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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, 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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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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Rooftop Cinema Club San Diego

Mar 14 - ongoing

Rooftop Cinema Club San Diego, the iconic venue beneath the stars that revolutionized the outdoor movie-going experience during its debut season in 2018, returns to the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Time your visit to take in the sun setting over downtown San Diego, watch a movie under the stars, bask in the full moon at midnight or enjoy the warmth of the sun in the daytime. Regardless of the time of day, you are guaranteed a stunning view of the San Diego skyline.

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Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego

Apr 21, 2024

Southern California meets Italy in this celebration of cycling, food, and San Diego’s picturesque water front. Held in beautiful Downtown San Diego, the two-day festival features a timed Gran Fondo with 3 route options, timed King and Queen of the Mountain competitions, The Bike & Fitness Expo.. Challenging and inspiring routes, outstanding ride support, delicious food on course, followed by an Italian Feast at the Finish.

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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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The Best Beaches - According to Kids

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Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2024
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La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K

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Rooftop Cinema Club San Diego

Mar 14 - ongoing
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Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego

Apr 21, 2024
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Pacific Terrace Hotel
Valid: Nov 13, 2023 - 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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Road Trip to San Diego

The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Valid: Jan 5 - ongoing

Whether you travel by car or rent a car once you arrive, enjoy valet parking included in your room rate with The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter's 'Park and Play' package. Unlimited in and out...

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The Wayfarer San Diego
Valid: Apr 1 - ongoing

Make memories in Pacific Beach! The Wayfarer San Diego features NEW oceanfront suites, stylish common spaces, and a beachfront pool. Book your stay today and save up to 25%. 

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