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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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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2020

San Diego area residents and visitors are in for a special treat in February! Pick up your Museum Month discount pass at any of the libraries listed at the bottom of this page or when you stay at a Hilton to enjoy 50% off the cost of admission at more than 40 San Diego Museum Council member museums. The San Diego Museum Month pass is free; one pass can be used at several museums* throughout the month of February.

Whether you are an art aficionado, history buff, science or nature lover, the San Diego Museum Council has a variety of member organizations that are bound to capture your interest.

Take advantage of this annual program to visit both old favorites and new attractions you have never even heard of!

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San Diego Restaurant Week

Jan 19 - Jan 26, 2020

The Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, January 19 through Sunday, January 26 for a delicious dining experience! With more than 180 participating restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County, you’re sure to find the perfect place to satisfy any craving.

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Ancient Geoglyphs of the Desert Southwest

Mar 27, 2020

The deserts of the American southwest contain one of the largest concentrations of geoglyphs outside of Peru’s Nazca Lines. These ancient Native American works of earthen art can be up to hundreds of feet long, and yet are often invisible until viewed from above. Before drones, GPS, or Google Maps, photographer Harry Casey began a unique archaeology project. Armed with nothing more than topographic maps, 35mm film cameras, and his beloved Piper J3 Cub aircraft, Casey spent thirty-five years documenting the region’s geoglyphs before natural erosion and human intervention could destroy these fragile sites. A newly published book, Geoglyphs of the Desert Southwest: Earthen Art as Viewed from Above, authored by Harry Casey and Anne Morgan, collects Casey’s photographs into the first visual record of these beautiful and mysterious features.

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Circle of Art

Mar 14 - Mar 15, 2020

This free outdoor art show is staged at Christmas Circle in the heart of the village of Borrego Springs. Approximately 60 artists will exhibit their quality work, representing a variety of media including: fine arts, oils and watercolors, photography, sculpture, pottery/ceramics, jewelry, fabric art and more.

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Wine Tasting in San Diego

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15 Ways to Explore the Outdoors Along the I-15

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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2020
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San Diego Restaurant Week

Jan 19 - Jan 26, 2020
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Ancient Geoglyphs of the Desert Southwest

Mar 27, 2020
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Circle of Art

Mar 14 - Mar 15, 2020
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Taco Tuesday

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

We offer a variety of great tasting Tacos for $2 to $3 each along with special pricing on cold Cervezas and Margaritas All Day, Every Tuesday

Accommodation

2020 RETREAT RESOLUTIONS

Rancho Bernardo Inn
Valid: Jan 7 - Apr 5, 2020

2020 is a year to celebrate, and there really is no better way than treating yourself to a relaxing and soul-nourishing getaway. 20% off Spa Services 20% off Golf Fees 15% off Room Rates...

Tours & Sightseeing

Save 20% on an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Amazing Scavenger Hunts by Urban Adventure Quest
Valid: Aug 12, 2019 - ongoing

Turn San Diego's Old Town or Balboa Park into a giant game board with this fun Scavenger Hunt Adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart...

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