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Another Night, Another Smile

Stay another night in San Diego and stay smiling.

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Spend Spring Break in San Diego

Abundant sunshine, award-winning craft beer, awesome attractions and absolutely delicious Cali-Baja flavors along with more than 300 square miles of outdoor fun are calling you to California's Beach City this Spring.

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San Diego's Sunny 7

Explore unique activities and neighborhoods in San Diego's Sunny 7 lists.

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A Guide to Whale Watching

Have a Whale of a Good Time in San Diego!

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Cali Baja Fresh

With collaboration of chef's from both sides of the border, Cali Baja cuisine is a specialty in San Diego. 

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San Diego Breweries

Explore a complete list of craft breweries in San Diego - the craft brew capital of America. 

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25 Fun & Free Things to Do

Having fun in San Diego doesn't require a lot of money. Here's a list of fun things to do that requires no money at all. 

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Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2019

The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show is back, promising another spectacular display over San Diego Bay. Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero North, Seaport Village, Embarcadero South Marina Park and Coronado Ferry Landing. The impeccably choreographed display will last approximately 17 minutes.

Come down to the bay and enjoy the biggest fireworks show in San Diego!

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La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K

Apr 28, 2019

The La Jolla Half Marathon is one of America's most picturesque and beautiful point-to-point races. Starting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the course follows a scenic coastal route before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park. The course then rolls atop Torrey Pines mesa, continues down through residential La Jolla Shores, and finishes at La Jolla Cove.

For those interested in a shorter option, the La Jolla Shores 5K offers a mostly downhill course and features some of the most scenic views of the last 3.1 miles of the half marathon course.

 
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Gator By The Bay-Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival

May 9 - May 12, 2019

Largest, authentic Louisiana-themed festival this side of the bayou. Features 4 days of live music - more than 100 performances on 7 stages, dancing, delicious Southern food - including beignets, gumbo, jambalaya & 10,000 lbs of crawfish. Family Friendly & Fun!

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25th Annual Taste of Gaslamp

Jun 15, 2019

Join us for the 25th Annual Taste of Gaslamp presented by Karl Strauss, San Diego's original culinary tour! On Saturday, June 15, 2019, the Gaslamp Quarter will be showcasing the excellent dining options available in our vibrant district. General Admission tickets are $35 pre-sale ($45 day-of) and allow you to sample 25+ different restaurants from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on a self-guided walking tour with a beer garden featuring different brews from the Karl Strauss brewery. But the fun doesn't have to stop then. For only $65 ($75 day-of), you can upgrade to a VIP Ticket and experience 6 additional fine dining restaurants serving larger bite portions with a cocktail at each location, a Gaslamp Goodie Bag and an exclusive VIP reception!

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First Time in San Diego: 9 Things To Know Before You Go

Posted on April 18, 2019 by San Diego Magazine

Visiting San Diego for the first time? This guide will help you plan your trip with an overview of the best things California’s Beach City has to offer. San Diego Has Culture in Spades Comic Con is lots of fun, … Continue reading

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