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Inland Valleys, Mountains & Deserts

Explore Inland Valley, Mountains and Deserts

Beyond the laid-back coastal towns and lively urban centers, San Diego has historic hamlets, close-knit suburban communities, quiet wilderness pockets, desert oases and sprawling natural spaces just waiting to be explored.

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Wine Tasting in San Diego

Tour boutique wineries and taste San Diego's award-winning local wines.

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Save with discount passes to local attractions

CityPass and the Go San Diego Card offer big savings on multi-day passes to San Diego's top attractions.  

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The Seven Best Inland Hikes

Panoramic views, oak woodlands, and pastoral valleys are the hallmark of San Diego inland hikes.  

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15 Ways to Explore the Outdoors Along the I-15

From zip lines to wild animals, breweries to fighter jets, discover San Diego's inland regions.  

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Butterfly Jungle

Mar 21 - May 10, 2020

Spring brings a magical experience to the Park, as more than 10,000 dazzling butterflies flit, float, and flutter around you in our Hidden Jungle habitat. There are stunning photos to snap (guests wearing bright colors may find a butterfly perching on them) and fun for everyone. This popular event is one you won’t want to miss!

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Julian Gold Rush Days

Apr 18 - Apr 19, 2020

Julian Celebrates Gold Rush Days 2020

While the entire town of Julian is celebrating 150 years, come on up for a celebration of Gold Rush Days This event offers 2 days of family fun in the mountains of San Diego county.

Some of the activities you’ll find at this weekend for the entire family include:

·         Gold Panning

·         Candle Making

·         Axe throwing

·         Arts and Crafts 

·         Hayrides

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Old Town Fiesta Cinco de Mayo

May 2 - May 3, 2020

Grab your amigos and head over to historic Old Town to spice up your weekend at the FREE annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Old Town! Celebrating 37 years of fiery fun, Fiesta Old Town is sure to be MUY CALIENTE as it transforms the historic Old Town San Diego, CA area into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration on the West Coast. Taking place Saturday, May 2nd from 10 AM to 10 PM, 2020 through Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 from 10 AM to 6 PM this FREE weekend celebration attracts over 100,000 people over the course of three days with its bustling mercado, non-stop music and live entertainment, lucha libre wrestling, and a huge display of lowriders and other incredible autos!

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Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival

Apr 25, 2020

The Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival at Cuyamaca College is a family-friendly community celebration of spring and a greener future that attracts more than 3,000 visitors annually.

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Wine Tasting in San Diego

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Butterfly Jungle

Mar 21 - May 10, 2020
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Apr 18 - Apr 19, 2020
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May 2 - May 3, 2020
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Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival

Apr 25, 2020
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DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
Valid: Mar 13, 2020 - ongoing

Treat yourself to a warm welcome at DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Mission Valley with rates as low as $125* per night with parking.

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Whole Lobster Wednesday!

Rockin' Baja Coastal Cantina - Gaslamp
Valid: May 29, 2019 - ongoing

Whole, Flash Fried, Baja Style Lobster served w/ Rice, Beans, Tortillas & Honey Chili Butter. Only $24.99, Every Wednesday! While they last.

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