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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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Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival

May 4, 2019

The Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival is one unforgettable day, complete with jams from local musicians and tastes of more than 50 of the most renowned breweries from San Diego County and other vibrant craft beer regions around the country. Known as the 'Capital of Craft', San Diego is the birthplace of some of our industry's most respected brewers and home to more than 130 craft breweries. From Karl Strauss to Stone Brewing, America’s finest city has been brewing up high quality beers since the late 80s. It’s all happening on May 4, 2019. VIP kicks off at 12 PM and general admission is from 1 - 4 PM.

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Butterfly Jungle

Mar 23 - May 12, 2019

Thousands of beautiful butterflies flit, float, and flutter around you in this much anticipated annual celebration at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park presented by Wheelhouse Credit Union, March 23 through May 12. Guests can walk through the Butterfly Jungle, a greenhouse filled with butterflies of all colors and sizes. There’s a special thrill in being surrounded by these fluttering beauties—and guests wearing bright colors may find the winged wonders perching on them! Enjoy taking amazing photos and “putting a face to a name” using the butterfly identification guides provided.

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Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival

Apr 27, 2019

Beer, food, and spirits all included!

That's right, FOOD. You don't pay for food at MVCBF. It's a festival. You cannot be festive if you're not feasting, and let me tell you what, we're getting damn festive.

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Escondido Grand Ave Festival

May 19, 2019

The Grand Ave Festival is one of the biggest street fairs in Southern California, with over 500 vendors, and has been happening since 1989, bringing unique crafts and imports, fine international cuisine and family entertainment to Historic Downtown Escondido's Grand Avenue.

Every 3rd Sunday in May and October...come out and enjoy the fun, food, music, games, activities and shopping! The Festival runs all day Sunday, May 19th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. covering Grand Avenue from Centre City Parkway to Juniper Street.

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Wine Tasting in San Diego

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Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival

May 4, 2019
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Mar 23 - May 12, 2019
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Escondido Grand Ave Festival

May 19, 2019
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