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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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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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San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Dec 27, 2019

Don't miss America's Finest Bowl Experience! This signature San Diego event annually showcases a thrilling game between some of college football’s most competitive conferences, the Big Ten and the Pac-12.

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Fleet Week San Diego 2019

Nov 4 - Nov 12, 2019

Fleet Week San Diego honors and celebrates the men and women of the military through events that entertain and alliances that thank and support these heroes.

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San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

Dec 8 - Dec 15, 2019

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated sailing by the shores for all to see.

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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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USA Ultimate National Championships

Oct 24 - Oct 27, 2019
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San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Dec 27, 2019
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Fleet Week San Diego 2019

Nov 4 - Nov 12, 2019
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San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

Dec 8 - Dec 15, 2019
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San Diego Savings

Accommodation

Kids Eat Free at the Blue Wave Bar & Grill

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2019

Let your Shelter Island Hotel adventure begin on San Diego’s Hawaiian Isle! The Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina is a well-appointed waterfront hotel surrounded by the deep blue...

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Advance Purchase Rate

Pacific Terrace Hotel
Valid: Aug 30, 2019 - ongoing

Book and pay in advance to take advantage of savings of 5 - 25% off of our Best Flexible Rate! Same room. Same view. BIG savings.

Restaurants

Kids Eat Free at Officine Buona Forchetta

Officine Buona Forchetta
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2019

Officine Buona Forchetta blends award-winning Neapolitan-style pies and Northern Italian upscale entrees in a family-friendly, approachable space. Located in the heart of Liberty Station, the...

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