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Family Fun in San Diego

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A Southern California Vacay Isn’t Complete without a Trip to San Diego

Add a San Diego Smile to Your SoCal Vacation

San Diego is the ultimate family playground, and any family trip to Southern California needs to have a San Diego stop on the itinerary. Consistently ranked as one of the Top Family Destinations in America, it has everything from theme parks to state parks to the iconic 1,200-acre Balboa Park. With 70 miles of kid-friendly beaches and attractions like the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California, it’s definitely a can’t-miss. You’ll also find plenty of budget-friendly hotels and activities, too. It’s a place where all families can play, and we can’t wait to see you and yours.

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Tips for a day trip to the Magic Kingdom

Local San Diegans head to Disneyland for day trips all the time and so can you. Here are a few tricks to successfully navigate a successful day.

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Balboa Park, The Cultural Heart of San Diego

Just minutes from downtown, explore the history, legacy, and future of this ever changing, always amazing cultural park.

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25 Fun & Free Things to Do

Having fun in San Diego doesn't require a lot of money. Here's a list of fun things to do that requires no money at all. 

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The Best Beaches - According to Kids

A Kid-Sized, 70-Mile Sandbox.

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Take a Hike

From coastal bluffs and wetlands, to mountains and deserts, put on your boots and get off the beaten path. 

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7 Cool Behind the Scenes Tours

Illuminating, unexpected, and unique ways to experience seven San Diego landmarks.

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Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2021

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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The Spirit of the Fourth

Jul 4, 2021

For 2021, The Spirit of the Fourth board is excited to have the Fireworks display and evening entertainment at RB High. More details on that later.

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Vista Independence Day Celebration

Jul 4, 2021

Information on this year's edition will be available late spring.

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An Old Fashioned Fourth of July & Fireworks

Jul 4, 2021

Bring your family and friends to Old Poway Park and celebrate our country’s independence "turn-of-the-20th-century-style". This event will feature patriotic entertainment, western reenactors, free children's crafts, train displays, and old-fashioned games. Tasty treats and train rides will be available for a nominal fee.

2 Firework displays are planned for this Fourth of July. Please check with the event organizer for updates.

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Hotel Z
Valid: Jan 11 - ongoing

The only thing better than a vacation? A discounted one. Great rates on great rooms. Doesn't get much simpler than that!

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Pacific Terrace Hotel
Valid: Jan 13, 2021 - ongoing

As the only Four Diamond Hotel on the beach in San Diego (we've earned the distinction every year since 2007) we'd love to welcome you! AAA Members are able to take advantage of discounts up to 15%...

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California Road Trip Package

Hotel Indigo - San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Valid: Jul 20, 2020 - ongoing

This Value driven weekday package packs plenty of leisure features to include 4000 IHG Bonus Points Free Parking Refreshing water bottles and Grab N Go Breakfast for 2 adults. But wait there is more....

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