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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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Goodguys 20th Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals

Oct 2 - Oct 4, 2020

Goodguys is excited to celebrate our 20th anniversary in beautiful Del Mar with the Goodguys 20th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals which brings together palm trees, ocean breeze and good-looking rides to America’s Favorite Car Show!

Indulge on over 2,500 of the finest hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and classics through 1987 in the country on display both indoor and outdoor as they compete for the coveted Goodguys 2020 March Performance Street Rod D’Elegance Award! This action-packed weekend also features hundreds of Vendor Exhibits, Goodguys Nitro Thunderfest Vintage Dragster Exhibition, a Burnout Competition, the PPG Lowrider Palace indoor display, an intense Goodguys AutoCross timed racing competition, Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral, FREE Kids Zone, Builder’s Choice Award selections by Charlie Hutton and so much more!

Plus, late model American made, or powered muscle cars, customs and trucks are welcome on October 4th for our Spectre Performance All-American Sunday! For complete details and to register your vehicle or purchase tickets, visit www.good-guys.com.

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La Mesa's Holiday in the Village

Dec 4 - Dec 5, 2020

Ring in the Holiday season with the 5th Annual La Mesa Village Association’s Holiday in the Village on Friday, December 4th from 4 PM to 9 PM and Saturday, December 5th from 10 AM to 9 PM! Friends and family can relax by the fire pits spread around the village while enjoying caroling from local singing groups, classic holiday music, and fun, live entertainment! La Mesa’s FREE Holiday in the Village will turn everyone holly and jolly with a full lineup of entertainment across multiple stages, including traditional holiday songs and music, local bands, and community performances throughout the weekend. Get ready to rock around the Christmas tree and dance the night away to your holiday favorites, as well as some local tunes!

FREE FESTIVAL FOR ALL.
For more information, please visit LaMesaVillageAssociation.org.
Event Benefits the La Mesa Village Association.

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La Mesa Oktoberfest

Oct 2 - Oct 4, 2020

Since 1973, the La Mesa Oktoberfest has been attracting Oktoberfest revelers from across San Diego and Southern California for three free days of festive live music, top-notch German food, and of course, steins filled to the brim with German & Craft Beer! In light of current events and safety protocols, the La Mesa Oktoberfest is proud to bring you a re-imagined weekend of festivities with just as much community spirit and prost-ing as you would expect from this beloved La Mesa tradition.

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Reader Tacotopia 2020: Tacos vs Burgers

Nov 7, 2020

This year only, we are celebrating the pure magic of both tacos and burgers! The San Diego Reader is pleased to invite you to the biggest clash of the cuisine festival, known as ‘Reader Tacotopia 2020: Tacos vs Burgers’! The largest UNLIMITED taco and burger event in San Diego on November 7, 2020. This event will take place in beautiful Golden Hill Park. At Tacos vs Burgers, we will take advantage of our SoCal surroundings by gathering the very best taco and burger vendors all in one place for your gastronomic pleasure. At the end of the day, attendees will ultimately decide who will win the Best Taco Award and the Best Burger Award. The unlimited taco and burger tastings, full-sized pours and margaritas available at the bar, live music, lucha libre wrestling, lawn games and San Diego sun will make this our most popular event ever.

While you eat your weight in taco and burger tastings and bask in the San Diego sunshine, there will be lucha libre wrestling, live music, a bar with beer, margaritas, and more! Proceeds from the bar will benefit The Greater Golden Hill Community Development Corporation.

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Goodguys 20th Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals

Oct 2 - Oct 4, 2020
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Oct 2 - Oct 4, 2020
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Reader Tacotopia 2020: Tacos vs Burgers

Nov 7, 2020
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BED & BREAKFAST PACKAGE

The Westgate Hotel
Valid: Jun 26 - ongoing

Enjoy a night away in the grandest of European traditions, complete with breakfast. Stay for the night with our special Bed & Breakfast rate and we will credit you with $50 for a breakfast of your...

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Kids Eat Free at Lounge 72°

DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2020

Lounge 72° at DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego – Mission Valley has something for foodies of all ages. Indulge in a satisfying mix of delicious small plates and entrées prepared with...

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Park, Stay & Go

Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayside
Valid: Jun 7 - ongoing

Book our Park, Stay & Go package and receive overnight accommodations just 1.5 miles from the airport and only .6 miles from the cruise ship terminal. Stay on property and leave your car for a...

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