Bid Time Return


Did you know the beloved romantic film
Somewhere in Time was based on the book Bid Time Return set at the iconic Hotel del Coronado?

Join historyteller Charles Spratley for the premiere of his Somewhere in Time tour at the Hotel del, after which we'll travel across the bridge to the present for tea in the elegant lobby of the Westgate Hotel. This will be the second gathering of our Bibliothefairies Literary Guild.

Saturday 4 December 
1896 & 2021
at midday (12 noon)
San Diego
guest carpooling to be arranged 

$120 includes the first-ever Somewhere in Time tour at the Hotel del Coronado and tea at the Westgate Hotel. (Also includes tax, gratuity, and PayPal fees)

Suggested attire: turn of the century or modern day

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