USS Midway Tour (Optional Activity)
ACPA members are encouraged to experience the unforgettable USS Midway Tour on Tuesday afternoon! Add-on a ticket to your registration for only $15. Transportation is on-own.
We are keeping things flexible – ACPA members and guests are on their own for this activity. However, if you are interested in joining an ACPA crowd, please gather with members in the lobby to either walk or grab rides together at 12:45 pm. When registering, members can purchase a discounted ticket for the tour. Your general admission ticket will be waiting for you at the registration desk and can be used any day or time.
About the Tour (USS Midway Museum Tour Brochure)
Prepare yourself for a lifetime memory aboard San Diego’s top attraction. You’ll explore a floating city at sea and relive nearly 50 years of world history aboard the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Admission includes a self-guided audio tour to over 60 exhibits throughout the historic aircraft carrier and 29 restored aircraft.
Exhibits range from the crew’s sleeping quarters to a massive galley, engine room, the ship’s jail, officer’s country, post office, machine shops, and pilots’ ready rooms, as well as primary flight control and the bridge high in the island over the flight deck.
Family-oriented activities for all ages abound: two types of flight simulators, short films, climb-aboard aircraft and cockpits, interactive exhibits, “Ejection Seat Theater,” and much more.
You are able to walk from the Hard Rock to the USS Midway (1.1 miles from the hotel, ~20 minute walk).
If you prefer a ride, both Uber and Lyft service the San Diego area. Or alternatively, you can take the San Diego Trolley from the front of the hotel two (2) stops and walk from there. The Trolley has a $2.50/adult charge per ride. There will be an additional charge of $2.00 for a compass card.
- The Museum closes at 5pm and will take approximately 3 hours to explore.
- Get there as early as possible and Do the Island/Captain’s Bridge Tour first. It’s not on the audio tour, but is included in admission. It’s a 20 minute guided tour by one of our World Famous Docents. They take you to Primary Flight Control, Navigation Room and the Captains Bridge. The view(s) are amazing from up there and the talks by the Docent(s) are very informative. They even throw in a personal Sea story or two.