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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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Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2022

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, 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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Comic-Con International: San Diego

Jul 21 - Jul 24, 2022

Comic-Con International is the largest comics and pop culture event in the United States, attracting thousands of artists, celebrities and fans of comic books, movie memorabilia and all things related to pop culture.

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Summer Movies in the Park

May 28 - ongoing

Looking for a fun, free and fabulous family activity throughout San Diego?

Summer Movies in the Park is a perfect chance to relax and enjoy a safe and special night under the stars. Come early and get a good seat!

All movies start at dusk (approx. 15 minutes after sunset). Movies are subject to change.

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The San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival

Jun 11 - Jun 12, 2022

The San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival unites music lovers from around the world at the picturesque site of The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. This two-day event combines the soothing sounds of smooth jazz, a variety of delicious cuisine, and an amazing atmosphere that creates an unparalleled experience.

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Tips for a day trip to the Magic Kingdom

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Balboa Park, The Cultural Heart of San Diego

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25 Fun & Free Things to Do

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The Best Beaches - According to Kids

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Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2022
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Comic-Con International: San Diego

Jul 21 - Jul 24, 2022
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Summer Movies in the Park

May 28 - ongoing
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The San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival

Jun 11 - Jun 12, 2022
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San Diego Savings

Trains

Students Save 15%

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
Valid: Dec 9, 2021 - ongoing

Take the scenic route to San Diego.  Students ages 13 to 25 can enjoy a 15% savings on Pacific Surfliner trips year-round. Study, read, sleep or just enjoy the beautiful scenery. In the...

Public Transportation

15% Off for Active Military Personnel

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
Valid: Dec 9, 2021 - ongoing

Active-Duty United States Armed Forces and their spouses and dependents can enjoy a 15% savings on Pacific Surfliner travel year-round. Take in the diverse scenery of Southern California while...

Accommodation

Advance Purchase Offer

Days Inn By Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
Valid: Mar 14 - ongoing

Plan your perfect San Diego getaway in advance, and save! Enjoy a midweek break and save 20%, or take a weekend escape and save 15%! When you book and prepay your stay 7 or more days in advance,...

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