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Spend the Long Weekend in San Diego

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Spend Memorial Day Weekend in San Diego

Memorial Day is the quintessential signal for the start of summer. Make your travel plans now and spend the long weekend in the home of sun, sand and surf.

While you enjoy everything California's Beach City has to offer, please take some time to remember all of those that gave their lives in the service of the United States Armed Forces at one of the many Memorial Day Weekend observances and memorial sites.

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Memorial Day Weekend Inspirtations

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Find Your Perfect Beach

Discover beaches perfect for families and off-leash dogs, beaches coveted by the world’s top surfers and beaches for bonfires, bike rides, tide pooling and more. So grab your beach towels, slather on the sunscreen, and get out to explore some of the finest beaches and bays in the world.

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Don't Miss Attractions

San Diego is home to many of Southern California’s top attractions, with plenty of options for adventure-seeking, fun-loving explorers. Have a close encounter with an exotic animal. Take a wild ride down a 375-foot water slide. Step aboard a real aircraft carrier.

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Welcome to the Kid Kingdom

Whether you love theme parks, state parks or water parks, building sandcastles or beach bonfires, exploring kid-friendly museums or hiking trails, families always have a blast in San Diego. In fact, San Diego is consistently ranked one of the Top Family Destinations in America, and it's no wonder.

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Get Out and Play

San Diego may be known as a relaxing, kick-off-your-shoes beach destination but the locals have a passion for sports and recreation that runs as deep as the Pacific. An ideal climate, 70 miles of coastline and diverse topography draw outdoor enthusiasts to San Diego year-round. Whether you're looking for a heart-pounding mountain biking excursion, an active surf lesson or even an exhilarating high-flying glide above the cliffs, there's always something exciting and thrilling to watch, do and discover in San Diego.

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Military Museums, Memorials & More

Through a tour of the decommissioned USS Midway aircraft carrier, a visit to the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center or a walking tour of the "Greatest Generation Collection" of artwork along San Diego's Embarcadero, visitors can discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices of the Unites States Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, past and present.

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Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial

One of the most unique Veterans Memorials in America. The only one to honor veterans, living and deceased, from the Revolutionary War to the current global "War on Terror." Black granite plaques include a picture of the veteran with a brief summary of their military experience.

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The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park

The Veterans Museum and Memorial Center honors the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces, Coast Guard and Wartime Merchant Marine.

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Find Your Perfect Beach

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Welcome to the Kid Kingdom

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Military Museums, Memorials & More

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Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial

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The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park

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