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A San Diego Vacation Has More of the Good Stuff

San Diego really has it all. It’s part laid-back beach vacation and part thrilling big-city getaway. You’ll find both cultural discoveries and nightlife adventures, world-class attractions as well as unexpected hidden gems. A trip to San Diego means all this in one place. So plan your San Diego stay and get ready for awesome restaurants, a full calendar of amazing events, epic natural beauty, charismatic neighborhoods and a whole lot of good vibes.

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7 Spectacular Rooftop Restaurants

Here are seven of San Diego's finest rooftop restaurants and bars, perfect for impressing that special someone.

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Balboa Park, The Cultural Heart of San Diego

Just minutes from downtown, explore the history, legacy, and future of this ever changing, always amazing cultural park.

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7 Award-Winning Restaurants and Chefs

San Diego punches well above its weight when it comes to restaurants and chefs with heavy-hitting credentials.

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7 Beachfront Bars to Try

With San Diego’s epic coastline, beachy culture, and love of craft beer and cocktails, you’d better believe it has its share of beachfront bars. 

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Take a Hike

From coastal bluffs and wetlands, to mountains and deserts, put on your boots and get off the beaten path. 

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7 Cool Behind-the-scenes Tours

Illuminating, unexpected, and unique ways to experience seven San Diego landmarks. 

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La Mesa Oktoberfest

Oct 2 - Oct 4, 2020

Since 1973, the La Mesa Oktoberfest has been attracting Oktoberfest revelers from across San Diego and Southern California for three free days of festive live music, top-notch German food, and of course, steins filled to the brim with German & Craft Beer! In light of current events and safety protocols, the La Mesa Oktoberfest is proud to bring you a re-imagined weekend of festivities with just as much community spirit and prost-ing as you would expect from this beloved La Mesa tradition.

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Reader Tacotopia 2020: Tacos vs Burgers

Nov 7, 2020

This year only, we are celebrating the pure magic of both tacos and burgers! The San Diego Reader is pleased to invite you to the biggest clash of the cuisine festival, known as ‘Reader Tacotopia 2020: Tacos vs Burgers’! The largest UNLIMITED taco and burger event in San Diego on November 7, 2020. This event will take place in beautiful Golden Hill Park. At Tacos vs Burgers, we will take advantage of our SoCal surroundings by gathering the very best taco and burger vendors all in one place for your gastronomic pleasure. At the end of the day, attendees will ultimately decide who will win the Best Taco Award and the Best Burger Award. The unlimited taco and burger tastings, full-sized pours and margaritas available at the bar, live music, lucha libre wrestling, lawn games and San Diego sun will make this our most popular event ever.

While you eat your weight in taco and burger tastings and bask in the San Diego sunshine, there will be lucha libre wrestling, live music, a bar with beer, margaritas, and more! Proceeds from the bar will benefit The Greater Golden Hill Community Development Corporation.

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La Mesa's Holiday in the Village

Dec 4 - Dec 5, 2020

Ring in the Holiday season with the 5th Annual La Mesa Village Association’s Holiday in the Village on Friday, December 4th from 4 PM to 9 PM and Saturday, December 5th from 10 AM to 9 PM! Friends and family can relax by the fire pits spread around the village while enjoying caroling from local singing groups, classic holiday music, and fun, live entertainment! La Mesa’s FREE Holiday in the Village will turn everyone holly and jolly with a full lineup of entertainment across multiple stages, including traditional holiday songs and music, local bands, and community performances throughout the weekend. Get ready to rock around the Christmas tree and dance the night away to your holiday favorites, as well as some local tunes!

FREE FESTIVAL FOR ALL.
For more information, please visit LaMesaVillageAssociation.org.
Event Benefits the La Mesa Village Association.

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Goodguys 20th Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals

Oct 2 - Oct 4, 2020

Goodguys is excited to celebrate our 20th anniversary in beautiful Del Mar with the Goodguys 20th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals which brings together palm trees, ocean breeze and good-looking rides to America’s Favorite Car Show!

Indulge on over 2,500 of the finest hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and classics through 1987 in the country on display both indoor and outdoor as they compete for the coveted Goodguys 2020 March Performance Street Rod D’Elegance Award! This action-packed weekend also features hundreds of Vendor Exhibits, Goodguys Nitro Thunderfest Vintage Dragster Exhibition, a Burnout Competition, the PPG Lowrider Palace indoor display, an intense Goodguys AutoCross timed racing competition, Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral, FREE Kids Zone, Builder’s Choice Award selections by Charlie Hutton and so much more!

Plus, late model American made, or powered muscle cars, customs and trucks are welcome on October 4th for our Spectre Performance All-American Sunday! For complete details and to register your vehicle or purchase tickets, visit www.good-guys.com.

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7 Spectacular Rooftop Restaurants

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Balboa Park, The Cultural Heart of San Diego

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7 Award-Winning Restaurants and Chefs

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7 Beachfront Bars to Try

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La Mesa Oktoberfest

Oct 2 - Oct 4, 2020
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Reader Tacotopia 2020: Tacos vs Burgers

Nov 7, 2020
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La Mesa's Holiday in the Village

Dec 4 - Dec 5, 2020
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Goodguys 20th Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals

Oct 2 - Oct 4, 2020
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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.

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San Diego Savings

Accommodation

Kids Eat Free at Hotel Republic San Diego

Hotel Republic San Diego
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2020

Stay at the heart of downtown, play like a San Diegan. At the gateway of Little Italy and the San Diego Civic District, Hotel Republic is a posh, boutique-style hotel that is only a short walk to...

Team Building

Military Discount: 10% off all Flights & Tours

Corporate Helicopters of San Diego
Valid: Jul 27 - ongoing

US Active members of the military receive 10% off all flights and tours. Simply show us your ID before you pay.

Festivals

Lane Field Food Market

Dang Brother Pizza
Valid: Jan 23, 2020 - ongoing

Get $2 off your pizza at Lane Field Market when you follow us on Instagram @DangBrotherPizza and mention this offer. 

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