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LET THE AWESOMENESS BEGIN IN THIS GIANT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PLAYGROUND

Kids of all shapes and sizes (yes, even big kids like you, Mom and Dad) can find their happy place in San Diego. From sun-soaked shores to vibrant urban adventures, it’s the ultimate beach city. Explore 100 unique neighborhoods where you can learn to surf, discover a new favorite dish, enjoy some live music or sip a local craft beer. The world-class attractions, including the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California, provide fun for the entire family. Learn about San Diego as the birthplace of California by visiting Cabrillo National Monument on Point Loma and Old Town State Historic Park, the first Spanish settlement on the U.S. West Coast. Also check out the museums, gardens and architecture of Balboa Park - the largest urban cultural park in the country. San Diego is the perfect escape for Canadians seeking an unforgettable family getaway.

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San Diego History Adventures

San Diego history comes alive at Old Town State Historic Park, the "birthplace of California," Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside and other historic landmarks in San Diego County.

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Value Attraction Packages

With so many attractions and sights to see in San Diego, it's hard to decide what to do first. Value packages offer a great way to save on individual ticket purchase prices plus they take the hassle out of purchasing and managing multiple tickets.

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Family Friendly & Teen Beach Scenes

San Diego's 70 miles of coastline offer families a variety of beaches that are perfect for swimming, surfing, sandcastle building, and any other family beach activity.

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Fun Parks & Gardens to Explore

San Diego's year-round climate brings brings beauty to the area parks and gardens throughout the year

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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2021

San Diego area residents and visitors are in for a special treat in February! Pick up your Museum Month discount pass at participating libraries or when you stay at a Hilton to enjoy 50% off the cost of admission at more than 40 San Diego Museum Council member museums. The San Diego Museum Month pass is free; one pass can be used at several museums* throughout the month of February.

Whether you are an art aficionado, history buff, science or nature lover, the San Diego Museum Council has a variety of member organizations that are bound to capture your interest.

Take advantage of this annual program to visit both old favorites and new attractions you have never even heard of!

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Taste of December Nights

Dec 4 - Dec 6, 2020

For more than 40 years, the San Diego community has welcomed in the holiday season by celebrating the annual December Nights at Balboa Park. Due to the current pandemic conditions, we are saddened that our beloved gift to the region cannot occur as we know it. Instead, the City of San Diego is offering a "Taste of December Nights."

The program will have some of your favorite food vendors and food trucks from past December Nights in a drive-thru setting in the Inspiration Point parking lot near Balboa Park.

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Mission Federal ArtWalk Virtual Edition

Dec 5 - Dec 31, 2020

Mission Fed ArtWalk will be marking its 36th annual fine arts festival with a virtual experience beginning Saturday, December 5 through Thursday, December 31.

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Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Nov 26 - Dec 24, 2020

Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! On the Radio is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. The family favorite features the songs "Santa for a Day," "You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," and "Welcome, Christmas (Fah Who Doraze)," the delightful carol from the popular animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Celebrate the holidays with the Whos and The Old Globe.

The audio-only Grinch production is directed by James Vásquez, with book and lyrics by Timothy Mason and music by Mel Marvin. The original production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! was conceived and directed by Jack O’Brien with additional lyrics by Theodor S. Geisel, additional music by Albert Hague, and original choreography by John DeLuca.

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Nov 26 - Dec 24, 2020
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Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Valid: Jan 24 - ongoing

Enjoy a sun-kissed family vacation or couple’s getaway to San Diego’s triple Five-Star resort with the Grand Experience package, featuring a complimentary upgrade, daily breakfast for two,...

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Bed and Brew Package at the Pacific Terrace Hotel

Pacific Terrace Hotel
Valid: Jun 1 - ongoing

Do as the locals do: Drink Local Craft Beer!  Our Bed & Brew Craft Beer Package for Two is perfect for the beer aficionado and includes: Spacious accommodations for two Four San Diego...

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Fun in the Sun at the Pacific Terrace Hotel!

Pacific Terrace Hotel
Valid: Jun 2 - ongoing

Boardwalk, bikes, boogie boards, Baked Bear and the beach! Connect with your inner child during your next visit to San Diego with our Fun in the Sun Package! This package is a top seller...

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