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The Plank Road

Picture yourself back in 1918 trying to cross the burning desert of Imperial County. You reach the treacherous Imperial Sand Dunes and face the challenge of a seamless ocean of sand. With relief and anxiety you begin to ascend the first dune on the Plank Road. The heat, swirling sand, and jarring ride across the rough planks makes you nauseous, but you are grateful since this new route offers safety and cuts many hours off the adventurous trip across the desert.

 

San Diego Automotive Museum
2080 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

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Date & Time

Mar 15, 2018 - ongoing
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Holiday hours vary - check web site

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Mission Federal ArtWalk

Jun 6 - Jun 7, 2020

On June 6-7, 2020, the Mission Fed ArtWalk will celebrate its 36th annual event in the streets of Little Italy. Featuring more than 300 artists filling 17 square blocks of the iconic urban neighborhood with art, craftsmanship and beautiful goods, this event attracts artists from across the globe. More than just an art event, the festival is a family-friendly opportunity to participate in interactive art installations and features live music and dance performances.

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Cabrillo Sunset 5K 2020

Jul 25, 2020

The Cabrillo Sunset 5K Fun Run & Walk is a fundraiser in support of the underfunded programs at Cabrillo National Monument.

The route passes the park's most important landmarks before linking with the road down to the tidepools - where participants can enjoy spectacular views as the sun sets below the horizon. The route is entirely paved, but challenging, with a significant incline (200 foot loss/gain) as participants return uphill and back to the Visitors Center. First place winners in Men’s & Woman’s division will qualify for fee entrance in the Americas Finest City (AFC) Half Marathon

Walk, run or cheer! All REGISTERED participants will receive a numbered bib and event T-shirt. Walkers, runners and baby strollers are welcome; this is an event for your entire family.

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Private Tour: Old Town Tequila & Tortillas

Jan 9, 2020 - ongoing

Get a taste of Mexico in San Diego’s most historic neighborhood on this private tour! Explore the origins of the birthplace of California as you sample local delicacies such as handmade tortillas and tacos and sip some of the world’s best tequilas.

Tour Highlights

Explore San Diego’s most historic neighborhood

Gain a unique insight into Mexican culture in the region by exploring the Old Town’s adobes, shops, and church

Take a short hike up Presidio Hill to where Europeans first settled over 250 years ago.

Sample handmade tortillas from authentic tortilla makers and try some traditional street tacos

Choose from a vast selection of tequila varieties at an authentic tequileria that boasts a collection of thousands in its museum

 

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Thursday Historical Gaslamp Walking Tour

Sep 9, 2019 - ongoing

Opening a window to San Diego's past, the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation showcases the history of the Davis-Horton House built in 1850, as well as walking tours of the historic Gaslamp Quarter.

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Events

Mission Federal ArtWalk

Jun 6 - Jun 7, 2020
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Cabrillo Sunset 5K 2020

Jul 25, 2020
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Private Tour: Old Town Tequila & Tortillas

Jan 9, 2020 - ongoing
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Thursday Historical Gaslamp Walking Tour

Sep 9, 2019 - ongoing
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