Water Law Institute

  • San Diego, California
  • November 4-5, 2022

Fun Things to do in San Diego:

Balboa Park

Balboa Park is a cultural oasis that includes 17 museums, gardens galore and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. At 1,200 acres, Balboa Park is one of North America’s most iconic urban parks and a must see on any visit to San Diego. Located just blocks from downtown San Diego hotels, the park has a rich history reflected through its stunning architecture, thought-provoking exhibits installations, and cultural events throughout the year.  https://balboapark.org/

San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is a 100-acre wildlife park and home to over 12,000 rare and endangered animals, representing more than 650 species and subspecies. Located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park, the Zoo is also an accredited botanical garden, caring for more than 700,000 individual plants, including a prominent curated assemblage of close to 13,000 specimens, representing 3,100 species.  Tickets start at $65/person.  https://sandiegozoowildlifealliance.org/

San Diego Whale Watch

Enjoy a remarkable perspective of the San Diego coastline and Pacific Ocean, the first year-round whale watching operation in the area! Not only our passengers, but our crew members will tell you that our trips are unforgettable and breathtaking. Within minutes of departure, you will encounter a variety of marine animals including sea birds, sea lions, seals, dolphins and of course, whales! Each trip is narrated by a certified Marine Biology Naturalist.  Tickets start at $49.


Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Considered the "birth place" of California, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park gives visitors a glimpse into San Diego's colonial period from 1821-1872. Many of the historical sites and museums in this neighborhood have free admission. Over a hundred shops and boutiques line the streets, along with plenty of restaurants. At the center of Old Town is the Whaley House Museum Complex, which consists of five historic buildings, the most famous of which is the Whaley House, the most haunted house in the country according to the Travel Channel's "America's Most Haunted."  https://oldtownsandiegoguide.com/

Mission Bay Bike Path

Mission Bay comprises 4,200 acres in roughly equal parts of land and water, surrounded by 27 miles of meandering shoreline of sandy beaches. Interconnected by a network of waterways, inlets and islets, the bay is best traveled by boat. But if you don't have a boat and would rather stay dry, biking along easy going pedestrian and bicycle paths is the next best way to explore.

The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition's recommended route incorporates almost 12 miles of flat, scenic bike paths along most of the interior of the bay. With the exception of a few short sections, the route is vehicle free.

Don't want to hassle bringing a bike on your trip? There are many bike rental shops in and around Mission Bay or along Mission Boulevard (west of the bay). https://www.sandiego.org/articles/biking/bike-path-mission-bay.aspx

Tour Petco Park

Explore America's #1 Ballpark on one of our daily guided tours. Experience the ballpark as only players and staff do. Led by a tour guide, this historical, behind-the-scenes tour allows guests to experience the ballpark while learning about the history of Petco Park and the San Diego Padres. Stops include:

Field Warning Track

Cutwater Coronado Club

Padres Hall of Fame Presented by Motorola

Press Box

Private Luxury Suite

Breitbard Hall of Fame


Visit the USS Midway


A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore a historic aircraft carrier.  Activities for all ages including self-guided audio tours, theater, flight simulators, climb-in aircraft, ejection seats and cockpits, guided tours of the bridge and more. Spectacular flight deck views of the downtown skyline, San Diego Bay Bridge, and active U.S. Navy ships! Midway is an opportunity to experience the uniqueness of San Diego, original home of TOP GUN. Conveniently located in downtown San Diego along the Embarcadero. Tickets start at $26 for adults.  https://www.midway.org/

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park


Dedicated in 1983, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is a 68-acre City of San Diego regional park which extends 1½ miles along the Point Loma peninsula's western shoreline. This unique coastal environment features expansive ocean views, dramatic cliff formations and caves, a fascinating intertidal area, and native coastal sage scrub habitat, which provides connectivity to the adjacent Point Loma Ecological Reserve. Sunset Cliffs has long served as an attraction for San Diego residents as well as national and international visitors.

With its rugged coastline and panoramic views, this area is popular with surfers, ocean-gazers, and folks who like to cruise Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, which runs the length of the cliffs. The drive along Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, which begins at Adair Street and continues south to Ladera Street, offers breathtaking views and the most amazing sunsets that you will ever see.  https://oceanbeachsandiego.com/attractions/parks/sunset-cliffs-natural-park-and-point-loma-lighthouse

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, located on the cliffs above Torrey Pines State Beach, is a 1,750 acre reserve dedicated to preserving its namesake, the Torrey Pine tree and other indigenous wildlife in its native environment. A coastal wilderness of pine forests and sandstone canyons, the park has a series of well-kept trails that wind along the cliffs offering breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. With both easy, family-friendly paths and more advanced trails, the park provides a great hiking experience for all levels.  http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=657