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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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Supergirl Surf Pro

Jul 28 - Jul 30, 2017

The world’s top professional female surfers are back in Oceanside, CA for the 10th Supergirl Surf Pro, a 3-day event July 28-30, 2017. The weekend will be jam-packed with world-class competition that will have you on your toes and a festival village loaded with female-inspired vendors, activities and entertainment.

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Bike the Bay

Aug 27, 2017

Experience Bike the Bay, a scenic bayside ride, and also enjoy a rare opportunity to ride over the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge.

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Festival of Sail

Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017

Celebrate the largest Tall Ship Festival on the West Coast over Labor Day Weekend with live entertainment, cannon battles and 100+ food, art and craft vendors.

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US Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition

Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017

US Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition is an extravaganza for the whole family with Master Sand Sculptors, entertainment, food and more.

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Kids Eat Free at Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017

Kids 12 years old and under eat breakfast free with each paid adult during the month of October.

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Kids Eat Free at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017

Get one complimentary kid's meal with the purchase of each regularly priced entrée at Oceana Coastal Kitchen. Max 2 children per table. One meal per child. Kids Eat Free meal must be from the...

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4th Night Free In Family-Friendly La Jolla

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Valid: Jun 9 - ongoing

Nurtured by cool coastal breezes and 10 lush acres, summer comes to life at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa.

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