- History of San Diego Bay
- History of Tiki Art and Architecture in San Diego
- Tour Tiki-Inspired establishments on Shelter Island
- Welcome cocktail at one of the stops
- Hawaiian shirts, hula skirts, new friends, and fun!
August 19, 2012 @ 3pm-6pm: $28 per person
As if San Diego wasn’t a paradise in itself! We travel to San Diego’s own little Polynesian haven for an insider’s look into mid-century tiki art and architecture on Shelter Island. Whether you are a Tiki enthusiast who will be attending Tiki Oasis 2012 at the Crown Plaza, or just interested in what this tour has to offer, grab your hula skirt and Hawaiian shirt as visit some of San Diego’s favorite tiki buildings!
We pick up the tour at Tiki Oasis at the Crown Plaza in Mission Valley, and start the tour here with Crown Plaza’s Tiki Culture with stories of the former Hanalei Hotel days and John Mock architectural design. Then, we’re off to San Diego’s own island paradise: Shelter Island. Along the drive, learn about the early days of the city, the Big Bay, and fishing and Navy industries. Visit several Tiki-inspired buildings such at Trader Mort’s Liquor – where Bosko carvings thrive, Bali Hai Restaurant, and Humphrey’s Half Moon Bay Resort where you will be greeted with a taste of a specialty refreshment and a personalized tour of the complex. In addition to the tiki fun, we will tour the mid-century modern architecture of The Pearl Hotel. Lemonade and water will be provided on the bus.