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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

This September, San Diego Restaurant Week will celebrate local by showcasing the fresh and delicious ingredients that our region is known for with Eight Days of Dining!

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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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San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Dec 21, 2016

The SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl delivers exciting football action and spectacular pageantry. Each year a top team from the Mountain West Conference takes on a quality opponent. This year it's the BYU Cougars!

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National Funding Holiday Bowl

Dec 27, 2016

Don't miss America's Finest Bowl Experience! This signature San Diego event annually showcases a thrilling game between some of college football's most competitive conferences, the Big Ten and the Pac-12. Last year the Wisconsin Badgers took down the USC Trojans 23-21. Don't miss the pageantry, excitement and football thrills this year!

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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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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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Save $136 or more at 4 Famous Theme Parks

Southern California CityPASS
Valid: Jan 1 - ongoing

Save $136 or more with Southern California CityPASS - an admission card that gives you 1-day admission to SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California, PLUS a 3-day Park Hopper® ticket to Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park.

Tours & Sightseeing

$10 dollars of with mention of San Diego Tourism Authority

Baja Winery Tours
Valid: May 18, 2015 - ongoing

Get $10 off when u mention San Diego Tourism Authority!

Venues

10% off for seniors

San Diego Sailing Tours
Valid: Jul 29, 2016 - ongoing

Are you a senior citizen? Well then, we have a discount for you!

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History & Heritage

Mission San Diego de Alcala

First of the great California Missions

Basilica San Diego de Alcala, the first of the great California Missions and the Mother of the Alta California Missions, marks the birthplace of Christianity in the far West. It is California's first church. This remarkable and significant historical shrine provides an understanding and appreciation of the beginning of Catholicism in this corner of the world, so remote from the Mother Country of Spain. These days the Mission, which was founded in 1769, serves as an active parish church and cultural center for people of all faiths who are welcome to visit and relive the grandeur and excitement of more than two centuries of California history and tradition.

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Surfing & Stand Up Paddleboard

Where to Surf in San Diego

San Diego Surf Spots

If you already know how to surf, you'll find a variety of different of waves and conditions along San Diego's 70 miles of open ocean coastline to suit your individual style.

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Food & Drink

Picnic Perfection in San Diego

Goodies for an outdoor spread

San Diego’s year-round fantastic weather is a boon for outdoor lovers of all types and, for foodies, sets the stage for year-round picnic perfection.

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San Diego Music Scene for Teenagers

Venues, Stores and Tours

Teens on a San Diego vacation will enjoy all-ages music venues, record stores and a unique tour where teens can get caught up in San Diego’s local music scene.

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