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“Didn't know what to expect of this tour”
Review of Salk Institute

Salk Institute
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$90.00*
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Private San Diego Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #13 of 76 things to do in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed March 16, 2012

We had an excellent architectural tour of the Institute property and buildings that was led by a female architect who was well-versed and very friendly. A brief survey of our group found that we consisted of a few architects and engineers, along with various other backgrounds (like ours) and one neuro-scientist who works there in one of the labs. The simplicity and open spaces make up a relaxing outdoor atmosphere, and then we walked past the labs full of equipment and people working to see that there really was work going on there. It is well worth planning ahead to take this 12:00 noon tour, and the on-line registration should be done 2 days in advance since the groups have to be limited in size.

1  Thank Elaine C
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

This is my favorite architectural site in San Diiego. Very modern with a lot of concrete. The setting is magnificent, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The fact that it is one of the world's premier science labs adds to the aura.

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Reviewed March 1, 2012

Named after the scientist famous for the polio vaccine, this is a poured-concrete building complex near the Glider Park above Black's Beach. Worth a stroll, but best to include a walk to the Black's beach bluffs and the gliders launching off of the cliff. An access road to Black's Beach lines up with the end of the same road as Salk Institute - just keep walking west until you see the edge of the cliff (!) You can follow the surfers and beachgoers down the path, or have lunch at the Gliderport - they have good sandwiches.

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Reviewed February 17, 2012

very interesting just watch the hours or it wont work out

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Reviewed January 19, 2012

Go see the Chihuly glass works and walk around the grounds.

1  Thank Susan R
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