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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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Bike the Bay

Aug 25, 2019

Experience Bike the Bay, a scenic bayside ride, and also enjoy a rare opportunity to ride over the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge.

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US Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo

Aug 31 - Sep 2, 2019

One of the top 20 "Must See" seaside festivals in the world according to American Express and USA Today's 10 Best, the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition will return to San Diego's downtown waterfront for 2019. This will be the eigth year that one of the world's most important sand-sculpting competitions will be held on this built-for-the-occasion beach, with over 300 tons of sand dumped on the pier on San Diego's Big Bay. The 8th annual edition will be open to the public Aug. 31 - Sept. 2. The Port of San Diego is again the presenting sponsor, as the event is held on its beautiful Broadway Pier and Landing. So come and celebrate Labor Day on the Bay with us.

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San Diego Bayfair

Sep 13 - Sep 15, 2019

San Diego Bayfair's World Series of Powerboat Racing - a family festival tradition for more than 40 years speeds to the finish line.

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USA Ultimate National Championships

Oct 24 - Oct 27, 2019

The USA Ultimate National Championships represent the pinnacle of elite ultimate in North America and crowns champions in three divisions: men’s, mixed and women’s. 

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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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Bike the Bay

Aug 25, 2019
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US Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo

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San Diego Bayfair

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USA Ultimate National Championships

Oct 24 - Oct 27, 2019
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Kimpton Summer Offer

Kimpton Solamar Hotel
Valid: May 21 - ongoing

Book direct to receive 20% off our summer best available rates or join IHG Rewards to receive 25% off at Kimpton Hotel Solamar or Kimpton Hotel Palomar.

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Stay Cool in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter!

San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
Valid: Jun 1 - ongoing

Book a Summer stay at the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter! Stay Cool in the heart of the city, surrounded by restaurants, nightlife & shopping.  We’re 90 steps from PETCO Park, home...

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Getaway on Mission Bay This Summer and Get More

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
Valid: Jun 20 - Aug 31, 2019

Getaway on the bay this summer at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa to experience more than just sunshine. A waterfront resort on scenic Mission Bay, the resort is centrally located to all of San...

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