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Summer Fun

in San Diego - California's Beach City

Photo By Gabriele Maltinti
Beachside Vibes, Big City Adventures

Nothing beats summer in San Diego. With friendly locals, 70 miles of beautiful coastline, and a host of things to see and do, California's Beach City is the perfect summer destination. Scroll below to find San Diego adventures that will help you rediscover your bright side.  Happiness is calling from San Diego - answer the call.

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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.

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Find The Perfect Family 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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World-Class Attractions

The only hard part is choosing what to do first! 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. Or even take a day trip to Disneyland, just a short drive north to Anaheim.

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Discover San Diego's Craft Beer Scene

San Diego's meteoric rise as a craft beer capital has added an exciting element to the community, with more than 130+ breweries, plus brew pubs and tasting rooms scattered across the county. 

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The Cali-Baja Flavor Revolution

There has been a flavor revolution in San Diego, and it has a name: Cali-Baja. The cuisine came to life with a collaboration of chefs from both sides of the border, combining Mexico's Baja-Med scene with California's emphasis on fresh and local ingredients.

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Ultimate Night Downtown

This Ultimate Night Downtown will guide a reader from happy hour to dinner, then maybe a craft cocktail lounge, a rooftop bar and finally a pulsing nightclub.

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Rooftop Bars

With year-round beautiful weather, a glittering skyline and breathtaking views, there is no better place to enjoy a libation than high atop a roof in San Diego.

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Infinity Cube

Apr 7 - ongoing

Birch Aquarium at Scripps is launching Infinity Cube, a new, immersive art installation that explores bioluminescence by combining glowing creatures with world-class science, high-tech projection and an original soundscape. Step into an 8-foot cube and become surrounded by video projections of single-celled marine organisms - called dinoflagellates - reacting to various stimulants such as the human heartbeat, music, water flow, and air pressure. Through activities and interpretation accompanying the installation, guests will have opportunities to learn more about the phenomenon of living light and how marine species use it for camouflage, protection and communication.

Image © Iyvone Khoo 2016.

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Swift Boats at War in Vietnam

Apr 29 - ongoing

Swift Boats at War in Vietnam is a compilation of thirty-eight firsthand accounts of sailors and officers who fought on the Patrol Craft Fast (PCF). These are their stories of heroism, humor and heartbreak, told in first-hand accounts and photos by the men who were there, 50 years ago.

Based on the book Swift Boats at War in Vietnam, this immersive new exhibit lets you experience their courage under fire. Weekend bay tours on a real Swift Boat are available for an additional charge.

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San Diego Kids Expo & Fair

Oct 21 - Oct 22, 2017

The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair presented by Toyota every April and October is part businesses and non-profits on display, part fun fair and part music and dance festival. And definitely all kids!

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CRSSD Festival

Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2017

CRSSD Festival is a two-day electronic music festival at the 12 acre San Diego Waterfront Park featuring three stages and 36+ performers. In addition to the music, the festival will offer craft beer, mixed drinks, food, and more.

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Welcome to the Kid Kingdom

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Find The Perfect Family Beach

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World-Class Attractions

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Adult Indulgence

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Discover San Diego's Craft Beer Scene

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The Cali-Baja Flavor Revolution

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Ultimate Night Downtown

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Rooftop Bars

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Summer Happenings

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Infinity Cube

Apr 7 - ongoing
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Swift Boats at War in Vietnam

Apr 29 - ongoing
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San Diego Kids Expo & Fair

Oct 21 - Oct 22, 2017
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CRSSD Festival

Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2017
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Childcare Services

Kids Free Rental Item from Toddler's Travels

Toddler's Travels
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017

Reserve one deluxe item (crib, toddler bed, Britax Pavilion car seat or City Mini GT/BOB Revolution Stroller) with Toddler's Travels and add any non-premium item of equal or lesser value from the...

Getting Around

$5 Flat Rate Parking in the Gaslamp Quarter

Gaslamp Quarter Association
Valid: Feb 28 - ongoing

You can take advantage of the Gaslamp's 150th anniversary promotions not just on the weekends, but enjoy $5 Flat Rate parking at the 6th & K Parkade Sunday-Thursday, 6:00 PM to 3:00 AM. The...

Venues

$3.00 off Wine Tasting

Gianni Buonomo Vintners
Valid: Jun 28, 2017 - ongoing

Simply mention San Diego Tourism or Sandiego.org and you can enjoy $3.00 off a complete 6-flight taste of award-winning Gianni Buonomo Vintners.

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