San Diego is a beautiful and relaxed city on the Pacific Ocean Coast of Southern California, USA. The peaceful natural surroundings of promote introspection, and remind us that we are all citizens of one beautiful world.

Home Hospitality

Home Hospitality provided by the Friendship Force club of San Diego County.

Live With a Local

  • A Mexican-style welcome party in the Spanish Colonial Old Town of San Diego.
  • A beachside barbecue farewell party.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • See interesting metal sculptures and the State Park Nature Center in the nearby desert.
  • Enjoy “Apple-Days” and the fall colors of an old mining town in the local mountains.
  • Visit the world Famous San Diego Zoo.
  • Enjoy lunch and local craft beers in our new Market Hall.
  • Visit Birch Aquarium.
  • Take a two-hour boat cruise in the San Diego Bay.
  • Spend a free day enjoying one or more of the city's 20+ museums, Balboa Park, or just take the day to relax at the beach.
Very good program and excellent execution! My hosts were very friendly. - Previous Ambassador

San Diego, California, USA

8 Days / 7 Nights Program and Itinerary:

September 25, 2017 – October 2, 2017
Coordinator: Greta Smeyers, FF Leuven, Belgium

All Friendship Force Itineraries are subject to change.

Mon. Sept. 25

Arrivals – Ambassadors will be picked up at the San Diego Airport.

Tues. Sept. 26

Visit Old Town

Mexican Welcome – Lunch Buffet

Guided tour of historic Spanish Mission de’ Acala

Wed. Sept. 27

Visit World-Famous San Diego Zoo

Thurs. Sept. 28

Visit Birch Ocean Aquarium

Neighborhood Friendship Dinner parties

Fri. Sept. 29

Two-hour Harbor cruise

Liberty Station Market

Beer Hall Lunch

Sat. Sept. 30

Bus trip to old mountain mining town

Desert State Park & Nature Center and Desert metal Sculptures

Sun. October 1

Free Day – Options Include: Balboa Park, one or more of the city’s 20 museums, a day at the beach, or attending a wine or beer tasting.

Beach BBQ Farewell Party

Mon. Oct. 2

Departure day – Ambassadors taken to the San Diego Airport.


$290 USD

Price Includes: FFI and host fees.


Wait list only

Moderately Challenging

Know before you go

  • Weather will be sunny, warm, and dry (as always in San Diego). Bring shorts, sunscreen, and a hat.
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Friendship Force International provides opportunities to explore new countries and cultures from the inside by bringing people together at the personal level. Through the signature program of home hospitality, local hosts welcome international visitors into their culture, sharing with them meals, conversation, and the best sights and experiences of their region.
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