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ABOVE ALL... Bartell Hotels’ Pacific Terrace Hotel SPECTACULAR San Diego’s super suppliers The calm Pacific waters and palm trees along the Southern California coast provide a scenic backdrop to urban San Diego. In addition to the San Diego CVB being a great resource (sandiego.org), tour operators can reach out to the following five NTA supplier members to enhance their itineraries: Bartell Hotels NTA contact: Dana Irby | bartellhotels.com For nearly 50 years, Bartell Hotels has pro- vided a gateway to San Diego’s most un- forgettable destinations: Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Mission Bay and Mission Valley. The family-owned company has eight proper- ties throughout the area, each offering unique décor and stylish amenities. Embassy Suites San Diego–La Jolla Brittany Aanestad sandiegolajolla.embassysuites.com The resort, set just minutes from the beautiful seaside village of La Jolla, offers luxurious two-room suites. Guests can en- joy delicious continental cuisine at Indulge Restaurant and Lounge, and the hotel also offers a complimentary made-to-order breakfast and free nightly reception. Flagship Cruises & Events/ San Diego Harbor Excursions Scot Rockman | flagshipsd.com Since 1915, Flagship Cruises has offered excursions showcasing the San Diego scenery from the water. Daily tours include a narrated sightseeing excursion, an eve- ning dinner cruise and the Patriot Jet Boat thrill ride. Weekly and seasonal rides also are available, such as the popular summer whale and wildlife viewing cruise. Maritime Museum of San Diego Warren Potts | sdmaritime.org The attraction is home to an outstand- ing collection of historical ships, including the world’s oldest active ship, the Star of India. Groups can check out exhibits and board some of the ships as part of daily tours. The museum also is well-known for its excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historical vessels. LA’S MUST-SEE ATTRACTION FEATURES: California’s tallest open-air observation terrace Unobstructed 360° views The thrilling Skyslide Interactive exhibits USS Midway Museum Joe Wagstaff | midway.org During a visit to the USS Midway Museum, travelers can explore the attraction’s more than 60 exhibits and its collection of 29 restored aircraft. The self-guided audio tour, narrated by sailors who served on the Midway, brings the carrier’s history to life. Guests also can enjoy two flight simulators. Flagship Cruises’ Spirit of San Diego OUE-SKYSPACE.COM 213.894.9000 @SKYSPACELA NTAonline.com 39