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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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Must-See California Theme Parks

California is home to world-class attractions and these are a must-see on any San Diego vacation, whether it's a first-time visit or an annual tradition.

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Taste of Gaslamp

Jun 17, 2017

Join us for the 23rd Annual Taste of Gaslamp, San Diego’s original culinary tour! On Saturday, June 17, 2017, the Gaslamp Quarter will be showcasing the excellent dining options available in our vibrant district. General Admission tickets are $30 pre-sale ($40 day-of) and allow you to sample over 25 different restaurants from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on a self-guided walking tour with an after party at Altitude Sky Lounge. But the fun doesn't have to stop then. For only $60 ($70 day-of), you can upgrade to a VIP Ticket and experience 9 additional fine dining restaurants with cocktails/ large bite portions, a Gaslamp Goodie Bag, and exclusive VIP reception at Altitude Sky Lounge.

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Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2017

The 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, Seaport Village, Embarcadero South Marina Park and Coronado Ferry Landing. The impeccably choreographed display will last approximately 17 minutes.

Come down to the bay and enjoy the biggest fireworks show in San Diego!

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CONCACAF Gold Cup

Jul 9, 2017

On Sunday, July 9th, San Diego will host the CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C's opening round double-header at Qualcomm Stadium.

Mexico vs. El Salvador

With a history dating back to 1935, Mexico and El Salvador have one of Central America's most storied rivalries in the region. However, after meeting and facing defeat against Mexico twice in Gold Cup history, in 2002 and 2011, El Salvador will look to their rejuvenated team and experienced coach to get Gold Cup revenge on their opponents, in what would be a stunning upset.

Curacao vs. Jamaica

The Caribbean nation of Curacao, in its first-ever Gold Cup appearance, will open the San Diego doubleheader against 2015 Gold Cup finalist Jamaica, in what will be a historic match-up between two Caribbean teams that will showcase the spirit of the countries and the passion for the game in the region.

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Annual LGBT Pride Parade

Jul 15, 2017

The annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade is the 4th largest in the United States attracting over 100,000 cheering spectators and significant media participation.

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