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There are plenty of passions to pursue in San Diego.  We invite you to also step outside of your comfort zone and explore new activities while you're here. You might just find that discovering a new pursuit is an adventure in itself.  

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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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Don't Miss Attractions

San Diego is a haven for family fun thanks to its world-class attractions.

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Have a whale of a good time in San Diego

A guide to whale watching

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Downtown after sundown

Follow the music to San Diego, where the nightlife is one of the most buzzing scenes on the West Coast.

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Balboa Park

As the largest urban park in North America, Balboa Park is filled with cultural treasures, architectural grandeur, stunning gardens & award-winning performing arts.

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San Diego Restaurant Week

Jan 15 - Jan 22, 2017

San Diego Restaurant Week is back to kick off your New Year with food, fun, and memories January 15th through January 22nd. This foodie-favorited event is celebrating its 13th year of bringing people together to dine out, reconnect, and indulge! With more than 180 participating restaurants to choose from across every neighborhood in San Diego County, diners can be assured that appetites will be appeased and cravings will be satisfied with prix-fixe two course lunches and three course dinners.

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Museum Month: Half-Off Admission

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2017

Presented by Macy's, San Diego Museum Month invites everyone to enjoy half-off entry fees at 40+ museums throughout the county for the all of February.

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Farmers Insurance Open 2017

Jan 26 - Jan 29, 2017

The annual PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open men's golf tournament is played at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, home of the 2008 U.S. Open.

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shamROCK Gaslamp Block Party

Mar 17, 2017

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the Gaslamp Quarter, as it magically transforms into the greenest party complete with go-go dancers and great live bands.

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San Diego Crew Classic

Apr 1 - Apr 2, 2017

Regarded as the first major regatta of the year, the San Diego Crew Classic brings together thousands of athletes from more than 100 universities, clubs and high school programs from across the United States to participate in this premier rowing event in San Diego. Established in 1973, for many rowers, the Crew Classic is the highlight of their competitive rowing careers and a competition for future Olympians, as well as for those new to the sport. Ranging in age from 14 to 84, rowers compete each year in over 100 races in various divisions. The master level (over age 21) is the fastest growing segment of the sport. Many master rowers are novice rowers, while others are reliving their college and club experiences.

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Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventures

Dec 10, 2016 - ongoing

Whale Watching Adventures depart twice daily. This is a great opportunity in San Diego to get an up-close and personal whale watching experience! Perfect for families, out of town visitors and locals alike!

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$13 Whale Watching Cruise Special During Migration (Save $23)

Davey's Locker Whale Watching & Sportsfishing
Valid: Jan 17 - ongoing

Enjoy 2.5 hour whale watching cruises with multiple times daily to choose from. Departing from Newport Beach view gray whales on their migration along with finback whales, minke whales, humpback...

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$5 off Weekend Champagne Brunch Cruise on San Diego Bay

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Valid: Jan 4 - ongoing

$5 off any weekend Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower Cruises in San Diego. This two-hour cruise features a bountiful brunch buffet, free flowing champagne and the best views of San Diego Bay,...

Group & Charter Transportation

Book your round trip airport transfer and save 5%

Men In Black Transportation
Valid: Dec 30, 2016 - ongoing

Book your airport transfer with San Diego`s most reliable and punctual company, Men In Black Transportation, for less. Whether you are only one person or you are coming with your family, we have the...

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San Diego is a haven for family fun thanks to its world-class attractions.

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Biking

Ride Your Bike Through Kid Kingdom

Perfect paths for knights of all ages

Warm weather coupled with beautiful scenery makes San Diego the perfect place for family bike rides.

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Golf

5 Kid-Friendly San Diego Golf Courses

Great Courses for Kids, Juniors and Beginners

Golf is a game for all ages, and it's now more kid-friendly than ever in San Diego, thanks to a new way to play the game.

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Awesome Attractions Fit for a King

World-class coolness. One kingdom.

San Diego is well-known for its world-class attractions a haven for younger kids and teenagers, who may even be surprised how much they can crank up the fun.

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