Tours & Special Events

To enhance your National Leadership Conference experience, FCCLA provides opportunities to enjoy the sights of San Diego with your fellow members.

FCCLA is offering the following special events this year to enhance your conference experience.  These events are all optional and require pre-registration for an additional fee. Registration for these events is done in the FCCLA Portal when registering for the conference.

FCCLA Run4Red 5K Glow Run/WalkRun4Red logo

The FCCLA Run4Red 5K Glow Run/Walk is a fun walk/run opportunity for all NLC attendees to get active while in San Diego.  Enjoy the San Diego Bayfront at night while you run/walk the 3.1 miles from the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel through the Embarcadero North and South Parks and back to the Hilton. The emphasis is on fun, meeting new people, and working those muscles.  A DJ will be rocking the tunes before, during, and after to keep your heart racing. Get your blood flowing and GLOW!

All proceeds will benefit FCCLA members through FCCLA’s Ultimate Leadership Fund. Participants are required to sign a waiver form to be emailed to by June 10, 2022.

Runners/walkers will be sent in waves and your preassigned wave time will be listed on your wristband. Space is limited so register early!

Date: Thursday, June 30

Time: 7:30 – 10:00 PM

Cost: $60 per person

Price includes a wristband, non-chip race bib, custom t-shirt, glow items, water/snack, DJ entertainment, security, EMT, onsite staff, and applicable taxes and gratuities.

Attire: Casual athletic – Don’t forget your neon/glow accessories!

FCCLA San Diego Zoo Outing

SD Zoo logoThe FCCLA San Diego Zoo Outing is a fun opportunity for all NLC attendees to explore and experience together at the #1 zoo in America.  The San Diego Zoo is a 100-acre zoo in Balboa Park and is home to over 12,000 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies. It is also an accredited botanical garden, caring for more than 700,000 exotic plants.  It was a pioneer in the concept of open-air, cageless exhibits that recreate natural animal habitats.

The zoo ticket includes the Skyfari Aerial Tram, Guided Bus Tour, Kangaroo Express Bus, and all regularly scheduled shows (subject to availability). Don’t miss your chance to see this one-of-a-kind zoo!

Participants will be preassigned into three groups.

Date: Saturday, July 2

Group 1: 2:30 – 7:30 PM

Group 2: 3:15 - 8:15 PM

Group 3: 4:00 - 9:00 PM

Cost: $70 per person 

Price includes a wristband, zoo admission, motorcoach transportation, onsite staff, and applicable taxes and gratuities.

Attire: School-appropriate casual

NLC After PartyNLC after party

San Diego knows how to bring out your bright side – and so do we! Don’t miss this laid-back, casual, fun-loving “after party” as you wind down from a long week of meetings, presentations, and competitions.  Drop your FCCLA blazer and get comfortable to dance the night away!

The evening begins with a barbecue chicken buffet which includes a salad, BBQ shredded chicken, macaroni & cheese, buns, traditional coleslaw, red skin potato salad, water, lemonade, and individual banana cream pies as dessert. Dinner will be followed by dancing and high-energy DJ entertainment, photo booths, selfie stations, and game tables.

Help bring the 2022 National Leadership Conference to a close by dancing the night away with our outgoing and newly elected National Executive Councils and all your new friends!

Date: Sunday, July 3

Time: 7:30 – 10:30 PM

Cost: $70 per person


While at the 2022 National Leadership Conference, take advantage of the beautiful San Diego weather and experience all that the city has to offer! FCCLA is not offering a tour program, however, we have listed some local companies that offer tours in the San Diego area including some exclusive discounts available only for NLC attendees - just another way we like to say “thanks” for attending this year’s National Leadership Conference!

Should you choose to take advantage of FCCLA’s exclusive discounts through the Trusted Tours website, click here and during checkout use the coupon code FCCLA.

A 20% discount off retail rates* will apply to the following products:

  • Hop-On/Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of San Diego
  • San Diego City Lights Night Tour
  • Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

*Please note that this coupon code is valid only toward the products listed above and not toward any other packages offered by the company (for example, Hop-On/Hop-Off City Tour + San Diego Zoo). This promotional code will be valid through July 6, 2022.

Additionally, here are other options for ways to explore San Diego on a budget:

  • Purchase the Go City San Diego Pass - a sightseeing pass that saves up to 50% on admission to over 40 San Diego attractions
  • Purchase the Southern California CityPASS for discounted admission to five famous theme parks

From guided sightseeing tours, whale watching excursions, and everything in between, find your perfect adventure in San Diego here.

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