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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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Fleet Week San Diego 2020

Nov 9 - Nov 15, 2020

Fleet Week San Diego honors and celebrates the men and women of the military through events that entertain and alliances that thank and support these heroes.

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San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

Dec 13 - Dec 20, 2020

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated sailing by the shores for all to see.

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Virtual: The Sky Tonight

Nov 4, 2020

Every year in November the Leonid meteor shower occurs. What is a meteor shower? How do we know when one will occur? And how are meteor showers related to comets? Join us to find out!

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Tidal

Nov 26, 2020

The time of year has come to gather, share laughs and make memories. Join us for a Thanksgiving display that features traditional favorites like turkey, stuffing, prime bone-in rib-eye and more.

Gather the loved ones and come enjoy with us! View Menu: https://paradisepoint.com/san-diego-dining/mission-bay-restaurant/

$41 Adult | $18 Child (12 and under) | 3 & Under Free

Reservations Required. Reserve a spot here: http://bit.ly/TidalReservations or call us at (858) 490-6363.

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Pacific Terrace Kids Club Package

Pacific Terrace Hotel
Valid: Jul 1 - ongoing

Treat your little ones to the ultimate adventure, with sandcastles and surf during the day, and in-room camping by night. Enjoy use of a children's tee-pee during your stay, along with milk and...

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Four Points by Sheraton San Diego - SeaWorld
Valid: Feb 18, 2020 - ongoing

Qualified government employees and military personnel are eligible for special rates and offers. Federal Government and Military rate include daily $30 food & beverage credit and complimentary...

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Best Brews Package for the Craft Beer Enthusiast

Four Points by Sheraton San Diego - SeaWorld
Valid: Feb 18, 2020 - ongoing

Savor the Local Flavor by enjoying some of San Diego's best Local Craft Beers. After a long day, join us for a local experience which features such breweries as Coronado Brewing Co. and Ballast Point....

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