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Welcome to the

Craft Beer Capital

of America

With more than 115 breweries and distilleries, that have defined the popular West Coast-style IPA, San Diego is a hub for craft beer innovation.   

Welcome to

San Diego

California's Beach City

From sun-soaked shores to bright urban adventures, San Diego is the ultimate beach city. Explore 100 unique neighborhoods including Downtown’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, the hottest nightlife destination on the West Coast.



100 Years

The San Diego Zoo celebrates a century's worth of animal care and conservation with special events and activities throughout the park. It's a great time to visit the Zoo. 

San Diego Zoo, Photo By Michael Durana

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San Diego For the Holidays

Trade in your snow boots and ear muffs and come experience why San Diego is the city that offers a warm holiday spirit inside and out. Following are some of our favorite holiday activities.


Creativity Inspires San Diego

Nine Arts Districts, One Vibrant City


Ring In The New Year In San Diego

Who needs Times Square when you can celebrate in San Diego? Pamper yourself and your loved ones by ringing in the New Year with all night parties, cruises on the bay, family friendly bashes and more!


San Diego Restaurant Week

This January 15-22, San Diego Restaurant Week will celebrate local by showcasing the fresh and delicious ingredients that our region is known for with Eight Days of Dining!


Cali Baja Fresh

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


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. 


San Diego Breweries

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


Downtown after sundown

Follow the music to San Diego, where the nightlife is one of the most buzzing scenes on the West Coast. The nightclubs are bumping with world-class DJs, the craft cocktails are true works of art and dance floors are filled with people soaking up the bright vibes of San Diego after sundown.


A Guide to Whale Watching

Have a Whale of a Good Time in San Diego!


San Diego Restaurant Week

Jan 15 - Jan 22, 2017

This September, San Diego Restaurant Week will celebrate local by showcasing the fresh and delicious ingredients that our region is known for with Eight Days of Dining!


Museum Month: Half-Off Admission

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2017

Presented by Macy's, San Diego Museum Month invites everyone to enjoy half-off entry fees at 40+ museums throughout the county for the all of February.


San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Dec 21, 2016

The SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl delivers exciting football action and spectacular pageantry. Each year a top team from the Mountain West Conference takes on a quality opponent. This year it's the BYU Cougars!


National Funding Holiday Bowl

Dec 27, 2016

Don't miss America's Finest Bowl Experience! This signature San Diego event annually showcases a thrilling game between some of college football's most competitive conferences, the Big Ten and the Pac-12. Last year the Wisconsin Badgers took down the USC Trojans 23-21. Don't miss the pageantry, excitement and football thrills this year!


Farmers Insurance Open 2017

Jan 26 - Jan 29, 2017

The annual PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open men's golf tournament is played at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, home of the 2008 U.S. Open.


San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

Dec 11 - Dec 18, 2016

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated sailing by the shores for all to see.


Deals just for you


Save $136 or more at 4 Famous Theme Parks

Southern California CityPASS
Valid: Jan 1 - ongoing

Save $136 or more with Southern California CityPASS - an admission card that gives you 1-day admission to SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California, PLUS a 3-day Park Hopper® ticket to Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park.

Tours & Sightseeing

$5 off Narrated Harbor Tours

Flagship Cruises & Events
Valid: Jan 2, 2015 - ongoing

Save $5 on any narrated 1 or 2 hour harbor tour. Good for up to six (6) full fare adult tickets.


Traveler Privileges Card of Exclusive Offers

Westfield UTC
Valid: Oct 6 - Dec 31, 2016

Westfield UTC provides out of town tourists with a Little Black Book of offers with thousands of dollars in exclusive offers, services and amenities from participating retailers and restaurants.

Present an out-of-town driver's license, passport, hotel room key, convention badge or Travelers Privileges Card Voucher to Westfield Guest Service Ambassadors located in Palm Plaza to receive your complimentary savings card.

Guides to the good stuff

From the surf to the city and everywhere in-between, our local aficionados give you the inside scoop on San Diego. Watch their videos as they each dish on everything from burritos, hikes, their favorite spots and secret hangouts - all so that you can experience the good stuff like a local.

Surf Spots

Rob Machado

Surf-Scene Specialist

Shimmy into your wetsuit as this pro surfer spills his favorite places to grab a wave, catch a show and find an awesome burrito.

Craft Beer

Mike Hinkley

Founder of Green Flash Brewing Co.

Mike is the CEO and co-founder of Green Flash Brewing Co. The West Coast IPA helped establish San Diego as the home of the super-hoppy brew style.

Petco Park

Matt Schulte

Padres Super Fan

Called the "best ballpark in America" by USA Today, come take a tour with Super Fan Matt Schulte and baseball legend Trevor Hoffman. 


DJ Ayla Simone

San Diego Musician and Producer

As one of California’s top female DJs, Ayla is helping solidify downtown San Diego as a West Coast nightlife icon, and is dishing out the knowledge.




Top Things to Do in San Diego – December 6-11, 2016

Posted on December 6, 2016 by Brent Bernasconi

Spend the upcoming weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including these top things to do.
Jungle Bells at the…

The post Top Things to Do in San Diego – December 6-11, 2016 appeared first on San Diego Travel Blog.

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