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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, 2023

February remains the perfect month to discover (or re-discover) the story of San Diego during Museum Month with 50% off admission to more than 60 San Diego County 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. #SDMuseumMonth

 

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Seltzerland - A Hard Seltzer Tasting Festival

Feb 25, 2023

On Sat. February 25, Seltzerland will be turning Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego into a hard seltzer paradise. Guests will be able to enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience tasting 100+ unique hard seltzers from local and national brands.

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Fun Animal Friday: Zovargo

Feb 24, 2023

Join us onsite for Fun Animal Friday with Zovargo, Friday February 24 from 10am to 12pm.

Zovargo will be introducing our guests to a guinea pig, rabbit, and duck!

The event will include a live presentation, meet & greet, storytime, special craft, and more!
Included with Museum admission. No registration required.

**Petting is entirely contingent upon the animals' well-being. We recommend arriving at the Museum early to maximize your chances of meeting the animals.

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Hats Off To Reading Day

Mar 2, 2023

Celebrate Hats Off to Reading Day at the Museum with a socially-distanced visit from Super Why*, storytimes, book giveaways, and special activities throughout the Museum.

 
*Socially-distanced photo opportunity with the costume character is subject to availability and weather permitting.

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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2023
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Feb 25, 2023
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Mar 2, 2023
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Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Valid: Dec 1, 2022 - ongoing

Enjoy a hassle-free visit to San Diego with parking and breakfast included at Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. Lock in savings and don't worry about the necessities. Park on-site for free while...

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Save up to 15% off and Free Valet Parking

San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
Valid: Oct 20, 2022 - ongoing

No Resort fees… AAA/CAA Members receive complimentary valet parking ($55 value) when you book our AAA special Offer Located within the Gaslamp Quarter, just minutes away from white sandy...

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AARP/Senior Rate

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Valid: Jan 3 - ongoing

AARP Members or guests 55+ enjoy a discounted rate. Valid AARP Membership card or ID required.  

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