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Welcome to San Diego

California's Beach City

Where blue skies and friendly locals create a welcoming vibe

Beachside attitude, Big city excitement

With near perfect weather year-round, 70 miles of spectacular coastline, world-class attractions and a thriving urban core, complete with a sophisticated art, dining and nightlife scene, San Diego has earned the name California’s beach city.  

Explore San Diego’s diverse coastal, urban and inland neighborhoods, each with its own flavor. Don’t miss sampling the areas signature Cali Baja cuisine or tasting one of the hundreds of craft beers and wines bottled in the region.  

After a day at the beach or other outdoor adventure, head to the party downtown at one of the sizzling nightclubs or rooftop bars. If art and culture is your passion, you’ll find an exciting hub of creativity in San Diego. Often referred to as the “Smithsonian of the West,” Balboa Park features 17 museums, numerous galleries and performing arts venues as well as the San Diego Zoo.   

It’s hard to find a better destination for families. Whether you love engaging with animals or thrill rides, building sandcastles or beach bonfires, there’s plenty to entertain the entire family from sun up to sun down.  

Happiness is calling from San Diego, it’s time to answer the call and start planning your vacation now.  

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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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Find Your Perfect Beach

From surf centric to family friendly, from boardwalks to bonfires, find your perfect beach experience in San Diego.

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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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7 Things to Do Along Scenic California Highway 101

A favorite drive for locals and visitors alike, US Route 101, aka the Pacific Coast Highway, runs through San Diego beach towns along 70 miles of winding coastline from La Jolla to Oceanside.

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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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Must-See California Theme Parks & Attractions

San Diego is packed with great things to see and do including these top theme parks and attractions.

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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2022

Our annual San Diego Museum Month program may look a little different this year, but February remains the perfect month to discover (or re-discover) the story of San Diego as told through our diverse range of museums, historic sites, gardens, zoo/aquariums and more.

Join us every day in February as we explore a rich world of cultural experiences, including virtual activities, behind-the-scenes tours, and other special museum moments you can only find in San Diego.

Follow San Diego Museum Council on social media for daily updates and happenings, and check back here soon for details. #SDMuseumMonth

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Embarcadero Waterfront Ghost Tour

Jun 19, 2021 - ongoing

Experience the darker side of San Diego on this tour of the downtown waterfront with tales of ghostly history and haunted ships. During this 1 hour tour, you will visit several of the Embarcadero’s most popular haunted locations while learning of spooky spirits, disease, death and espionage.

With many infamous ghosts & ships there are several notable occurrences of haunting at the downtown San Diego Embarcadero along the waterfront. You will hear the thrilling stories of the spirits and have an opportunity to ghost hunt outdoors in several areas along the way.

Schedule: Saturdays 7:00 – 8:00pm, Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00-10:00pm, Sundays 9:00 – 10:00pm

* Schedule subject to change. Please verify on our website: murdernmayhem.com 

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The HillBenders present WhoGrass!

Feb 3, 2022

In 2015, the HillBenders took venues, festivals, and clubs by storm with their acclaimed “Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry.” Inspired by the outpouring of support by The Who themselves and the thousands of supporting fans, The Hillbenders recently announced a follow-up project called WhoGrass!

WhoGrass! is a chronological journey of The Who’s legendary catalog through bluegrass instrumentation. All the way through The Who’s discography, the rolling banjo, intense dobro percussion, and thunderous vocals will have even the biggest Who fan pumping their fist and singing along!

As a band, The HillBenders deliver a mix of virtuoso musicianship and rock star vocals. They are one of the few groups that bridge the gap between the common music consumer and the bluegrass genre, selecting material that defies any hillbilly stigmas.

 

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Guided Scooter and Boat Ride Combo Tour

Oct 4, 2021 - ongoing

For one of our most popular San Diego boat tour packages, save $30 and experience the best of both worlds with our San Diego sightseeing Scooter & Speedboat Adventure combo! You jump on a scooter and explore San Diego at your own pace in the world’s first storytelling scooter. What makes this San Diego sightseeing tour unique is that you get to go where tour buses can’t and experience some of the best parts of San Diego that most visitors never get to see. As you drive along on your San Diego sightseeing adventure, your scooter will navigate, crack jokes and tell you the stories that bring San Diego to life.

 

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Park Free, Worry Free Package

The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Valid: Dec 20, 2021 - ongoing

Whether you travel by car or rent a car once you arrive, enjoy free parking during your stay at The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. Unlimited in and out privileges makes it easy to access top San...

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San Diego Zoo Experience

Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo SeaWorld Area
Valid: Nov 22, 2021 - ongoing

Add a fun experience to your stay when you book this package. Includes 2 general admission tickets to the San Diego Zoo, plus hotel parking during your stay and a welcome bag. Additional tickets can...

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Weekday Sale

The Dana on Mission Bay
Valid: Aug 16, 2021 - ongoing

Be spontaneous! Shake up the work week and plan a weekday escape to San Diego for a little R&R- or even turn our pool into your new office and bring your work on the road. We'll make the decision...

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