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From sun-soaked shores to bright urban adventures, San Diego is the ultimate beach city. Explore more than 112 kilometres of stunning coastline, numerous state parks and 100 unique neighborhoods, each with their own vibe. Raise a glass in North Park and discover why San Diego is considered the Craft Beer Capital of America. Fuel up in Little Italy, San Diego's buzziest foodie hub. Head to downtown's Gaslamp Quarter for the best nightlife scene on the U.S. West Coast: 16 blocks of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Hike through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve for breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Then head to Balboa Park - the largest urban cultural park in the U.S. - to admire the gardens, museums and architecture. Experience the distinct influence of Baja culture in everything from architecture to food to art. San Diego is the perfect escape for Canadians in search of sunshine and new experiences.

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Balboa Park

As the largest urban park in North America, Balboa Park is filled with cultural treasures, architectural grandeur, stunning gardens & award-winning performing arts.

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Rooftop Bars

With year-round beautiful weather, a glittering skyline and breathtaking views, there is no better place to enjoy a libation than high atop a roof in San Diego. Luckily, a growing rank of swanky rooftop bars from Downtown to the beach invite you to have your head in the clouds while you enjoy sunsets, stars, hand-crafted cocktails, local craft beer and farm-fresh plates well into the night.

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Tasting Rooms You Want to Kick It at Right Now

A big part of the San Diego Beer experience exists in the tasting rooms of the many wonderful breweries. Here are the ones that are the most fun to chill at.

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Fort Rosecrans Memorial Day

May 28, 2018

The Fort Rosecrans Memorial Day celebration is one of San Diego's largest and most celebrated memorials dedicated to our fighting men and women. On this day we honor all of our fallen soldiers and remember them for their ultimate sacrifice to our country.

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24th Annual Taste of Gaslamp

Jun 16, 2018

Join us for the 24th Annual Taste of Gaslamp presented by Karl Strauss, San Diego's original culinary tour! On Saturday, June 16, 2018, 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 24 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 at one of the rooftop bars in the Gaslamp Quarter!

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SeaWorld 4th of July Fireworks

Jul 4, 2018

SeaWorld will celebrate Independence Day with a 15-minute display of fireworks set to a musical soundtrack, starting at 9:40 PM on July 4. Park hours on the Fourth will be 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

All summer long, SeaWorld lights up with Electric Ocean™, a summer nighttime extravaganza that transforms the park into an underwater world of colorful luminescence. Electric Ocean immerses guests in a glowing sea of wonder with bioluminescent-like lighting, an electrifying dance club with a world-class DJ and and your favorite SeaWorld attractions like never before. Electric Ocean kicks off June 16 and runs on select dates through Sept. 3.

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Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2018

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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25 Fun & Free Things to Do

Having fun in San Diego doesn't require a lot of money; in fact, many things to see and do are absolutely free.

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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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Fun Filled 1-Day Itineraries

Find popular sites and attractions inlcuding museums, historic sites, shopping centers and hip urban neighborhoods all located within a short radius of Downtown, the airport and the San Diego Cruise Ship Terminal.

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San Diego's 59-Mile Scenic Drive

Encompassing a good portion of the city's most outstanding attractions, taking San Diego's 59-mile scenic drive is a beautiful way to spend a day.

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Fort Rosecrans Memorial Day

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24th Annual Taste of Gaslamp

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