San Diego International Airport Tour
Absorb the story of San Diego International Airport, from terminals to tarmac.
Walk through Terminal 2, the world’s first LEED Platinum-certified commercial air terminal which boasts sustainable features such as an indoor, post-security pet relief area; the Green Concessions program (with tasty food samples!); low-flow fixtures and drought-tolerant landscaping; energy efficient lighting; a dual-level roadway separating arriving and departing traffic, and more. Learn about two major ongoing construction projects, including the Terminal 2 Parking Plaza, which will boast a cutting-edge parking guidance system, and the new international arrivals facility. As you walk, take in the Airport Arts Program’s permanent and temporary collections, hear live music and learn how public art is incorporated into airport buildings from the outset of the design process.
The tour also includes visits to two LEED Gold certified buildings - the new Rental Car Center, with bioswales to capture storm water runoff; and the Central Receiving and Distribution Center, as well as an up-close look at the airfield. Check out the runway’s Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS), which is designed to crush under the weight of an aircraft and provide runway overrun safety.
*Please note, the airport tour is currently full. Email Christine Montgomery to get on the wait list.