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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, 2021

San Diego area residents and visitors are in for a special treat in February! Pick up your Museum Month discount pass at participating libraries 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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Taste of December Nights

Dec 4 - Dec 6, 2020

For more than 40 years, the San Diego community has welcomed in the holiday season by celebrating the annual December Nights at Balboa Park. Due to the current pandemic conditions, we are saddened that our beloved gift to the region cannot occur as we know it. Instead, the City of San Diego is offering a "Taste of December Nights."

The program will have some of your favorite food vendors and food trucks from past December Nights in a drive-thru setting in the Inspiration Point parking lot near Balboa Park.

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Mission Federal ArtWalk Virtual Edition

Dec 5 - Dec 31, 2020

Mission Fed ArtWalk will be marking its 36th annual fine arts festival with a virtual experience beginning Saturday, December 5 through Thursday, December 31.

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Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Nov 26 - Dec 24, 2020

Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! On the Radio is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. The family favorite features the songs "Santa for a Day," "You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," and "Welcome, Christmas (Fah Who Doraze)," the delightful carol from the popular animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Celebrate the holidays with the Whos and The Old Globe.

The audio-only Grinch production is directed by James Vásquez, with book and lyrics by Timothy Mason and music by Mel Marvin. The original production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! was conceived and directed by Jack O’Brien with additional lyrics by Theodor S. Geisel, additional music by Albert Hague, and original choreography by John DeLuca.

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Balboa Park, The Cultural Heart of San Diego

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Have a whale of a good time in San Diego

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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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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2021
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Dec 4 - Dec 6, 2020
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Mission Federal ArtWalk Virtual Edition

Dec 5 - Dec 31, 2020
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Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Nov 26 - Dec 24, 2020
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Tours & Sightseeing

$5 off Narrated Harbor Tours

Flagship Cruises & Events
Valid: Jun 23 - ongoing

Save $5 on any narrated 1 or 2 hour harbor tour. Good for up to six (6) full fare adult tickets. Use Coupon Code at Checkout: SDTABAYTOUR5

Biking

50% OFF Any Tour or Rental Weekdays

Bike & Kayak Tours Inc Coronado
Valid: Jun 5 - ongoing

Save 50% on any bike, kayak or SUP rental or tour in Coronado weekdays and 20% on weekends.  Valid before 10am and after 4pm only.

Venues

$2 Off Pelly's Mini Golf

Del Mar Fairgrounds 22nd DAA
Valid: Mar 3 - ongoing

$2 Off your admission to either 18-hole course at Pelly's Mini Golf.

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