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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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Mission Federal ArtWalk

Oct 2 - Oct 3, 2021

Mission Fed ArtWalk is returning to the streets of Little Italy with an in-person event on Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3.

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Del Mar Racing Season

Jul 16 - Sep 6, 2021

San Diego horse racing takes place where the "turf meets the surf" at the Del Mar Racetrack. Fans flock to the track each summer to wager on their favorite horses during the popular, annual Del Mar Racetrack racing season, mid-July - early-September. Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition dating back to 1937 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938. This season features the nation's top racehorses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun.

 

Friday, July 16 - Labor Day, September 6, 2021

Racing Thursdays - Sunday, and Labor Day Monday.

First Post 2 PM most racing days, 4 PM on Fridays. 

 

*dates and times subject to change. Visit DelMarRacing.com for up to date information.

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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Jul 20 - Sep 6, 2021

Stay after dark and help us celebrate summer during Nighttime Zoo. Come "rock and roar" every day this summer with live music and other amazing entertainment experiences. There's so much to do, see and hear at Nighttime Zoo - it's a good thing summer hours are longer!

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La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

Oct 9 - Oct 10, 2021

The FREE La Jolla Art & Wine Festival returns for its 12th year with even more prestigious art, international wine, craft beer, and family fun on Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th, 2021 from 10 AM to 6 PM. With a spectacular coastline, upscale village atmosphere, and picturesque views, La Jolla is the perfect setting for the beloved and widely recognized La Jolla Art and Wine Festival. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy, including over 150 juried artists from around the globe, 3D chalk art displays, interactive art murals, non-stop live music, family art center, roving entertainment, gourmet food court, and a wine, craft beer, and spirits garden featuring local brews, distilleries and global wineries. 

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Valid: Jan 13, 2021 - ongoing

Planning your 2021 stay? Book at least 60 days out and receive big savings of 20% off our Best Flexible Rate! It pays to plan ahead. To secure your reservation, one night's room and tax deposit...

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