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7 Places to Eat, Drink, Shop, and Relax in Kensington

Quaint and neighborhood-y are words that come to mind for Kensington a vibrant neighborhood north east of downtown San Diego.

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Epicurean Adventures in Little Italy

Little Italy is a place where the past meets the present, where Top Chef alums have set up shop and old-school eateries remain as treasured landmarks.

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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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Downtown after sundown

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Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival

Nov 22 - Nov 24, 2019

A highly-anticipated 7+ stage, 95+ bands, 3-day music, culinary and arts festival will descend upon the stunning waterfront of downtown San Diego from Broadway Pier to the Embarcadero Parks. The festival offers diverse attractions including yacht parties, water sports, art installations, after-parties, a craft beer village and plenty of local flavors. Wonderfront festival’s re-entry policy encourages festival-goers to customize their weekend experience and truly integrates the city into the fabric of the festival. In its inaugural year, Wonderfront will synthesize the city and the sea in a way that no music festival has ever done before.

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Balboa Park December Nights

Dec 6 - Dec 7, 2019

Balboa Park December Nights brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy and kick-off the "most wonderful time of the year" with lights and more!

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San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

Nov 9 - Nov 17, 2019

Welcome to the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival, where sailboats and sandy beaches serve as the backdrop to one of the country’s most talked about weeks in food. Featuring dozens of events, hundreds of domestic and international wineries, the celebration of craft beer and spirits, local culinary legends and nationally recognized celebrities, and a Grand Tasting Finale on the stunning Embarcadero.

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San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

Dec 8 - Dec 15, 2019

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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Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival

Nov 22 - Nov 24, 2019
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Dec 6 - Dec 7, 2019
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Nov 9 - Nov 17, 2019
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Dec 8 - Dec 15, 2019
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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
Valid: Jan 3 - ongoing

Take the scenic route to San Diego.  Spend quality time with family on the Pacific Surfliner  and explore more of Southern California.  On board, kids will enjoy gazing out...

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The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Valid: Jan 18 - ongoing

Let your AAA member benefits help you save on your next escape! At The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, AAA members will be rewarded with your choice of three special rates:  Discounted...

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Hornblower Cruises & Events
Valid: Jun 13, 2019 - ongoing

Save $5 per guest on Sights & Sips Cocktail Cruises or Rock the Yacht! Party Cruise! 

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