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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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San Diego Restaurant Week

Jan 21 - Jan 28, 2018

The 14th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, January 21st through Sunday, January 28th with a FEAST for the senses at over 180 participating restaurants. Dine deliciously at restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County. This foodie-favorited week is the perfect time to take a culinary tour throughout the diverse and thriving food culture of San Diego.

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San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Dec 28, 2017

Don't miss America's Finest Bowl Experience! This signature San Diego event annually showcases a thrilling game. This year #18 Washington State will take on #16 Michigan State in the 40th annual SDCCU Holiday Bowl. Don't miss the pageantry, excitement and football thrills this year!

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Farmers Insurance Open 2018

Jan 25 - Jan 28, 2018

The PGA TOUR’s Farmers Insurance Open is played annually at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, home of the 2008 & 2021 U.S. Open.

Mark your calendars now, because one of San Diego’s biggest events of the year returns January 25-28, 2018, at the iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course. Come enjoy everything San Diego has to offer! The ocean views, the world-class competition, and fan attractions including, The Michelob ULTRA Zone, Fan Village, autograph areas, a variety of locally themed concession stands and much more!

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San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2017

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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Romance Package at the Empress Hotel of La Jolla

Empress Hotel of La Jolla
Valid: Mar 6 - ongoing

Escape to the stunning beaches of the San Diego area with that special someone with an exclusive offer from our La Jolla hotel. We will welcome you with a complimentary bottle of champagne,...

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Road Trippers Special Package

Porto Vista Hotel
Valid: May 25, 2017 - ongoing

Locals near and far can take a quick break out of the routine and reconnect with a cozy night in at our quaint European Style Boutique Hotel in Little Italy. This fun package features 2 Welcome...

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Pet-Friendly Package at the Empress Hotel of La Jolla

Empress Hotel of La Jolla
Valid: Mar 6 - ongoing

With a one-time fee, this hotel package will provide a pet bed for your special friend and a baggie of milk bones. Dogs are welcome to stay with us and enjoy exploring the beautiful La Jolla area...

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