely upon donations from the generous residents of the San Diego area, as well as financial support from the regional industry and business sector, and the support of our partners in the non-profit sector.
Fleet Week San Diego celebrates our Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen as a means for San Diego to express its support in a way that would establish San Diego as a patriotic, pro-military city. They share a vision to recognize the contributions made by the sea services to the many communities of the greater San Diego region.
The mission of Fleet Week San Diego is to honor and celebrate the men and women of the military through public events that entertain and alliances that support and thank these heroes.
Old Town Trolley Tours and San Diego SEAL Tours are also proud sponsors of the San Diego Veteran of the Year Awards Luncheon. Nominees and selectees are honored in four categories: Individual Veteran of the Year, Lifetime Achievement in Support of Military Veterans, Non-Profit Organization of the Year and Corporation of the Year.
America’s Finest City is filled with museums that pay tribute to our nation’s military heroes. Here’s a quick list of some of our favorites that we recommend you visit next time you’re in town. Explore our coupons and promotions page for money saving offers from Old Town Trolley.
The USS Midway Museum includes a self-guided audio tour, more than 40 exhibits and displays, including many restored aircraft, access to the mess deck, berthing spaces, hangar deck, flight deck, island superstructure and more, Mach Combat F-8 and F-4 phantom flight simulators, and a Flight Avionics motion simulator.
910 North Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 544-9600
Open 10 AM – 5 PM
General Admission Fees. Active Duty Military, Law Enforcement and Firefighters: FREE.
Home to a massive collection of classic military aircraft ranging from the dawn of flight through WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the jet age and beyond.
2001 Pan America Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 234-8921
General Admission fees. Active Duty Military: FREE.
Dedicated to veterans of all conflicts, the Museum’s exhibits feature World War I, World War II, Pearl Harbor, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm, Women in the Military, and paintings of military subjects. The Museum occupies the former chapel of the Naval Hospital on Inspiration Point in Balboa Park. Adjacent are the Veterans Memorial Garden, B-24 Memorial and the San Diego Vietnam Peace memorial.
2115 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 239-2300
General Admission Fees.
Located on the grounds of MCAS Miramar, museum visitors use the museum Gate entrance. The museum is the nation’s only Marine Corps Aviation museum, with 29 aircraft from World War II to the present day on display including “Lady Ace”, the helicopter that evacuated the U.S. ambassador from the rooftop of the embassy in Saigon on April 30, 1975.
4203 Anderson Avenue, San Diego, CA 92145
Phone: (858) 693-1723
Admission is FREE.
The MCRD Museum in San Diego shows the history of the Marines in California and the history of the Marine Corps from 1921 to the present day. The public may visit the MCRD Museum subject to base access procedures.
Day Hall, Bldg. 26, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego
Phone: (619) 524-6719
Admission is FREE.
CAF Air Group One World War II Museum and Hangar, located at Gillespie Field in El Cajon, is dedicated to preserving military aviation history and honoring those who served during WWII. The museum currently has two aircraft assigned to it: an SNJ “Sassy” and an L-5 Sentinel “Betsy”. Other museum displays include a number of World War II vehicles and artifacts.
1921 N. Marshall Ave., Hangar #13, El Cajon, CA 92020
Phone: (619) 259-5541
Open 10am to 2pm – Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Admission is FREE.