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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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Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2024

The Port of San Diego 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, Marina District and Coronado Ferry Landing. The impeccably choreographed display will last approximately 18 minutes.

Come down to the bay and enjoy the biggest fireworks show in San Diego!

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Gator By The Bay-Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival

May 9 - May 12, 2024

The spirit, sounds and flavors of southwest Louisiana come alive at the largest and most-authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou. With everything from A to Zydeco, this 4-day, family-friendly cultural celebration takes place on picture-perfect San Diego Bay, featuring 100+ live musical acts & performances on 7 stages, wooden dance floors, shade, green grass and plenty of fun for the kids.

Come for the music, stay for the food. Gator By The Bay’s mouthwatering French Quarter Food Court is what foodie dreams are made of. Check off every box on your bayou-inspired culinary bucket list and chow down on authentic Cajun, Creole and Southern culinary delights, including gumbo, jambalaya, beignets and 10,000 pounds of crawfish brought directly from Louisiana. Gator By The Bay is Mardi Gras in May

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Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival

May 10 - May 12, 2024

A highly-anticipated 7+ stage, 80+ bands, 3-day music, culinary and arts festival will descend upon the stunning waterfront of downtown San Diego all along the Embarcadero. The festival offers diverse attractions including yacht parties, water sports, art installations, after-parties, a craft beer village and plenty of local flavors. Wonderfront festival’s re-entry policy encourages festival-goers to customize their weekend experience and truly integrates the city into the fabric of the festival.

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La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K

May 18, 2024

The La Jolla Half Marathon is one of America's most picturesque and beautiful point-to-point races. Starting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the course follows a scenic coastal route before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park. The course then rolls atop Torrey Pines mesa, continues down through residential La Jolla Shores, and finishes at La Jolla Cove.

For those interested in a shorter option, the La Jolla Shores 5K offers a mostly downhill course and features some of the most scenic views of the last 3.1 miles of the half marathon course.

 
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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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Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2024
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Gator By The Bay-Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival

May 9 - May 12, 2024
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Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival

May 10 - May 12, 2024
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La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K

May 18, 2024
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SD Model Railroad Museum: Show your Badge & Save

San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Valid: Aug 23, 2023 - ongoing

Show your badge and receive $2 off admission and 10% off in the gift shop at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Offer must be redeemed in person. Spanning over 27,000 square feet of trains,...

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On The Road Again Package

Days Inn By Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
Valid: Nov 13, 2023 - ongoing

Book our On The Road Again Package and receive cozy room accommodations, free nightly parking (usually $10/night) and a complimentary $25 gas card! Make San Diego your road trip destination!

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Original 40 Brewing
Valid: Jun 26, 2023 - ongoing

Receive a FREE Fish Taco with your same-day San Diego Convention Center Badge! 

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