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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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Have a whale of a good time in San Diego

A guide to whale watching

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7 Ways to Make a Splash in San Diego

Dive into these 7 big, bright water-related San Diego adventures

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The Capital of Craft

Hoppiness isn't far from happiness in San Diego. The craft beer experience is massive in this region, with more than 120 breweries, countless beer bars, innovative tasting rooms and a beer culture that's undeniably San Diegan.

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Convoy Street - San Diego's Asian Restaurant Row

Home to Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean and Chinese cultures and cuisines

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Tiki Bars - Exotic rum punches and smoking volcano bowls

Exploring San Diego's tiki culture and scene reveals that it's not just a trend or lifestyle, it's a state of mind.

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7 Spectacular Rooftop Restaurants

You don't come to San Diego to spend time in the great indoors. The weather, as advertised, is annoyingly perfect.

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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2022

Our annual San Diego Museum Month program may look a little different this year, but February remains the perfect month to discover (or re-discover) the story of San Diego as told through our diverse range of museums, historic sites, gardens, zoo/aquariums and more.

Join us every day in February as we explore a rich world of cultural experiences, including virtual activities, behind-the-scenes tours, and other special museum moments you can only find in San Diego.

Follow San Diego Museum Council on social media for daily updates and happenings, and check back here soon for details. #SDMuseumMonth

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Historic Gaslamp True Crime Tour

May 26, 2021 - ongoing

Join Murder n’ Mayhem for a 1 hour Historical True Crime Tour of the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego. You will walk through several eras in time as you explore interesting stories of true crime. You will also learn the darker history of the Gaslamp Quarter, the area formerly known as the Stingaree.

Tour Times:

Fridays: 11:00am - 12:00pm & 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturdays: 11:00am - 12:00pm & 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Sundays: 2:30-3:30pm & 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Mondays: 7:00-8:00pm
Tuesdays: 7:00-8:00pm
Wednesdays: 7:00-8:00pm
Thursdays: 7:00-8:00pm

* Private tours are also available! 

Times are subject to change. Please verify on website. 

 

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Moonlight Fishing!

Feb 12, 2022

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH
LAKE OPEN FROM 6:00 A.M. TO 10:00 P.M.
Entrance gate closes at 8:00 p.m.
Full Size Lantern Required after 5:00 p.m.

BOATING
FISHING
HIKING
PICNICKING
STAR GAZING

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2022 GASLAMP MARDI GRAS & SAN DIEGO FAT TUESDAY!

Feb 25 - Mar 1, 2022

Come celebrate Fat Tuesday at San Diego's Mardi Gras Club Celebration in your festive attire! This is a 21+ event. Your ticket includes FREE ENTRY to not only 4 but 20 award winning bars, restaurants & clubs along the famous 5th Ave, including American Junkie, Tin Roof & Whiskey Girl. Additional highlights include: • 3 Drink Tickets • Exclusive Extended Happy Hour • DJs-Dancing • Live Music • Finale Parties • After-Party • Hotel + F&B specials and more. Opening Party kicks off at AMERICAN JUNKIE 6-9pm!

 

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The Capital of Craft

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Convoy Street - San Diego's Asian Restaurant Row

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Tiki Bars - Exotic rum punches and smoking volcano bowls

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7 Spectacular Rooftop Restaurants

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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2022
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Historic Gaslamp True Crime Tour

May 26, 2021 - ongoing
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Moonlight Fishing!

Feb 12, 2022
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2022 GASLAMP MARDI GRAS & SAN DIEGO FAT TUESDAY!

Feb 25 - Mar 1, 2022
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San Diego CityPASS
Valid: Oct 29, 2021 - ongoing

Visit San Diego’s top attractions and save up to 40% on combined admission.   See your choice of SeaWorld® San Diego, LEGOLAND® California, or both. Plus, get admission to 3 of...

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Private Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching Excursion

Adventuress Luxury Catamaran
Valid: Nov 22, 2021 - ongoing

The Adventuress Luxury Catamaran is a gorgeous 60' luxury catamaran available exclusively for private charter. Enjoy your customized Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching Excursion with a knowledgeable...

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GoCar Tours
Valid: Oct 8, 2021 - ongoing

Get one hour free with any two hour rental with a GoCar. 

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